2020 took it’s toll on us all (sorry to bring it up again) but it did shine a massive light on mental health and how we can all be affected. Here at Caerlaverock Candles we were lucky enough to be testing for the business as well as working away in our ‘key worker’ positions. This meant we had to find the time for ‘wellness’ which for us included nice smelling candles, yoga, journalling, running and lots of hot bubble baths. We wanted to incorporate this into Caerlaverock Candles and thought Mother’s Day 2021 would be perfect timing to try something out.

Pictured above are our luxury essential oil wax melts available in three different gift sets. Using our same long-lasting soy wax as our core scents, these melts include only natural essential oil blends. They have each been named after a bird that you will find within the parish of Caerlaverock. As with our core range, they each have their own little ‘wellness rune’ too!

The hessian bag versions shown are £25 for either the candle selection or the melt warmer selection. The boxset will be priced at £16.

Here are the scent descriptions:

Yellowhammer – Cedarwood, Ylang Ylang, Neroli, Lemon, Orange, Galbanum and Mimosa absolute.
Wigeon – Geranium, orange, cabreuva, rose, mandarin, mimosa and pink pepper.
Lapwing – Mandarin, orange flower, nutmeg, lavender, ho wood, jasmine, patchouli, cedarwood and tonka bean.
Teal – Spearmint, pepper, lavender, jasmine, geraniu, ylang, vetiver, amyris and cedarwood.
Siskin – Lemon, lime, juniper, estragon, bergamot, coriander, bay, lavender, cedarwood and patchouli.
Godwit – Orange, Ylang Ylang, Petitgrain, Orange flower absolute, Olibanum, Patchouli, Clove and Labdanum Resin.
Chaffinch – Pine needle, Eucalyptus, Lime, Mandarin, Clove, Petitgrain, Galbanum, Cedar Leaf Lemon, Rosemary, Orange, Peppermint, Anise star, Olibanum, Cumin Seed and Lavender Absolute

Depending on the feedback from you wonderful folks, we would love to make the favourite three scents into candles by the end of the year to create our Wellness Range which would be available all year round. If you love them then we could expand the range to include more of the scents. We are seriously loving Chaffinch in the CC household this weekend, it’s a very sensual scent, perfect for Valentine’s.

These melts are extremely exclusive at this stage and won’t hang about for long, they are also only available in the gift sets. We hope to introduce them later in the year as a full time addition to our range. At the moment with the effect Brexit and COVID are having on prices, we are waiting on things stabilising and stock levels being maintained by suppliers.

Testing is under way of a special charity candle which I cannot release details of just yet but it might be my most favourite scent yet. I’m hoping that it will be a massive success so we can help out a charity who were hit pretty hard by COVID.

Can’t wait to hear what you think of the new essential oil scents!