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The Candle Tree offers a wide variety of candles, artisan soaps, jar lights, greeting cards. Situated in College St, Gloucester.

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Seasonal Soaps

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At The Candle Tree, we have a large selection of naturally scented French soaps. As the autumn season changes to winter we naturally turn to the comfort and warmth of aromatic spices and scents. Popular scent choices are cinnamon, vanilla, orange and honey. These French soaps are infused with shea butter to help soften and moisturise your skin, a great skin boost for this time of year. Shea butter is used to keep skin in good condition and is particularly useful for applying to sensitive, damaged skin or skin that is dehydrated, promoting hydration and skin elasticity. BIO Shea Butter creates a rich and creamy lather leaving your skin soft and moisturised. As well as being deeply moisturising, the rich shea butter forms a protective layer to defend skin from environmental damage. Overall, shea butter is a wonderful ingredient to form the basis of these naturally scented soaps.

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Cinnamon and orange are two are perfect seasonal partners, together they evoke a truly festive scent. Cinnamon, with its richly evocative spicy fragrance is perfectly complimented and enhanced by the zingy aroma of oranges. Since Victorian times we have decorated our homes at Christmas with these two delightful gifts from nature. Tangerines are studded with cloves and ribbons tied around cinnamon sticks to make tree decorations. Orange and cinnamon combined bring warmth and a touch of seasonal joy during the cold winter months. The natural orange and cinnamon scent is both uplifting, woody and aromatic. It both exfoliates and tightens pores to improve your skin’s overall texture. Along with its gentle exfoliation, the soap is infused with shea butter to help soften and moisturise your skin, leaving you with a natural glow. Savon de Marseille Cinnamon and Orange soap is fabulous stocking filler. It is also a lovely treat to use during the winter months to evoke the festive spirit and bring aromatic warmth and seasonal joy to your bathroom routine!

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Vanilla is a welcome, sweet comforting scent this time of year and can lift mood and promote a relaxed state of mind. Vanilla is often combined within beauty products to enhance the fragrance and the appeal of the product. Vanilla extract also contains specific antioxidants that are vital in anti-aging skin benefits. This makes it an ideal addition to your daily cleansing routine. This traditional Provencal soap looks and smells superb in a contemporary or traditional bathroom setting. This Savon de Marseille soap is enriched with Vanilla giving this soap warm, sweet and musky notes making you feel comforted and cosy. Savon de Marseille is still hand crafted in Marseille, just as it has been for hundreds of years. It takes two weeks to make Savon de Marseille. The delicate mixture of olive oil, alkaline ash from sea plants and Mediterranean Sea salted water are heated for ten days in antique cauldrons. This vanilla French soap brings you a touch of comfort with its soothing scent and soft cleansing lather.

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Savon de Marsaile Honey soap is a rich golden soap that contains the liquid gold honey harvest of Provence. It has a warm and comforting aroma as well as many skin enhancing benefits. The addition of the Honey and Shea Butter in this French soap makes this a really gentle soap for your skin. Honey is naturally antibacterial, so it’s great for acne treatment and dry skin conditions such as eczema. Honey is anti-aging, it is full of antioxidants, and gives your complexion a boost. Overall, combined with shea butter, this honey French soap is extremely moisturizing and soothing, and so it helps create a healthy glow. Honey is also great for pores, it is clarifying because it opens up pores making them easier to unclog during cleansing. A lovely comforting scent for this time of year, it makes a thoughtful festive gift and is lovely nourishing treat for skin that is exposed to harsh winter elements.

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These three Savon de Marsaile soaps make a perfect combined gift for the festive season. Cinnamon French soap, with its richly evocative, woody and spicy fragrance is perfectly complimented and enhanced by refreshing citrus of oranges. Honey French soap brings soothing properties with a comforting scent. Vanilla French soap is uplifting and gently cleansing. We also have a selection of tealights, festive candles, soaps, gift sets and diffusers in all varieties of these scents. Let these products get you in the festive spirit and bring aromatic warmth and seasonal joy into your home! Along with these fabulously warming seasonal soaps, we also have a large range of other wonderful high quality French soaps for you to try. See the link above for more soaps and wonderful festive gift ideas and treats!

French Soap On A Rope

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Here, at The Candle Tree, we have a fantastic selection of French soaps, in a huge variety of delightful scents and ranges. One of our most popular collections is the French soap on rope, this is both a practical and an attractive addition to your bath and shower routine. All of these soaps are 100% vegetal, paraben free and enriched with shea butter. Shea butter is fat that’s been extracted from shea tree nuts. It’s off-white or ivory-colored and has a creamy consistency that’s rich and moisturising. Most shea butter comes from shea trees in West Africa. High concentrations of fatty acids and vitamins make shea butter an ideal cosmetic ingredient for softening skin. Shea butter also has anti-inflammatory and healing properties, which makes it an ideal soap ingredient. Our French soaps are cleansing and hydrating, see below for a selection of our favourites. There are also lots more online and in store at our Gloucester shop, there is a soap to suit everyone!

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Crushed lemon soap on a rope is suitable for most wall-mounted soap holders. It comes with a waxed rope to hang it in the shower.
It is very practical as slipping it around the wrist makes use easier. It also helps the soap to dry between uses, making it last much longer.

  • Enriched with organic Shea butter

  • Ideal for dry or damaged skin

  • Perfect for bathroom decoration

  • Excellent Exfoliator

  • Gorgeous refreshing zesty smell!

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Handmade soap with lavender essential oil including exfoliating flowers of Lavandin de Provence. Enriched with wheat germ oil and white clay. The essential oil of lavender is known to be relaxing, and soothing, it is rich in antiseptic and healing assets. The lavender flowers will gently exfoliate your skin. White clay is purifying and very gentle on the skin.

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The Galet (pebble) is ergonomic and practical with its handy rope. This handmade soap is enriched with active vegetable charcoal, gurjum essential oil and organic argan oil. This natural oil possesses a woody and slightly sweet aroma that blends especially well with essential oils in the wood, spice and citrus families.

The addition of activated plant charcoal is the ultimate detox treatment; it is highly purifying and absorbent. It is recommended for skin subjected to pollution, stress, or acne. The essential oil of gurjum is recommended for its disinfectant and anti bacterial action. Organic argan oil is rich in antioxidants, it nourishes, tones and softens the skin, in addition to protecting and repairing external aggressions from harsh environments.

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This beautiful light pink soap is suitable for most wall-mounted soap holders. It comes with a rope to hang it in the shower. The natural waxed rope makes it very practical and also helps the soap to dry between uses, making it last much longer. These rose soaps are a favourite for those who are looking for its signature floral aroma and multitude of beauty benefits.

  • Enriched with organic Shea butter

  • Ideal for dry or damaged skin

  • Anti-inflammatory

  • Moisturising

  • Perfect for bathroom decoration

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A beautiful red heart soap from Provence, complete with a rope. This is our prettiest soap gift, perfect for uplifting your morning and decorating your bathroom. Scented with a lovely, delicate floral scent.

  • Enriched with organic shea butter

  • Perfect to say 'I Love You'

  • A rope attached to hang anywhere

  • Size: Approx. 11.5 x 4.5 x 3 cm

  • Origin Made in Marseille, France

At The Candle Tree in Gloucester, we have a fabulous assortment of natural French soaps, including our collection of soaps on a rope. We also stock lots of outdoor and indoor candles, home fragrances & accessories and luxury bath & body products. Check out our online shop or pop in our store if in the area.

Revitalising Summer Soaps!

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At The Candle Tree we have a divine collection of refreshing and revitalising French soaps. Our handmade French soaps are infused with many natural ingredients, including seaweed, herbs, essential oils and rich shea butter. Reignite memories of your Summer holidays and days by the sea with the lovely, fresh invigorating aromas of our French soaps. We still have the rest of Summer to enjoy and by adding these to your daily skin routine you will see the amazing benefits for yourself! Each French soap has a special skin benefit uniquely chosen to suit everyone. These soaps come in an array of enticing fragrances and those listed below can elevate mood and refresh your senses. One of the many reasons to turn to our handmade French soaps is that they rinse off without leaving any residue behind. This leaves you skin feeling fresh and clean, and makes it easier for your skin to absorb after-shower body lotions. All of our soaps are enriched with ultra-hydrating Shea Butter, so make the most of the Summer and indulge in some after-sun care care and with these fabulous hydrating and revitalising soaps!

MARINE FRENCH SOAP

All of these handmade French soaps are made from 100% natural ingredients. Many of the essential oils and ingredients used have a distinctly floral aroma. However, this Marine soap has a more refreshing and clean smelling fragrance for everyone to enjoy! This French soap features a light and fresh aqua scent that is reminiscent of a sea breeze. It is a refreshing aroma that is an excellent way to start your day or remind you of your last beach holiday.

SEAWEED FRENCH SOAP

Seaweed soap brings nourishment, exfoliation and a natural source of nutrients to your skin care routine. In this case, nature really does provide everything truly beneficial for your skin. Seaweed is a natural and gentle exfoliator. This helps naturally and gently remove the dead layers of skin, as well as assisting in removing dirt and oil that can clog our pores. Its inherent exfoliation action rejuvenates and cleanses without using harsh chemicals. A seaweed soap for the truest sea lover!

VETIVER FRENCH SOAP

Vetiver is in the same family as other grasses used for their essential oils, including lemongrass and citronella. It has a complex earthy, woody scent which has been valued for its aroma since ancient times. The vetiver scent can soothe and calm anxiousness, stimulate a tired brain to feel more alert and refresh the senses. This Vetiver French soap is a gorgeous reviving green-blue colour, a pretty and beneficial skin soap for your bathroom.

