Our Process

Each one of our ranges began as an idea as to how we would like to make people feel when they burnt one of our candles, uplifted, energized, calm or sensual.

We then selected essential oils based on these properties and spent many months blending them to create a scent that we felt worked not only therapeutically but also actually smelt beautiful.

We then produce a test candle using beeswax, the blended oil and a small amount of soy and burn the candle to test for burn quality and scent throw. If the candle does not burn well or the scent throw is not good enough the levels of beeswax, soy wax, or combination of oils may be adjusted to improve them or the wick size may be changed. We like to ensure that every one of our candles burns and smells consistently, therefore we can burn up to 100 testers for each new fragrance we develop before we are willing to sign off the recipe.

Our Process

Our Process

About Us

We are Louise and Clare, friends for over 27 years and both mums of two young children. We started The Hive Candle Company because we love using scented candles in our homes, but had not realised that most of the candles we burnt were actually pumping toxins into our homes and more worryingly our children’s environment.

Like us, you may not be aware, but the majority of high street candles are made from paraffin wax, which is a petroleum by-product. To produce candles, the wax is chemically bleached, hardened, and scented with artificial fragrances. When burnt, the wax emits harmful, black soot and pollutes the air. We didn’t want these nasty toxins in our homes but knew we wanted to continue to enjoy burning candles.

We did our research and discovered that beeswax is a fantastic wax to burn. It is a natural air purifier, sustainable, very long lasting and by carefully blending it with essential oils we knew we could create what we felt were the perfect candles. The rest as they say “is history” and The Hive Candle Company was born.

We really hope you enjoy burning them as much as we enjoy making them.

About Us

Louise & Clare

  • Amanda, Billericay

    "Divine candles that come beautifully packaged. I have been using these candles in my treatment room and lots of patients comment on the wonderful fragrance. Not only do they smell good, but they are completely natural so no nasty toxic substances polluting theair. One of my colleagues was so impressed with the fragrance she bought one also for her treatment room".

  • Claire, London

    "I have been purchasing Hive candles for a couple of years now as they are such good quality and burn so well.   The fragrance can be smelt all over the house and my particular favourites are Lavender and Sandalwood and Jasmine and Sandalwood.  I love the melts as well, they have a good aroma and last well. Beautiful packaging and products".

  • Claire, Essex

    "I purchase candles for all occasions! Birthdays, aniversaries, moving in and teacher gifts. They look and are packaged so well. Each Christmas I buy my family and friends the small festive scent candles which has now become a tradition.  With each of the candles the scent is so beautiful they smell throughout your house.  The scents available cater for all preferences".

  • Katie, London

    "Fabulous candles, smell is amazing.  Ladies were so helpful when I contacted them. Fast delivery. Cannot recommend them highly enough".

  • Liz, Great Dunmow

    "I totally love the Hive Candle Company, each of the candles has its own unique fragrance that keeps the room smelling amazing even after it's blown out. Also feels good to burn enviromentally friendly and healt friendly candles especially when you have kids in the house".

  • Elaine, Hertfordshire

    "I have bought from the Hive Candle Company a couple of times now and am very pleased with every candle I have had.  The scent fills the room beautifully and the packaging is so lovely so they make perfect gifts too".