Over 40 tons of wax saved from landfill each year
Candles with a Conscience
We are obsessed with candles. Well, Richard, our resident candle maker, is.
The rest of us love candles too, but what we’re really passionate about is making the best quality, luxury products that our customers love. Luxury products made the right way. That’s why our luxury, hand-poured candles are made entirely from recycled candle wax, saving 40 tonnes of wax from landfill every year.
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40 Tons of Wax Saved From Landfill
30,000 candles made by hand each year
From closet obsession to nationally acclaimed business...
Our story begins long ago when Richard was but a young boy. While other children were watching television or playing video games, young Richard here was in the kitchen with his mother making jam, soap, jellies and… candles.
Being a bit of a hoarder at heart and desperate to do his part for the environment, he rescued old candles that were destined for the family bin and saved them up to make new candles. He taught himself to recycle the wax to make new candles with a candle-making kit his mum gave him when he was 8.
The obsession continued into adulthood and after many years of perfecting the filtration process in his bedroom (not a euphemism), he began to sell his candles at a local Sunday market to earn a bit of extra cash. He met Sargon in 2015, the two of them teamed-up and the business grew from there.
Now our candles are stocked in shops all over the country, as well as in our own shop in Exeter, which is where we make every single one of our candles.
It’s not just a marketing ploy - we’re genuinely, authentically green. Our commitment to sustainability is at the very heart of our business. We use waste materials to create quality products; our fragrances are sustainably and responsibly sourced, even our candle wicks tick the sustainable box. We continually look for ways to make even more improvements.
We want to work with people whatever their ability, gender, sexual orientation, religion or race. As proud members of the LGBT community ourselves, we know how it feels to be treated differently because of who you are. That’s why it’s so important to us to welcome individuals of all backgrounds to be part of The Recycled Candle Company community. Be yourself, we LOVE it.
We're about COMMUNITY
For us, business is about community. We’re part of a thriving independent scene here in Exeter and work closely with local businesses who are keen to reduce their waste. If you find yourself in Exeter, pop-in to our Gandy Street shop (it’s yellow) and say hi!
And boy do we love LUXURY
We love a bit of luxury, who doesn’t? Yet so many luxury items come at a huge environmental cost. That’s why we’ve worked really hard to bring you luxurious candles that you can feel good about. Luxury with a green ethos.
Sustainability is second nature to us and anything that isn’t sustainable is too big a compromise