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Christmas is coming!
It's our favourite time of the year and we've been super busy creating new scent blends, sniffing, pouring, wrapping and getting ready to bring you the best #ChristmasCandles we can!
Meet Jasper and our brand new Autumn 2021 collection!
Crunchy leaves, heavy knitted sweaters, hot cider and of course lots of scented candles! It's that time of year again and we're so excited to share our brand new Autumn & Winter 2021 collection. 

Discover stunning new additions to our home fragrance ranges with Chocolate & Orange soy wax melts, cocoa & vanilla candles, spiced orange, mulled wine reed diffusers and tons more. Check out the full autumn collection right here
Valencia Orange, Patchouli & Vanilla scented candle review
Video review of the new Valencia Orange scented candle from The Travel Collection available at www.wicksanreeds.com
Amy Green appointed Customer, Quality & Care Manager for Wicks & Reeds
Wicks & Reeds is thrilled to announce the appointment of Amy Green as Customer, Quality & Care Manager, a newly created role to oversee all customer facing aspects of the business. 

In addition to customer care, Amy will also act look after product development and quality. 
Wicks & Reeds launches new travel inspired candle & diffuser range by The Wild Botanist
Discover The Travel Collection by The Wild Botanist at Wicks & Reeds
The travel collection is a stunning collection of three unique and evocative scent families, available as soy scented candles, reed diffusers and soy wax melts.
A to Z 100+ Best Candle Scents


We love a list (and candles!) so we thought it would be handy to have a list of all our favourite candle fragrances and scents as we come across them. We'll be updating it all the time with our latest candle reviews AND - if you find a candle smell you can't stop raving about, drop us a note to info@wicksandreeds.com and we'll try and include it here too.  
Candle Blog champions wanted!
Love Candles?  Love To Blog? Want to do both and get paid? 

We're looking for established candle bloggers, reviewers and content producers to help grow our online presence and social media reach. 
W&R launches "The Letterbox Scent Collection" scented candle & wax melts gift sets
Online candle shop Wicks & Reeds today announced the launch of a brand new range of scented candles, wax melts & tea lights called the "Letterbox Scent Collection", a selection of their best selling items ideally sized to pop straight through your letterbox for the perfect gift for a special occasion or just to treat yourself!
Coming soon! The Wicks & Reeds Home Fragrance Awards 2021
We're delighted to announce the first ever "Wicks & Reeds Home Fragrance Awards" celebrating the best of British small business & independent makers in the Home Fragrance industry. 

Aimed at raising awareness for small businesses, Wicks & Reeds Managing Director Thomas Dee said: " There are so many talented and innovative artisans from all regions of the UK making some of the finest quality handcrafted home fragrance products available today that we wanted to celebrate that and highlight why buying small batch, handmade products from local producers is a great thing.
Best Handmade Soap Bars UK 2021 (with No Nasty Chemicals!)

If you live anywhere on planet earth, chances are you have been told to wash your hands a LOT more this year than ever before but like with all things, there are plenty of options out there to make even this mundane task a treat.

There are loads of amazing small businesses in the UK making 100% natural soaps that combine great craft with gorgeous ingredients so we’ve picked a few of our favourites to share with you. 

At Wicks & Reeds we always only focus on natural ingredient products that are handmade, sustainably sourced and good for the environment.
Check out our top picks of handmade bar soaps below.
Quick Candle Review: "Bee Free" Bluebell votive by BeeFayre

Quick Candle Review
2 minute mini vlog showcasing our favourite scented candles, reed diffusers & home fragrances. 

Name: "Bee Free - Bluebell Votive"
Maker: BeeFayre
Fragrances: Bluebell
Size: 9cl Votive Candle
Burn Time: Approx 25 hours
Wax Type: Natural Plant Wax
Price: £9.99

Best Scented Candles for Aromatherapy, Anxiety & Sleep under £30
Aromatherapy Candles are a fantastic, effective and affordable way to boost your mood and help, in a totally natural and chemical free way with all kinds of ailments. From Aromatherapy candles for anxiety and relaxation, to calming candles for sleep and even shifting headaches. 

As well as our relaxing candles, take a look at our collection of aromatherapy oils and aromatherapy diffuser products here
Home Fragrance Tips - Fast vs lasting fragrances
When it comes to home fragrances, finding buying & making the most of your products is as important as choosing your favourite scent at the perfume shop or using clever tips and tricks to decorate your home. 

Thankfully, we've put together some of the best way to fragrance your home tips and get it smelling show home fresh!
Candle Review : Spiced Plum & Pomegranate Woodwick Candle Made in Scotland

This one is just stunning! Top notes of juicy plum, pomegranate and fresh roses perfectly compliment a heart of patchouli, cedarwood, violet leaf and spices, all coming to rest on a musky base of amber, vanilla and leather. 

It is sophisticated and sultry whilst also being homely and comforting. The woodwick burns with a delightful and audible crackle which makes it a great scene setting ambience candle. Check out our video review to hear the crackle!

Best Reed Diffusers: Our 2021 favourites
We couldn't really launch our new Wicks & Reeds blog and not talk about the "reeds" side of things! We're obsessed with reed diffusers so we thought we would share our favourites as well as some tips and tricks for making your reed...
Pillar Candles - what to buy and why?
Pillar candles, sometimes known as church candles or altar candles are simply tall round candles made of solid wax that burn slowly and are mostly used for decorative purposes. 

They come in all shapes and sizes from short and fat to tall and thin, scented and unscented and are made from all sorts of materials. Here you can find out a little more about some of these, which ones to buy and why.
Best Tea light candles - from soy to beeswax - what you should know
When it comes to buying the best tea light candles, it's a matter of choice but you may not know just how much choice there is! We've put together some information about the types of tea lights available, the pros and cons and what to look for.
Wax melt burner & best wax melts - which to buy and how to use?
So you've decided to treat yourself or a friend and buy a wax melt burner. They are after all hugely popular and a great way way to fragrance your home, but there are plenty of choices - what type to get, where to buy, how to use and clean etc... so we thought we would answer a few common questions and hopefully help. 
Spring has sprung!
It's that time of year again when the days are longer, the sun is warmer and the garden is bursting with all kinds of wildlife - Spring has finally arrived and after the year we've all had, not a moment...
How to look after your candle
Candles are an excellent way to dress a room, fragrance your home or office and even lift your moods but with a little extra care, your candle can last much longer.  So whether you've received a lovely scented candle as a gift...
Are Soy wax candles...
We get asked all the time what the fuss is all about when it comes to soy candles - are they safe, are they vegan, are they toxic, do they burn faster and so on..  so we thought we would...