If you follow me on Instagram, you’ve probably seen me mention Rose and Thistle before; if not, I’m about to introduce you to one of my favourite, sense engaging pleasures.
The Rose and Thistle Wax Patisserie is an independent brand, based in Essex, they ship worldwide. Selling hand poured, soy wax melts and candles; they have perfume dupes, Lush dupes and a load of original, beautiful scents. Not only do the products smell amazing, but they’re also super pretty! Tammie originally started he business called “Up In A Bow“, but around a year ago, she started a second business, “The Rose and Thistle Wax Patisserie“. The name is one of the things that made me choose her store out of all of the wax vendors from Etsy, so I asked her how she came up with the name. She tells me that the names come from her children; Rose being her daughters middle name and Perth being the middle name of her son, named after Perthshire in Scotland where her and her husband first went away. The national symbol for Scotland is the Thistle and so Rose and Thistle was born! How cool is that?!
I first found the shop on Etsy when looking for a Lush Fizzbanger/Love dupe after Cleaves Candles changed the way they sell. I ordered a few Lush dupes and some other scents and really loved what I found. I’d ordered from a couple of other vendors prior to finding this one, but the products were.. pants, to put it politely. All the items I had ordered were mini melts that came in stripey paper bags like sweeties. Cute, I thought, though I prefer plastic cello bags – however, the mini melts in those paper baggies were lovely.
Since that time, I’ve been a loyal customer and I’ve watched the store come in leaps and bounds as Tammie (the stores owner) has been coming out with new scents, new formats for her product, new designs for them and really listening to us customers. If you’ve got a request, she’s happy to do her best to fulfil it. Wholesale orders, wedding favours, custom scented candles, mini melts, she’ll always try to get you sorted.
The fragrances are generally pretty strong, dupes are accurate, they have a good scent throw, an average burn time at a very fair price. Currently, she sells mini melts, snap bars, brittles, 1oz/2oz shot pots, cute shaped wax melts and candles. She sometimes sells some other unique shapes not shown in her store exclusive to Facebook market nights which she posts details about on her companies’ Facebook Page. My favourites are Birthday Bonanza and Cherry Bakewell, but I basically adore all of her foodie scents.
I’m gonna shut the heck up now because there is only so much one person can say about wax, but I love their melts so much, so I wanted to tell you guys about them! If you order, I’d love to hear what you think and see your haul pictures. Just something so satisfying about seeing pots of wax… Maybe I’m strange. Scratch that, I’m definitely strange!