our story

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Hey you, welcome to Subluceo! I am Sophie, the founder, I hand pour candles and home fragrance from my London home studio. Everything you see on this website has been lovingly created by my own hands, with a little help here and there from my partner Alec. 

 

I have always been a lover of candles. They create such a cosy, ambient vibe and the movement of the flame is so magical and captivating to watch. For me, having a candle lit instantly changes the mood of the home and can take away the stress of the day. Scent also brings such nostalgia, It can transport you to a past memory or place! All of our scents are inspired by nature and happy memories.

 

I used to be very creative in my teens, attending art college and painting with every spare minute I had. Over the years a busy lifestyle got in the way of my art and I found myself no longer being creative. The idea for Subluceo came about at the end of 2018. The desire for a new creative hobby, teamed with a love of candles sparked a light bulb moment. So many of the candles I owned I realised weren’t vegan and used a lot of plastic packaging. I wanted to create a beautiful, affordable product that did not harm animals or the environment. Voila, Subluceo was born!

Our candles are formulated with clean burning, responsibly sourced soy + coconut wax plus carefully selected fine fragrance and essential oils. Our products are cruelty free, vegan and free from plastic, paraffin and phthalates - always. 

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sophie

founder

The creative, The dreamer, the maker, the customer service advisor, the logistics manager, the content creator

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alec

fiance

 

The listener, the post office haul-er, the packing assistant, the email support, the shoulder to cry on

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marley + nellie

furry friends

The observers and cuddlers who are always on hand when candle making gets too much

meet the team