BLACKARROWCANDLES

Australian Handmade Soy Candles

Sydney, New South Wales · 473 Sales

BLACKARROWCANDLES

Australian Handmade Soy Candles

Sydney, New South Wales 473 Sales On Etsy since 2014

4.5 out of 5 stars
(132)

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Note from shop owner **Returning May 1st**

One dark and stormy night, husband and wife duo (think Bonnie and Clyde but the 2.0 archery version complete with a witty repertoire of sassy comments) were re-organising their workshop in Sydney, Australia when Karina stumbled across a unique white glass vessel.

Already familiar with the candle-making process - the duo had been dabbling in candles for a few years - Karina whipped up some delish eco-friendly soy wax and married the two together.

A few hours later, their genesis baby black arrow candle was sitting proudly in front of them and on a whim Karina debuted it onto Etsy for the world to see. Less than 24-hours later, the candle had sold and requests were pouring in for more.

It was official: Black Arrow Candles was born and growing quickly.

Today, Black Arrow Candles has evolved into an inimitable and lust-worthy candle producer gracing the wish lists of brave and fearless humans across the globe. Crafted to be boldly eco-friendly and now featuring a wide range, Black Arrow Candles are made with 100% natural soy wax and are lovingly hand-poured to order.

The perfect sidekick for wild outdoor types, food lovers and beach babes (or, okay, anyone who enjoys a good session of Buffy reruns chased by some sunbaking and cookie crunching), each of Black Arrow Candles bold bath and body-safe fragrance blends are either synthetic or derived from natural plant extracts. There is no use of any animal-based products including honey, musk, milk or beeswax making each candle reassuringly animal and vegan-friendly. Good for you, good for the earth and good for our animal friends. Bullseye. Because after all, who says you can’t kick ass and enjoy the sweet scent of a particularly delicious (and eco-conscious) candle too?

Black Arrows glass candle range are individually packaged in handmade ‘quivers’ (the must-have accessory for every stylish archer), and each candle boasts its own distinctive personality and look. Black Arrow Candles uses lead-free natural fibre wicks and tests regularly and extensively (usually while hanging out with some popcorn and equally as corny – don’t tell Karina – paranormal action flicks) to guarantee the best scent throw and melt pool.

The end result? Scarily delicious candles that even your local friendly demon is longing for another whiff of.

Note: It may or may not have been dark and stormy on the night of Black Arrow’s birth. Okay, it was definitely dark - but the stormy is up for debate. Adds to the mood though, don’t you think?

Pro tip: Why not re-use your cork lid to infuse some deliciousness into your drawers and cupboards? The cork lids store and absorb some of your candle’s brave scent and invoke a sense of wonder into ordinary spaces.

Features in the media include:
- Frankie Magazine
- Happiness + Wellbeing Magazine
- Flair Magazin (Germany)
- Winkelen Magazine
- A Cut Above the Retsy Blog
- Interiors Addict Blog Olivias Fab Four
- The Daily Dose Blog (Germany)
- Freshly Pickked Blog
- EtsyAu blog (Christmas PopUp 2014)
+ Many More!

Featured by Etsy Guest Curators:
- Vanessa Roberts, the editor of popular blog ‘Breakfast with Audrey’ & founder of Glamadonna
- A CUT ABOVE THE RETSY, a daily-updated, curated database of the best shops Etsy has to offer.

Follow on Instagram @black_arrow_candles
Like on facebook www.facebook.com/blackarrowcandles

Note from shop owner

Last updated on 22 Mar, 2018

**Returning May 1st**

One dark and stormy night, husband and wife duo (think Bonnie and Clyde but the 2.0 archery version complete with a witty repertoire of sassy comments) were re-organising their workshop in Sydney, Australia when Karina stumbled across a unique white glass vessel.

Already familiar with the candle-making process - the duo had been dabbling in candles for a few years - Karina whipped up some delish eco-friendly soy wax and married the two together.

A few hours later, their genesis baby black arrow candle was sitting proudly in front of them and on a whim Karina debuted it onto Etsy for the world to see. Less than 24-hours later, the candle had sold and requests were pouring in for more.

It was official: Black Arrow Candles was born and growing quickly.

Today, Black Arrow Candles has evolved into an inimitable and lust-worthy candle producer gracing the wish lists of brave and fearless humans across the globe. Crafted to be boldly eco-friendly and now featuring a wide range, Black Arrow Candles are made with 100% natural soy wax and are lovingly hand-poured to order.

