About The Scented Candle Studio
Hi there. My name is Angie Waudby and I am the owner/creator of The Scented Candle Studio and Bea Loves products. I am an Aromatherapist and Gardener/Plantswoman of many years and during that time I have gained an extensive knowledge of essential oils and plant species. It never ceases to amaze me how a garden develops into a glorious setting for wildlife when it is ecologically balanced with natural plantings.
I am most fortunate to have a large garden which has been established over the last 14 years from a blank canvas. At times our Holderness clay soil has been very challenging but with constant mulching and care we can grow many wonderful perennials, shrubs and trees needing very little attention.
Become close to nature
I feel a garden large or small is a haven of peace and contemplation where you can lose yourself, become at one with nature and forget your troubles and difficult times. Then you can re-emerge back into daily life feeling refreshed and revitalised. 2020 has certainly been a year where we have needed such benefits for our own mental health and wellbeing.
Plants teach us lessons in life, how to enjoy simple things, smell beautiful scents, appreciate shades and hues of colours and eat healthily by growing our own food. They also teach us about wildlife and how important this is to our lives so we all can live side by side in a natural environment in peace and tranquillity.
My greatest enjoyment has been the arrival of Bees into my garden. My Grandad, Percy Cartwright kept Bees in his fruit orchard in Kilburn, a quaint village nestled under the famous ‘White Horse’ in North Yorkshire. I can remember with fondness his many white WBC traditional hives and take pride that I have followed in his footsteps.
My bees are now in their 5th year and it is with so much pleasure I walk daily most mornings to see and experience the energy from the several hives that we have here in rural Halsham, Yorkshire.
The paddock where they are cited is currently filled with mature Birch and Prunus trees. Their leaves have now fallen in late Autumn, revealing ornamental and decorative bark stems. As the morning sun emerges the temperature lifts, the worker bees are still flying from the hives, seeking pollen to top up their winter stores.
Holistic Intuitive & Healer
I have always had an interest in esoteric energy and have worked as an Aromatherpist, Holistic Intuitive and Healer for the last 20 years. I have been making essential oils candles for some time which I find so relaxing and rewarding with such therapeutic benefits. Therefore I felt inspired to create a range of candles with Laura my daughter- in- law, who has a passion for fine, luxury home scent and promote the message of the Honey Bee.
Our logo depicts that image and is named Bea Loves after my grandaughter Beatrice now 4 years old. Laura and I love good old “Yorkshire Value for Money”. I adore making lovely things and selling them at affordable prices so they can be for everyone to try and enjoy. It is part of our Yorkshire blood.
We have zero waste here and all packaging etc is recycled responsibly.
Our artisan candle studio is where everything is hand made with great love and pride by our small team. My great grandfather Robert Thompson the craftsman known as ‘The Mouseman’ was a believer of Industry in quiet places, where local people were employed with respect. Men were trained as craftsmen for life and the workplace was part of the village community for all to enjoy. This successful ethos still continues today at Kilburn.
Since the birth of Bea Loves in July 2017 the business has gradually expanded. Grandad Percy always said “One step at a time Lass”. The business has now moved from my kitchen into a super new work studio converted from a large log cabin situated in the garden. Here we can expand our candlemaking (chandling) and I have my own office space!
With lovely views into the garden, from our workplace we can watch for the many species of Bumble Bees we see and listen for the Honey Bees working fastidiously gathering pollen.
Please follow the Bea blog and in The Potting Shed for informative garden ideas. Lots more to appear soon including Bea Loves Honey!
Angie, Laura & Beatrice x