We are Kerry and Sam, a wife and husband team who created Tubs Cottage Candles after moving into Tubs cottage our Devon home.
Together we make small batches of candles in our Devon kitchen using lovely natural ingredients. Our soy wax and organic bees wax are both sourced in the U.K. All the scents in our candles are made with 100% essential oils only.
We are passionate about our candles and did lots of research over several months to find the right combination of ingredients because we want you to love our candles as much as we do!
WHY DO WE MAKE OUR OWN CANDLES?
We realised that candles we were regularly burning were not only made with paraffin, but also loaded with synthetic fragrances. As Kerry has a long-term lung condition, it was important to us to find a clean alternative.
It is now commonly known that paraffin wax creates highly toxic compounds such as Benzene and toluen when burnt (Both are known carcinogens). These are the same chemicals found in diesel fumes and are linked to asthma and other lung conditions. Paraffin wax also releases soot particles that remain suspended in the air for hours and can be absorbed into the lungs and bloodstream.
Synthetic fragrances are full of chemicals that release harmful and volatile compounds such as formaldehyde, petroleum distillates, alcohol and esters. Health problems can include headaches, dizziness, asthma and respiratory infections.
In contrast our lovingly handmade candles contain soy wax which is a natural, renewable source, derived from soy bean oil and is biodegradable. Soy wax is clean burning so doesn't release toxins, carcinogens or pollutants.
Our organic bees wax candles neutralise pollutants in the air by producing negative ions when burnt. This helps to eliminate dust, odours and mould from the atmosphere which can help ease allergies and asthma symptoms.