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If you are looking for a skin soothing and family friendly daily soap, look no further than our French soaps!

At The Candle Tree in Gloucester, we have a fabulous assortment of natural French soaps. We also stock lots of outdoor and indoor candles, including creative lighting ideas! At The Candle Tree, you can also find a range of home fragrances & accessories and luxury bath & body products. Check out our online shop or pop in our store if in the area.

Outdoor Candles & Lighting Ideas

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The Summer months are well and truly here and with the warmer weather they bring lovely long evenings to enjoy. What better way to celebrate these than with barbecues, garden drinks with friends or just spending time catching up on your gardening! A perfect way to add light and decoration to your Summer evenings are to use a variety of candles and lanterns. These are both extremely practical and bring a delightful ambiance and pretty decor to your surroundings. Another useful benefit of outdoor candles is that they can help keep the flying pests away from you and your food. Oil of citronella is used in candles to deter insects. It is an all-natural insect repellent made from distilled oils from the Asian grass plant, a species of lemongrass. The main components in the oil are citronellol, citronellal and geraniol. These all act together to repel the insect rather than cause it any harm, so good news all round! The oil has a powerful citrus scent, which is a pleasure to use whilst keeping the insects at bay.

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There are lots of ways to use candles to decorate and add light to your garden. For example, tea lights placed on pathways or in floral water bowls make for gorgeous decorative pieces. Lanterns and chimeneas add a sense of occasion and evoke a lovely relaxing ambiance.

At The Candle Tree we have a spectacular array of candles perfect for outdoor entertaining, including those fragranced with natural insect repellent. Citrus fragrances in particular are well know to deter insects, along with lemon, grapefruit and certain herbs such as thyme and rosemary. These are all great combinations to use with both indoor and outdoor candles. Take a look below at some of our favourite selections, to enhance and make the most of your Summer evenings.

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This Tuscan lemon and thyme mulitwick candle is great at keeping away those little bugs. It is both stunning and practical. It can even be reused for potting herbs when empty.

Bring the ambience of a balmy Tuscan evening to your back garden or terrace with these simple yet stunning outdoor candles. These eye catching 3 wick candles will certainly set the mood. With the scent of freshly picked lemons & crushed thyme, you can enjoy a massive burn time of 190 hours.

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This candle is a perfect little gift from the Tuscan Collection. You can use a few dotted around to act as a brilliant insect repellant. Great for barbecues and al fresco eating.

The fresh lemony fragrance of citronella is great to keep insects away. The pots are lovingly hand poured in Cornwall. Enjoy a clean and fragrant burnt time of up to 30 hours.



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These gorgeous, rustic looking chimenea lanterns are back in our shop. They have a pretty distressed vintage style, perfect for by the fireplace or in the garden. This is a truly lovely gift for the proud home-maker looking for some chic or additional feature lighting for the garden. Gorgeously decorative with a hint of exotic Moroccan flavour. Use for outdoor entertaining and to create a cosy ambiance to your setting.

You can add some natural insect repellant candles to them to make them useful as well as beautiful. Alternatively, use some fabulously floral scented candles to add a lovely summery aroma to your outdoor space.

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Now you can enjoy Tuberose in the form of tealights! St Eval tuberose tealights are perfect for the Summer months. Place in lanterns and burners around the garden to create ambiance.

Tuberose, is a wonderful floral fragrance which evokes thoughts of an evening walk in a fragrant rose garden full of decadent scents.

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St Eval citronella tea lights are perfect for summer. Each hand poured tealight is delicately filled with a fresh lemony fragrance, great to keep insects away. Each twinkling tealight burns for up to 6 hours each.

You can place around the garden to create a stunning candle-lit space.

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This tuberose large scented metal pot candle is an elegant design perfect for outdoor use. This tuberose potted candle is a pretty addition to outdoor surroundings.

The natural floral aroma of tuberose compliments any garden and brings calming scent to your surroundings. A lovely touch for outdoor entertaining and evening drinks with friends.

As beautiful as your outdoor candle setup may be, safety should always be your first concern. A burning candle should never be left unattended, or burned on or near anything that may catch fire. At gatherings, always make sure candles are out of reach of children or pets.

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At The Candle Tree in Gloucester, we have lots of outdoor and indoor candles, including creative lighting ideas! We also have a fabulous assortment of natural French soaps. The Candle Tree also stocks a range of home fragrances & accessories and luxury bath & body products. Check out our online shop or pop in our store if you are in the Gloucester area.

Father's Day

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Father’s Day falls this Sunday 16th June and here, at The Candle Tree we have a wonderful range of gift ideas to mark this special day. You can visit our shop in Gloucester or browse online at The Candle Tree.

Father’s Day has been celebrated around the world for over 100 years. Here are some interesting facts about this occasion:

• The first Father’s Day was celebrated in Washington, USA on 19th June, 1910. Father’s Day started in the USA when Sonora Smart Dodd of Spokane, Washington planned a day to honour Fathers. She was inspired by the first Mother’s Day which was celebrated in 1908.

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• Dodd wanted to honour her father, William Jackson Smart, a Civil War veteran who raised six children after his wife died during childbirth.

• Many countries celebrate Father’s Day on the third Sunday in June. Thailand celebrate Father’s Day on the 5th of December, which is the birthday of their King. Germany celebrates Father’s Day on Ascension Day, held 40 days after Easter which, marks the day Jesus ascended to Heaven, according to Christian beliefs. For Australia it is the 1st Sunday of September.

• Father's Day is the fourth-largest card-sending occasion with 72 million cards given every year.

• According to Hallmark cards, fifty percent of all Father's Day cards are purchased for fathers, almost 20 percent of Father's Day cards are given to husbands.

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• In the Seahorse world, the Father gives birth to the babies. The female deposits her eggs into the male’s pouch, which he then fertilizes.

• Carnations are known as the traditional flower of Mother's Day, but the rose is the official flower of Father's Day. Sonora Smart Dodd selected the rose for this special holiday, and in many countries people wear roses on Father's Day, red if dad is alive and white if he is deceased.

Below are some of our gift selections available in our Gloucester based shop and on our online shop, it’s not too late to get shopping!

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Oiled Beechwood Moustache Shaped Brush. This moustache brush makes a great fun and useful gift for Father’s Day. Beards and moustaches are currently very popular and this brush can be sued to tame any facial hair. The unevenly cut bristles exfoliate dry skin, effectively removing dead skin thus reducing itch and massaging your follicles which reduces ingrown hairs. A perfect little token of appreciation!

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Morris & Co Refined Gentleman Travel Duo. An essential duo for the globe-trotting gentleman! The cleansing Hair & Body Wash and lightweight hydrating Shave Gel are formulated with willow bark extract, juniper and borage oils to hydrate hair and skin. Fragranced with uplifting vetiver and bergamot, finished with warm pepper and amber. Makes a stylish and classical Father's Day gift for the discerning Dad!

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1 x 100ml hair & body wash and 50ml shave gel.

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Elegantly boxed and ready to gift!

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Marine French Soap.

• INVIGORATING AROMA. Our marine soap features a light and fresh aqua scent that is reminiscent of a sea breeze. It is a refreshing aroma that is an excellent way to start the day!

• RINSES FRESH & CLEAN

One of the many reasons to turn to our handmade French soaps is that they rinse off without leaving any residue behind. This leaves you skin feeling fresh and clean, and makes it easier for your skin to absorb after-shower body lotions, but don’t forget all of our soaps are enriched with ultra-hydrating Shea Butter.

• PERFECT FOR ALL SKIN TYPES

Our marine soap is great for Dad as well as everyone in the family, not just because of its light and refreshing aroma, but because it is suitable for all skin types. From dry, oily, sensitive, or combination skin, this is the perfect daily soap to keep in the shower or bathtub. This luxury soap makes a lovely thoughtful gift and is a real everyday treat for Father’s Day!

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Our shop based on College Street in Gloucester is full of home fragrance & accessories, luxury bath & body products and creative lighting ideas. Michelle White Ceramics combines quirky shapes, different textures and beautiful patterns. Using a mixture of bright colours and simple designs these plaques are a perfect gift accompaniment. At The Candle Tree we stock a range of plaque designs for occasions such as Father's Day. We also have a fabulous selection of Father's Day cards.

Lots more gift ideas to see in-store and online, click the link above! 

Mother's Day

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Mother’s Day 31st March

Mother’s Day is a holiday honoring motherhood that is observed in different forms throughout the world. Mothering Sunday was once also known as 'Refreshment Sunday' it was the mid-lent Sunday where fasting could be 'eased' for the day and people could enjoy a delicious meal together as a family. Traditionally, after church, families would enjoy a Sunday dinner and the mother would be made a pivotal figure of the feast. Similar to today, Mothering Sunday was all about spoiling mum and making her feel happy and appreciated. We hope you enjoy reading our collection of interesting mother’s day facts. Take a look at our selection of great gifts for your Mum below, online and at our Gloucester store.

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History of Mother’s Day

Like many traditions and festivities, Mothering Sunday began with a religious purpose. Held on the fourth Sunday in Lent since the 16th century, exactly three weeks before Easter Sunday, it was a originally a day to honour and give thanks to the Virgin Mary, also known as Mother Mary. 

Celebrations of mothers and motherhood can be traced back to the ancient Greeks and Romans. They would celebrate mother goddesses Rhea and Cybele, every Spring with festivals of worship. The Romans also celebrated a mother Goddess, Cybele, every March as far back as 250BC.

