How Asana Candles came to be...
One woman, one mission, a whole lot of love.
Hi! My name is Katie and I am the owner and founder of Asana Candles. I've always loved candles, and due to my autism, I struggle a lot with sensory overload. This means I get really overwhelmed with too many sights, sounds, smells and physical sensations. One of the best ways I learnt to deal with this was through scented candles, and when I discovered you can make your own candles (thanks Gwen!), I couldn't wait to get started. I bought a starter kit online and absolutely loved it. From there, over the next year, my skills and love for candle making grew massively. It became a sort of therapy and I would spend all my spare time perfecting my skills, trying out new scents, wicks, and methods. Fast forward to today, I have my own brand that I've created from scratch, and I absolutely love the whole process from design to packaging. Now, I get to share my creations with all of you lovely people!
Why we love soy wax
All our candles are made with soy wax. While most candles are made with paraffin wax, here at Asana we have chosen soy - not only for its excellent scent throw (so your room smells amazing) but also because of it's environmental benefits.
Soy wax is completely vegan and cruelty-free (a bit like the soy vegan alternatives in food!). It is made from the oil of soybeans and is a completely renewable resource. It is also carbon-neutral, so you can relax in the knowledge that your candle is not harming the planet.
Unlike paraffin and other waxes, soy wax is clean burning. This means it doesn't release any harmful products like toxins, carcinogens and pollutants. This means it's hypoallergenic and safe for your skin and respiratory system.
Soy wax also burns much more slowly than paraffin - meaning your candle can last up to twice as long! Good for the planet, good for your bank balance!
As well as taking care of what we put into our candles, we use as eco-friendly packaging as possible.
There's no bubble wrap or other harmful packing fillers - we use the best quality, eco-friendly protection for your candles for their journey to your door. We also don't tape up the packages, but instead, use biodegradable twine.