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Announcement    The Flodden Candle Company prides itself on producing high quality products whilst trying to reduce our impact on the environment. All our items are handmade just for you when you order them.


Last updated on 14 Jun, 2021

The Flodden Candle Company prides itself on producing high quality products whilst trying to reduce our impact on the environment. All our items are handmade just for you when you order them.


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About TheFloddenCandleCo

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On Etsy since 2017

Gorgeous hand made environmentally friendly home fragrancing that won't break the bank.

Michael had worked all his life in the mining and heavy engineering industry but he took to being a full time chandler like a duck to water. Way back in 2014 he started experimenting with wax melts and then progressed onto candles as well. When friends and family started asking him to make candles and melts for them we decided to start a small business making and selling them.

Between us we decided that the business ethos would be to produce a well made environmentally friendly wax candle for a very fair price in simple packaging. We wanted to get rid of the idea that only the expensive candles were any good. Everything is tested by us, it can be very time consuming but we are proud of our products so it is worth it. We are fully compliant with the legal requirements for making and selling candles, our products are traceable and labelled as the law states they should be. We only use supplies that have been specifically made for candles and that includes our containers. All the fragrance oils we use are fully compliant with IFRA and RIFM regulations. In accordance with our environmental ethos the fragrance oils are cruelty free, suitable for vegans/vegetarians and paraben free. We continue to experiment and add to our range but one thing you can be sure of - any new product will have been tested, tested and tested.

We live and work in Branxton, Northumberland. For the history buffs, this is where the Battle of Flodden took place, which is why our business is named The Flodden Candle Company.

The battle was the largest ever to take place between Scotland and England and had a huge impact on Scotland as their king, James IV along with many Scottish nobles, were killed. In fact it is said that there was not an aristocratic family in Scotland that did not lose someone in the battle. It was without doubt a violent battle as there were reputedly 14,000 killed. The battle is said to be the last great medieval battle in the British Isles and the last one in which the longbow played a decisive role. It is well worth reading about the battle.

We are lucky enough to live in this beautiful, atmospheric part of the world and pursue our passions in order to bring our customers something beautiful to use and have in their homes.

So please take the time to look through our range and perhaps try one. We don't think you will be disappointed.

Shop members

  • Michael Howard

    Owner, Maker

    Michael makes all the candles and takes great pride in perfecting his art. A huge change for a mining engineer but one he revels in.

  • Kate Howard

    Dispatcher, Customer Service

    Kate deals with the admin and the packaging plus her favourite job of testing all new candle fragrances.

  • Oliver

    Door Stop And Time Waster

    Oliver our beautiful boy who likes to be the centre of attention at all times!

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Last updated on 11 May, 2022
Frequently asked questions
Custom and personalised orders

We list our time allowance for custom made candles as 1 to 2 week, however if we carry stock of the requested fragrance this will be as short as 3 to 4 days. Should we have to order the fragrance specially the time is dependant on the speed of our suppliers (usually they are brilliant) but realistically allow for 1 week before despatch.

Wholesale availability

We do wholesale and are more than willing to discuss requirements and cost .... just contact us to start the ball rolling.

Private Label

Due to the production process and our candles being 100% handmade we can offer our customers the option of having a customised label for their candle.......again just contact us for further information.

Wedding favours.

A service we really enjoy offering....helping a happy couple make their big day special. We can offer large 3 wick centre piece candles or votive size favours for guests. Of course the added bonus is your candle labels can all be individual. Contact us for further information and prices.

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