The clearest modern precedent for Mother’s Day is the early Christian festival known as “Mothering Sunday.” Such celebrations traditionally required people to visit their 'mother' church - the main church or cathedral in a family's area. The spread of Christianity throughout Europe in the 16th century increased the celebrations and firmly put Mothering Sunday on the calendar. The gatherings reunited families and gave children who worked as domestic servants, or as apprentices away from home the opportunity to have the day off to join their family and see their mother.

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Over time the Mothering Sunday tradition shifted into a more secular holiday, and children would present their mothers with flowers and other tokens of appreciation. This custom eventually faded in popularity before merging with the American Mother’s Day in the 1930s and 1940s.

Mother’s Day Around the World

The date varies in other parts of the world. Many countries follow the US and celebrate Mother's Day on the second Sunday in May, whilst other countries enjoy the day on March 8th which is International Women's Day.

In the UK, we celebrate it on Mothering Sunday, which is the fourth Sunday of Lent, and exactly three weeks before Easter.

While versions of Mother’s Day are celebrated worldwide, traditions vary depending on the country. In Thailand, for example, Mother’s Day is always celebrated in August on the birthday of the current queen, Mom Rajawongse Sirikit Kitiyakara.

Another alternate observance of Mother’s Day can be found in Ethiopia, where families gather each fall to sing songs and eat a large feast as part of Antrosht, a multi-day celebration honoring motherhood.

In the United States and the UK, Mother’s Day continues to be celebrated by presenting mothers and other women with gifts and flowers, and it has become one of the biggest holidays for consumer spending.

Mother’s Day Facts

In the vast majority of the world’s languages, the word for “mother” begins with the letter M.

Women purchase 80% of all Mother’s Day cards.

Anna Jarvis is considered the founder of Mother’s Day in the United States. She quit her job to focus full-time on persuading politicians, business executives and civic leaders into making the holiday official.

Around one-quarter of all flowers purchased throughout the year are purchased for Mother’s Day.

Mother’s Day sees around one quarter of all flowers purchased throughout the year falling on this holiday.

Studies and research now show that giving a bouquet of flowers has many positive health and psychological benefits.

Mother’s Day has also been a date for launching political or feminist causes. In 1968 Coretta Scott King, wife of Martin Luther King Jr., used Mother’s Day to host a march in support of underprivileged women and children.

In the 1970s women’s groups also used the holiday as a time to highlight the need for equal rights and access to childcare.

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Gift Ideas from The Candle Tree

Here are a selection of our favourite gift ideas ideas for Mother’s Day. Lots of choice also available online and at our fabulously eclectic store in Gloucester.

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Yankee Candle Fresh Cut Roses.
This is a beautiful intoxicating English garden of fragrant heirloom roses. The pretty pink design would make a great mother’s Day Gift. The traditional design of Yankee Candle’s signature classic jar candle reflects a warm, relaxed sense of style that's always at home. Convenient and easy to use, the large jar candle provides 110 to 150 hours of true fragrance enjoyment.

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Lily Flame Yankee Candle.
Thank you very much! Hmm… How can I say thank you for that kind deed? A card? A poem? Some flowers? How can I combine a little bit of each and make that thought last for ages? What a lovely idea for mother’s Day! This is a great looking tinned candle with a beautiful scented floral fragrance.
Burn Time 35 hours. Dimensions 7.7 x 6.6cm

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Rose Petal Hand & Foot Gift Set.
Naturally European intensely moisturising hand cream is paired up with a luxury foot cream in this gift set. Both creams contain essential oils and 20% shea butter to provide ultra conditioning hand and foot therapy. The ultimate hand and foot care comes in a range of fragrances. Choose from Ginger & Lime, Verbena, Rose Petal, Lavender and comforting Milk. Overall, a luxury Mother’s Day gift.

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Pur Pur Rose Soap.
Here at The Candle Tree we have a beautiful range of Pur Pur soaps enriched with shea butter.
Pur Pur products are packaged in a unique illustrative paper and  come in variety of lovely floral scents. They are really a luxury treat for the body and also look fabulous in the bathroom! Shea butter is combined within Pur Pur to create a luxurious moisturising lather, great for all skin types. Pretty and beautifully scented, this soap would make a fabulous token of appreciation.

Valentine's Day 2019

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Valentine’s day is celebrated across the world and many people choose to celebrate their relationship with their partner in many ways. This is a time for creating special memories and for treating your loved one with gifts and surprises!

Candles have long been associated with romance, used for candle lit dinners and such like. One reason is linked to how candles throw the light in a darkened room. Candles create shadows, light flickers and gentle atmospheric lighting sets the romantic mood. The phrase “an old flame’’ was developed originally from the ‘love’ association with candles.

Candles have been used for centuries, before electricity, and now they are used for special occasions, dinner parties, festivals and events that require the special touch of a candle’s glimmering flame. Science has found that the human circadian rhythm (the one that maintains our day/night cycle) is very sensitive to changes in light. Low light communicates to our bodies that it is time to relax, making us more at ease and less stressed. Candlelight is therefore a wonderful addition for a dinner date because it provides just enough light, while dimming your focus from distracting surroundings.

Another reason candles are also fabulously romantic is due to the vast range of scents they provide, scent is well known to alter mood, energise or relax and reduce anxiety. The aromatherapy properties coming from a lighted naturally scented candle can deliver immediate beneficial psychological effects. Fragrance and natural scents have an especially profound effect on the part of your brain that elicits emotion.

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For example, Lavender has soothing and calming effects and can inspire sleep and relaxation.

Vanilla along with the lovely warm earthy spices of nutmeg, cinnamon and ginger are a great combination. These are the best scents for setting a warm, calming romantic mood. Take a look below at the St. Eval Sensuality candle for a similar blended fragrance candle.

Ylang Ylang evokes the sense of love and romance in the air with its lush floral fragrance. Rose is another obvious choice of scent for Valentine’s day, strongly associated with love and romance! For perfectly rose scented gifts for Valentine’s day see our Naturally European Rose hand and foot collection, and our deliciously scented Champagne & Rose heart shaped candle. Take a look below for just some of the fabulous gifts available to treat your special Valentine this year. Many more gifts, treats, candles and body and bath luxuries in store and online at The Candle Tree


Our Favourite Valentine’s Day Gifts


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Red heart shaped soap on a rope
4.95

A beautiful red heart soap from Provence, complete with a rope.

  • Enriched with organic shea butter

  • Perfect to say 'I Love You'

  • A rope attached to hang anywhere

  • Size: Approx. 11.5 x 4.5 x 3 cm

  • Origin Made in Marseille, France

  • Authentic 100% Vegetal

Cruelty Free Product: tested on friends, not animals.

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Champagne & Rose Heart Shaped Candle
14.99

Handmade candle made of 100% natural wax, fragrance oil and rose buds.

The vegetable oil based wax is strongly scented and decorated, the candle will provide room scent as well as mood lighting and home decor.

  • Burning time 30 hours

  • Size 7.5 cm diameter, 5 cm height

Please follow safety instructions attached to candle to get maximum of it. Never burn the candle longer than for 3 hours at a time. After 3 hours let it cool down for 11 minutes at least and then carry on enjoying it!

Brand: Beauty Scents

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Sensuality Scented Tin Candle
10.99

Sensuality scented tin candle is beautifully fragranced with a light feminine blend of citrus and floral notes.

Enjoy our hand-poured sensuality scented tin with its luxurious blend of nutmeg, citrus fruits & vibrant ginger. Sit back and enjoy a burn time of about 45 hours.

To maximise your candle’s burn times, always allow your candle to become molten across the entire surface before extinguishing the flame.

After burning, trim your candle’s wick to just below 1cm, do not allow the excess wick to fall back into the molten wax.

Instead of blowing out your candle, snuff it to prevent the wick from smouldering.

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Blush Candle Jar
11.99

The first kiss of the night! This candle provides a sultry, heady scent, when dissipated into your room, it’ll bring a smile to your face. The lovely rich floral aroma is prefect for those special romantic moments in your life, celebrate and enjoy with The first kiss of the night!

The candle comes complete with a glass lid, so the flame can be snuffed out neatly, preserving the burn time. Once finished, in can also be used as a beautiful, decorative storage jar.

  • Burn Time - 50 hours

  • Dimensions - H11 x D9cm

To maximise your candle’s burn times, always allow your candle to become molten across the entire surface before extinguishing the flame.

After burning, trim your candle’s wick to just below 1cm, do not allow the excess wick to fall back into the molten wax.

Instead of blowing out your candle, snuff it to prevent the wick from smouldering.

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For more great Valentine’s gift ideas and treats head over to our online store or if local to Gloucester then pop by for a browse and say hello!

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Green Clay Soap

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Green Clay French Soap, currently  half price! Hurry whilst stocks last!

Green Clay French Soap, currently
half price! Hurry whilst stocks last!

Our green clay soap is made by a French Soap company who have specialised in producing soap since 1688. They have expert knowledge of blending natural ingredients to produce soaps that are kind and gentle to the skin as well as enriching and feeding your skin.


One key benefit of green clay soap is that it is enriched with Shea butter which has many health and skin benefits. It acts as a wonderful moisturiser, has great anti aging properties and is beneficial for those with blemished/oily skin. Shea butter is from a tree called a Karite Tree, this bears fruits and the nuts inside are crushed, boiled and manipulated to extract a light coloured fat commonly known as Shea Butter. Shea butter contains oleic acid, stearic acid and linoleic acid which are absorbed into your skin very quickly:

  • Oleic acid is a well known anti-inflammatory.

