Sisters Rebecca Eddowes and Susie Palmer had always talked about starting a business together. Candles are a common interest of the now directors so they set about researching, learning, experimenting and perfecting their candle making skills. The boutique candles are produced in small batches ensuring that they are of the highest quality. Via word of mouth and social media Cushla and Co now supply a local beauty therapist and a local gift shop.

The business is named after their grandmother, Cushla, who was a special inspiration to their family. A wide range of scents is imperative to Cushla and Co’s personal fragrances and Eddowes and Palmer continue to experiment by blending fragrances. With the onset of winter, warm spicy fragrances, such as Spicy Havana and Ylang Ylang, are “hot sellers”, however all time Cushla and Co favourites are French Pear and Peony Rose.

The carefully chosen fragrances are set in both tea lights and glass jars. Cushla and Co use the finest soy wax and hand picked fragrances to complement unique living spaces and lifestyles. Importantly, each candle is eco-friendly, slow burning and non-toxic. In the near future the sisters plan to sell at markets and find new stockists. For more information, email