GeekyCandlesCo

UK Candles, perfume, cards, tarts, lip balm,

Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom · 1792 Sales

GeekyCandlesCo

UK Candles, perfume, cards, tarts, lip balm,

Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom 1792 Sales On Etsy since 2013

5 out of 5 stars
(363)

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Aimee

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Announcement   £3.00 FLAT SHIPPING FOR UK. GEEK - SOMEONE WITH AN OBSESSIONAL INTEREST. Indulge your inner geek with ecofriendly Soy candles, wax tarts, lip balm, cards and hand made Perfume. Inspired by literature,books and television! Eco-Friendly and Vegan. All our candles are made with love. Geeky Candles! UK Soy Candles.We love Geeky things. From books, TV and film. We draw inspiration from it all.

Find more info About Page: https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/geekycandlesco/about

Soy Candles, Natural, handmade, candles, perfume, lip balm, tarts and cards.

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Last updated on Feb 24, 2017

£3.00 FLAT SHIPPING FOR UK. GEEK - SOMEONE WITH AN OBSESSIONAL INTEREST. Indulge your inner geek with ecofriendly Soy candles, wax tarts, lip balm, cards and hand made Perfume. Inspired by literature,books and television! Eco-Friendly and Vegan. All our candles are made with love. Geeky Candles! UK Soy Candles.We love Geeky things. From books, TV and film. We draw inspiration from it all.

Find more info About Page: https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/geekycandlesco/about

Soy Candles, Natural, handmade, candles, perfume, lip balm, tarts and cards.

Aimee

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5 out of 5 stars
(363)
Chasity C

Chasity C on Feb 23, 2017

4 out of 5 stars

Fantastically packaged, very lovely. The book-inspired scents didn't really smell very booky to me, but I liked Sherlock's Lounge. Will be buying the full size.

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Orders ready to be labelled. But time for a cup if tea first, I think!
Latest addition to the shop. Mocha scented tarts and perfume.
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About

The Geeky Revolution Starts Here! Soy Candles UK, Lip Balm, Perfume, Soap, Tarts, Melts

Firstly can I just say THANK YOU to all of my wonderful, fantastic, amazing, geeky customers! Thank you for supporting independent, handmade business. We are incredibly grateful for your continued custom.

I began making candles around Christmas time of 2011 when, after a personal tragedy early in the year the thought of facing Christmas was not a very happy one. So after finding a book about candle-making in a local thrift shop, I decided to dip my toe into the world of wax, wick and matches to help distract me.

I started by using paraffin wax (not yet aware of the environmental dangers) and proceeded to make many, many candles of all shapes and sizes to give as gifts to family and friends. I enjoyed it so much that I had every intention of starting an online shop selling my creations but unfortunately life had other plans for me and it took two more years before I got around to making candles again. But the wait has turned out to be worth it as I get to share something I love with the rest of the world! I started using soy wax, which is made from soybeans, as an environmentally sustainable alternative to paraffin wax and began creating a shop here on Etsy. Although there are concerns about the growing of soy and its chain of production - it remains the best alternative to paraffin wax at the moment.

I pour my heart and soul into everything I make because life should be as beautiful as possible for everyone and if something I create can make one person's day a little brighter - well that is all that I could possibly ask for.

Disadvantages of using paraffin wax in candles:
- It gives off carcinogenic toxins in the form of black soot.
- It comes from petroleum which is a non-renewable resource i.e. dinosaur bones.
- Burning petroleum creates air pollution and contributes to global warming.

Advantages of Eco-Soy Wax:
- It’s comes from soybeans - a vegetable! Which is a renewable resource.
- They burn slower and cooler than paraffin - creating longer burning candles.
- It is biodegradable - meaning it can decompose naturally.
- And because of this it is so much easier to remove from stained materials and to clean up.
- It also means that we you are finished with your candle - you can easily clean out the tin/jar and use it to your heart's content.

CANDLE SAFETY:
- Make sure to trim wick to no ore than 1/4 of an inch on first use!
- Please allow candle to pool to its diameter when using the first time to avoid tunneling.
- Place on a FIRE RESISTANT surface away from children, animals, vibrations or drafts.

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Last updated on Feb 24, 2017
Frequently asked questions

How much is shipping (UK)?

You will never pay more than £3.000 for shipping within the UK!

This is a flat rate shipping fee. Which only takes into account the cost of actual delivery and not even packaging materials!

You can choose 1st class for an extra 35p. Expedited shipping available on request.

