Emma’s So Naturals is a family run business based in Ardee, Co. Louth producing all natural eco-soy candles, melts and other all-natural healthy alternatives.



Q1 What are Emma’s So Naturals Eco-Soy Candles?
A1 Emma’s is a range of all-natural eco-soy candles that are handmade in Ardee, Co. Louth using only pure essential oils to naturally fragrance the candles. They are free from paraffin, synthetic perfume and artificial dyes, and they are clean burning & long lasting, palm-free, vegan and not tested on animals.
Q2 Why do you use only pure essential oils in your candles?
A2 I find that some perfumes and perfume containing products such as household cleaning products, detergents and fabric softeners, deodorants and cosmetics can make me feel ill and give me a headache. I switched to using all-natural products and I wanted a candle that had a great, natural fragrance and that I knew exactly what was in it, and that wouldn’t make me ill, but there was nothing like it available at the time, so I researched and developed it myself!
Q3 What inspires the candle fragrances you create?
A3 I create my fragrance blends by combining a knowledge of both perfumery and aromatherapy. Perfumers work using some basic principles of combining certain oils, each with specific qualities known as base notes, middle notes and top notes, and then also each essential oil has aromatherapy qualities that work in synergy with other oils and which when blended can take on a completely new personality. When creating a new natural fragrance blend, 1st I will consider the notes of the core fragrance I that want to use, then I will consider which other essential oils work best with it to create the mood I desire to achieve from the finished blend. When I’m happy with all of that I’ll then try the blend in different percentages to make sure it’s right for the candles.

Released only during the winter season, our three seasonal fragrances are created using carefully selected and blended pure essential oils, chosen because of their renowned medicinal and healing qualities for this chillier season, including: comforting and antiseptic Benzoin Resin and warming Ginger Oils, air clearing Tea-Tree, Pine, Frankincense and Eucalyptus Oils, and stimulating Spearmint and Sweet Orange Oils. Mint Crisp is a unique seasonal fragrance, fun, fresh and sweet as an optimistic, crisp winter morning! Spiced Orange is spicy & warm, luxurious and sensory – not your traditional – ‘Spiced Orange’ fragrance! Wonderland is reminiscent of a weekend pine tree woodland walk when the world is at rest and the trees have shed the last of their golden leaves.

Q4 When did you start your business?
A4 After having my 1st child in 2001, she had very sensitive skin and I started to become more conscious of the ingredients in her lotions and potions, I tried to keep things simple as possible by mixing plain base creams with lavender and tea-tree oils for her nappy change and in her bath. I knew how to make candles from childhood art and craft TV shows, and so I started to make natural candles too for myself and family and friends using these natural waxes and oils. In 2010 I 1st took these candles to some local craft fairs, and they were a huge sell-out success, since then I have developed it more and the range has grown into the widely available branded products they are today.
Q5 What is your own personal favourite scent?
A5 My own personal favourite from the limited edition seasonal collection is Mint Crisp with Spearmint and tea-tree oils, it smells like the spearmint chew bars we used to have as kids, and what makes it extra special id the effect it has on people when they smell it initially, it takes them right back to their childhood! It’s incredible the effect a fragrance can have on people to stir up memories of good times and experiences! I also love our Orange & Palmarosa Blend from the core range, it’s both fruity and floral, romantic and relaxing and an original fragrance that I created, you don’t see Palmarosa appear too often, which is a shame because it’s such a great essence.