  • Linoleic acid helps aid in the repair of the skin's top layer (epidermis) .

  • Shea butter is naturally rich in vitamins A, E and F.

  • It is a rich source of vitamins and contains disease fighting antioxidants.

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Green clay, also known as French Clay and Sea Clay, has been used for generations as a skin preparation and face mask. It naturally absorbs excess oil, gently removes bacterial and toxins on the surface of the skin, while gently exfoliating away dead skin cells and sebum. It is ideal for clearing blocked pores by bringing blemishes to the surface making them easy to remove. Green Clay is the most versatile, most effective, and most commonly used mineral skin clays found in the world, it contains many valuable elements. Green clay owes its coloration to two very important factors: iron oxide and plant matter. French Green Clay contains several elements which are responsible for working the outer epidermis in its own way and in dispensing their biological constituents as best as possible, for ultimate cleansing and purifying.

French clay soap is high in minerals such as magnesium, calcium, copper, selenium, potassium and manganese. It is used for cosmetic purposes and medical treatments as it stimulates the skins cell turnover. The clay works by absorbing impurities from skin cells which causes dead skin cells to slough off which in turn stimulates the epidermis. This stimulates the flow of blood to the skin making your skin feel younger, tight and giving a overall glowing feel to your face.


The combination of green clay and shea butter make this soap an excellent skin cleansing choice. It’s fabulous range of skin benefits include:

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  • Powerful healing action

  • Deep detoxification

  • Cleanses, exfoliates and smooths the skin

  • Remineralizes the tissues and heals acne

  • Specially formulated for oily and mixed skin

  • Paraben and SLS free

  • Ideal for sensitive skins

  • Contains Shea Butter, known for its restorative, moisturising and softening properties

Why not treat yourself to this fabulous green clay soap whilst it is on offer at half price, see our online shop to make a purchase. This is just one of our range of Savon de Marseille French soaps sold at The Candle Tree in Gloucester. In fact, we have a large selection of artisanal French vegetable soaps and other naturally pure soaps.  Come and see our fabulous and extensive range of French soaps, candles, gifts and luxury body treats at our gorgeous shop on College Street in Gloucester, alternatively browse our online shop at your leisure:

Best Selling Soaps Of 2018!

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At The Candle Tree, we pride ourselves on our fabulous selection of natural soaps which are hugely popular. Along with our varied range of speciality, novelty and naturally made soaps, we also have a large range of wonderful high quality French soaps for you to try. Our French soap collection in particular is a customer favourite. 

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We are delighted to announce that the best selling soap of 2018 is the very special French Donkey milk soap. Following in its footsteps, is a selection of delightful French soaps; Verbena, Red Clay, Lavender and French Rose soap.

Our number one best seller Lait d'Anesse soap is made with all-natural donkey milk, it is the milk that Cleopatra famously bathed in to maintain her skin. Donkey’s milk has been synonymous with youth and eternal beauty since ancient times with it's skin softening and moisturising properties.  Lait d'Anesse soap is the skin care choice of 2018 for many reasons:

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• Fragrance Free 

Our Lait d'Anesse soap is ideal for very sensitive skin types - including babies, children, and anyone with troublesome skin conditions. This beautifully hand made French soap is chemical-free, and full of soothing natural ingredients, making this soap an ideal selection for irritated skin.

• Anti-Aging

One of the many reasons Cleopatra turned to Lait d'Anesse soap is because of its anti-aging properties. This includes its ability to soften, smooth, tone, and moisturise. It is also full of essential vitamins that your skin requires to remain young and healthy. Its exceptional moisturising properties keep dry skin pumped and smoothed, improving the appearance.

• Soothing

Donkey's milk is very high in fatty acids and vitamins and contains anti-bacterial proteins and anti-allergens. It is reputed to alleviate skin conditions such as psoriasis and eczema, it acts to hydrate and improve elasticity as well.

• Vitamin Rich

Donkey milk has nearly four times the amount of vitamin C that is found in cow's milk, and is extremely well tolerated. It is also full of vitamins, proteins, minerals and essential fatty acids, making it an ideal tonic for skincare. 

• Allergy Friendly

Donkey milk is vitamin-rich and contains anti-bacterial proteins and anti-allergens — substances that regulate the immune system, countering allergic reactions. The purity of this soap along with natural ingredients make this an ideal choice for those seeking a soothing, gentle skin care soap.

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Here, at The Candle Tree, our large selection of French soaps are infused with shea butter to help soften and moisturise your skin, leaving you with a natural glow. Shea butter is used to keep skin in good condition and is particularly useful for applying to sensitive, damaged skin or skin that is dehydrated, promoting skin elasticity. BIO Shea Butter creates a rich and creamy lather leaving your skin soft and moisturised. These are artisanal vegetable French soaps, certified without animal fat and made in Marseille from rigorously selected raw materials. As well as being deeply moisturising, the rich shea butter forms a protective layer to defend skin from environmental damage. Overall, shea butter is a wonderful ingredient to form the basis of these naturally scented soaps. No wonder then that these fabulous soaps are our overall best sellers. Here is our top selection of delightful French soaps; Verbena, Red Clay, Lavender and French Rose soap. Take a look below, maybe you have a favourite or will be inspired to try one from our range!

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Lemon Verbena is known for its therapeutic skin properties today. It offers a healing, toning and relaxing effect to the skin. That is the reason this herb is often used in the preparation of natural soaps. Lemon Verbena soap suits all skin types and makes the skin feel soft and toned. The essential oil of this herb is gentle on the skin and helps maintain the proper balance of the skin’s natural oils. The soap also helps to give the skin an even tone and contains the goodness of flavonoids that soothe and nourish the skin, thereby giving it a radiant appearance.

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One of these special soaps is our red clay soap, which cleanses, detoxifies and exfoliates the skin, leaving it refreshed, toned and rejuvenated. The aniseed essential oil in this bar is perfect for awakening the senses in the morning, ensuring you are feeling positive for the day ahead. The antiseptic qualities of cedarwood are fantastic for the skin. The combination of cedarwood and aniseed help to ease cold symptoms, with their spritely scent.  One of the reasons that French red clay is so popular, is because it provides mild and gentle detox and exfoliation. This daily soap is gentle enough for sensitive skin, as well as ageing skin. Its naturally occurring trace minerals will help to soothe irritated skin.

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The 125g Savon de Marseille Lavender soap bar is a luxuriously scented French soap which has many amazing qualities! It's enriched with shea butter, which creates a rich and creamy lather leaving your skin soft and moisturised. With its lovely purple hue, and flecked with lavender it would make a pretty and fragrant addition to bath time. The fragrance of Lavender is proven to evoke feelings of relaxation and calm. Lavender has many beneficial health and beauty properties, Lavender It has been used for thousand of years for its calming, healing, and restorative properties. And, most importantly, it is very balancing for body, mind, emotions and spirit.

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By infusing authentic Savon Rose De Marseille soaps with roses, a luxury beauty bar is created!  The enticing aroma is captivating, the distinct floral scent of roses is unmistakable. Since natural essential oils and natural rose petals are used, this beauty bar has an enticing but light floral scent. On its own, Savon Rose De Marseille is gentle and ultra-hydrating. Once infused with rose, the combined vitamins and nutrients will work together to minimise fine lines, slow the ageing process and deliver youthful and beautiful skin. These handmade rose French soaps are perfect for sensitive skin and can be used by the entire family. Treat yourself with the luxurious rose French soap today!

Wash away your worries, relax, close your eyes and let your body absorb the natural ingredients of our fabulous soaps! The Candle Tree also has a large and fabulous range of gifts and luxury bath products, both online and in-store. Take a look at out online store to discover our collection of French soaps, speciality soaps, body product treats, home fragrance, special gifts and much much more!

A Christmas Past

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With Christmas knocking on our door, let us take a look at the history of Christmas and how it came to be celebrated. It is hard to imagine now, but at the beginning of the 19th century Christmas was hardly celebrated. In fact, many businesses did not even consider it a holiday and worked through the day. However, by the end of the century it had become the biggest annual celebration that we recognise today. Christmas is both a sacred religious holiday and a worldwide cultural and commercial phenomenon. For thousands of years, people around the world have been observing it with traditions and practices that are both religious and secular in nature.

The middle of winter has long been a time of celebration around the world. Centuries before the arrival of Jesus, early Europeans celebrated light and birth in the darkest days of winter. Many people rejoiced during the winter solstice, when the worst of the winter was behind them and they could look forward to longer days and extended hours of sunlight.

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In Scandinavia, the Norse celebrated Yule from December 21, the winter solstice, through January. In recognition of the return of the sun, fathers and sons would bring home large logs, which they would set on fire. The people would feast until the log burned out, which could take as many as 12 days.

In the early years of Christianity, Easter was the main holiday; the birth of Jesus was not celebrated. In the 4th century, church officials decided to institute the birth of Jesus as a holiday. Unfortunately, the Bible does not mention date for his birth. Although some evidence suggests that his birth may have occurred in the spring, Pope Julius I chose December 25th.
It is commonly believed that the church chose this date in an effort to adopt and absorb the traditions of the pagan Saturnalia festival. First called the ‘Feast of the Nativity’, the custom spread to Egypt by 432 and to England by the end of the 6th century. By the end of the 8th century, the celebration of Christmas had spread all the way to Scandinavia.

