Caerlaverock Candles is an eco conscious home fragrance brand born in Caerlaverock, Scotland. We produce delightfully scented rapeseed and coconut oil candles and reed diffusers inspired by, and named after, the stunning locations of Caerlaverock.
This area of Scotland has such an exciting and varied history it is difficult not to be inspired by it. Each of the scents has been specially chosen to reflect the history of the location. From the tobacco smugglers of Glencaple Quay to the amber dappled woods of Wardlaw, this parish tucked away in South West Scotland is full of stories, waiting to be shared.
We are incredibly lucky to call this place of such outstanding natural beauty home and we want to do our part to make sure it remains this beautiful. Therefore we are committed to producing sustainable products with minimal impact on our environment. There are a number of ways we are trying to achieve this:
Our candles are hand poured in small batches and are made from a sustainable wax blend of rapeseed and coconut oil. Our melts are made from soy wax which has been sourced from an ethical location in Europe and does not contribute to deforestation. All of our products are cruelty free and vegan friendly.
Our wooden wicks are Forestry Stewardship Council certified meaning that you can trace which forest they came from. This traceability helps to ensure sustainability. By not using cotton wicks we can ensure that our candles contain no paraffin, no beeswax and no lead (banned in UK candles, but still found in some US ones). But most importantly, they give a wonderful crackling sound which is not only relaxing to listen to it’s fantastic for visually challenged people. The noise of the candle alerts the person that the candle is still burning.
Our packaging is recycled where possible but always recyclable or compostable. We try to avoid single use plastic in all areas of manufacturing and packaging. Our wax is biodegradable and our fragrance oil is supplied in aluminium bottles for easy recycling.
We have teamed up with Ecologi to be a climate positive company, offsetting any carbon emissions that our running our business may cause. We do this by planting a set amount of carbon-reducing trees per month. To further help our planet, we plant a tree for every order placed through our website or at market events. You can follow our tree planting progress here. If you’re a small business looking to offset your carbon, please get in touch for our referral code for free trees.