We love a good candle here at Luxe. But then again, who doesn’t? Whether your heart belongs to fresh, floral fragrances or hypnotic woody scents, a few flickering candles, with their relaxing, slow-burning powers, are enough to not only enrich your home, but a little bit of your soul as well. And that’s exactly what Time Organics’ luxury range does – they lift you up.
The business is the baby of local businesswoman and self-confessed candle fanatic, Kelly Griffiths, who, after 20 years spent working in the beauty industry alongside some of the world’s biggest skincare houses, decided to go it alone as a twinkling candle designer back in December 2015.
“When I found myself going through a tough time in my personal life, one of my little comforts, I found, was my candles,” says Kelly. “I would light them at the end of the day to help me relax and unwind. And it was then that I thought, ‘wouldn’t be great to create my own range?’”
“For as long as I can remember, I’ve had a fascination with lotions, potions and anything that smells good – anything that makes people feel good about themselves – and so candles felt like a natural go-to. I wanted to create natural and timeless products as a daily reminder to keep strong, stay positive and never give up when life challenges you.”
Working closely with her manufacturers, based in Hartlebury, today Kelly is the proud founder of Time Organics, which has seen her single-handedly design and develop 10 luxury candles (nine full-size beauties priced at £29.50 each and one gift set – ‘A Gift of Time’ – containing three minis for £32.50), inspired by her want and desire to fill her home with sublime scents that were not only long-lasting, but also 100 per cent natural.
Kelly uses only natural and, where possible, organic ingredients, making her luxury burners, certified vegan, free of nasties such as paraffins and petroleum and mineral waxes.
She also says no to artificial perfumes. Instead, Time Organics candles are made with blends of pure essential oils, grown in an ethically-responsible environment, to ensure clean fumes only.
“We already live in a polluted world,” says Kelly. “So why inhale yet more toxic chemicals in our own homes? I’m really passionate about producing only the purest, most natural wax candles – high quality products that cause as little impact on the environment, and our own health, as possible.”
Created with a mixture of natural substances – things like soy-based materials and rapeseed waxes and oils – they also last longer (up to 30 to 50 per cent) than your standard paraffin candles. Pick up a full-size (235g) and it’ll burn for up to 50 hours.
Fragrance-wise, there’s something for everyone – whether you’re a fan of the most delicate of scents, or the headiest.
Need uplifting? Try Invigorate – a zingy blend of lime, basil and mandarin to awaken the senses.
Fancy something a little more floral? Go for Eternity, with its notes of freesia, rose and lily, or Purity, made with English lavender and vetiver.
There are Exotic and Desire, too, both on the deeper side, made with aromatic spices, creamy vanilla, berries, seductive pomegranate and passionflower.
Or, if you prefer things sweeter or a little more spa-like, Harmony, Embrace or Adore are your winners, packed with soothing, easy-on-the-nose ingredients, such as ylang ylang, lavender, patchouli and amber.
“The name ‘Time’ means something to everyone for whatever reason or purpose,” says Kelly.
“Everyone needs their own time – it’s the greatest gift – and I’d like to think that my customers will discover a favourite somewhere in the collection and use it to enhance their personal time at home.”
2017 is set to be Time Organics’ best year yet, as Kelly will soon be setting the wheels in motion to introduce new lines, as well as the launch of a new three-wick candle, a special herbal cushion to promote bette sleep and even a limited-edition scent especially for Christmas.
In the spirit of gift-giving, a new service will also soon be added to the company’s website, giving customers the option to include a personalised message – up to around 150 characters – when purchasing online.
“I’m incredibly excited to see what the future has in store for Time Organics,” says Kelly. “My aim is to continue making fuss-free, eco-friendly products that stand out in the market place for their high quality materials, safe ingredients, luxury design and sophisticated scents. I am so passionate about making them – and I hope my customers continue to love them as much as I do.”
For more information, or to shop, visit timeorganics.co.uk
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