Our Story

Handmade in our workshop

Julie Clarke Candles are handmade in our workshop situated on the west coast of Ireland – combining a love of fragrances from the garden and ceramics with candles made from our special blend of quality natural plant based waxes.

‘…..handmade in our workshop on the west coast of Ireland’



Journey to candle maker

The idea for Julie Clarke Candles was born in 2014 out of Julie’s passion for natural candles, botanical fragrance and general well-being and her desire for a career change.

Julie trained in the art of candle making with master candle maker David Constable in Wales where she learned the secrets of making all kinds of candles including – vessel, pillar and taper candles.  Julie also traveled to Switzerland to develop her candle making knowledge further.

Following her candle making training Julie spent a few months researching botanical fragrance and sourcing the best perfume house.

Julie Clarke Candles was finally set up in 2016 and started trading in the Autumn of that year.






Botanical fragrances

Julie spent time designing the fragrances for her candles and researching suitable  perfume houses to collaborate with.   This took several months and the result is the finest selection of a bespoke botanical range of fragrances designed to make you feel like you are in your garden.



Sustainable gifts

The final ingredient of this research and development stage was sourcing suitable vessels for Julie Clarke Candles. The search for vessels was driven by two requirements – classic beauty and potential to reuse the vessel after the life of the candle. Julie quickly decided on ceramic vessels. The transparency of the ceramics really enhances the glow from the flickering light of the candle creating a warm lantern effect – this is particularly evident in the Blue Floral Lantern range. The ceramic vessels used by Julie Clarke Candles will really enrich your candle experience and the bonus is you will be able to re-use the vessel after the life of the candle or diffuser.

Sustainable gifting is at the heart of what Julie Clarke Candles does.