About Thornbush Hill
Kirsty’s candle addiction started when we adopted our two incredibly adorable yet undoubtedly smelly beagles. As much as we love them, she wanted our home to carry a scent that is more akin to a luxury spa than eau de wet dog!
Having always been a bit nerdy 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 our old street name.
Each and every candle, wax melt, reed diffuser and bath tea is blended and poured in small batches in our little studio. Kirsty has adopted traditional artisan skills to ensure the highest quality and finish (we are CLP compliant and insured). Our candles use a plant-based wax, 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 and cruelty free. Our wax melts are made using a vegetable blend 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, labelled and shipped off to your door.
The brand has grown since it started back in 2016 and we now have the most amazing group of stockists, two shops of our own 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. Operating as a true family business, Thornbush Hill is now run by Adam and Kirsty as a husband and wife team, with the support of Kirsty’s brother Steve (and of course our two beagles who can be found sleeping in the shop window whilst we work away!).
We cannot wait to see what the new few years have in store for Thornbush Hill. But one thing we do know, is its largely down to our amazing, supportive and loyal customers, beautiful friends and wonderful families!
We hope every time you light your favourite Thornbush Hill scent you are able to find your one small moment in time, to feel happy, grateful and content. Rise slowly, revive for the day ahead and make time to rest before bed!
Kirsty, Adam, Baxter & Rufus (the beagles!)