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Coffee Beans & Olfactory Fatigue.

Have you ever spotted small tins of Coffee Beans on our tables at craft fairs or trade shows and wondered what they are for? Well it’s because when you are smelling lots of different fragrances, as you will when you visit us at a show, and you try out each one of our candle fragrances, changing Read More

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Adventures in Soap!

There are many talented and creative artisan soap makers in Ireland, and for the past number of years Dave and I have been working with a selection of these producers, in an effort to create an all-natural, handmade soap, that is kind, simple and like our candles: fragranced using only pure essential oils. Our customers Read More

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Pacific Ylang-Ylang New Fragrance for Spring – Summer 2016

Focus on Fragrance – Pacific Ylang-Ylang Pacific Ylang-Ylang Emma’s New Fragrance for Spring – Summer 2016 Pacific Ylang-Ylang, a rare Indonesian flower along with French Lavender and Italian Bergamot pure essential oils blend to create balmy feelings of joy, hope and romantic calm. Ylang-Ylang (pronounced “ee-lang ee-lang”) is also known as “flower of flowers”, it’s exotic Read More

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Scented Candles and Atmospheric Pollution in the home.

Scented Candles and Atmospheric Pollution in the home. In a recent study Professor Alastair Lewis of the National Centre for Atmospheric Science in York, England looked at the presence of volatile organic chemicals (VOCs) in six similar homes over 5 days. Limonene was the chemical found in the highest levels.  The houses using the most Read More

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When in Nice…

While in Nice, France last week, we took a trip to the beautiful nearby medieval town of Eze with it’s dainty and steep cobble streets, ancient stone built homes with their hobbit sized intricately carved doors and windows turned into modern day craft makers and artist’s shops, adorned with creeping Mediterranean flowers and friendly cafes. While visiting Read More

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Walking the Walk: Handmade Whipped Body Butter

 Walking the Walk: Natural Skin Care Emma’s So Natural Easy-Peasy Whipped Body Butter So I can ‘Talk the Talk’ and offer you the healthier alternative candle, but in these ‘Walking the Walk ‘ posts, I hope to share some of the other ways that I try live by the same Earth-Friendly-Eco-Ethos that I put into Read More