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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!


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.  

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. 

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:


lavender essential oil

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


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

lime candle

Benefits of Lime essential oil:


  • supports positivity

  • great for immunity 

  • promotes a feeling of wellbeing


Botanical name: Citrus aurantifolia

Plant part: Peel

Extraction method: Cold pressed


Strength of aroma: Medium

Aromatic scent: Crisp, fresh and sweet

mandarin candle

Benefits of Mandarin essential oil:

  • good for anxiety

  • calming

  • can alleviate insomnia

  • possesses healing properties

Wild crafted Mandarin

Botanical name: Citrus nobilis

Plant part: Crude fruit peel

Extraction method: Cold pressing


Strength of aroma: Light

Aromatic scent: intense, sweet, fresh scent characteristic of citrus fruit


Benefits of Cedarwood essential oil:

  • stress relief

  • improved focus

  • natural antiseptic properties


Botanical name: Cedarus atlantica

Plant part: Wood

Extraction method: Steam distilled


Strength of aroma: Medium - Strong

Aromatic scent: Sweet and woody


Benefits of Rosemary essential oil:

  • can aid memory

  • helps the brain to function

  • has antioxidant properties


Botanical name: Rosmarinus officinalis CT verbenone

Plant part: Herb

Extraction method: Steam

Origin: France

Note: Top

Strength of aroma: Medium to strong

spearmint essential oil candles

Benefits of Spearmint essential oil:

  • alleviates fatigue

  • can help with headaches and migraines

  • can help with nervousness

  • aids relaxation


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

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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


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

thyme candle

Benefits of Thyme essential oil:


  • cleansing

  • calms the nerves

  • strengthens memory and concentration

  • stimulates the mind

Wild Crafted Thyme

Botanical name: thymus vulgaris

Note: Middle

Strength of aroma:Medium

Aromatic scent: fresh, herbaceous, medicinal scent. Sharp and warming

basil candle

Benefits of Basil essential oil:


  • is uplifting 

  • can help eliminate odours in the home

  • can help with mental alertness

  • can improve fatigue


Botanical name: Ocimum basilicum

Plant part: Leaves and flowers

Extraction method: steam distilled

Note: Top

Origin: Italy

Strength of aroma: strong

Aromatic scent: Clear, herbaceous and light refreshing with a faint balsamic woody backnote and a lasting sweetness.

geranium candle

Benefits of Geranium essential oil:


  • stress reliever

  • balances hormones

  • uplifts the mood

  • can lessen fatigue

  • promotes emotional wellness


Botanical name: Pelargonium graveolens

Plant part: Leaves and flowers

Extraction method: Steam distilled

Note: Middle

Strength of aroma:Strong

Aromatic scent: Sweet and herbaceous

lemongrass candle

Benefits of Lemongrass essential oil:

  • can help relieve headaches

  • can improve energy levels

  • a natural air freshener

  • reduces stress and anxiety


Botanical Name: Cymbopogon flexuosus

Plant Part: Leaves 

Extraction Method: Steam 


Aromatic Scent: Strong and herbacious

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