Candles have been used as a source of light for more than 5,000 years but after the invention of electricity and the introduction of the light bulb in 1879, candlemaking began to decline.
Although candles may no longer provide our main source of light, they are still popular. We use them for celebration, to signify romance, soothe the senses and accent the style of home decors.
They instantly change the ambience of any indoor or outdoor setting by adding light to any space without the harshness of a bright electric bulb. Soft flickering candlelight creates a relaxing atmosphere and adds a sense of warmth and wellbeing.
Just the act of lighting a candle, the gentle glow it creates, can ease and soothe the mind. Next time you have a stressful day: light a candle, watch the flame and just breathe quietly for a few minutes - even just 60 seconds can make a big difference.
Candles are a great way to add the finishing touch to any room. Subtle colours add a soft touch to any space; or go with bright, bold colours to really make an impact. Candles are very versatile, come in a variety of styles and look great in every room.
Our candle supplier, Bolsius, has a strong heritage (the company was formed in 1870) and a passion for home ambience. By using olive, rapeseed or sunflower oil from Europe and developing fine fragrances using natural extracts, a cotton wick and eco-friendly packaging they try and make their ecological footprint as small as possible, whilst guaranteeing the highest quality.
Candles make perfect gifts and a nice treat for yourself!
Choose from a selection of candles and holders here.