Luxury Handmade Karm Candles
A company from Lancashire is setting the beauty therapy market alight with its unique range of handmade aromatherapy candles and home-scenting collections.
Based in Grimsargh, near Preston, Karm Candles brings together the expertise, passion and creativity of husband-and-wife team Mark and Phillippa.
Mark is a civil engineer by trade and has spent much of his career working all over the world on major engineering and infrastructure projects. Phillippa is a professional spa director. She opened her own spa over ten years’ ago and has a wealth of experience in the health and beauty industry.
It was Phillippa who first drew Mark into the complex craft of traditional candle-making. She is passionate about scented candles and regularly uses them in her work as an aromatherapist and beauty therapist, where many of the leading skincare brands she uses are also based on the principles of aromatherapy.
Mark quickly became hooked on the beauty, craftsmanship and sophisticated elegance of artisan candles. He undertook extensive candle-making training in the UK, before studying traditional candle-making techniques across Europe with some of the world’s best candle-makers.
Recognising that candles are part of daily life for an increasing number of people, transforming our environment, enlightening our mood and transporting us to a more relaxed place, he and Phillippa saw an opportunity to combine their two great loves. They brought together the best traditional candle-making techniques with the therapeutic benefits of natural aromatherapy oils.
Karm now produces some of the finest, luxury handmade candles on the market, all hand-poured in Lancashire. Every single one of its scented candles and reed diffusers has been meticulously selected, tested and refined, from the perfect combination of scents, oils and wick, right down to the exquisite packaging.
Each candle in the collection is extensively tested to ensure the right wick is used with the correct balance of essential oils and wax. The aim is to create the perfect wax pool, enabling the greatest scent throw and allowing just the right amount of aroma to fill the room. The fragrances themselves are created using an intricate blend of up to ten essential oils, chosen not only for their wonderful, clean aromas, but also for their aromatherapy properties.
One of the fundamental values that underpins the Karm ethos is the company’s absolute commitment to using only the finest natural wax blends and essential oils, obtained from sustainable natural sources. The duo firmly believe that avoiding the use of paraffin wax and other chemicals commonly used by other candle producers enhances the quality, sustainability and uniqueness of Karm.
Where to buy
Karm products are available to buy online and selected stockists
Contact Karm Candles
Visit the Karm Candles website
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