From Ruth, owner of Cucumber wood candles:
I created my candle business in 2016 with a bag of soy wax, a couple of pans, 3 bottles of essential oils, a dozen jam jars and hundreds of ideas! My goal was to make candles that were natural, beautiful and smelt divine! I thought that if I didn’t sell a single one, I would at least have a cupboard full of lovely gifts to give to my family and friends for years to come.
As it turned out, my family and friends loved the candles I created, which gave me the confidence to approach local shops. Fast forward a few years and Cucumber Wood candles an diffusers are stocked in over 20 stores, as well as on my on-line shop. I’ve outgrown the kitchen table (it was that or TV dinners for my husband and 3 children for ever more, which admittedly they did love!) and I now make candles every day from my light-filled workshop in Berkshire, still hand-pouring each and every one.