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scented candles in tins

All of our candles in tins are made using the finest fragrances blended from the purest essential oils, herbs, spices, roots and aromatic compounds and naturals with the  purest odour free waxes. This ensures you have the most amazing and authentic fragrance experience with every McKelvie candle.

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flowers of scotland
alexander's gardenia
chamomile, meadowsweet & valerian

Fragrances inspired by some of Scotland's much loved flowers and plants like wild heather, king cup, wild orchids and lavender all beautifully blended by master perfumers to create a sense of calm and well-being.

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Dr Alexander Garden was born in January 1730 in Birse, Aberdeenshire, the son of a clergyman. He studied medicine in the mid-1740s, and also discovered an interest in natural history. His work as a botanist lives on in the “Gardenia” flower.


The glorious rich gardenia perfume is blended here in this wonderful candle with will give many hours of fine fragrance throughout your home.

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Our Chamomile, Meadowsweet & Valerian Scented Candle is the perfect way to unwind at the end of the day. Infused with Roman chamomile and ancient mead sweet valerian from the Western Isles, this candle will relax your mind and soothe your senses. Hand-poured and made with the purest essential oils, this candle will transform your space into a serene oasis.

lothian lavender
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The relaxing properties of Lavender were in use in Ancient Greece and it is still highly regarded as an aid to sleep and relaxation. Our mixture of lavender and amber brings a warm fragrance to this candle which is sure to help you unwind after a stressful day.

highland heather
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“The hue of heather-honey, The hue of honey-bees, 

Shall tinge her golden shoulder, Shall gild her tawny knees. “


Scottish Heather grows freely and abundantly, and carpets the Scottish moors, glens and highlands with glorious purple hue.   This lovely candle captures that special fragrance and warms the heart and the home

peony, geranium & sandalwood
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Light up your space with our Peony, Geranium & Sandalwood scented candle. It combines the unique aroma of peony with the warmth of sandalwood and the sweet scent of geranium petals from Glenluce. Made with only the best quality ingredients, our candles are crafted to provide you with a long-lasting and consistent fragrance experience every time.

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granny's kitchen
melon, pineapple & gin cocktail
raspberry cranachan

Inspired by some of Granny McKelvie's famous cooking, from her home made bramble jelly, clootie dumplings to her imfamous raspberry cranachan and vanilla tablet. Fragrances that will comfort, relax and evoke warm childhood memories.

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With its sweet honeydew melon scent, combined with fresh pineapple, gin, and agave juice, our Melon, Pineapple & Gin Cocktail Scented Candle is a true indulgence for the senses. The refreshing and soothing aroma is perfect for any time of day, whether you are relaxing with a good book or entertaining guests. Treat yourself to the ultimate home fragrance experience today!

Glen Clova is probably the best raspberry variety on the market, producing sweet tasting fruit from early summer.  This gloriously rich sweet raspberry fragrance is captured perfectly in our candle.

spiced apple crumble
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Experience the delicious aroma of our Spiced Apple Crumble scented candle. The scent of warm apple and spicy cinnamon is complemented by notes of sweet sugar and buttery crumble, creating a fragrant and welcoming ambiance in your home. Handcrafted with meticulous attention to detail, our candles burn cleanly and evenly for a long-lasting scent experience.

vanilla tablet
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Tablet's hard to describe if you haven't had a Scottish upbringing; it's like toffee, but not chewy, it's like fudge, but more grainy; coconut ice without the coconut?    Well, basically it’s a wee bit of sweetie heaven.


Made from butter, condensed milk and sugar, this crumbly sweet does not win any awards for its health inducing properties; it does, however, sweep the board when it comes to ecstatic groan inducing.  Save the calories and the teeth by inhaling the glorious aroma of this vanilla tablet candle.

white chocolate & vanilla cookies
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Our White Chocolate & Vanilla Cookies Scented Candle is a deliciously scented treat for your home. Made with rich bourbon vanilla pods and sweet cranachan cream, this candle has a comforting and inviting aroma. We've added a blend of white chocolate and cookie dough to create a soothing and calming ambiance that will make you want to stay in forever.

the wee sweetie shop

Inspired by some of Granny McKelvie's famous cooking, from her home made bramble jelly, clootie dumplings to her imfamous raspberry cranachan and vanilla tablet. Fragrances that will comfort, relax and evoke warm childhood memories.

cola bottles
coo toffee
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Relive your childhood memories with our Cola Bottles Scented Candle. This candle captures the sweet and fizzy scent of the classic little gummy sweet that we all love. It’s a unique and playful addition to any room, and sure to bring a smile to your face with every light.

The Highland Toffee bar is one of Scotland’s most iconic sweets.   Starting life out as the “Penny Dainty” it evolved into the famous bar whose “Highland Cow” logo quickly led to its more common name amongst Scottish children everywhere.


