Meet the Maker – Benstede & Cirger

Maker: Ceri Fox /  From: London /  Craft: Candle Maker

I’m Ceri Fox creator of Benstede & Cirger, a range of hand-poured scented candles with fragrances inspired by stories from the past. I make each candle myself in my home Hackney using soy wax and essential oils. I hand blend the fragrances.

I took inspiration from my interest in history and visits to historic houses – many of whom use fragrance to create a sensory experience to bring their stories to life.

The company name references the history of candle making. In 1291 John de Benstede became the first recorded wax chandler apprentice. His master? John le Cirger.

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