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Floral scented handmade Soy Candles

New Product Alert! 🚨 ‘An English Garden’ 💐 Handmade Soy Candles

At last, after many months of development. I have finally launched the most beautifully scented soy candles you are gonna have a whiff of this year. Inspired by ‘The English Garden’ theme for my pop-up event in Studio Nine on Totnes high-street. These vegan soy candles are a Collection of floral and fruity goodness each in an individual handmade, wheel-thrown and piped pot.

Firstly, I threw these adorable little vase vessels on the potter’s wheel with hand-piped decoration adorning each one. Then, they are glazed in a lovely, smooth, satin white glaze and an array of colourful oh-so-glossy glazes. Before they are each hand-poured with high-quality fragranced soy candle wax. Also each handmade candle is protected with a handmade (from recycled paper) dust cover.

ceramic handmade Soy candles fresh fruity and floral fragrances in shop on table
Introduction of Soy candles at Studio Nine Pop Up Event | June 2022
Style 1 – Piped Spots
Style 2 – Piped Ribbon

Finally, once you have melted your candle to the bottom, just remove the remaining candle wick and wipe the inside with some kitchen roll or tissue. Then you have a stunning mini vase for tiny bouquets or maybe a pen pot for the office.

Priced at an Exclusive introductory price of only £22.

The 10 Scents:

Rhubarb & Blackberry

A delicious fruity blend, this is perfect for those with a sweet tooth but who also want a bit of sharpness. Rhubarb and blackberry with a hint of vanilla. This smells like the world’s best crumble.

delicious pie with rhubarb
bowl of blackberries

top notes: fruity, rhubarb, apple, red berries

heart notes: rhubarb, strawberry

base notes: sweet, creamy, vanilla, custard

Plum, Rose & Patchouli

This one is beautifully fruit, floral and a little bit earthy. It also has a little bit of sweetness from the tonka bean, plum and vanilla; and citrus from the orange and bergamot.

high angle view of fruit bowl of plums on table
selective focus photography of pink rose flowers

Top Notes: Plum, Cassis, Rose, Bergamot, Orange

Heart Notes: Black Cherry, Prune, Cinnamon, Clove, Nutmeg

Base Notes: Patchouli, Vanilla, Tonka Bean, sweet, Musk

Sweet Pea

This beautiful strictly floral scent, if you’re not familiar, with this gardener’s favourite is similar to orange blossom and hyacinth, with a hint of rose.

blooming sweet pea bouquet in vase with water

Top Notes: sweet pea, rose, hyacinth, jasmine

Base Notes: woods and vanilla

Pear & Freesia

If I had to have a favourite (but lets be honest – they all are my fave!), it would be this one. Sweet, citrus, woody, floral – this fragranced soya candle has it all and perfectly balanced to radiate throughout your home. You’re welcome.

close up photo of bunch of pears
freesia flowers in a vase

Top Notes: bergamot, lemon and pear

Heart Notes: magnolia, orchid, rose, Muguet

Base Notes: musk, amber, patchouli

Peony & Suede

A charming scent of  exquisite peonies in voluptuous bloom. Flirtatious and seductive, with the juicy bite of red apple and the opulence of jasmine, rose, and carnation. All mingling to become sensually soft like blush suede.

close up of pink peony flowers

Top notes: peony, red apple, aqueous

Heart notes: rose, jasmine, carnation

Base notes: violet, plum, musks, patchouli, dry amber


The classic! Sweet Vanilla but with notes of nutty spicy nutmeg; hints of florals and hint of woodsy musk.

vanilla bottle for baking

Top notes: Madagascan vanilla pod, nutmeg

Heart Notes: florals

Base Notes: nuts, woods, musk

Raspberry & Peppercorn

This handmade soya candle holds the sharp and spicy scent of peppercorn; and the sweet and tartness of raspberries makes this lovely combination for this fragrance. Both woodsy, sweet and floral this is a great choice for the home.

healthy red fruits raspberries sweet
small heap of pepper on white surface

Top Notes: Raspberry, Black Pepper, Pink Pepper, Rose

Heart Notes: Whiteflowers, Jasmine, Vetivert

Base Notes: Musk, Amber

Blackberry & Bay

Both fruity and musky from the blackberry and herbal notes from the bay similar in scent to oregano or thyme. Also come in the beautiful floral notes from rose, geranium and muguet. This is a lovely strong but balanced fragrance.

bowl of blackberries
lush bay leaves of evergreen laurus nobilis tree growing in garden

Top notes: blackberry leaves and blackcurrant buds

Heart notes: rose, geranium, muguet and bay

Base notes: musk, sandalwood

Sea Salt & Driftwood

Something a bit different here and a definite favourite for myself and many others. A floral marine scent from refreshing notes of seaweed and green algae livened by a fresh coastal breeze and enhanced by touches of cyclamen and water lily. At the base of the fragrance, sparkling salt crusted driftwood is warmed by amber, patchouli and musk.

photo of seashells on driftwood
macro photography of crystal salt

Top Notes: Ozone, Seaweed

Heart Notes: Cyclamen, Waterlily

Base Notes: Driftwood, Amber, Patchouli, Musk

Lavender, Chamomile & Vanilla

This handmade soya candle holds a sensual and calming blend of french lavender, chamomile and lavender. This scent is great to burn for a calming setting, with floral notes of lavender, lilac, chamomile; fruity from coconut and peach and woodsy scent from cedarwood.

purple petal flowers lavender focus photograph
closeup photo of white daisy chamomile flowers
vanilla bottle baking

top notes: coconut, peach

heart notes: lavender, lilac, chamomile

base notes: cedarwood, vanilla

Remember to follow safety instructions labelled on the bottom of each one of the handmade soy candles.