If you are ordering more than one card, please choose the MULTIPLE CARD POSTAGE RATE. If ordering cards and other items in the shop, then the £3.00 flat rate postage applies.

When will my order arrive (UK)?

All orders are sent my Royal Mail 2nd Class. Royal Mail estimates 2nd class parcels are delivered within 3 working days of posting. Obviously this being the Royal Mail, things can take a little bit longer!

If you have chosen to have your order sent by 1st class post, then this estimated to arrive in 1 working day of posting. If you need your order soon then choose to upgrade your order (it only costs 35 pence extra). If you need guaranteed/tracked/expedited delivery, let me know and I will give you a quote.

When will my order be posted?

Processing times are currently 2-3 days for all items except cards (which are 1-2 days, unless ordered with non-card items).

All items are made to order. This means when your order comes through to me, I have to print your order off, compile a list of items to make (including other orders), get all materials ready, cut wicks, put them in sustainers, melt wax, pour to another container, allow to cool, add fragrance, pour wax (or blend perfumes etc.), print off packaging slips, print labels, cut out labels, stick labels, write thank you notes, wrap items safely (and prettily!), get bubble-wrapping, print address labels, package box safely, add customs labels etc, do other orders, go to the post office, queue up, wait, wait, wait, post!

How much is INTERNATIONAL delivery?

Okey dokey. International delivery prices can get confusing but I've tried to simplify them!

Costs have gone up quite a bit recently, particularly for North America and Australia/NZ. For specific delivery prices add items to your basket.

However, if you would like to order quite a few items, and you think the shipping cost is too high, please ask me if I can do better. The way etsy shipping works - makes it difficult to offer better deals on shipping, if items of different weights are ordered. Or if lots of very light items are ordered e.g. lip balms. So just send me a message and I will offer the best price available!

You can have a look at Royal Mail prices here:
http://www.royalmail.com/sites/default/files/RoyalMail_2016_Prices.pdf

When will my item arrive (INTERNATIONAL)?

Delivery to Europe in 3 to 5 working days
Delivery to the rest of the world in 5 to 7 working days

PLEASE bear in mind that these are the Royal Mail's own guidelines i.e. highly optimistic! Sometimes it takes 5 days for an item to be delivered within the UK.

I say this not to put you off, but in order to be realistic. I have had customers tell me that they got their order in 4 days (USA!). If you are ordering an item for a specific occasion, please order EARLY, to avoid disappointment.

FASTER AND TRACKED DELIVERY IS AVAILABLE. Please message me.

Why did your shop disappear for a few years?

GeekyCandlesCo has only been available for around 18 months since the shop opened. I started selling on Etsy in 2014 put I had to close up that same year (despite doing extremely well) owing to family/work issues. However, I reopened this year (late February) because I had missed Etsy so much and missed having a creative outlet.

What's with all the 'Geeky'?

I think we all have a bit of geek in us, and we have a right to indulge and spoil it!

The dictionary defines a Geek as an 'An unfashionable or socially inept person.' But this ain't necessarily so! Okay so maybe I'm not the most fashionable person in the world. And, come to think of it, I'm more than a tad inept in social situations.

But Geeky can also mean, being extremely excited or enthusiastic about a subject, typically one of specialist or minority interest. I'm sure we can all find something we 'geek out' about. Whether it's the new season of a favourite tv show, the latest installment of a film, or a book we have to read every single year.

GeekyCandlesCo allows me to share with you, some of the things that I am a Geek for!

Can I get a custom order?

Absolutely. Depending on the number of items etc. I am usually able to complete custom orders in the same time-frame as non-custom items (2-3 working days). However, if its a larger order e.g. wedding, baptism, birthday party favours etc. processing times are longer.

I can offer personalised labels, with scents of your choosing. Candles, perfumes, tarts, lip balms etc.

It is possible for you to send a photograph to me to put on items. This has worked out well for wedding favours in the past.

What do your items smell like?

Lot's of different things! There is a full list of scents available, in the description of every listing. I want you to love every single scent, but smell is subjective. You can purchase samples of scents in the shop, which is always the best choice if you are unsure of certain scents.

If you would like to return an item for whatever reason, it must be in original condition (able to be re-sold). Return postage is paid for by the customer.

Please bear in mind, the subjectivity of smell, when leaving feedback. I do my utmost to provide eco-friendly, unique items of good quality, which are beautifully packaged and arrive safely.