Handmade candles Candlemad
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Candle-Mad designed out of a love for candles and adding a fun (mad) twist to the candle industry.

We were always determined to create luxury and natural products but also affordable and fun.

Each handmade  candle and wax melt are hand poured in Derbyshire and we only use soy wax and wicks that are vegan friendly, cruelty free and natural.

All of the oils used are vegan friendly, phthalate and paraben free.

The packaging is recyclable and eco friendly and there are lots of ways that you can reuse your candle tins for example plants and storage containers.

We have incorporated Pop Art from the 50's and 60's into the designs as we love the tongue in cheek designs to bring a smile to your face and some fun into your homes.

All of our soy candles and melts are handmade with gorgeous scents to transport you to your favourite places, to calm and restore or to uplift and give you a boost.

Perfect for the end of each day, pjs on, fairy lights twinkling, candle glowing...and relax!

" YOU'RE MAD, BONKERS, Completely off your head, But I'll tell you a secret , All the best people are" - Alice in Wonderland

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Hi, I'm Rachael... and I have an obsession with buying candles and wax melts hence the name "Candle-Mad"!

Born and raised in Derbyshire, I live with my husband (John) son (Alfie) and 2 cockapoos (Sophie and Bonnie)

I like to have fun and not take life too seriously in fact my husband would say "I am a little mad"

My background is in retail, sales and accounts however I have always wanted to explore my design and creativity side.

Since turning 40 and feeling unfulfilled in my career I decided it was time to focus on my passions and build a business doing something I love... along came lockdown 1 and this was the perfect time to start up Candle-Mad.

If anything good comes out of the pandemic and the situation that we find ourselves in it is to follow your dreams.

Each of my handmade in Derbyshire products have their own story and I would love to share them with you to remind you of your own special memories.

I would like to create a community of candle lovers and a safe place to feel inspired by each other and to bring a little fun into everybody's home.


"We're all mad here" - Alice in Wonderland