About Cozy Glow
Have you ever bought a scented candle that smelled great in the jar, but when burning it was a huge disappointment? Let us tell you why we're different.
When we first set out to make a healthier, stronger and good value scented candle for ourselves we had no idea of the adventure we were about to experience, the challenges we would faced and had to overcome.
The first thing we had to work out was that most of the candles available use synthetic scents, which we wanted to avoid, due to the soot and fumes priduced when burining them. We use pure natural oils and natural scents in our candles, ensuring they are 100% natural, and vegan friendly.
Soy wax burns about 20°c cooler than paraffin wax. Because soy wax burns cooler and needs more expertise to ensure a great fragrance, and this is one reason most soy candles on the market are not using 100% soy, and still contain nasty paraffin or similar.
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We wanted to enjoy a great fragrance but are also health conscious, most soy candle companies will use a blend of paraffin and soy; then they can legally call it a “Soy Candle”. This blend enables the wax to burn at a higher temperature and enhances the scent-throw compared to 100% soy wax. However, for health and environmental reasons we did not want to use any paraffin/petroleum wax.
Our final dilemma was that all waxes have a maximum capacity to absorb or hold fragrance (scent load capacity). If you attempt to add more fragrance than what a wax can hold it will either separate from the wax or the candle will not burn properly. Most candle manufacturers use only the standard scent load capacity, creating average or poor scented candles.
Mixing things up!
We transformed our kitchen into a mini candle/science laboratory and began our journey. What follows is the result of a family team, with a passion for healthy living, seeking a solution to the scented candle dilemma.
Our manufacturing process enables us to get our soy wax to absorb a greater amount of fragrance.
Most candle manufacturers will add fragrance when the wax is too hot. This will cause the fragrance to start evaporating during the manufacturing process.
The result is that Cozy Glow Soy Candles are so strong and so realistic you will think you have the real thing! Whether it's Fresh Baked Bread or a ripe juicy Peach, you'll swear that somebody has just been baking!
LGBTQI+ Positive Business
Croydon Business Resilience Awards 2021
Sustainable Green Investment
Croydon Business Excellence Awards 2018
Business of the Year
Business of the Year
Surrey County Show
Best Trade Stand - Third Place
Ashley is one of the directors of Cozy Glow; an innovative entrepreneur with a drive for success and thrives on challenges presented to him.
Ashley is a key and active member to the small Coulsdon community; working with other small businesses around the area and building relationships with clientele based not only locally but worldwide.
Favourite Scent: Apple Strudel - A long-lasting winter warmer of a candle. Reminiscent of childhood memories in the Cotswolds.
Kristian is the other director of Cozy Glow; leading our branding and marketing to designing everything from our products to our website, which defines how the public see our brand.
He manages our full technology stack and services. Innovative with rebranding and redesigning products according to coming trends.
Favourite Scent: Black Cherry - A deep fruity scent that fills the entire room.