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Homes: Light a candle for Baby Loss Awareness

It started on the kitchen table and has grown into a best-selling brand. Now Cosy Aromas has launched an exclusive candle and wax melt scent in aid of the Miscarriage Association

A lacklustre scented candle inspired Suffolk teaching assistant Tamar Mayne to have a go at making one herself - and that’s how Cosy Aromas, the now cult home fragrance brand, began.

After making batches for family and friends and winning rave reviews, Tamar and husband Paul, a digital marketeer, felt there was a business opportunity. Beginning as a subscription box service in the March of 2018, Cosy Aromas was such a swift hit, both the Maynes left their day jobs three months later; fast-forward to today, and the brand has 13 employees and a 10,000 sq ft warehouse HQ.

Though the business has grown, its core values - to make natural, vegan, toxin- and cruelty-free candles and melts with knock-out scents - are unchanged. Top sellers include Fresh Linen, evoking “fluffy freshly washed towels”; Black Cherry, “identical to a tub of ripe cherries”; and Rose Wonderland, “an uplifting scent with sweet orange, fresh rose, white musk and precious woods”, inspired by Mrsh Hinch’s Lenor fragrance.

Cosy Aromas Miscarriage Assoc Candle (50716028)
Cosy Aromas Miscarriage Assoc Candle (50716028)

Having had their own fertility battle, which has seen them go through the trauma of both failed IVF cycles and miscarriage, Tamar and Paul’s newest scent, Red Raspberry & Honeydew, is being sold in support of the Miscarriage Association, with 30% of sales going to the UK charity.

Launching ahead of October’s Baby Loss Awareness Week, “our aim is for people around the country, who have experienced baby loss, to light one of our candles as part of the Global Wave of Light on October 15, all while raising money for a wonderful cause,” Tamar adds.

To support the Cosy Aromas charity campaign and purchase one of the Red Raspberry & Honeydew candles (£19.99) or wax melt pots (£5.99), go to cosyaromas.com

View and buy the full Cosy Aromas collection via the webshop and follow @cosyaromashq on Instagram for more.

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