The perfect sidekick for wild outdoor types, food lovers and beach babes (or, okay, anyone who enjoys a good session of Buffy reruns chased by some sunbaking and cookie crunching), each of Black Arrow Candles bold bath and body-safe fragrance blends are either synthetic or derived from natural plant extracts. There is no use of any animal-based products including honey, musk, milk or beeswax making each candle reassuringly animal and vegan-friendly. Good for you, good for the earth and good for our animal friends. Bullseye. Because after all, who says you can’t kick ass and enjoy the sweet scent of a particularly delicious (and eco-conscious) candle too?

Black Arrows glass candle range are individually packaged in handmade ‘quivers’ (the must-have accessory for every stylish archer), and each candle boasts its own distinctive personality and look. Black Arrow Candles uses lead-free natural fibre wicks and tests regularly and extensively (usually while hanging out with some popcorn and equally as corny – don’t tell Karina – paranormal action flicks) to guarantee the best scent throw and melt pool.

The end result? Scarily delicious candles that even your local friendly demon is longing for another whiff of.

Note: It may or may not have been dark and stormy on the night of Black Arrow’s birth. Okay, it was definitely dark - but the stormy is up for debate. Adds to the mood though, don’t you think?

Pro tip: Why not re-use your cork lid to infuse some deliciousness into your drawers and cupboards? The cork lids store and absorb some of your candle’s brave scent and invoke a sense of wonder into ordinary spaces.

Features in the media include:
- Frankie Magazine
- Happiness + Wellbeing Magazine
- Flair Magazin (Germany)
- Winkelen Magazine
- A Cut Above the Retsy Blog
- Interiors Addict Blog Olivias Fab Four
- The Daily Dose Blog (Germany)
- Freshly Pickked Blog
- EtsyAu blog (Christmas PopUp 2014)
+ Many More!

Featured by Etsy Guest Curators:
- Vanessa Roberts, the editor of popular blog ‘Breakfast with Audrey’ & founder of Glamadonna
- A CUT ABOVE THE RETSY, a daily-updated, curated database of the best shops Etsy has to offer.

Follow on Instagram @black_arrow_candles
Like on facebook www.facebook.com/blackarrowcandles

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Reviews

Average item review
4.5 out of 5 stars
(132)
susie anderson

susie anderson on 20 Aug, 2017

4 out of 5 stars

the smell is extraordinary! the candle is a bit smaller than i thought and while the woodlike case the candle itself comes in is beautiful and I appreciate that it needs to be cushioned so it doesn't break, I think the paper and waste of the packaging was excessive.

bellarina29

bellarina29 on 05 Jul, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Truly the most gorgeous tea light candles I've ever had! The scents are so beautiful!! 💜💜

bellarina29

bellarina29 on 05 Jul, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Truly the most gorgeous tea light candles I've ever had! The scents are so beautiful!! 💜💜

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Updates

Three of our lovely new fragrances are now available on Etsy!! Squueeee! Introducing Nymph, Siren and our V day candle Aphrodite.. enjoy.
She shed shot! Try saying that 3 times fast! The Christmas rush has started. Get in quick for your gifting.
Faux marble effect in action with our Insignia cast stone candle holders. The copper accent finishes the look. Perfect for the bedside or on the table with multiple holders creating unique centrepieces.
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About

The Black Arrow Candles Story

One dark and stormy night, husband and wife duo (think Bonnie and Clyde - but the 2.0 archery version complete with a witty repertoire of sassy comments) were re-organising their workshop in Sydney, Australia when Karina stumbled across a unique white glass vessel.

Already familiar with the candle-making process - the duo had been dabbling in candles for a few years - Karina whipped up some delish eco-friendly soy wax and married the two together.

A few hours later, their genesis baby black arrow candle was sitting proudly in front of them and on a whim Karina debuted it onto Etsy for the world to see. Less than 24-hours later, the candle had sold and requests were pouring in for more.

It was official: Black Arrow Candles was born and growing quickly.

Today, Black Arrow Candles has evolved into an inimitable and sophisticated candle producer gracing the wish lists of brave and fearless humans across the globe. They have designed their own glassware, teamed up and collaborated with some amazingly talented people and created a decidedly lust-worthy candle. Crafted to be boldly eco-friendly and now featuring a curated scent range, Black Arrow Candles are made with 100% natural soy wax and are lovingly poured and packaged to order.

