Summer is coming and we are ready

I hope everyone who had the sun last weekend managed to make the most of it.  We had actually left HQ for the weekend and were in sunny (but chilly) Scotland.  We made the most of the sunshine with an ice cream at the beach.  There were plans of a BBQ, but by the time the evening rolled around it was not so appealing.  Now this week, I am forever hopefully we have a bright and sunny weekend this weekend and can enjoy it at home!

I am excited to announce that our Summer range is now available on our new refreshed website.

Two exciting new additions for summer, new scents and new sizes.

  1. New scents

Along with our classic summer scents (Peony Posy, Rose Garden, Coconut Cream and Lemoncello) we now have two new scents for summer.  Summer Nights and Summer Kitchen.  Both of these scents are amazing and perfect for your summer at home and entertaining.

Summer Nights is perfect for outdoors, it has Citronella to keep away the bugs paired with a touch of Lime for extra zestiness.  This is intense and in the new sizes should last you the summer.  We recommend adding music, Aperol spritz and Antipasti.

Summer Kitchen is really versatile.  It is fresh and uplifting.  It could be your perfect Kitchen accompaniment to add a ‘kitchen garden’ vibe but equally is great for your summer dinner parties or BBQs.


2. New sizes

We have two fantastic new sizes for our best summer scents.

The 3-wick 50cl candle was so popular at Christmas we now have this available for four of our summer scents (Summer Nights, Summer Kitchen, Coconut Cream and Lemoncello). The 3-wick is a large candle and will last for many hours of entertaining and socialising over the summer months.

The Hurricane Lantern candle is something special.  It holds 60cl of wax – so slightly bigger volume than the standard 50cl but this one is chunky and made for outdoors.  It has tall sides so that the wind won’t blow it out, a must have summer outdoor accessory.



I have been making some Summer Nights candles the last few days and as my workshop is connected to my house the entire house is now smelling like Citronella – or I like to close my eyes and imagine a Malaysian beach cafe. 🙂

Remember – all our products are made to order, they can all be personalised – you simply need to add your personalisation request to the custom box at check out.

Happy Summer everyone!



My First Wedding Fair

This month has been a big month for Sweetness & Light.  Autumn scents launched, new black glass designed range and my very first Wedding Fair.

I met some fabulous brides at The Oakley Court fair.  It brought back memories of planning my own wedding.  I remember how exciting and overwhelming it was to meet so many suppliers and getting so much inspiration.  I could see that some of the lovely couples were quite overwhelmed by all of the information and some quite intense suppliers.

I set up my stall with three separate sections to inspire new ideas.

Table Name Candles

Using my own veil as a back drop with the the large size and Jumbo 3-wick candle to inspire Candles as the Table Names as part of an elegant decor scheme.

Wedding Favours  

Mirrors and Flowers brought to life how our scented candles can be used as Wedding Favours and double as your Place Name Cards.

Thank You Gifts

With a striking piece of marble, the example of ‘Thank You’ candles were displayed to show what a lovely gift our candles could be for Bridesmaids, Mother of the Bride and the cast of helpers who made the big day happen.

I have my next Wedding Fair this weekend, at Sopwell House in St Albans.  I am going to have a few new additions to the collection including some coloured glass options that will be available for the 2018 brides.  It will be great to get some feedback on these.  If you are coming to the fair, stop by and say hello otherwise please check out the details of our Wedding range here.

Sweetness & Light is 1 year old!

I don't know where the last year went? It has been a very busy year personally and professionally.  I didn't expect to be here a year ago when I started Sweetness & Light.  I decided to turn my hobby into a bit of a passion business and it has gone from strength to strength.  My only limitation at the moment is my own time that I can dedicate to it.  But I have plans!  So watch this space!