It is important to us to only use the best ingredients for our candles – always!

A magical journey from hobby to business

New River N22 started as a mother-daughter project in 2013 when my daughter would suffer from headaches and tiredness every morning after burning her favourite tealights the night before. After researching we discovered that paraffin wax may be the trigger. We opted to make our own candles using only 100% pure eco soybean wax, lead-free cotton wicks and phthalate-free fragrance oils. The absence of paraffin resolved the headaches.

The surplus was regularly gifted to friends and family and the suggestion to start selling them was frequently made over the last 8 years. Living by the ‘New River’ in North London gave the venture its name with the mission to:


Whenever possible we reuse (over recycle). Not any old jar but many old jars and ramekins find a new life as a candle container. So thank YOU for helping us helping the environment. To date, we have reused approximately 400+ tins, ramekins and glass jars.


Finding tins and jars that are the perfect dimensions for the tested wicks is not always easy. So recycling is a big part of purchasing a candle with New River N22: You bring back the container and receive 5% off the next purchase. No need to clean it.


Soy wax is easily removed from glass jars, ready to be filled once again. This is especially important to us for tealights and removing aluminum casing from the equation and landfills. We will also refill tin cans provided they are plain (not decorated) and can be put through the dishwasher.

Candle Safety

The symbols are widely used on the caution labels of candles.  

Always leave 10cm (4″) between burning candles.
Burn candle out of the reach of children and pets.
Never leave a burning candle unattended.
Do not burn candles on (or near) anything that can catch fire.
Trim wick to about 0.5 – 1cm before lighting, re-lighting and every 4 hours.
Do not move a burning candle.
Never use a liquid to extinguish.
Always snuff out a flame using a snuffer. Do not blow it out.

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