The perfect sidekick for wild outdoor types, food lovers and beach babes (or, okay, anyone who enjoys a good Netflix binge chased by some sunbaking and cookie crunching), each of Black Arrow Candles bold bath and body-safe fragrance blends are either synthetic or derived from natural plant extracts. There is no use of any animal-based products including honey, musk, milk or beeswax making each candle reassuringly animal and vegan-friendly. Good for you, good for the earth and good for our animal friends. Bullseye. Because after all, who says you can’t kick ass and enjoy the sweet scent of a particularly delicious (and eco-conscious) candle too?

Black Arrows signature arrowhead glass is individually packaged in specially designed boxes, crafted to perfection with a smooth and silky feel. Each package is put together by hand in house and the label carefully applied to close. You have never seen anything like it. The glass is hand blown borosilicate and able to withstand high temperatures, perfect for reuse and is dishwasher and microwave safe.

The white glass offerings in the new Mythology range provide the perfect everyday candle experience. Non food safe but equally as awesome, these glasses come packaged in an amazing geometric art deco style box.

Black Arrow Candles uses specially tested and layered wooden wicks to create the perfect blend of heat and crackle. They test regularly and extensively (usually while hanging out with some popcorn and Marvels latest offering) to guarantee the best scent throw and melt pool and create a long lasting and highly fragranced candle experience.

The end result? Scarily delicious candles in incredibly reusable glassware that you will be too sad to give away as gifts.

Note: It may or may not have been dark and stormy on the night of Black Arrow’s birth. Okay, it was definitely dark - but the stormy is up for debate. Adds to the mood though, don’t you think?

Features in the media include:
- Frankie Magazine
- Happiness + Wellbeing Magazine
- Flair Magazin (Germany)
- Winkelen Magazine
- A Cut Above the Retsy Blog
- Interiors Addict Blog Olivias Fab Four
- The Daily Dose Blog (Germany)
- Freshly Pickked Blog
- EtsyAu blog (Christmas PopUp 2014)
+ Many More!

Featured by Etsy Guest Curators:
- Vanessa Roberts, the editor of popular blog ‘Breakfast with Audrey’ & founder of Glamadonna
- A CUT ABOVE THE RETSY, a daily-updated, curated database of the best shops Etsy has to offer.

Follow on Instagram @black_arrow_candles
Like on facebook www.facebook.com/blackarrowcandles

Shop members

  • Karina Ferrante

    Owner, Creator, Designer

    Professional Goofball, craft addict, mother and wife. Responsible for glass design, pouring candles, box construction, photography, marketing, listings and occasionally does sleep. Occasionally.

  • Alain

    Assistant, Customer Service

    IT Professional, Gamer, Geek, Tea fanatic and apprentice candle maker. Shipping pro and bounceboard for ideas.

  • Mat Bogust

    Designer

    Mat is a pro packaging designer responsible for the execution of our awesome new boxes (which are then put together in house by Karina). He hand cuts all his prototypes then gets them ready for production! Awesome!

Production partners

  • Glass Manufacturer

    Shenzhen, China

    Our Glass supplier employs 160 expert lampworkers to hand blow high quality borosilicate glass. They have worked with great brands such as Lipton Tea/ Unilever and have a proud history of being a handmade business.

Shop policies

More information

Last updated on 21 Jan, 2017
Frequently asked questions

Wholesale availability

We used to! Quite prolifically, but found that it was really not where we wanted to take our little candle business. So we are no longer taking on wholesale customers. We will do wholesale rates for large orders for weddings etc though, so get in touch for your event.

Care instructions

The first time you burn your candle, burn until there is an even melt pool across the top of the candle - this forms the candles memory and ensures even burn for the life of the candle. For our Darts, Do not burn for more than 2 hours at a time - for the Broadheads no more than 3 hours. This for general safety and candle longevity.

The candles are built in with a safety metal holder for the wooden wicks, this will prevent the wax from drying out and causing breakage. Please do not burn the last few mm of wax in the candle.

If the wax melts unevenly, it may be in a draft - simply move or turn frequently during burning. Make sure the surface you are burning on is heat resistant. Be mindful of children and pets while using your candle