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Lyss and Vay Candle Co.

We are crushing hard on these deeply luxurious, non-toxic, eco-friendly scented candles that are hand made locally in Northampton with sustainability in mind.

Lyss and Vay Candles Northampton

There’s nothing lovelier than lighting a beautiful scented candle on a dark winter’s evening for all the cosy vibes, but hygge goes right out of the window if your votive’s giving off nasty fumes and leaving a carbon footprint that’s sootier than Santa’s boots.

Northampton based Janene Francis, who launched her sustainable candle, reed diffuser and wax melts business Lyss and Vay after discovering a passion for candle making as a lockdown hobby, knew that she wanted to create something that would bring good vibes only and that meant leaving out the nasty polluting toxins and carbon emissions.

Lyss and Vay Candles Northampton

So whilst these lovingly created candles speak for themselves in terms of divinely sophisticated fragrance (think Woodsage and Sea Salt, Black Plum and Rhubarb or Bas en Soie – oooh la la!), there’s more to it than heavenly scents.

Lyss and Vay is born out of a genuine passion, which of course means that Janene has really infused her core beliefs into the business and sustainability is no small part of that. With young children, Janene wanted to create something that was safe to burn around them and have minimal impact on the environment, and this why soy wax was the way forward. Each candle is hand made using 100% plant-based soy wax, which is free from synthetic additives, paraffin or phthalates (toxic chemicals found in plastics).

All the packaging is also completely biodegradable, recyclable and re-usable too and the packing peanuts are made from a biodegradable starch that dissolves in water. The classic glass vessels can also be easily repurposed in the home for all sorts of things (make-up brush holder, mini plant pot…), just wash out your jar and hey-presto.

Lyss and Vay Candles Northampton

So not only is your candle plastic free, but you can relax in the knowledge that it’ll be filling your home with gorgeous fragrance and absolutely no nasties. What’s not to love? We are in raptures over the warming Gingerbread scent from the new Winter Range.

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