The story behind Apothenie began many years ago...
As sisters-in-law living in England (Nichola) and Canada (Stephanie), we bonded over our mutual belief in working to live a clean and healthy lifestyle wherever possible.
After many years of sharing stories, recipes, ideas and products that lend themselves to this, it dawned on us that it would make sense to collaborate and create a product together that not only matched this lifestyle and health beliefs; but also nurtured our creative sides. Out of the discovery that many of the candle products currently available to us contain synthetically derived and potentially harmful ingredients, the idea to try to produce a safer and cleaner burning product was born!
The result is the beautiful collection you see here (albeit after much testing, trial and error and a load of very valued feedback from family and friends). This range of carefully curated scented candles uses only EcoSoy vegetable based wax, a clean burning cotton and paper wick and 100% natural essential oils, all presented in a luxury glass jar, which can either be refilled or repurposed in any number of ways.
It is our firm belief that if you choose a scented candle to light in your home, then you should have the option of a clean burning candle with pure and natural ingredients. All of our candles are free from paraffin wax, palm wax, lead, chemical fragrance oils and dyes.
Our focus as a company is to give people a healthier, cleaner and more sustainable candle option and so we try our hardest to continually source the cleanest and most pure ingredients we can find. By doing this we can ensure we are confident that the product we are offering meets our clean burning expectations.
Here is some info on what we use so that you can be confident also:
This 100% plant based wax is extremely clean burning and stable. It is an all natural wax that is sustainable, renewable and biodegradable. It is free of pesticides and herbicide residue. No petroleum products in sight!
We source eco-friendly wicks for our candles that are natural and made from 100% cotton and paper. The wicks are pre waxed in natural wax and so are paraffin-free, contain no lead, zinc or other metals. They leave little to no soot and are non-toxic and biodegradable.
Natural Essential Oils
We source high grade, pure and natural essential oils that have a wonderful scent when blended. Essential oils are the purest form of scented oils as they are made from the distillation of rinds or natural materials with steam or water and so they contain no additives or chemicals.