About Cotton & Grey

Our first product, Twenty Minute Candles, came about when we put together a small box of beeswax candles and handwritten affirmation cards for a close friend who was struggling in lockdown to help her relax and restore her well-being… and she loved them!

We now have collections including Twenty Minute Candles, A little box of…., Just to say… and many more!

Why Beeswax?
Beeswax is the oldest material used for candles. Beeswax candles have even been found in the pyramids of ancient Egypt. Beeswax is an all-natural, non-toxic substance secreted by bees after they visit flowers and consume honey. Beeswax is used to make honeycombs, and when they are harvested, make for great candles.

Beeswax creates a strong connection to the earth, harkening to the beauty and productivity of nature. No bees are harmed in the harvesting of beeswax, making it a cruelty-free, vegetarian-friendly option.

Burning Taper CandlesBeeswax also has the lowest toxicity for candle materials, releasing no toxic byproducts or heavy soot into the air. Instead of adding pollutants, beeswax candles neutralise them. Beeswax candles release negative ions when burned, eliminating dust, mould and unpleasant odours. This is particularly helpful for those with allergies, asthma and hay fever.

It takes thousands of flower visits to create a kilo of beeswax and whilst there is a premium price to the product, it ultimately has more benefits for the discerning customer.

That is why all Cotton & Grey candles are handmade with only 100% pure beeswax to ensure the highest quality possible. Using old world manufacturing dipping techniques, Cotton & Grey brings candles in traditional taper shapes. Everything is then finished by hand to make sure each candle is perfect for you.

Paul Banyard & Claire Sowden