So first: glasses
A lot of thought has gone into these little creations. First the charity shops are scoured. Why anyone would want to give these glasses anyway is anyone’s guess, but perhaps they were just gathering dust at the back of a cupboard. Vintage glasses are what’s needed; sherry, port, champagne or small wine glasses, crystal cut, etched or plain, what’s important is that they’ll look amazing when filled with wax. This isn’t just part of a Corporate Social Responsibility strategy (such a horrible phrase) this is working with charities so everyone benefits.
The best wax
Soy versus paraffin wax, the choice was simple. Soy. Compared to paraffin wax it’s more eco-friendly as it’s derived from vegetables not refined gasoline. Soy is 100% bio-degradable and so easy to wash off the glasses when the wick has burnt out, paraffin wax is not. And what really made the decision easy is that soy wax burns for longer and releases the fragrance better than paraffin wax. What’s not to love?
Loving that scent
Nothing that smells like a bad air-freshener, that synthetic smell clawing at the back of your throat, enough already! Fragrance oils derived from concentrates are used for a fresh, delicate scent. Fragrance is added to the wax as soon as it’s melted, not just in the top layer like some manufacturers. The gentle scent will be released every time you light them, not just the first time. Here are the safety data sheets on the fragrances used because it’s the responsible thing to do and appreciate those with allergies might need to know.
Fragrance fact sheets
A splash of colour
No neon or bold colours here. Less is most definitely more. A graceful rose pink, a soft pale grey or classic white. Subtle pastels are what works so wonderfully with these vintage glasses. All made with 100% natural dyes.
Packaging - less is more
When you’ve got a product made from glass, you really do have to think about packaging otherwise these little candles just won’t make it home in one piece. Lost & Found deliberately uses eco-friendly gift boxes and all of it can go into your weekly recycling collection. What’s the point in fancy-pants gift boxes when most of them end up in the bin and aren’t able to be recycled because of the gloss and foil finishes used? Simple yet stylish gift boxes ensure you’ll get your candles home in the same state as you bought them (hopefully, just treat them well, don't drop the box on the floor for goodness sake!).