Updated: Oct 15, 2021
Use this article as your starting point. It contains a short paragraph on ALL our products and services in the shop. From beeswax candles to free shipping to new subscribers.
Welcome to the shop! Here are the products and services Heart of Europe Candles offers to make your life richer, warmer, more relaxed, and happier. It will be regularly updated so that you can always know what’s going on in our shop. You can bookmark this article and have a shortcut ready for any time and occasion you need. Enjoy Heart of Europe Candles!
Beeswax candle line
Beeswax candles are the best natural, non-toxic and zero-waste option for any candle lover. They emit a natural mild honey smell, and if taken care of properly, they will leave hardly any waste once they are used up. They are the most natural option for fragrance-sensitive persons.
Tip: At the bottom of the beeswax candle page, you will find an Accessories section containing candle holders, and gift bags and boxes.
Rapeseed wax candle line (unscented)
Our rapeseed candles are unscented but not boring! Find simple yet elegant candles in beautiful jars. Or playful cute candles with colourful decorations. Rapeseed is, in my opinion, the best wax after beeswax. Our rapeseed wax is a plant-based, renewable source. It is made in Europe, i.e. there is no need to ship over from the US, where most of soy waxes are produced. The supply chain is much shorter. It is made from non-GM source. It is REACH-compliant, not tested on animals. The fact that it’s a European resource means it has to comply with various EU rules. It burns cleanly and guarantees smooth surface of candle. (Did you know that soy candles have a bumpy bubbly texture after they’ve been lit and have cooled down? Rapeseed doesn’t do that. It’s an aesthetic win.) It can be used in its pure form (The majority of local eco-friendly candle makers make plant-based candles, advertising them as “bougie végétale”. It’s usually a mix of soy, coconut and rapeseed waxes. Don’t ask me why they do that, probably because it’s the cheapest.)
SCENTED RAPESEED CANDLES
We're offering a small selection of scented candles! As you may know, I am not a big fan of strong scents. That is why in my shop, I aim to create candles with milder non-overwhelming scents. Fragrance perception is quite subjective, so I’ll always be happy for your feedback! You can toggle how much scent a candle is giving out a tiny bit, read more about it in my blog post! There is a reason why scented candles require a CLP label in the EU. Fragrances are chemicals, and have to be treated as such. I have decided to only use candle fragrances that are certified phthalate- and CMR-free (carcinogenic, mutagenic and reprotoxic substances). All our candle fragrances come from Grasse, France, they are all specifically intended for candles. They all come with a safety data sheet that I can provide upon request. If you're not sure what scent you would like, you can opt for our Scented Candle Trio, a small discovery gift set containing small jars with all three fragrances. You can order one to simply discover our scent options, or it makes a great gift for a special occasion! And vice versa, if you already have a favourite scent, you can now get it in an XL double-wicked jar!
On the gift set page, you can choose the perfect gift for any occasion. From small bags to deluxe gift boxes, gifts with only one candle, or gifts containing several candles and different types of candle holders. You can always add a small personal note to any order. With gift sets, you can use the drop-down menu to choose the colour of the gift box, the colour of the silk wrapping paper, as well as choose a special label that suits your purpose. The current selection of special labels includes: Happy Birthday, Happy Anniversary, Sweet Home (housewarming), Thank You, Wedding Day, and neutral labels of Beeswax and Pure Rapeseed Candles. There is always a special label available with special collections.
Our standard collections are described above (Beeswax, Pure rapeseed, Scented candles and Gift sets). We have also a dded a new collection of Intention and ritual candles, and are gradually adding new items there. These are especially suitable for your yoga and meditation practice, affirmation sessions, or other rituals you observe. And then, we regularly launch special collections to mark an occasion. You can have a look at our Easter candle collection, Mother’s Day candle collection, and Father’s Day candle collection. Summer collection will be launched on 1 July 2021, together with Scented candle line (Jasmine Tea, Lavender Fields and Orange Blossom as regulars, and new scents for autumn/winter). Then you can look forward to an Autumn and Halloween collection, and to close the year, there will be an extensive Christmas collection available. Collections usually contain both beeswax and rapeseed candles, so that you can make your pick according to your preferences. Collections may also contain a higher number of pre-made gift sets, so that you can grab a gift and go celebrate, without needing to spend too much time and energy on making complicated choices.
Candle of the Month Featured candle
Do you want to receive a treat to your doorstep every month without even thinking about it? Try our Candle of the Month subscription! Candle of the Month features a new candle or candle gift set every month, for a special promo price. It is available for one-time purchase, as well as for a subscription of 3, 6, 9 and 12 months. Candle of the Month always comes in gift packaging in some form or other, so you can always use it as a little something to bring to your friends or family when visiting! Candle of the Month give you exclusive access to our new designs or limited editions. We prioritize our Candle of the Month for our new releases. We do our best to alternate between our beeswax and our rapeseed candles, so that you get the best of both worlds! Even more reasons to join the club! You can read more about the Candle of the Month in this blog post.
Candles with Charm
You deserve something more than a simple candle! Some of our candle designs include a little extra something – a cute charm pendant. This little ornament can be added to your bracelet, keyring, or put into your wallet for good luck. Our candles with charm are designed so that the charm pendant complements the overall design and intention of the candle. For example, our Nature Worship gift set contains a Tree of Life charm. Our Chakra meditation candles contain a charm in the form of the Om symbol. Charms are also part of our seasonal collections, keep an eye out for our Wise Owl autumn candle with charm, or our Sun & Moon candle with charm. Charms will also mark a special occasion, such as our charity sale around Black Friday in November, or one at the beginning of the year to support Help Animals Belgium. Our candles with charm are a great way to treat yourself, as well as give a unique gift. You can read more about them in this blog post.
Candle refill option
If you are available and willing to pick up your candles in person, we have good news for you! You can enjoy beautiful candles AND be nice to the planet! You can have your candle refilled for a better price.
Are you getting a candle treat for yourself? You can buy our imperfect candles at a 35% discount. These candles still burn well but contain small imperfections. This is a great way to get a bargain, and not waste any material!
Return leftover wax and/or jars
You can return the leftovers from the Heart of Europe Candles you bought, and you will get a coupon for 10% off your next order. I remelt the wax and make beeswax tealights from it. Each customer gets these tealights for free in their order. Support our zero-waste approach!
Heart of Europe Candles blog
Twice a month, or more, I add a new article to the blog. You will find articles on new collections, candle care, supporting small businesses, or our zero-waste approach. Enjoy the read!
Local pick up
If you live in Brussels, you can pick up your candles in person. Pick up is possible at Schuman, Place Luxembourg, and Avenue Louise 493 (Café de la Presse). If you pick up your order in person, you can pay cash. Just choose the Manual payment and Handover in person options during your checkout.
Scented candle testing
If you pick up your candles in person, you are eligible for scented candle testing. I have started testing mild non-toxic candle scents and need customer feedback! Our scented candles will be CMR (Carcinogenic, Mutagenic and Reprotoxic Substances) and phtalate-free. I will be choosing fragrances that don't feel invasive and overwhelming, so that even fragrance-sensitive persons can enjoy a pleasant aromatherapy-like atmosphere at home. And that is why I need your opinion and feedback! If you are interested in becoming a tester, let me know in the comments with your next order. I will send you a tester scented candle for free in exchange for filling out a feedback questionnaire. If you return the used candle jar, even better!
Free shipping to new subscribers
New subscribers to our newsletter will get free shipping on their first order. So share this with your friends and family, and they can have their first candle package delivered to their door for free!
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Enjoy your candles, and until next time!