6, The Commons, Shaftesbury SP7 8JU
Handmade Candles, Homewares
In the heart of beautiful Shaftesbury you’ll find one of the most charming shops in Dorset: The Botanical Candle Co. Steering away from paraffin, their small team of artisans make clean burning, soy wax candles in a range of woody, floral and citrus scents. Shelves are filled with soy wax melts (that look strangely delicious) as well as chunky slabs of handmade soap (also appetising) and ethical chocolate (genuinely edible).
The Botanical Candle Co also stocks handmade ceramics, sumptuous bath foams, cosy alpaca socks, and exfoliating hand cleansers. Essentially, they specialise in selling beautiful products that provide moments of relaxation, which is pretty fitting when you consider their peaceful surroundings on a quiet cobbled street in Shaftesbury.