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The Art of Natural Candles: Tradition and Modernity

Explore the world of natural candles with Mararamiro, where tradition meets modern elegance. Discover the art of candle making, the resurgence of interest in natural candles, and the global connection...

Faced with a sea of choices, have you ever found yourself pondering which candle to buy? Why choose natural candles when there are countless options lining the shelves? The answer lies in more than just the flame. Natural candles are a connection to our roots, a celebration of artistry, and a commitment to sustainability. They are not merely a source of light but a symbol of elegance, authenticity, and mindful living. In a world where mass production often overshadows quality, natural candles stand as a beacon of tradition and craftsmanship.


Let's embark on a journey that takes us from the dance of tradition and innovation to the renaissance of age-old candle-making techniques.

Tradition and Innovation in Candle Making

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Candle wick threading at WAX Atelier

Candle making, an art as ancient as civilization, illuminates our world with a gentle glow. Today's natural candles bridge tradition and modernity, reflecting timeless elegance and mindful living.

Lola Lely of WAX Atelier captures this spirit, saying, "Crafting is not just about preservation but innovation." This philosophy is evident in collaborations like the fusion of London's waxed linen flowers with Vietnam's botanical specimens, symbolizing the harmony of tradition and innovation.

OVO Things - Beeswax blocks
WAX Atelier London - Hand-dipping candles

At Mararamiro, we embrace this global connection, curating a collection that celebrates craftsmanship and uniqueness from suppliers like Flamingo Estate, WAX Atelier, and OVO Things. In our digitally saturated world, natural candles are experiencing a resurgence, representing a longing for the tactile and real, and a desire to reconnect with the earth and ourselves.

"Crafting is not just about preservation but innovation."

- Lola Lely of WAX Atelier

Crafting Without Borders: A Global Connection

The world of natural candles is a tapestry woven with threads from diverse cultures and histories. WAX Atelier's collaboration with Vietnamese artisans is a beautiful example of crafting without borders. "The exchange was facilitated by our friends Thao Vu and Benjamin Reich, founders of Kilomet109, an eco-fashion label based in Hanoi, who celebrates and revives Vietnamese traditional craft," shares WAX Atelier.


Our founder, Tanya Tessier, believes in the universal language of craftsmanship. "At Mararamiro, we see candles not just as objects but as stories, connecting us across continents and through time," she says. These connections are not mere words but are embodied in the suppliers we collaborate with, each one a testament to our shared values and vision.


From the bamboo forests of Vietnam to the wild hives of the mountains, the natural candles at Mararamiro are a tribute to nature's bounty and human ingenuity.

WAX Atelier, London


Their ethos is a blend of tradition and innovation. From London to the mountains of Vietnam, they explore the interconnection between the natural world and material culture. Their commitment to sustainability, community engagement, and cross-cultural collaboration is a beacon of modern craftsmanship.


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Flamingo Estate, California


A sanctuary of pleasure and beauty, Flamingo Estate champions slow ways and ancient practices. Their tomato-scented candles are a sensory delight, capturing the essence of sun-drenched produce and the philosophy of radical pleasure.


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OVO Things, Lithuania


A celebration of handcrafted beauty, OVO Things crafts each piece with intention and natural materials. Their beeswax candles are a symbol of quality, sustainability, and the beauty of old ways.


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From these collaborations arise unique offerings, candles that tell stories and create experiences. Let's take a closer look at what makes them special.

Spotlight on Unique Offerings: A Closer Look

Source - WAX Atelier 2023-24 Lookbook

Our curated collection tells stories, each candle a character, each scent a chapter. Notably:

Roma Heirloom Tomato Candle by Flamingo Estate


A garden in a jar, this candle evokes memories of sun-kissed tomatoes and fresh basil. Its vibrant aroma is perfect for alfresco dining, transforming a simple meal into a feast for the senses. It's not just a candle; it's an invitation to savor the joys of summer, any time of the year.


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Adriatic Muscatel Sage Candle by Flamingo Estate


A meditative companion, this candle's calming sage undertones invite relaxation, mindfulness, and inner peace. Light it during your yoga practice or while soaking in a bath, and let its soothing scent guide you to tranquility. It's more than a fragrance; it's a pathway to serenity.


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Beeswax Dinner Candles by OVO Things


A tribute to tradition, these candles are handcrafted from pure beeswax, offering a clean, honey-like aroma. They are a timeless addition to intimate gatherings, family dinners, and celebrations of love. Whether gracing a holiday table or adding charm to a romantic dinner, these candles create an ambiance that's warm and welcoming.


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Mother's Milk Twisted Candle by WAX Atelier


An artistic expression, this twisted candle is a conversation starter. Its unique shape and soft hue make it a versatile decor piece, suitable for dinner parties or adding a touch of elegance to everyday living. It's not just a light source; it's a statement of style.


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Climbing Tuscan Rosemary Candle - Flamingo Estate


Infused with the robust scent of rosemary, this candle transports you to the Tuscan countryside. Light it in your kitchen or dining area to complement culinary adventures, or use it to create a refreshing ambiance in your living space. It's more than a scent; it's an experience.


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These unique offerings are more than mere products; they are experiences, memories, and connections waiting to be discovered. Explore our collection and find the candle that speaks to you, that resonates with your lifestyle, and that adds a touch of elegance to your world.

Answering the Burning Questions

  • What are the healthiest natural candles?


    The healthiest natural candles are those crafted from pure, organic materials, free from synthetic additives and artificial fragrances. Beeswax and soy candles stand out as exemplary choices. Beeswax candles, like our Beeswax Dinner Candles by OVO Things, are known for their air-purifying properties, emitting negative ions that neutralize pollutants. Soy candles, on the other hand, are celebrated for their clean burn and renewable nature.


  • What candles are the most natural?


    When it comes to natural candles, beeswax reigns supreme. Considered the epitome of natural candles, beeswax is sourced directly from beehives, retaining its natural color and sweet, honey-like aroma. Our collection from OVO Things showcases the beauty and purity of beeswax, offering candles that are handcrafted with care and intention.


  • Are natural candles better for you?


    Yes, natural candles are better for you and the environment. Free from harmful chemicals, parabens, and synthetic fragrances, natural candles offer a cleaner, more authentic experience. They align with a philosophy of mindful living, reflecting a commitment to sustainability, health, and the simple joys of life.

Understanding natural candles also means knowing what to avoid. Let's navigate the landscape and identify the paths best left untraveled.

Navigating the Candle Landscape: What to Avoid

When selecting candles, it's essential to be mindful of certain types that may pose risks to health and well-being. Paraffin wax candles, a byproduct of petroleum refining, can release harmful chemicals like toluene and benzene. Candles with lead wicks, artificial fragrances, dyes, and poor-quality wicks should also be approached with caution, as they may contain substances that are harmful when inhaled or pose potential fire hazards. At Mararamiro, we prioritize sustainability, health, and quality, offering a curated collection of natural candles that are free from these concerns, reflecting our commitment to the well-being of our customers and the planet.


With knowledge and insight, we invite you to join us on a journey with Mararamiro, where natural candles are not just products but a way of life.

A Journey with Mararamiro: Your Invitation

Source - WAX Atelier

Tanya Tessier, our founder, beautifully encapsulates our philosophy: "In every flicker of a natural candle, there's a whisper of the past, a promise of the future, and a dance of nature and craftsmanship.


 Join us on a journey of discovery, where each flicker tells a story, each scent evokes a memory, and each candle connects you to a world of tradition and elegance. Explore our collection and find your story with Mararamiro.


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