About Thornbush Hill
Operating as a true family business, Thornbush Hill is run by Adam and Kirsty as a husband and wife team, along with Kirsty’s brother Steve, long-time friend Hannah and of course our two beagles (who can be found sleeping in the shop window whilst we work away!).
Kirsty’s candle addiction started when they adopted their two adorable yet undoubtedly smelly beagles. As loved as they are, they wanted the family home to carry a scent that is more akin to a luxury spa than eau de wet dog!
Having always been a bit geeky when it came to making and branding items, she decided it was time to create her own candles. The dream was to produce a brand that looked great on the mantelpiece, where the scent was immediately noticeable, as well as being an affordable every-day luxury. After a lot of doodling in endless notepads and tears over wicking (if you know, you know!!), Thornbush Hill was created! Adam still takes credit for naming the brand…as it was the English translation for their old street name where it all started.
The brand has grown considerably since it was established in 2016 and we now have the most amazing group of stockists, two shops and of course our lovely website. The products are no longer made from the kitchen table, or a studio shed, but a custom designed workshop in Cowbridge.
We are all about creating a sense of well-being - whether it be by rising slowly, reviving throughout the day or resting with one of our creations – giving our customers #OneSmallMoment to feel present, soothed, calm and grateful.
We endeavour to make Thornbush Hill as environmentally friendly as possible both in the product and packaging so that we’re able to leave as lighter footprint as we can on our lovely planet.
Each and every candle, wax melt and reed diffuser is blended and poured in small batches in our studio. Kirsty has adopted traditional artisan skills to ensure the highest quality and finish. We are of course fully insured and CLP compliant, meaning all of our products clearly display any possible allergen triggers and offer general candle burning safety advice.
Our candles use a 100% plant-based wax, a mixture of essential oils and cosmetic grade fragrance oils. These are finished with cotton core wicks for a clean burn and strong scent throw. They are also Vegan friendly, paraben and cruelty free.
Our wax melts are made using a vegetable blended wax and come with a super powerful scent throw.
After curing for two weeks, they are ready for their finishing touches; trimming, buffing and our favourite bit, being labelled and shipped off to your door.
All our gift boxes are made here in the UK and our beautiful ribbon is manufactured from recycled plastic bottles. Our filler is made from clever corn starch which dissolve in water or can be composted. Our care cards are made from recycled brewer’s grain and our wax melt wrappers are made from potato starch. All our labels are made of 100% recycled paper and the ink we use is vegan friendly (like our candles).
Our chosen delivery method is Royal Mail the greenest delivery company in the country - delivered by foot by our favourite posties!!
Kirsty, Adam, Steve, Hannah, Baxter & Rufus (the beagles!)