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In the early 17th century, a wave of religious reform changed the way Christmas was celebrated in Europe. When Oliver Cromwell and his Puritan forces took over England in 1645, they vowed to rid England of decadence and, as part of their effort, cancelled Christmas. By popular demand, Charles II was restored to the throne and, with him, came the return of the popular holiday.

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The transformation happened quickly, and came from all sectors of society. Many attribute the change to Queen Victoria, and it was her marriage to the German-born Prince Albert that introduced some of the most prominent aspects of Christmas. In 1848 the Illustrated London News published a drawing of the royal family celebrating around a decorated Christmas tree, a tradition that was reminiscent of Prince Albert's childhood in Germany. Soon every home in Britain had a tree bedecked with candles, sweets, fruit, homemade decorations and small gifts.

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In 1843 Henry Cole, an inventor commissioned an artist to design a card for Christmas. These weren’t affordable for ordinary Victorians and so were not immediately accessible. However, the sentiment caught on and many children including Queen Victoria's were encouraged to make their own Christmas cards. With advancing print technology, cards became cheaper and more popular. By the 1880s the sending of cards had become hugely popular, creating a lucrative industry that produced 11.5 million cards in 1880 alone. The commercialisation of Christmas was well on its way. Along with this came gift giving, all over the world, families and friends give presents to each other. Most children around the world believe in a Christmas gift bringer. It's often St. Nicholas, Santa Claus or Father Christmas, but in parts of Germany they believe that it is the Christkind, in Spain they believe it is the Wise Men and in parts of Italy they believe it is an old lady called Befana. The legend of Santa Claus can be traced back hundreds of years to a monk named St. Nicholas. It is believed that Nicholas was born sometime around 280 A.D. in Patara, near Myra in modern-day Turkey. Much admired for his piety and kindness, St. Nicholas became the subject of many legends. Ideas of Santa Clause have evolved within different cultures and different elements now embody the father christmas we know and love today.

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The Christmas feast has its roots from before the Middle Ages, but it's during the Victorian period that the dinner we now associate with Christmas began to take shape. In England, mince pies start to be eaten at Christmas, originally made with mincemeat. The roast turkey also has its beginnings in Victorian Britain.

While carols were not new to the Victorians, it was a tradition that they actively revived and popularised. The Victorians considered carols to be a delightful form of musical entertainment, and a pleasure well worth cultivating. Old words were put to new tunes and the first significant collection of carols was published in 1833 for all to enjoy.

The Victorians also transformed the idea of Christmas so that it became centred around the family. The preparation and eating of the feast, decorations and gift giving, entertainments and parlour games were essential to the celebration of the festival.

The Victorian way of celebrating Christmas is in fact very similar to how we celebrate today. Their festivities have been handed down and today are recognisable of a Victorian Christmas past. While Charles Dickens did not invent the Victorian Christmas, his book A Christmas Carol is credited with helping to popularise and spread the traditions of the festival. Its themes of family, charity, goodwill, peace and happiness encapsulate the spirit of the Victorian Christmas, and are very much a part of the Christmas we celebrate today.

Notable Festive Dates:

• 354 AD 25 December is made the official birthday of Jesus.

• 11th Century The word Christmas is first used (previously it was called Yule). However Christmas is just one of many festivals and is not particularly important.

• October 1621 The origins of Thanksgiving date back to 1621 when a group of English pilgrims in present-day Massachusetts shared a feast with a tribe of Native Americans to celebrate a plentiful harvest.

• 16th Century In Central Europe Christmas trees are decorated with a variety of candles, wax ornaments and gingerbread.

• 1843 The first Christmas card is designed by John Horsley.

• 1847 Christmas crackers are made for the first time by a confectioner named Tom Smith.
The 'bang' inside Christmas crackers is added later in 1860.

• 1848 Victoria and Albert are shown in a picture in the Illustrated London New with a Christmas tree. As a result Christmas trees become more popular in England.

• 1862 Cartoonist Thomas Nast creates our modern image of Santa Claus

• 1863 Abraham Lincoln declared Thanksgiving a national holiday across the whole of the USA. Thanksgiving is also celebrated in Canada and various Caribbean islands.

• 1871 Christmas Day is made into a bank holiday.

• 1882 Christmas tree lights are invented.

• Late 19th Century Christmas cake was originally eaten on 6th January but at this time people began to eat it at Christmas.

• 1974 New Years Day is also made a bank holiday in Britain.

• 7th January Today Christmas is still celebrated on 7th January in Ethiopia. The Russian and Greek Orthodox Church also celebrates Christmas on 7th January.

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However, you chose to celebrate Christmas this year, make sure to check out what The Candle Tree has to offer. We have a large and fabulous range of soaps, gifts and luxury bath products, both online and in-store. Take a look at our online store from the comfort of your home to discover our collection of French soaps, speciality soaps, body treats, home fragrance, special gifts and much much more! If you are local, pop along to our Gloucester store right next door to the beautiful Gloucester Cathedral for lots of festive gift ideas and inspiration!

Cinnamon & Orange Festive Favourites

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Welcome to the festive season..the time of year in which the aromatic scents of orange and cinnamon take centre stage. These two are perfect seasonal partners. Cinnamon, with its richly evocative spicy fragrance is perfectly complimented and enhanced by the zingy aroma of oranges.

Orange and cinnamon is a truly familiar festive Christmas scent as the festivities begin. For centuries we have decorated our homes at Christmas with these two gifts from nature, we have studded tangerines with cloves and tied ribbons around cinnamon sticks. Orange and cinnamon combined are smells of Christmas, and winter warmth and will bring seasonal joy during the cold winter months.

Here, at The candle Tree, we have a great range of products featuring this delightful orange and cinnamon combination fragrance. We have a selection of tealights, festive candles, soaps, gift sets and diffusers. Let these products get you in the festive spirit and bring aromatic warmth and seasonal joy into your home!

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Cinnamon & Orange French Soap

It’s beginning to look a like Christmas, why not smell like Christmas too?! This invigorating cinnamon and orange scent, coupled with the natural benefits of French soap, helps to improve both your skin and is wonderfully uplifting for the spirit. Winter can play havoc with dry and sensitive skins, so nourish yours with a festive lather infused with hydrating shea butter for soft, smooth skin. Treat your skin with this zesty, French soap bar fragranced with cinnamon and orange.

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This French all natural, 100% vegetable soap enriches your skin with antioxidants, vitamins and nutrients. Our French soaps are infused with shea butter to help soften and moisturise your skin, leaving you with a natural glow. Shea butter is used to keep skin in good condition and is perfect for sensitive, damaged skin or skin that is dehydrated, promoting skin elasticity. The addition of Shea Butter creates a rich and creamy lather leaving your skin soft and moisturised. This is an artisanal vegetable French soap, certified without animal fat and made in Marseille from rigorously selected raw materials. As well as being deeply moisturising, the rich shea butter forms a protective layer to defend skin from harsh winter conditions. Overall, shea butter is a wonderful ingredient to form the basis of this aromatic naturally scented soap. Along with improving your skin’s health, this soap has a unique citrus and spice aroma to help relieve stress as you soak in its aromatic fragrance.

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Orange & Cinnamon Reed Diffusers

These orange and cinnamon reed diffusers are a festive delight for any household during the Christmas season. This reed diffuser is blended with vibrant zesty orange and sweet, earthy cinnamon to give a refreshingly warm and uplifting scent for your home. Their aromatic scent will gently fill the room to evoke a subtle and delicious festive scent. These are great for seasonal use and also make a wonderful Christmas gift. Why not combine these with another cinnamon and orange delight for a festive themed gift for someone special. Each gift tube comes with a cream bottle, 10 reeds and bottle of our festive orange & cinnamon fragrance.

Along our fabulous festive range, The Candle Tree has a large and fabulous range of soaps, gifts and luxury bath products, both online and in-store. Take a look at our online store from the comfort of your home to discover our collection of French soaps, speciality soaps, body treats, home fragrance, special gifts and much much more! If you are are local, pop along to our Gloucester store right next door to the beautiful Gloucester Cathedral for lots of festive gift ideas and inspiration!

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Introducing Our Christmas Collection!

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With the dark nights drawing in and cold, bright winter days, we can be sure that Christmas is just around the corner…Here, at The Candle Tree we are very pleased to introduce our delightful Christmas range. In store we have a large selection of Christmas gifts, ranging from beautiful scarfs and gloves, luxury festive candles, body treats and much much more! Our online shop features Christmas themed candles, soaps, and gift sets. There is also our usual collection of great gift ideas and luxury treats!

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Get ready for the Christmas countdown with our traditional festive advent candles, a unique and interesting twist on the calendar.

An Advent candle is a candle marked with the days of December up to Christmas Eve. Each day in December the candle is burnt down a little more, to the mark for the day, to show the remaining days leading up to Christmas. St Eval traditional advent dinner candles marked with the days of December are the perfect start to the holiday season.

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Be uplifted by our Inspiritus scented tin candle. Enjoy our hand-poured Inspiritus scented candle tin with its warm and uplifting scent of cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg. Enjoy these festive candles in the run up to Christmas. Alternatively, these warm, aromatic scented tin candles make the perfect gift for Christmas time.

Sit back and enjoy a burn time of about 45 hours.

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Evoke the scent of flowers in winter with this festively scented soap. This rich luxurious shea butter body bar contains natural essential oils. The addition of shea butter makes it a perfect hydrating choice for winter parched skin. It is 100% Triple Milled vegetable soap for a smooth lather. Generously perfumed to provide a luxurious fragrance, that lasts.

Made in England by The English Soap Company.

