GeekyCandlesCo

Bookish Candles for Geeks!

Stoke-on-Trent, England · 1981 Sales

GeekyCandlesCo

Bookish Candles for Geeks!

Stoke-on-Trent, England 1981 Sales On Etsy since 2013

5 out of 5 stars
(433)

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Aimee

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Announcement   REOPENED AFTER 3 YEAR ABSENCE! I took what was meant to be a weeks break -
but now I'm back! ORDER WITH CONFIDENCE: FLAT RATE SHIPPING £2.99 ORDER AS MUCH AS YOU WANT - PAY THE SAME SHIPPING!

PERFUMES ARE OUT OF STOCK - APOLOGIES - HAVING A PROBLEM WITH INGREDIENT SUPPLIER.

Geeky Candles has only been available on Etsy for about 12 months. Join us as we start the Geeky Revolution!

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

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Last updated on 15 May, 2017

REOPENED AFTER 3 YEAR ABSENCE! I took what was meant to be a weeks break -
but now I'm back! ORDER WITH CONFIDENCE: FLAT RATE SHIPPING £2.99 ORDER AS MUCH AS YOU WANT - PAY THE SAME SHIPPING!

PERFUMES ARE OUT OF STOCK - APOLOGIES - HAVING A PROBLEM WITH INGREDIENT SUPPLIER.

Geeky Candles has only been available on Etsy for about 12 months. Join us as we start the Geeky Revolution!

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

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5 out of 5 stars
(433)
JancyDee

JancyDee on 27 May, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

I decided to re-read the Raven boys earlier this month and found this. I'm looking forward to reading the entire Cycle with this burning in the background. An unusual scent too; it smells like the forest and ocean with mint undertones.

JancyDee

JancyDee on 27 May, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Lovely scents, unlike any other fragrances I've smelt. They last such a long time too (i can smell them for hours after applying)

Coppelia

Coppelia on 25 May, 2017

4 out of 5 stars

After a problem with the candle that most likely occurred in transit, the seller dealt with the issue very quickly, professionally and courteously. Very good customer service.

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Grow ya bones back. With this foul tasting potion.
Don't worry though, this Skele-Gro scented candle is not so unpleasant as it tastes. In fact it smells of pear drops. So quite blooming lovely actually!
Oh I do love this fragrance - jelly beans ! But not the horrible kind!!!
Smells like baby powder - fresh and clean!
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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 24 May, 2017
Frequently asked questions

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. Just message me. 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 may change, so please check when ordering.

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)?

Estimates:
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.

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.

I can't find one of my old favourites, in your shop?!!

I simplified the shop recently, so you might find some scented items have disappeared! But, rest assured, there are ways and means around this! You could ask for a custom order, or select one of the package deals and then just let me know which scents you would like.

However, you may find that some of the new scents are able to satisfy your needs! If you liked Basilisk Venom or Floo Powder for instance - then Sherbet Lemons is the scent for you. If you liked Castiel or Darcy, then try Rhysand. Why not try some of our new ones too? Droobles (bubblegum), Skele-Gro (pear drops), Grindylow (cola cubes) or Bertie Botts (Jellybeans) to name but a few! :)

Are you compliant with EU regulations?

Absolutely yes!

PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE make sure that when you order candles, tarts, lip balms, perfume etc. you are ordering from people/shops that are EU compliant!! Obviously I'd prefer if you just order from us! But your safety is the most important thing. In a few weeks time - it will be illegal for ANY candle seller - to not adopt new labelling/sourcing requirements. If in doubt - don't buy.

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Aimee K
Geeky Candles Co

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