Branch Candle by Ilex Studio
Inspired by close observation of nature and a desire to use natural materials, the Branch Candle brings the beauty of the outdoors into your home.
The Branch Candle is made from 100% beeswax and cast from tree branches found on our daily walks. Editions are titled based on the setting of the tree – the first from the series is from Ravenscourt Park in West London.
Using traditional candle-making methods and combined with modern mould techniques, we captured the exquisite organic details – the bark, nodes, and texture of the tree’s branches.
The many advantages of beeswax are that it is a natural, renewable resource that burns a smokeless flame, lasts longer, drips less, and naturally emits a sweet, subtle honey fragrance. We chose to use beeswax because it is more environmentally friendly than candles made of paraffin, GM soy wax and synthetic fragrances, which emit toxins.
The candle is sustainably made, cast in our London studio and is available in nine colours. The packaging is screen printed by hand with water-based paints, on post-consumer recycled British cardstock, cut with a 150-year-old machine and held together with a simple copper staple.
Study nature, love nature, stay close to nature. It will never fail you. — Frank Lloyd Wright
- Height: 33 cm / 13inches
- Diameter ø: 2.2 cm / 7/8 Inch (standard size)
- Burn time: 10 hrs
- Hand cast
- 100% beeswax
- Screen printed handmade box
- Handbook included