Fiona launched Milis in early March 2020 after 14 months of research and experimentation. Having worked as a nurse in cancer care for over twenty years, creating with her hands is a lovely departure from her day to day. In early 2019, she was out of work with an injury for around six weeks and it was then that she started making little vintage tea cup candles for family and friends. Fiona loved the ritual of mixing oils & pouring wax. The more she researched, she discovered that many candles contain harmful ingredients. The house would always have a candle burning somewhere in the evening, so this really resonated with her . Getting to know the candle making process better led her to seek out more natural alternatives and the idea for Milis was born.
Based on this idea, all of Fionas soy candles and wax melts use natural, recyclable, re-usable or ethically sourced materials and she will always strive to find these as locally as possible. She uses 100% natural soy wax, wicks made from cotton and paper and the oils used to produce the scent are a mix of essential oils and high quality fragrance oils which are vegan, paraben and phatalate free. She uses glass jars & bottles with a beautiful gold lid which can be easily re-used and they are packaged with recyclable labels and brown card packaging.
Milis Zest Candle ~ Top notes of grapefruit, lime, Mid-notes of blackcurrant, goji berry, Base notes of vanilla, amber
Milis Morning Candle ~ Top notes of toasted coffee bean, Mid-notes of vanilla bean, Base notes of sweet honey, peach
Milis Blush Candle ~ Top notes of black tea and old English rose, Mid notes of lemon and oak moss, Base notes of musk, ode and jasmine