Lunar Melts was established in late 2018 as a family-run business specialising in candles and wax melts. Our main aim was that we wanted to have a brand where it was affordable in comparison to larger companies such as Yankee Candle, but the quality would be the same if not better.
All our scents are child and pet friendly, and we only use 100% soy wax in all our candles and wax melts. All our wax melts and some of our candles are coloured using cosmetic grade mica powder instead of dyes. Our luxury glass candles contain no colours or dyes to showcase the natural colour of the wax that we use.
Between 2018 and 2019 we spent time on refining our products, giving samples out to family and friends to try, and accepting any feedback given to improve our products - by the beginning of 2019 we had over twenty scents and were ready to show our products to the public at our first ever craft fair in April 2019 (pictured).
Our first ever craft fair and public launch of Lunar Melts | 21st April 2019
Since our first craft fair, we developed our products and our packaging - including our signature Lunar Melts label. Throughout 2019 we continued to do more craft fairs all over Scotland, generating more sales and making contacts with fellow small and handmade business owners like ourselves.
By 2020 we had built a good following and were looking forward to showcasing our products further afield and breaking into newer types of events such as wedding fairs. However, due to the COVID19 pandemic all our craft fairs were cancelled or postponed indefinitely until recently.
Throughout the pandemic we kept ourselves busy – we got our name trademarked and worked on refining and developing new products, such as our scoopable wax which took 6 months of testing! We are currently working on testing out new room mists which we will be releasing later in the month. They will be water based which we felt would be more pet friendly and gentler on fabrics and flooring.
With restrictions easing, we are beginning to participate in more craft fairs and markets in 2021. Our first market in May was such a success with us selling out completely within hours of opening and we cannot wait to be back every month at the Erskine Riverside Market which is on the last Sunday of every month, from 10am to 4pm (for more details check out our Facebook Page!).
Our stall at the Erskine Riverside Market | 27th June 2021