About The Eco Witch Co.
I graduated with a Fine Art degree in 2019, and after experiencing the many highs and lows of university life, I was keen to re-ground myself within a practice that was close to my heart and which did not necessarily fit within the fine art world that I had briefly come in contact with during the three years previous.
Art has always played a vital role in my life and from a young age I would draw, paint and sculpt during every free moment that I had therefore my progression to candle-maker doesn't feel too unusual. The process of researching ingredients, designing the product to creating the final physical result, is one which I find incredibly rewarding and so it is my hope that this passion for my work is evident when you try a product from The Eco Witch Co.
Over the past couple of years, researching plants for medicinal use has become a keen interest of mine and so I have been gradually trying to weave my new knowledge into my candle making. I think both the medicinal, as well as magical associations of botanicals (of which are most commonly rooted in folklore and traditions) work harmoniously together and so I hope to show this in my choice of fragrance and dry herbs. At this moment in time I am unable to be as self-sufficient as I would like in growing my herbs, however it is my wish that one day I will be able to grow as many of the herbs that I use for my candles as possible.
Candle magic, integrated with plant magic is an element of my practice which has persisted throughout the years as it is one which I find the most grounding and fulfilling. My candles are therefore an embodiment of these aspects of my practice combined with a consideration of the medicinal qualities of plants.
The Eco Witch Co. is a one person team, with myself - Charlotte, hand-pouring each and every candle. I pour my candles with soy wax (a plant-based wax) which is GMO-free, biodegradable, vegan and cruelty-free. I use a variation of essential oils and fragrance oils to scent my candles and all oils used are certified vegan and cruelty-free.