About us

I began to realise that the secret to great candles were; beautiful fragrance, a natural wax and a clean burn.  ” – Joanna Matthews (Founder)



Black Sheep Candles


Black Sheep Candles began in 2016.  “I have a passion for beautifully smelling candles but after being disappointed in the candles on the market to date, I started experimenting with fragrances and wax.


I began to realise that the secret to great candles were; beautiful fragrance, a natural wax and a clean burn.”


 See the magic behind the candles


Joanna Matthews 

 “Nothing beats the feeling of knowing my customers love my candles just as much as I do, and it’s why I spend so much time and effort perfecting them.”




 The workshop

Simple but effective, our candles are created in a hard working workshop. Each poured with love and dedication. We hope you enjoy our candles as much as we love making them for you.


Our Candles

All our candles, wax melts and reed diffusers are individually hand-poured and finished in my cosy workshop using 100% natural soy wax, cotton wicks and gorgeous fragrances.

Work with a natural Soy Wax as this is a natural renewable resource that allows for a cleaner burn, without the emission of toxin, unlike paraffin wax used by many other candle makers, soy wax blends better with all our scents resulting in a clean and longer lasting burn time. 

Explore our products

See what our customers think…


“Love, love, love my new roasted chestnut candle! The scent is so cozy and christmassy and fills the whole room; absolutely gorgeous; will definitely be getting this one again. I even love the pretty little jar it’s presented in. Highly recommend Black Sheep”


“Absolutely love the candles and had ordered some for christmas presents too. The fragrances are really nice and the Lime, Basil and Mandarin is my favourite. Ordered a centre piece for Christmas and can not wait to put on my table!

Thank you again for my lovely candles!”


Black Sheep Candles are the most amazing candles, my wife absolutely loves them! They last ages and smell gorgeous. The packaging is really classy and the service is second to none. Will definitely be buying more.”


I’ve been given blueberry muffin and sparkling lemon candle jars after moving into a new flat and I absolutely love them! I’ve had one lit for a few hours, walked into the room and such a beautiful, warm, homely smell, absolutely gorgeous! Thank you! I’ll be back for more

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