These beautifully packaged gift bars evoke the spirit of Christmas with the scent of cinnamon and mulled wine. Enriched with shea butter, these soaps are a perfect winter treat, adding a touch of luxury to your day.

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The soaps are 100% triple-milled vegetable soap, for a refined and luxury lather. Ideal as a small gift or stocking filler, a real festive treat! There are x 3 100 gram bars in each pack.

Made in England by The English Soap Company.

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The Candle Tree has a large and fabulous range of soaps, gifts and luxury bath products, both online and in-store. Take a look at our online store from the comfort of your home to discover our collection of French soaps, speciality soaps, body treats, home fragrance, special gifts and much much more! If you are are local, pop along to our Gloucester store right next door to the beautiful Gloucester Cathedral for lots of festive gift ideas and inspiration!

New Candle Tree Soaps!

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Here, at The Candle Tree we are delighted to introduce our very own handmade branded soaps. These were handmade by our supplier Mitcheldean Soap and we are extremely excited to collaborate with this expert soap maker. The soaps are beautifully packaged according to the scent of the soap, and make a beautiful gift. Sara, the soap maker has been making great quality soaps for nearly a decade, and our customers love a natural soap, so we have included the customer favourites to The Candle Tree range.

Vanilla & Orange Soap

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Mitcheldean Natural Soap is a home grown business making traditional handmade soaps bursting with natural fragrance. They are made in The Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire by Sara Gates, who started the business from her own kitchen. In her own words; "I started it as I wanted to work from home because of the children, however it soon outgrew my kitchen and I had to take on a unit. This was much better as I didn't have to keep clearing up to make meals etc, and then get everything back out again. I love that the our soap is never tested on animals just on hubby first. I really enjoy making the batches of soap, it's a bit like cake making but you must not get the two mixed up!"

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With 3 years of industry knowledge, we’ve really got to know what it is that our Candle Tree customers like. For me, it felt like a natural way to introduce The Candle Tree branded products. High quality, handmade, local soaps and the help of the wonderful soap maker, Sara Gates, meant we could do this.

So together with Mitcheldean soap we have created a lovely selection of Candle Tree soaps in our brand packaging. These include: Orange & Cinnamon, Rose, Geranium & Lemon, Rosemary & Lavender, Tea Tree & Lime and Vanilla & Orange. Orange & Cinnamon is a seasonal favourite beautifully fragranced with a balance of zesty orange and aromatic spice. All soaps are naturally scented with natural extracts and essential oils.  

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All Mitcheldean soap bars are made from natural ingredients, no artificial ingredients or nasty chemicals, or parabans and are very kind and gentle to the skin. The quality of the soaps is exceptional and the fragrances are a natural delight. Mitcheldean soap bars contain locally sourced ingredients where possible, for example, the addition of honey is from a smallholding in The Forest of Dean. 

There are exceptional benefits of these naturally handmade soaps, with the beauty boosting properties of natural ingredients. Their fresh and aromatic aromas are captivating, the distinct natural oils are unmistakable. Since natural essential oils and natural ingredients are used, these beauty bars have an enticing but light subtle scent. Mitcheldean soaps are gentle and ultra-hydrating. Once infused with essential oils, the combined vitamins and nutrients work together to minimise dry skin, add hydration and deliver naturally cleansed and beautiful skin.

Mitcheldean soaps are not only a great natural essential to your toiletry collection, but also make wonderfully pretty gifts with their unique printed packaging. They are available in-store at The Candle Tree in Gloucestershire and also on our online shop, where you can take a look at our other fabulous products! See below for our fabulous new range of naturally scented soaps:

Rose, Geranium & Lemon Soap

Rosemary & Lavender Soap

Orange & Cinnamon Soap

Tea Tree & Lime Soap

The Candle Tree has a large and fabulous range of soaps, gifts and luxury bath products, both online and in-store. Take a look at our online store to discover our collection of French soaps, speciality soaps, body treats, home fragrance, special gifts and much much more!

Pur Pur Soaps Are Back!

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Hungarian in origin, Pur Pur soaps are a beautiful addition to our large soap range, here, at The Candle Tree. The soaps are available now, both online and in store at our shop in Gloucester, situated next to the stunning Gloucester Cathedral. 

Pur Pur products are packaged in a unique pretty illustrative paper and come in variety of lovely floral scents. Our range includes soothing aromatic Lavender, classic sweet Rose, fresh clean Verbena and the green floral scent of Lily of the Valley. They really are a luxury for both the body and your bathroom.

Each Pur Pur soap is enriched with shea butter to create a luxurious moisturising lather, great for all skin types. Shea butter is especially good for dry and sensitive skin conditions that need extra soothing. The hydrating agents in shea butter are very similar to the skin’s own moisturising sebaceous glands, making it a fabulous match for dry skin. Shea butter has several great anti-inflammatory benefits as well as these rich moisturising qualities. The lather produced by Pur Pur also provides a rich soothing shaving foam cream.

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Shea butter comes from the seeds of the fruit of the Shea (Karite) tree and that is naturally rich in vitamins A, E and F. It provides the skin with essential fatty acids and the nutrients necessary for collagen production. The concentration of natural vitamins and fatty acids in Shea butter makes it incredibly nourishing and moisturising for skin. It is often used to remedy dry skin and to help protect the skin’s natural oils. It alleviates sensitive and dry winter skin conditions. Shea butter aids in the skin’s natural collagen production and contains oleic, stearic, palmitic and linolenic acids that protect and nourish the skin to prevent drying. Regular use of Shea butter enriched products can revive tired, dried out winter skin and boost your skins natural oils. Another great reason to add Pur Pur soaps to your daily skin care routine!

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As well as the larger Pur Pur soaps, we also have a range of smaller Pur Pur heart shaped soaps on a hanger which are a delightful accessory and makes a perfect gift! They can be used as normal soaps or placed in wardrobes and drawers to beautifully fragrance your clothing and bedding. They also come in range of floral scents, as the larger soaps, including; Lily Of The Valley, Lavender, Verbena and Rose.

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We have an extended range of Pur Pur products in store at our Gloucester shop. This includes gift sets, bath tub soap dishes and other fragrances such as Cornflower, Sloe Berry, Wine Grapes, Acacia, Paprika and seasonal Quince. Along with these fabulous Pur Pur soaps, we also have a large selection of wonderful high quality soaps for you to try. Our range includes speciality soaps, French soaps, and seasonal soap collections. The ingredients used in our soaps are 100% natural and have not been tested on animals. A lot of the soaps we sell are enriched with soothing shea butter, a delightfully hydrating ingredient for daily use. See link below for more soaps:

Shea Butter Skin Care

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It is that time of year again where it’s getting colder and we spend more time indoors around our central heating. Autumn brings lots of interesting changes in nature and things to enjoy, but it is also time to give your skincare routine a boost. Central heating and cold weather can dry and dehydrate skin, causing soreness, dryness and chapped skin.

Shea butter is really a saviour this time of year, and is included in many skin care products to enrich and moisturise. This wondrous beauty product was being used cosmetically as early as Cleopatras Egypt. In ancient Egypt it was used to protect the hair and skin from the fierce sun and desert winds.

Shea butter is a skin superfood that comes from the seeds of the fruit of the Shea (Karite) tree and that is naturally rich in vitamins A, E and F. It offers UV protection of around SPF 6 and provides the skin with essential fatty acids and the nutrients necessary for collagen production. The concentration of natural vitamins and fatty acids in Shea butter makes it incredibly nourishing and moisturising for skin. It is often used to remedy dry skin and to help protect the skin’s natural oils. It alleviates the pain associated with tightness and itching of eczema and dry winter skin conditions.

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Shea butter aids in the skin’s natural collagen production and contains oleic, stearic, palmitic and linolenic acids that protect and nourish the skin to prevent drying. With long term use, many people report skin softening and strengthening as well as wrinkle reduction. Shea butter melts at body temperature, making it easily absorbed into the skin. It absorbs rapidly into the skin, acts as a "rehydrating" agent, and has good water-binding properties. Used regularly, Shea butter products can revive tired dried out winter skin and boost your skins natural oils.

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Once you’ve tried Naturally European Hand Cream we’re sure you’ll agree it’s the best hand cream around for soothing dry hands. With 20% Shea butter, Naturally European Luxury Hand Cream provides outstanding skin care, is beautifully scented contained in attractive packaging. This Neroli & Tangerine fragranced hand cream will lift your mood and improve and protect the delicate skin on your hands. This luxurious hand cream is blended with rich shea butter, avocado oil, coconut oil, baobab seed oil and rosehip oil to hydrate and ensure you’re left with soft, supple skin. Massage Naturally European luxury hand cream in and let the rich, creamy moisturiser melt to reveal softer, smoother skin.

As well as being deeply moisturising, the rich shea butter forms a protective layer to defend skin from environmental damage. Shea butter helps to firm skin and combat the signs of aging, fighting fine lines and wrinkles. Perfect for skin that is sensitive, dry and dehydrated, as it helps with skin elasticity. Overall, shea butter is a wonderful ingredient to form the basis of these beautifully scented creams. Here at The Candle Tree, we have a range of Naturally European hand creams. Our selection includes: fresh Verbena, classic Rose, zesty Ginger & Lime and comforting Lavender. See below for the range:

Red Clay French soap with shea butter, is currently half price!