By Christina Goodall

Find out more

Follow me on Instagram at Christina Goodall Ceramics and Margo Margo Jewellery to see the process of making my ceramics.

Also Christina’s handmade stoneware pottery made on the potters wheel is available to browse on this site. Read here for more information on how Christina Goodall Ceramics pottery is made.

Christina makes all her ceramics in small batches from her studio in Torquay, Devon. Unlike mass-produced ceramics, Christina’s handmade pottery is unique in its design and production.  She has a degree in Fine Art Sculpture from UAL which led her into ceramics. Christina then moved back to her hometown and began her business by assisting in pottery studios, teaching pottery workshops and producing her own ceramics.

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The 10 Best Summer Garden Gifts

The Summer is nearly here and it’s probably the Gardeners’ favourite time of the year. Right? I mean all the flowers blooming, the fragrant roses and sweet peas and all that luscious summer vegetables ready to harvest. Not to mention, what’s better than sitting in a garden with the sun beaming and the little birds are tweeting with a nice cold cider. Ahh sounds like heaven, right? Well here are the 10 best Summer Garden gifts to give to garden enthusiast loved-ones in your life so they feel extra special this summer.

1. Birth Flower Seed Box Set

Oh So Cherished

What is more lovely than gifting someone their very own birth flower to grow? It comes with a personalised terracotta pot and tray; engraved plant tag, a packet of seeds and some compacted soil. This is an all-in-one and very personal garden gift perfect for your green-fingered friends and family.


Birth flower seed box set garden gifts

2. Personalised Name Bean Seeds


These really are magic beans! Well, they don’t grow into a giant bean stalk but instead a personalised bean stalk. Which if you ask me, is still pretty cool.

Just place these special beans in soil and watch the name grow up on the bean. Each bean is also engraved with a smiley face on the opposite side. Easy to grow – the perfect garden gift! These beans would be adorable gifts for children wanting to learn more about nature and how things grow.

From £6

personalised name bean seeds

3. Zen Tabletop Garden

Idyll Home

The purpose of a zen garden in Japanese culture was apparently for buddhist monks to meditate from. Now a little more popular in the West, this cute little Zen garden is perfect for that loved one always looking for products to help with their mental health and clarity. I feel like this product would be a great anxiety-reducing activity by raking sand into patterns, the placement of smooth pebbles and growing a small plant to place in your mini Zen Garden. This tabletop version is small enough for tiny flats with not much room or garden.


zen sand tabletop garden

4. Mini Greenhouse Herb Garden Grow Kit

Gift Republic

This is another perfect gift for anyone living in a flat and wanting to try their hand at gardening. With this adorable mini Greenhouse, you can grow a selection of herbs on your windowsill or brighten up your desk in a home office.


mini greenhouse herb garden grow kit garden gift

5. Personalised Copper Tool Set


A beautiful and stylish set of the gardener essentials – this is a copper set of fork and spade with optional trowel. Wonderfully good quality and handy, marked in centimetres and inches to dig the appropriate depth for your beloved plants.

The added bonus of copper being anti-rust, and it might well beautifully patina with age. And also it would make a wonderful gift by personalising the set with person’s name to add that extra special touch.


personalised copper tool set garden gifts

6. Harvesting Basket

all things Brighton beautiful

An attractive vintage-style wire basket for any vegetable gardeners plentiful harvest. Or it would be ideal to carry freshly cut flowers from the garden into the home.

Adding a rustic country style to the home, this basket would be an ideal gift for a keen gardener loved-one.


harvesting wire basket garden gift

7. Personalised Gardener’s Seed Box

Clouds and Currents

This personalised seed box would make a lovely garden gift for anyone with keen interest in planting from seed and needing organisation of their collection.

Made by hand in their Essex workshop, Clouds and Currents creates these beautiful keep-sake customisable seed boxes.

Inside each garden box is four carefully engraved wooden dividers displaying the titles; ‘Veg’, ‘Herbs’, ‘Flowers’ alongside one left blank for you to personalise yourself.


personalised gardeners seed box garden gift

8. Galvanised Watering Can

The Forest & Co

A sleek chic watering can? Yes here it is! And this Powder coated steel (in black or green) is a much more eco-friendly alternative to the plastic version and is the perfect addition in the climate-conscious gardener’s toolshed.

The beautiful brass rose adds a stylish touch and ease of pouring. With a capacity of 10 litres it will be easy to perk up your garden foliage on a warm day.


black galvanised watering can

9. Cast Iron Squirrel Twine Dispenser with Scissors


Made from sturdy cast iron and featuring a cute perched squirrel figurine, this practical string dispenser is the perfect accessory for the keen gardener. Complete with a handy pair of mini scissors, the twine holder comes with a roll of jute string for a variety of tasks around the home and garden. 

To refill the dispenser, simply unscrew the squirrel decoration to the top of the string storage holder, remove the flat topper, replace the twine roll, and then screw the squirrel back into place.


cast iron squirrel twine dispenser with scissors

10. Handmade Ceramic Bird House

Christina Goodall Ceramics

The perfect garden gift for wildlife enthusiasts! Handmade by myself! Thrown on a potters wheel and glazed in a smooth buttery satin white glaze. Perfect to hang on a nail or screw on a garden wall. Just put some bird feed in and watch little birds flock to have some garden grub. And soon enough you will hopefully have a little bird nesting inside.

Comes in a plain style or piped dots decorated style.

Christina Goodall ceramics handmade ceramic bird house in white garden gift


By Christina