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  • November 08, 2023 5 min read

    Handmade Candles

    Introducing our latest additions: handmade candles, crafted with love in the FelinFach Candle Studio in Pembrokeshire, Wales. These candles are eco-friendly, with recyclable or biodegradable wax, labels, packaging, and void fill.

    Our handmade Welsh candles are made in small batches using the finest quality 100% natural soy wax, infused with a blend of premium high-grade fragrance oil recipes. Fragrance memory is quite a strong and evocative sense and we have named our candles for a feeling or place that we think the fragrance captures. Hand poured in Wales, a Welsh candle product.

    Handmade candles, hand poured by FelinFach and made with 100% natural soy wax
    Handmade candles, hand poured eco-friendly soy wax candles, available in our FelinFach online shop, click here...


    Our 'Signature' candles are poured in a heavy bottomed straight sided matt Grey or matt White glass container topped with an oak lid that can also be used as a coaster for your candle when burning.  We use FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) wood wicks as they are sustainable and have a lovely soft crackling sound when burning. Each handmade candle is packaged in a sturdy gift box that can be reused for bits and bobs or be a ready packaged gift for a friend or loved one! 3 wick candles and our premium Geo Glass Candles are also poured into glass jars. The Geo range candles are handcrafted from quality glass into a unique geometric form and feature classically-styled French round top lids. Their striking pattern brings a sense of luxury and opulence to any space, while exuding a glamorous atmosphere. 

    We do not use dyes, parabens or additives and our products are rated vegan.


    Handmade Candles - Wood Wicks

    Wood wick candles are a great alternative to traditional cotton wicks, and they are a good complement to our handmade soy wax candles. Our premier natural double wood wicks are an eco-friendly and sustainable product. Our wood wick candles burn cleanly and disperse fragrance excellently. Wood wicks also create an enhanced atmosphere with a soft, relaxing crackle sound similar to that of a log fire.

    Benefits of Wood Wick Candles

    • Types of wood wicks

      There are three main types of wood wicks - single-ply, booster, and spiral. Single-ply wicks are used in paraffin wax candles - we do not have any paraffin wax candles in our store. Booster or double wicks work well with natural waxes such as soy wax candles - all our candles are made with soy wax and we use the booster wood wicks for a cleaner longer burn. Spiral wicks work with all waxes and produce a lot of heat. - currently we do not use spiral wood wicks

    • Clean and Even Burn

      Wood wick candles heat your wax evenly, allowing you to get the most out of your candle. Our wood wick candles flame equally on all sides, giving you a clean and even burn. Wood wick candles make considerably less soot than conventional wicks. Before each burn, trim off the charred part of the wick and you’ll have a clean, bright and even burn every time.

    • Wood Wicks Last Longer

      Wood wick candles burn at a slower rate than cotton wicks. Comparing a wood wick candle to one with a cotton wick under equal conditions, the wood wick candle burns more slowly and will last longer.

    Wood wick candles - Handmade candles with soy wax and wooden wicks
    Wood Wick candles - handmade candles with soy wax and wood wicks - available in our FelinFach online shop, click here...


    • Light and Sound

      Similar to a log fire, wood wick candles generates gentle, soothing crackling sounds as they burn. This together with natural flame of your candle creates a super relaxing environment whilst burning your candle. The cut of a wood wick gives your candle a distinctive modern flame feel, further adding to the improved ambiance of any room. You just don’t get this with a cotton wick.

    • Sustainable Sourced

      Our wood wicks are what they say, that is 100% wood. They are eco-friendly and sustainable products sourced from Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) mills. Wood wicks are more sustainable than cotton wicks, as they can be harvested with sustainable forestry methods, with thousands and thousands of wood wicks coming from a single tree. 

    • Look and Feel

      Lastly and maybe not least, and very subjectively (!!!) we believe that FelinFach wood wick candles look more pleasing to the eye than a similar candle with a cotton wick.

    Candle Accoutrements

    ** Accoutrements

    • "additional tools, bits and pieces to go with your candles, reed diffusers, wax melts and tealights"

    All handmade candle lovers need a selection of accoutrements to enhance the perfect ambience of your home fragrance experience. Candle accessories, like, wax melt burners, wick trimmers and snuffers can be used to make your candles last longer, or burn cleaner, but can also keep their fragrance smelling as good as the first burn. 

    Hand made candles - Wick trimmers, snuffers, wax melt burners and luxury Archivist matches
    Archivist matches, a perfect accompaniment to our range of candles, available in our FelinFach online shop, click here...


    We also have the beautiful Archivist luxury matches which are the perfect accompaniment to our range of candles, wax melts and tea lights. The Archivist company is renowned for their quality and amazing printing but also for their total commitment to sustainability. 

    You can be happy in the knowledge that when you use Archivist products you are using

    • Toxin free; unlike other matches theirs don't contain harmful toxins like sulphur or zinc oxide
    • Sustainably sourced wood
    • All of their packaging is FSC accredited
    • All of their cellos are biodegradable (Cards)
    • All of their products are either 100% recyclable or biodegradable

    Archivist Luxury Matches   Archivist Matches - Made with Love Polar bears  Archivist Matches - Tiger Tiger Burning Bright

    Archivist Matches and Cards


    Candles and Soapery - Knowledge Base and Customer Support Portal

    Extensive Candle-Care Resources all in One Place

    If you need the full low-down on our chandlery, candle and soapery products, we’ve got all the details and information you’ll need in our Knowledge Base. Browse through these articles and experience all your candle-care resources in one place, click here... 

    Candle Safety

    It is always important to treat your 3 wick candles safely and with care. Please note the follow candle care advice... 

    • Never leave a burning candle unattended.
    • Place candles on a stable surface away from flammable objects.
    • Keep candles out of reach of children and pets.
    • Extinguish candles before going to bed or leaving the house.
    • Do not place candles too close together.

    More information on Candle Safety and Care, click here...

    About FelinFach

    Welsh Blankets - Hand woven in in Wales in limited numbers Wool Throws - Hand woven in Wales Chandlery - Handmade Candles, Reed diffusers, tealights and wax melts - hand poured in Wales  Craft Courses - Natural Dyeing Gift Cards - By Post or by Email


    Located in Pembrokeshire Wales, our ethos is defined in the three words...


    We are a proud supporter of Americymru, the Campaign for WoolGlobal Welsh and Red Dragon America.


    Last updated 9th November 2023

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