About us

I live on the West coast of Wales with my husband Jon, our daughter Isla, Bella the springer and Merlin the cat. We live a simple but beautiful life surrounded by nature – my number one inspiration.

We produce natural, environmentally friendly candles, poured by hand using soy wax and pure essential oils. I run the main production while Jon takes care of the website and acts as a constant sounding board for the exciting development of West Coast Botanicals.

We started West Coast Botanicals after the arrival of baby Isla. I wanted to find a way of working that brought me joy, satisfaction and a happy work/life balance.

This and my love of natural healthy living led me to begin learning about the art of candle making and the amazing benefits of essential oils. Once I discovered a safer, healthier way of burning candles there was no turning back.

Our candles are produced using plant-based soy wax – a renewable source, and a generous amount of pure essential oils. We will never use synthetic fragrances and work hard to create beautiful natural scents for our candles.

Our packaging is recyclable, even down to the biodegradable protective filler which we add to our boxes. Our locally sourced jars can be used again – just add some warm soapy water to clean out any leftover wax residue.

We believe in producing ethical, safe, high-quality candles which make a lovely gift or treat to yourself.

We look forward to sharing some of our coastal tranquillity with you through these beautiful botanical candles infused with nature’s healing essential oils.

Sammy Howcroft
Founder of West Coast Botanicals