Here, at The Candle Tree, we have a large selection of French soaps. The soaps are infused with shea butter to help soften and moisturise your skin, leaving you with a natural glow. Shea butter is used to keep skin in good condition and is particularly useful for applying to sensitive, damaged skin or skin that is dehydrated, promoting skin elasticity. BIO Shea Butter creates a rich and creamy lather leaving your skin soft and moisturised. These are artisanal vegetable French Soap, certified without animal fat and made in Marseille from rigorously selected raw materials. As well as being deeply moisturising, the rich shea butter forms a protective layer to defend skin from environmental damage. Overall, shea butter is a wonderful ingredient to form the basis of these naturally scented soaps.

Sanatio Naturalis Essential Oils

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Sanatio Naturalis essential citrus oils are therapeutic quality aromatherapy oils and are cold-pressed from the rind of the fruit. These finest essential oils are ethically and sustainably sourced, elegantly packaged in Sanatio Naturalis signature gift box. 

Sanatio Naturalis finest essential oils are 100% pure and natural, therapeutic grade. Comprehensive analyses and quality controls are performed including: gas-chromatography, optical rotation, refraction index and density tests.

At The Candle Tree, we have a selection of these beautiful scented oils. Lemon and Sweet Orange are just two of these wonderful natural oils.

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Sanatio Naturalis Award-Winning Sweet Orange (Citrus sinensis) is a pure therapeutic-quality aromatherapy essential oil, and is cold-pressed from the rind of the Italian sun-ripened oranges.

Aromatic Description: Sweet, fresh, citrus and zesty.

Therapeutic Properties: Anti-depressant, antibacterial, antiseptic, antispasmodic, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, tonic, sedative, detoxifying.

Sanatio Naturalis uses sweet orange, grown in Calabria and Sicily, in southern Italy, known for its unique and sunny quality. Fruits are harvested between November and February, when the oils are at their best. Every orange is expertly harvested by hand, cut at the stalk using special hand-secateurs, ensuring the optimum condition. The producer, a family business, was founded in 1926, and the traditions, skills, expertise and cultivation techniques have been handed down from generation to generation, now at the fourth generation.

Naturally revitalizing, Sweet Orange is a vibrant and radiant oil, which is mood enhancing and enhances happiness which is helpful with depression, nervous tension, stress, anger, fatigue, and anxiety.

Sweet Orange Essential Oil boosts immunity and is a great support for the lymphatic system, helping to eliminate toxins, and reduce edema and cellulite. Sweet Orange Essential Oil may also help to ease digestive discomforts, improve digestion, relieve abdominal spasms and alleviate nausea, and vomiting. Sweet Orange Essential Oil can be mixed with a tablespoon of carrier oil and massage over the abdominal area in a clockwise direction.

Sweet Orange, like other citrus fruits, is a rich source of Vitamin C. Add it to your regular skin care routine. It is a great tonic for the skin – mix a drop with your cream it may help refresh, detoxify and rejuvenate the skin. It contains powerful anti-oxidant defence against free radicals and helps to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and dark spots. When used topically Sweet Orange Essential Oil leaves skin with a radiant, youthful glow, especially good for dull, mature, oily and acne-prone skin.

Sanatio Naturalis Sweet Orange Essential Oil has such a fresh and joyful scent and is full of natural warmth. Try making Sweet Orange essential oil part of your morning routine to start your day off with an inspiring boost of citrus aroma. Add 5 - 6 drops in a diffuser, it brightens the room and has the added air cleansing benefit during cold and flu seasons! 

Fabulous Ways to Use Sweet Orange Essential Oil:

Uplifting Diffuser

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Sweet Orange has a bright, summery, sweet fresh scent, bringing about a sense of well-being, creativity, and feelings of joy.
Add 5 - 6 drops in a diffuser to inhale the bright uplifting magic of Sweet Orange Oil. 

Geranium & Orange Bath Oil

2 drops of Sweet Orange Essential Oil

2 drops of Frankincense Essential Oil

3 drops of Geranium Essential Oil

Comforting and relaxing - smells heavenly! Blend with a teaspoon of carrier oil, add to a warm bath. Soak in the bath for 15 - 20 minutes before bedtime for a restful sleep.

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Naturalis Sicilian Lemon (Citrus limon) is a pure therapeutic-quality aromatherapy essential oil, and is cold-pressed from the rind of the fruit. Sanatio Naturalis finest essential oils are ethically and sustainably sourced. They are each elegantly packaged in a Sanatio Naturalis signature gift box. 

Aromatic Description: Citrus, fresh, fruity, zesty and bright.

Therapeutic Properties: Antiseptic, antibacterial, antioxidant, astringent, cleansing, refreshing, revitalizing and uplifting.

Zesty, fresh and citrussy, Sanatio Naturalis Lemon Oil, grown in Siracusa, in southern Italy, boasts a unique and sunny quality. Sanatio Naturalis use only exceptional lemons which are cultivated in a traditional way, and hand-picked with care. Sanatio Naturalis work directly with the producer whose handcrafted cultivation techniques and knowledge have been handed down from generation to generation. Even today old techniques for pruning, fertilization, and irrigation are replied upon to produce the finest citrus fruit. 

Varied geological and climatic conditions give Sanatio Naturalis Essential Oils exceptional qualities and makes them unique. These organic cultivated lemons contain at least 34% of juice, rich in Vitamin C and citric acid. Its aromatic, fine-grained peel with abundant oil-producing glands gives the highest-quality essential oils. Most of the lemons are harvested between October and May, when the oils are at their finest. It takes 3,000 lemons to produce one kilo of Lemon Essential Oil.

Lemon Essential Oil is a key ingredient in many hair and skin care products. Its antiseptic and astringent properties are great for greasy and acne-prone skin. Make Lemon part of your beauty routine, adding a drop to your face cream to reduce the appearance of blemishes, awaken dull skin and promote a glowing complexion, or to conditioner and DIY hair masques to give your hair a smoother, shinier look.

Lemon Essential Oil is known to boost the immune system and cleanse the body, whilst stimulating the body’s defences against bacterial and viral infections, colds and flu. These effects are enhanced when blended together with Tea Tree. Lemon essential oil also has a tonic effect on the circulatory system and aids lymphatic cleansing. Used in massage, lemon oil helps to boost circulation and reduce cellulite and varicose veins. It is also a traditional remedy for the treatment of broken capillaries visible on the skin. 

This uplifting citrus oil helps to clear the mind, and lift the spirits whilst simultaneously reducing stress and fatigue. Simply add 3 - 5 drops to an essential oil burner or aroma diffuser for a bright, joyful and citrus scent. Lemon Essential Oil blends beautifully with Sweet Orange, Lavender, Geranium, Frankincense, Ylang Ylang, and Ginger. 

Fabulous Ways to Use Lemon Essential Oil:

Happiness Diffuser

The bright, joyful scent of citrus essential oils are used in aromatherapy to energize, enliven the spirit and boost overall mood. Geranium and Ylang Ylang help to balance emotions and feel more positive.

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2 drops Sweet Orange Essential Oil

2 drops Lemon Essential Oil

2 drops Geranium Essential Oil

1 drop Ylang Ylang Essential Oil

Relaxing Lemon & Lavender Bath Salts

100% natural sea salts infused with pure therapeutic Lemon and Lavender Essential Oil help to soothe tired muscles, relax and unwind before bedtime. Run a warm bath and sprinkle in one or two generous spoonfuls of salt crystals. Soak in, relax, and enjoy.

1 cup Dead Sea Salts

5 drops Lemon Essential Oil

5 drops Lavender Essential Oil

Lemon & Sweet Orange Pure Essential Oils:
Fruity, citrus, refreshing, revitalizing and uplifting.

• Size: 10ml.

• Country of Origin: Italy.

• Expressed from the rind of the fruit.

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Along with our full range of fabulous Sanatio Naturalis essential oil range, we also have a large selection of home fragrances & accessories, oil diffusers, luxury bath & body products and creative lighting ideas. There is lots to see online and in-store! Click the button below for our online shop.

Sanatio Naturalis Diffuser Lamp

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Here at The Candle Tree, we are delighted to introduce our luxury natural home fragrance products from Sanatio Naturalis. We stock a range of essential oil diffusers along with beautifully scented oils. This diffuser lamp is hand-crafted from glass, and adds a touch of natural elegance and luxury to any space. It utilizes ultrasonic technology to produce a fine, cool fragrant mist, allowing you to enjoy a relaxing aromatherapy moment.

With its beautiful, Eastern-inspired design, our Sanatio Naturalis Diffuser Lamp is a unique decorative piece, ideal to give an elegant touch to your interiors. This pretty translucent glass is hand-crafted, making each piece unique. A stunning gift or wonderful treat for your own home. 

The diffuser is designed to work in harmony with Sanatio Naturalis finest 100% pure essential oils. It functions to fill your home with a therapeutic fragrance to suit any mood and promote well being. Depending on the oil you choose, the diffuser can work to soothe your spirits, encourage a sense of calm, aid sleep, de-stress, boost your energy or lift your mood. In addition, there are other beneficial elements; the soothing humidity alleviates dry air, with an optional soft light creating a peaceful ambiance. Just by the simple act of adding a beautiful scent to your home creates a sense of well being and a delightful sensory experience. Our finest therapeutic pure essential oil collection ranges from natural fragrances of a forest, happy citruses, relaxing French lavender, cleansing mints, or warm spices.

This elegant diffuser is ideal for scenting small spaces, such as home, office and spa. It makes the perfect gift and an excellent way to add a spot of fragrance to your home or office. A patented ultrasonic, high-frequency technology, emits 2.4 million vibratory waves per second to delicately transform the essential oil into a dry, cool fragrant mist with no heating or burning for diffusion. Every piece is unique and no two diffusers are the same.

