Scented candles made with essential oils

Loving essential oils

Essential oils are a big part of our candle making.  In fact, here at Cotswold Pure, we absolutely LOVE essential oils.  We avoid obscure ingredients in our scented candles and prefer simply made candles which contain only two ingredients: renewable soy wax and pure essential oils.  There are no synthetic fragrances around here thank you very much:)


The ingredients we use in our scented candles are always as pure and natural as they can be.  It is possible to buy cheaper fragrance oils (which are synthetically made) but we prefer pure essential oils.  Pure essential oils are more expensive to produce and therefore to buy but we think it's worth it.  Simplicity and purity once again is best.


The power of essential oils are amazing.  Did you know that Lemon essential oil makes a good natural cleaning product in the kitchen and Lavender essential oil can help treat bites and stings.  Just dab it on the bite directly.  Essential oils have been around for many years and are here to stay.  People are appreciating more and more the natural power of plants and essential oils. 


In our candles, we love trying out new scent combinations.  Here are some of our favourite essential oils we are using this year in our beautiful, botanical candles.  The essential oils selected in our Rosemary and Spearmint candle are especially chosen to be grounding and provide focus.  Geranium and Lavender essential oil are chosen for balance, mood and relaxation.  The essential oils selected in our Lime, Basil and Mandarin candle are especially chosen for positivity, wellbeing and to calm the senses.   The benefits and combinations of scents are endless.  Why not give them a try and let us know what you think.

Saying no to artificial fragrances

Here are the facts behind some of our essential oils used in our candles.



Botanical name: Lavandula angustifolia

Plant part: Flower head

Extraction method: Steam distilled


Strength of aroma: Medium

Aromatic scent: Sweet, floral, herbaceous aroma with balsamic-woody undertones



Botanical name: Rosmarinus officinalis CT verbenone

Plant part: Herb

Extraction method: Steam

Origin: France

Note: Top

Strength of aroma: Medium to strong

Wild Mint Candles


Botanical name:Mentha spicata

Plant Part:Flower Head

Extraction Method:Steam


Strength of aroma: Medium

Aromatic Scent:Spearmint has a fresh minty smell reminiscent of Peppermint. The major difference is that Spearmint oil is sweeter, and not as harsh



Botanical name: Citrus bergamia

Plant part: Crude fruit peel

Extraction method: Cold press

Note: Middle

Origin: Italy

Strength of aroma:Medium

Aromatic scent: Citrus, yet fruity and sweet with a warm spicy floral quality



Botanical name: Pelargonium graveolens

Plant part: Leaves and flowers

Extraction method: Steam distilled

Note: Middle

Strength of aroma:Strong

Aromatic scent: Sweet and herbaceous



Botanical Name: Cymbopogon flexuosus

Plant Part: Leaves 

Extraction Method: Steam 


Aromatic Scent: Strong and herbacious

Essential oil benefits


Cotswold Pure's scented candles harness the power of plants and essential oils.  They are pretty powerful.  Take a look  at the amazing benefits of these essential oils:


Benefits of Rosemary essential oil:

  • can aid memory

  • helps the brain to function

  • has antioxidant properties


Benefits of Spearmint essential oil:

  • alleviates fatigue

  • can help with headaches and migraines

  • can help with nervousness

  • aids relaxation

Benefits of Geranium essential oil:


  • stress reliever

  • balances hormones

  • uplifts the mood

  • can lessen fatigue

  • promotes emotional wellness


Benefits of Lavender essential oil:


  • can improve sleep

  • can relieve pain

  • reduces stress and anxiety

  • helps the wonderful brain to function 

  • has powerful antioxidants

  • can help with headaches

Benefits of Lime essential oil:


  • supports positivity

  • great for immunity 

  • promotes a feeling of wellbeing


Benefits of Basil essential oil:


  • is uplifting 

  • can help eliminate odours in the home

  • can help with mental alertness

  • can improve fatigue


Benefits of Mandarin essential oil:

  • good for anxiety

  • calming

  • can alleviate insomnia

  • possesses healing properties

Benefits of Thyme essential oil:


  • cleansing

  • calms the nerves

  • strengthens memory and concentration

  • stimulates the mind

Benefits of Bergamot essential oil:


  • creates feelings of freshness and joy

  • can help with depression

  • uplifts the mood

  • energising

  • can help with relaxation

  • soothes the nerves

  • helps with anxiety and stress

  • can help eliminate odours in the home


Benefits of Lemongrass essential oil:

  • can help relieve headaches

  • can improve energy levels

  • a natural air freshener

  • reduces stress and anxiety

Benefits of Orange essential oil:

  • uplifting

  • anti-depressant

  • calms the senses


Benefits of Clove essential oil:

  • immunity boosting qualities

  • natural remedy for fighting off colds


Benefits of Cinnamon essential oil:

  • fights free radicals

  • natural aphrodisiac

  • antioxidant

  • grounding and relaxing

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