Getting ambient with candles

The nights have drawn in here in the UK. Curtains are being closed across the land, throws are no longer laying decoratively on the back of the sofa but are warming up toes instead. There is light at the end of the tunnel though, we can all start lighting candles again!

I have found a selection of candles and candle holders, some are fairtraded, some made from recycled materials and some are made from soya oil and bees wax. There’s even an olive oil lamp.

For a light hearted take on the environmental issues surrounding candles go to New Scientist.

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100% renewable soy wax and fairtrade to boot

100% soy wax in reusable glass jar

100% soy wax in reusable glass jar

Candle in bamboo candle, hand poured in Thailand

Candle in bamboo candle, hand poured in Thailand

Keeps tetra pak from landfill, fairtrade too

Keeps tetra pak from landfill, fairtrade too

Recycled glass tea light holder

Beautiful recycled glass tea light holder

Made in Cornwall, handpainted windfelled timber

Made in Cornwall from hand painted wind felled timber

Brighter than a candle, uses 99% renewable olive oil, US shipped

Brighter than a candle, uses 99% renewable olive oil, US shipped

Vegetable palm oil tealights, nicer alternative than paraffin based lights

Vegetable palm oil tealights, nicer alternative than paraffin based lights

Chunky recycled glass candlestick in green

Chunky recycled glass candlestick in a variety of colours

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