Sanatio Naturalis Diffuser

  • The perfect gift

  • Use in home, spa, hotel, office

  • Handcrafted / Water Capacity: 120ml

  • Soothing Humidity

  • Auto shut off safety feature

  • Optional light for creating ambiance

  • 8 hours of run time

  • Program Option: 4 Hours Non-Stop

  • Program Option: 8 Hours Intermittent 

  • One year warranty

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Along with this fabulous Sanatio Naturalis diffuser lamp, we also have a large range of home fragrances & accessories, luxury bath & body products and creative lighting ideas. There is lots to see online and in-store! Click the button above for our full range including beautifully scented Sanatio Naturalis essential oils to compliment this wonderful diffuser!

Verbena Collection

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Verbena Flower

The botanical name can be either Aloysia citriodora or Lippia citriodora, is native to Peru, Bolivia, Chile and Central America.  A lemon verbena plant can grow over 10 feet high in warm climates where it originates from. This plant was named after Maria Luisa, the Princess of Parma. It was brought into Europe by the returning Spanish sometime in the 17th or 18th century. Lemon Verbena flowers have pretty purple buds during August to October. It blooms during late summer and is used for its strong lemon scent. The essential oil is extracted from this herb that has various healing properties. 

Lemon verbena oil is richly aromatic and has been made use of for centuries and it was a well-known therapeutic oil throughout the Victorian era. Particularly for healing muscle spasms, inflammation, skin infections and also as a sedative. The flowering tops and leaves can be used for culinary and medicinal purposes. Lemon verbena’s fresh citrus scent has made it popular for inclusion in fragrances and scented products. A delightful uplifting scent to use all year round!

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Verbena Luxury Body Lotion is a sheer treat! This luxurious Verbena lotion is blended with rich shea butter, avocado oil, coconut oil, baobab seed oil and rosehip oil to hydrate and ensure you’re left with soft, supple skin. Massage Naturally European Luxury Body Lotion in and let the rich body moisturiser melt away revealing instantly smoother skin.

As well as being deeply moisturising, the rich shea butter forms a protective layer to defend skin from environmental damage. Shea butter helps to firm skin and combat the signs of aging, fighting fine lines and wrinkles.

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Our Verbena Soap is French and is made by Savon de Marseille, the ingredients are 100% natural and have not been tested on animals. The soap is enriched with soothing shea butter. 

Lemon Verbena is known for its therapeutic skin properties today. It breaks down cellulite, and hence, offers a healing, toning and relaxing effect to the skin. That is the reason this herb is often used in the preparation of natural soaps. Lemon Verbena soap suits all skin types and makes the skin feel soft and toned. The essential oil of this herb is gentle on the skin and helps maintain the proper balance of the skin’s natural oils. The soap also helps to give the skin an even tone. 

The Lemon Verbena oil present in the soap gets rid of excess sebum and pollutants from the skin without causing excessive dryness. It also aids in repelling the bacteria that cause acne, and blocked pores, thereby leaving you with a blemish-free skin.

Its plant-derived oils help in giving the skin a nourished and clean feeling. It offers smoothness to skin and uplifts it after every wash. The soap contains the goodness of flavonoids that soothe and nourish the skin, thereby giving it a radiant appearance.

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Naturally European Verbena Hand Wash adds a touch of luxury to your day. The liquid soap’s classic design and perfected formulation will bring elegance to any sink. Revive your hands, and indulge your senses with this fresh fragranced soothing lather.
 
Our range of Naturally European liquid hand soaps is bursting with fragrances, each inspired by natural European landscapes. We have a range of fragrances to chose from and each fragrance is made using essential oils.

Naturally European Luxury Hand Wash is free from parabens and SLS making it ideal for skin that’s a little sensitive.

Verbena & Butterfly

Along with this fabulous Verbena range, we also have a large range of home fragrances & accessories, luxury bath & body products and creative lighting ideas. There is lots to see online and in-store! See below for our range including more beautifully scented Verbena products!

Jasmine French Soap

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At The Candle Tree, we have a large collection of luxury natural soaps. Our French soap range in particular has many skin and well-being benefits. Our 125g Savon de Marseille Jasmine Soap is enriched with BIO Shea Butter, which creates a rich and creamy lather leaving your skin soft and moisturised. It is an artisanal vegetable French Soap, certified without animal fat and made in Marseille from rigorously selected raw materials. Our Jasmine French soap is a perfect floral seasonal choice for Summer. Even more fabulous is that the soap is currently on offer at half price, whilst stocks last.

Jasmine is a genus of shrubs and vines that belong to the olive family. It contains around 200 species native to tropical and warm temperate regions of Asia, Africa, and Australia. These can be either deciduous (leaves falling in autumn) or evergreen (green all year round), and may be upright, spreading, or climbing shrubs and vines, with white or yellow flowers in clusters. Jasmine is typically grown for the flowers, which open between six and eight in the evening when the temperature starts to go down. Some varieties thrive in cool weather, while others do better in warm weather, with the outdoor varieties thriving in full sun with fertile, well-drained soils. Historically, jasmine was used in many ways to provide health benefits. 

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The word Jasmine actually means “Gift from God”. Jasmine has long been used as a form of aromatherapy to treat depression, stress, and to calm nerves.

The exquisite essential oil has a sweet exotic smell, which deeply relaxes, soothes nerves, and boosts confidence.

The Chinese used the stems, petals, roots, and leaves for pain relief. They also used the flowers to ignite passion. The roots were used internally to treat headaches and insomnia, and were reported to have anesthetic properties.

Skin Benefits of Jasmine

Jasmine is rich in a variety of active chemical components that are beneficial to the skin.

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  • Anti-aging: Because of its antioxidants, jasmine can help protect from environmental stress. This can help give a youthful appearance to your skin.
  • Evens skin tone: Jasmine can help as the oil is very effective in evening the tone of skin as well as reducing the appearance of age spots.
  • Moisturising: Like many natural oils, jasmine oil helps treat dry skin and provide natural moisture that won't clog pores.
  • Soothing: Jasmine Sambac, a variety from Hawaii, is perfect for those with finicky skin temperaments, as it's non-irritating and non-sensitizing. It's also great for dry, greasy, or sensitive skin, as it helps to balance all types without irritating.
  • Beautiful scent: We can't deny the lovely natural scent that this flower has, so adding it to skin care helps to elevate mood as well as nourish your skin.

Along with this fabulous Jasmine soap, we also have a large range of wonderful high quality French soaps for you to try - 60g & 125g Savonnette Marseillaise, 250g luxury oval soap from Marseille, 300g square block French soap, heart guest soaps and traditional 300g Savon de Marseille cubes.

Wash away your worries, relax, close your eyes and let your body absorb the natural ingredients of our fabulous soaps! See link below for more soaps:

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Lotus Flower French Soap

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Lotus Flower

Our 125g Savon de Marseille Lotus Flower Soap is enriched with soothing and moisturizing BIO Shea Butter. 

Summer is now in full swing with plenty of sunshine which brings us into nature. Here, at The Candle Tree, we have a lovely lotus flower soap to inspire and add floral fragrance to your summer skincare routine. Our all natural, 100% vegetable soap enriches your skin with antioxidants, vitamins and nutrients. Suitable for all skin types, French Lotus Flower soap both exfoliates and purifies the pores to improve skin health.

The soap is infused with shea butter to help soften and moisturise your skin, leaving you with a natural glow. Shea butter is used to keep skin in good condition and is particularly useful for applying to sun damaged skin or skin that is dehydrated, as it helps with skin elasticity. Overall, a wonderful ingredient to form the basis of this beautifully scented soap.

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The Lotus Flower

Known scientifically as Nelumbo nucifera, the lotus (also called “Indian lotus”) is an aquatic perennial not to be confused with the water lily. The lotus is native to southern Asia and Australia. India and Vietnam chose it as their national flower. The roots are planted in the soil of the pond or river bottom, while the leaves emerge on the top of the water surface. Lotuses are considered “heat-producing” plants, and can sustain a temperature of 86-95 degrees Fahrenheit even while the outside temperature is only 50˚ F.

Lotus Flower Skin Benefits

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Ancient Hindu and Buddhist writings linked the lotus flower to serenity and purity. It's also said to have soothing and calming properties. In skin care, lotus cleanses and purifies, while providing the antioxidant protection that we gain from so many natural botanical ingredients. The lotus is full of compounds that benefit the skin, including antioxidants, flavonoids, fatty acids, proteins, vitamins, and minerals. Like most natural plant ingredients, it provides many benefits at once:

  • Antioxidants: Lotus flower extract is rich in antioxidants, and the fragrant lotus acts as a skin conditioner.
  • Balances: Natural products infused with lotus can not only help control our sebum production, balancing out oily skin, but can hydrate and improve elasticity as well.
  • Vitamin A: the lotus root contains vitamin A which helps reduce inflammation and promotes healing.
  • Purifies: Use lotus on your skin and you may notice a minimized appearance of your pores and your face feeling more fresh and vibrant.
  • Soothes: The lotus has natural moisture that conditions and hydrates.
  • Exfoliates: Like hibiscus, lotus has natural alpha-hydroxy acids that help exfoliate and restore a youthful look.
  • Firms and tightens: The proteins in lotus help firm and tighten.

Along with this fabulously floral lotus soap, we also have a large range of other wonderful high quality French soaps for you to try. Wash away your worries, relax, close your eyes and let your body absorb the natural ingredients of our fabulous soaps! See link below for more soaps: