These highly scented Jar Candles are hand-poured exclusively for Blaze On. The mix of high-quality wax and natural cotton wicks make them both long lasting and clean burning. Though it is has been said, “They’re too pretty to burn”, if you do – you will love how they look and smell! When lit the bright wax sparkles to life like candy in a sun-filled sweetshop!
Thai Orchid is fittingly inspired by the tropical paradise of Thailand. Indulge in the free, happy side of yourself that comes out when you're in a tropical locale - this is what uninhibited relaxation feels like.
Blaze On is a Fairy Light & Candle brand started by former haute couture colourist, Lisa Durr and her West End performer, hubby, Blaise Durr. In the late 1990’s Lisa made a break from her runway lifestyle and headed for Asia, to search for a new way of life. She met her husband, Blaise in Koh Tao, Thailand and they traveled together for several years.
In tiny rural villages, deep in the mountains they encountered families coming together, to make traditional arts & crafts between their harvests. Artworks were made from the sustainably sourced materials and by-products of local crops and industries. Impressed by the quality & ethics of Thai workmanship, they started a sport-wear label, Climb-On, geared towards visitors to the climbing hotspot, Railay Beach in Southern Thailand. This name later evolved into Blaze On, when they pioneered their first fairy light and candle range.
In 2002 Lisa and Blaise made plans to return to London to start a family. Eager to grow the ethical production model further, they invited a small talented group of Thai friends to collaborate. In Summer 2002 the Blaze On brand was launched with the world’s first collection of all-year-round, ethically crafted fairy lights.
Today Blaze On light products are created in collaboration with 20 rural artisan teams in Thailand. Despite the company's significant growth, production still largely takes place in the homes of rural people. Most artisans are mums who work with Blaze On, between their harvests. As much as possible, designs continue to evolve from the by-products of local crops and industries. Traditionally these have included materials such as mulberry paper, silk, wicker and rubber leaf, giving their creations a wonderfully natural feel. As their catalogue has expanded, Blaze On has opted to weave more colour, sparkle & bling into their light products.
Popular Blaze On designs, such as their best-selling Enchanted Garden Fairy Lights, thriftily make use of off-cuts from Thailand's increasingly vibrant local textiles industry. This progressive symbiotic approach gives both rural & urban communities a second bite at the apple while promoting greater efficiency in the use of local resources.
In the long term it is hoped that these opportunities will not only keep local craft alive and evolving, but also provide the young in rural communities genuine options for their future. Income generated is very often invested in education, giving the young the choice to grow beyond their rural community. Providing work locally does however also offer, school leavers a real option to embrace a more traditional way of life.
Blaze On is an established UK lighting company committed to ethical trading and sustainable product development.
Designed by Lisa Durr & the Blaze On Artisan Collective.
Jar Candle Facts
Please note: Candles are handmade and colours may vary.
A great candle experience begins with proper candle car and maintenance. Here are some important burning tips for enjoying your Blaze On Jar Candle.
Extending the Life of Your Candle
Would you like to extend the life of your candle? As with all candles, the first burn is the most important. To begin, candles should bern one hour for every 1 inch of diameter or the actual candle size. Therefore, a Blaze On Jar Candle should burn a minimum of 2 hours to liquefy the entire top layer of wax. If the wax is not allowed to liquefy or melt from edge to edge of the jar, it will create a 'memory ring', especially if this is the first time the candle is lit. Once a candle has this 'memory ring', it will continue to tunnel and to burn that way for the life of the candle.
Candle Care & Safety
Candle safety is mostly about common sense. If you keep in mind that a candle is an open flame and take the proper precautions, then your candle burning experience will be pleasurable and safe.
To Remove Wax From: