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 About Us

At Hestia's Flame Natural Candles, we hand make luxurious aromatherapy candles fr0m 100% soy wax and pure essential oils only. We also make non-toxic aromatherapy reed diffusers.


What is aromatherapy?

Aromatherapy is the use of the fragrant parts of aromatic plants to improve your health and general wellbeing. Essential oils, the compounds responsible for a plant's fragrance, offer a multitude of healing benefits in addition to their individual scents.


Our candles are formed from 100% soy wax which is natural and sustainable. Our scents are blended from pure essential oils, not synthetic perfumes, so they will be therapeutically beneficial as well as smell wonderful.  Our wicks are natural and our containers are tin or glass which are easily recycled.  We use the maximum amount of essential oils that the wax can support.  This means your candle will smell as strong at the end as it does when you first light it.


We are pleased to undertake bespoke orders if there is a scent you particularly desire or an area of your wellbeing you would like to enhance.



Hestia’s Flame Natural candles exists because I wanted an alternative to the petrochemical/synthetically scented candles that flood the marketplace because these are detrimental to health and the environment.

I had been interested in/studying aromatherapy for a couple of decades so chose to use pure essential oils as scent and find a natural vegetable wax from which to form the candles.  And, basically, that’s what happened.  I couldn’t find anywhere to teach me how to make natural candles so I taught myself! 

Hestia’s Flame Natural Candles was launched in 2015 with a selection of aromatherapy container candles in 8 aromatherapy blends.  Sales are via this website, craft and gift fairs (contact us if you’d like to invite us to yours) and through our stockists and complementary therapists (please contact us if you’d like to stock our work).  Since then, the offering has grown to include soy pillar candles, aromatherapy reed diffusers and refills and a further 10 aromatherapy blends.  My website cannot keep up with my creativity so it’s not all on here yet but keep watching and sign up to my mailing list for all the news!  We now offer a bespoke candle making service and teach candle making workshops.

Candle Club launched in 2018 and offers customers a monthly delivery of Hestia’s Flame Natural Candles and Reed Diffusers at a discount and a budget they can specify.  It’s popular and I love dreaming up these parcels for you; often they contain limited editions and exclusive products that aren’t available anywhere else yet.  Go here for more info.  

In 2018 I decided to formalise my learning and gained an ITEC diploma in Aromatherapy and became a practicing aromatherapist, not just working with scent but offering hands on practice too – see my therapy site for more on that and the other therapies I practice.

My fascination with scent and “perfumery with purpose” led me to train as a Perfumer with the Cotswold Perfumery and now I offer this as a bespoke service, working with natural materials only.

Recently, the Hestia’s Flame shop has grown to bring you Wise Woman Wellbeing Gift Boxes, Incense and Crystal Facial Rollers.  There’s Weleda natural health and skincare to complement your natural candles too.  I use these wonderful organic products in my treatments and in my household and as a Weleda Wellbeing Advisor I’m trained to advise you on the range and can offer you exclusive discounts you cannot access in the shops.  Feel free to contact me if you’d like some help –

Sophia Russell MFHT

Proprietress Hestia’s Flame Natural Candles, Aromatherapist and Perfumer

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