Introducing your May box ‘Take time to drift away…’
Meet your May Maker
Introducing Becky, the creative mind behind Hampshire Wick, a flourishing candle making business founded in 2021. What started as a lockdown hobby, quickly turned into a full-time career.
A love of candles and a desire to eliminate the odour from her lovely Labrador Aero, led her to start experimenting with candle making, and now she runs her business from a converted garage workshop in Clanfield, Hampshire. With big plans for the future, including expanding into commercial premises, hiring staff, and eventually dreams of opening her own shop.
Wicks inside my box
This May we present to you ‘Sea salt & Driftwood’ housed in a beautiful frosted glass vessel with a clean monochrome label. Containing 100% soy wax and a cotton wick.
Transport your mind to the coast with this crisp fragrance of sparkling sea salt. Picture dipping your feet into the fresh cool ocean as the sunlight soaks into your skin. Refreshing notes of seaweed float along with wooden aromas of earthy driftwood, amber, and patchouli. Exquisitely combined with touches of cyclamen and water lily to evoke the soothing ambiance of the beach. Let’s get into the benefits of May’s scent…
- Top notes of sparkling sea salt, a great scent to naturally improve your wellness routine, helping reduce stress and anxiety levels.
- Followed by seaweed a deeply relaxing, restorative, and calming scent.
- All balanced beautifully with the sweet floral fragrance of cyclamen and water lily both known for alleviating negative feelings and increasing happiness.
Wash all your worries away with this month’s scent.
The wax facts
The Little One | 200ml | 35 hr burn time | RRP £20
The Bigger One | 300ml | 45 hr burn time | RRP £25
To shop the ‘Sea salt & Driftwood’ candle click HERE
Your little something extra
This month we bring to you a rosemary and sage soap with Cambrian Blue Clay, this soap is packed with homegrown botanicals perfectly gentle for the face, body and hands. Offering a mild exfoliating feel, combined with a rich, luxurious lather. Loaded with revitalising vitamins and minerals designed to balance the skin.
Chalke Valley Soaps is a small family-run business offering 100% natural handmade soaps, bath salts and eco-conscious gifts. Chalke Valley are passionate in looking after our beautiful planet and take pride in creating sustainable, zero-waste products, delivered in plastic-free packaging.
Escape with that spa like feeling at home with this luxury handmade soap and seaside scent, and create calm.
To shop Chalke Valley click HERE
It’s time to meet your maker
How long has your brand been going/ is it full time or do you do other things?
Hampshire Wick was launched in March 2021 after a lockdown hobby turned serious! I have worked part time at a college up until last month, when I resigned to take the business full time. I am also a mum to 7 and 2 year old girls who keep me very busy!
Where in the UK are you based and what space do you use for your ‘workshop’?
We are based in Clanfield, a small village in Hampshire, about 10 miles north of Portsmouth. This year, we converted our garage into a workshop to run the business from, but since then have just grown to fill it! So we will be looking for new premises soon I think.
What inspired you to start making candles? Do you have a passion that has been embedded in your brand?
I have always been a big lover of candles, having one lit in every room at all times to try and mask the scent of our Labrador, Aero! So I thought I would have a go at making my own in lockdown and it has just grown and grown into what Hampshire Wick is today!
What do you love about our featured scent?
I love that Iggy box has chosen to feature our ‘ Sea Salt and Driftwood’ fragrance as it is representative of our location on the south coast. For me, you can’t beat that fresh sea breeze!
There are so many scents you can choose to make…How do you go about choosing for your collection?
I find it really difficult to choose the scents which we add to our range, I end up ordering so many samples and trying out hundreds. I have to really love a fragrance myself to be able to sell it to my customers, if I am not totally in love with it, it won’t be added to our range!
What has been your proudest moment since starting out?
My proudest moments have been seeing our candles in the hands of celebrities including Giovanna Fletcher and Gemma Atkinson!
Do you have a fun fact or anecdote about your brand?
Fred Dineage is one of our customers, and he likes our Lime Cooler fragrance.
Do you have any specific ambitions or goals for the business?
My goal for next year is to move the business out of our garage and into a commercial premises, and maybe grow it to a point where I can employ some staff to help me with the pouring and packing side of things, to allow me time to grow the business further. I dream about having a shop front some day, too!
Do you have any charitable or environmental partnerships we should know about to share?
No partnerships as such, but all of our packaging is recyclable, reusable and totally environmentally friendly. This is one of our brand values.
Is there anything that you believe makes your brand different or stand out?
I believe that our clean monochrome branding helps our brand to stand out, and also our customers love how all of our packaging is eco-friendly.
This month’s box will transport you to a serene shore, with crashing waves and the sweet sound of seagulls singing. The perfect mesmerising marine scent to get you in the mood for summer. Enjoy and happy Burning Iggy Boxers 🌊✨