News flash - project refill

Recently I've had a couple of people asking if I take back empty candle jars. The answer to that is yes - I need a bajillion jars to continuously test out new candles, so gimme. 


It's not always practical, is it? 

Maybe you've already forgot about the jars and they've been gathering dust in that drawer you put all your candles in (I know your type, you definitely have a designated drawer).

Or maybe you're on the ball and already have those empties popped into the recycling. But if you're like me, you will not be on the ball, and those jars will be in random drawers you hope no one ever opens. 

So here's the situation - you've gone through a few candles by now and have already repurposed a couple for your weird pebble collection (look, I'm not judging). Maybe you've recycled some. Maybe you've got the rest stashed on the top shelf of your hot press (wouldn't be me).

But you feel the urge again, that familiar voice that's howling...


You need another candle. It is simply impossible to go without your favourite for a day longer. Plus - it'll be good for the economy! 

But - you feel vaguely guilty about those jars piling up. It is evidence, one might say, of a borderline addiction, although I do prefer 'enthusiastic connoisseur' myself.

So what's the answer to all this, you might be wondering?

I gotchu friend, I gotchu. 

Here's the plan I've been hatching:


Aim - to refill candle jars so you can continue to enjoy your favourite scents without looking like some kind of hoarder.

Initial test period - March 1st to the end of May.

Details - locate me (probably at Clonmellon market), and stealthily hand over your bag of clinking jars. I'll label them with your details and give you an ETA on your refills.

I'll probably do a refill day once a week. I can then have them ready for you to pick up at the next regular market, or you can drop by for them here at HQ (Hen Quarters). 

For this test period I'll be refilling the following scents:

A Bloom at Dusk

A Feather on the Wind

A Cabin in the Woods


In both size jars. It'll be 10 euro for the smaller jars, and 20 for the big boi jars.

You don't have to clean them out or take labels off etc. I'm such a hero I'll do that for you.

If you can't make it to a market, or you'd prefer to ship the empty ones over - hang tight. I'm working on this option for the online store and it'll hopefully be implemented before the initial test period is over (end of May). In the meantime, hang on to those shipping boxes and reusable mailers! 

This is very much a work in progress project, so please bear with me while I iron out the details. I'm sure I'll be learning plenty as I go and I'll gladly take any suggestions you have on board.

Ok, I think that's everything. If I haven't completely bewildered you, congratulations. If you have any questions at all, shoot me a message. I'll do my best not to confuse you further.

Over and out,


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