The study of candle making is truly an art. Each collection evolved slowly over time and took shape as it found its need. Its need became apparent through conversation, through listening and by reflecting. As our lives flow-by quicker each day - I truly hope the ritual of lighting our candle can help open a door for peace, space and time to reflect.
As an artisan I don’t just create with my hands, but also with my heart, soul and mind. Each scent has been personally composed - time is taken to ensure each fragrance is developed beautifully. Every candle is hand-poured in Sydney, Australia in small batches - ridiculously small batches - and with the highest quality ingredients and materials to ensure that the fragrance of each candle remains as captivating as the moment it was poured.
I take pride in my work - and wish for all my customers to feel that when buying a candle from either collection they are not just purchasing but acquiring - acquiring something special, unique - something that has been made personally for you - for your personal ritual.
"Embrace the ritual of lighting a candle and flaunt your atmosphere and soul".
ANGELS & SAINTS candles
Each candle belonging to this collection holds within a complimentary card. On one side of the card you will learn about the Saint or Archangel and on the other side is a short prayer - a conversation of such.
The hope for anyone of these candles is, to act as a vehicle for a conversation…. a prayer that is honest and sincere, that expresses our inner most concerns, is listened to, never betrayed or judged. Beautifully said by our Australian poet, James McAuley,
Prayer has an influence we cannot mark,
It works unseen like radium in the dark.
(from A Letter to John Dryden).
Ingredients: 100% natural soy wax, scented with a blend of premium grade phthalate-free fragrance oils together with essential oils. Lead-free, natural fibre braided cotton wick.
FRANCO and LORENZO Collection of candles
With its golden flame, the Franco and Lorenzo Collection is an apotheosis of pure soy wax scented with a bespoke blend of natural fragrant oils inspired by the love of living fearlessly and for the love for nature and the world we live in.
Ingredients: Pure soy wax scented with a blend of natural botanical and essential oils. Lead-free natural fibre braided cotton wick.
RITA PALMA Private Collection
I have always harboured a passion for natural products, their very essence stirs me.
RITA PALMA Private Collection an apotheosis of pure soy wax scented with a sensational blends of intoxicating pure essential oils, expertly blended fusions for an end result of a completely natural, aromatic scent of luxury.
Ingredients: 100% natural soy wax scented with a blend of premium grade pure essential oils. Lead-free natural fibre braided cotton wick.
Rita Palma Candles are all made in Sydney, Australia with:
- no paraffin derived ingredients,
- no additives,
- no dyes and preservatives.
They are free from:
- harmful phthalates,
- paraben and
All wicks are made from lead-free natural fibre braided cotton wicks.
With the exception of the Lorenzo Collection where the candles are made of organic beeswax, all other candles are made from 100% natural soy wax - from animal-free products making them suitable for vegans and vegetarians.
Please note, there is never any cross contamination of soy wax mixing with beeswax. Each type of candle is made on separate occasions and using its own respective tools and equipment.
Soy wax is derived from soy beans which are vegan. Soy wax is both natural and biodegradable and also burns more cleanly than paraffin wax with less of a soot build up in the air.
Our amber candle jars are made from recyclable vintage-style mason jars and come with lids.
The larger candles are a beautifully designed glass of purple and gold or grey/green and gold. These don't come with a lid but do have two wicks - adding to its beauty - even when not burning.
Both jars can be simply washed with hot soapy water and reused. Candle jars make a great decor and can be reused to store trinkets, stationary etc.
Sometimes candle wax will discolour over time. This may be due to exposure to light or a reaction between the naturally occurring materials in the wax however, the performance of the candle will not be affected.
324g total weight (prior to wrapping), 165ml pure soy wax. If purchasing from the Lorenzo Collection, these alone are made from certified organic 100% pale beeswax. Each candle of either collection contains one lead-free 100% cotton wick, approx. 25+hr burn time.
62mm in diameter x 81mm in height.
Coloured Gold Jars - 2 wick candles
830g total weight (prior to wrapping), pure soy wax, two 100% cotton wicks, 70+hr burn time. Cardboard box, 105mm in diameter x 125mm in height.
CANDLE CARE & SAFETY
- Candles are sensitive to both temperature and light - try to store them in a cool place way from direct sunlight.
- When burning your candle for the first time, allow the wax to melt until it reaches the edges of your vessel before extinguishing. This will create a candle memory and clean and even burn.
- Always keep your wick centred (or for the two wick candle keep it in position) & trimmed to 5mm before lighting your candle.
- Keep your candle free of foreign materials including wick trimmings and matches.
- Never move your candle once lit. Always set your candle on a stable heat & fire-resistant surface and in a draft-free area.
- Burn your candle for periods of no more than 3 hours. When the candle is at least 10mm from the bottom then, discontinue burning.
- Never leave your lit candle unattended. Keep it out of reach of children or pets or anything that may catch fire.
- Be aware that the container of your candle may become hot. Never use the lid to extinguish your candle.