You won’t smell any ‘coo’ in this candle, but the sweet toffee smell is gorgeous.

pineapple cubes
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Is there anything better than the sweet fragrance of pineapples wafting through the air? Our Pineapple Cubes scented candle brings that delightful and juicy scent to your home. The yellow wax cubes, coated with a sugary fragrance, will instantly transport you to a tropical paradise. It's the perfect way to create a relaxing atmosphere in any room of your house.

rhubarb & custard
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Take a trip down memory lane with our Rhubarb & Custard Scented Candle. The sweet and delicate notes of wild Scottish rhubarb are expertly blended with luscious vanilla custard to create a truly amazing scent. This scented candle is created using only the finest ingredients and is perfect for creating a welcoming and cozy atmosphere in any room of your home.

sherbet lemons
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Sherbet Lemons (or lemon sherbets if you prefer) - What a classic! A hard lemon boiled sweet shell with a fizzy, zingy sherbet centre.   Remember how they used to stick to the paper bag - so you got a mouthful of sherbet lemon and paper?


That lovely lemon fragrance is captured in this classic and hugely popular candle.

the steamie

Inspired by some of Granny McKelvie's famous cooking, from her home made bramble jelly, clootie dumplings to her imfamous raspberry cranachan and vanilla tablet. Fragrances that will comfort, relax and evoke warm childhood memories.

coorie doon
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myrtle, violet & cedar
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The Miner’s Lullaby “Coorie Doon” evokes tender feelings of the affection between parent and child. Our McKelvie family were miners for generations and identify with the lines:

Your daddy coories doon, my darling
Doon in a three foot seam,
So you can coorie doon, my darling,
Coorie doon and dream

This wonderful fragrance is more than just ‘baby powder’, it evokes all that is tender and loving and warm between parent and child.

Our myrtle, violet & cedar scented candle is a must-have for anyone who loves the scent of nature. Expertly blended with woody notes of cedar and the sweet aroma of violets, this candle offers a unique and inviting fragrance. To create a truly unique scent, we've also included the aromatic Dumfries & Galloway bog myrtle. Simply light the candle and allow it to fill your home with a warm and welcoming aroma that will help you unwind and relax.

oud, bergamot & wild gorse
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Our luxurious oud, bergamot & wild gorse scented candle is the perfect treat for any home. The fragrance is a combination of Arabian oud resin, bergamot oil and Scottish whin flowers, resulting in a complex scent that is both exotic and refreshing. Light it up and let the fragrance of this candle fill your space, transporting you to a world of indulgence and relaxation.

thistle, lilac & primrose
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Spring is in the air .... cue the fresh tingly morning air, watery blue skies, perhaps even a few blossoms showing that warmer weather is on its way. Gather in your washing from the outside line on a beautiful warm sunny spring day ... hold it close and take in a deep breath and you’ll have a pretty good idea what this wonderful scented candle smells like.

warm linen
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Don’t you just love the smell of fresh clean linens just out of the dryer - fluffy  towel fresh. The classic scent of line-dried laundry gets a modern twist in this fantastic candle. The familiar feeling of clean comfort makes home feel even warmer.

the poets

Inspired by some of Granny McKelvie's famous cooking, from her home made bramble jelly, clootie dumplings to her imfamous raspberry cranachan and vanilla tablet. Fragrances that will comfort, relax and evoke warm childhood memories.

cotters ingle
eriskay love
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“His wee bit ingle, blinkin bonilie,
His clean hearth-stane, his thrifty wifie's smile,
The lisping infant, prattling on his knee,
Does a' his weary kiaugh and care beguile,
And makes him quite forget his labour and his toil.”  (Robert Burns)


Enjoy the nostalgic fragrances of an open fire and the friendly warmth it brings.

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“Thou art music of my heart,
Harp of joy oh cush mo cree;
Moon of guidance by night,
Strength and light thou 'rt to me.”


The soft warm romantic tones of the Islands are captured in this beautiful fragrance to match a beautiful song.

fingal's cave
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“Not Saint John, in Patmos’ isle

In the passion of his toil,

When he saw the churches seven,

Golden aisled, built up in heaven

Gazed at such rugged wonder!”   (Keats)


Breathe in the fresh clean invigorating ocean fragrance of the wonderful Fingal’s Cave.

fig, vanilla & blackcurrant
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Experience a burst of irresistible fragrance with our Fig, Vanilla & Blackcurrant Scented Candle. The candle is made from natural ingredients and emits a sweet and refreshing scent that's perfect for any space. From your living room to your bedroom to your office, enjoy the warm and inviting ambiance that this beautiful candle provides.

wild mountain thyme
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Spicy and herbaceous with sweet honeyed notes and aromatic Egyptian thyme.

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scrubber's adventures

Inspired by some of Granny McKelvie's famous cooking, from her home made bramble jelly, clootie dumplings to her imfamous raspberry cranachan and vanilla tablet. Fragrances that will comfort, relax and evoke warm childhood memories.

highland games
peppermint, bay & wild lavender
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Warm woody notes with a touch of freshness. Lavender, vanilla and mint all blended to create this fabulous fragrance and bestseller.

Fresh notes of Egyptian peppermint blended with herbaceous notes of bay and Lothian lavender.

wee lochan
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Fresh and aromatic with lemon, mint and jasmine, cedar and a dash of pink pepper.

rouken glen
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Intoxicating notes of wild geranium with a dash of Indian Lemongrass.

west highland way
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Plum, Scottish raspberries and pink and black peppercorns create this delightful tooty frooty blend.

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