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We spotted this brand by chance, on a Facebook group.

We were looking for something new to add to our table and we loved the idea of Imad to recycle empty bottles to create beautiful candles.

All the ingredients used are natural and vegan and they smell like heaven!

Here is the story of how CANDLELIERS was born.


A conversation with Imad

What inspired you to launch CANDLELIERS?

The idea of upcycling bottles into vases and candles is not mine but I immediately started thinking of the amount of bottles that were going to waste in the UAE and that’s when I thought I had to do something about it.

I started doing research on how to get the bottles to their best shapes possible. 

Can you tell us more about the production process?

I first get in touch with the local bar who keeps the empty bottles for me, then after collecting them I start the preparation to cut and polish the bottles.

Once they are done, I prepare the wax and mix it with fragrance oil. I use only 100% Soy wax for many reasons: it is eco friendly and vegan, it is cruelty free and phthalates free.

Plus, soy wax candles have many advantages: an extended burn time and no unsightly black soot.

It’s no surprise that soy candles make up more than half of the candles on the market today.

Which fragrances are available?
Bamboo & Coconut
Mediterranean Fig
White Sage & Lavender
Caribbean Teakwood
Ocean Breeze
​Seasalt & Orchid

Can you give us some advice about how to clean and to take care of our candles?

Sure! Here are some guidelines to help you get the best result from your  candle:

The first burn: 
Allow your candle to burn in between 3-4 hours the first time you lit it up. Remember that wax has memory and allowing it to reach its full melt pool the first time, will ensure even and full life of your candle.

Burn time: 
We recommend a maximum burn time of 3-4 hours at a time. After that the candle won’t release any more scent.

Trim your wick:
Always trim your wick to 0.5mm (1/4 inch) before each use.

The punt: Also known as the kick-up, is the dimple at the bottom of most wine and champagne bottles. When making the candle, the wick is placed on top of the punt and the wax below it only serves as a base and will therefore not be used.

As last, remember you can still recycle the empty jar!

They can be used for flowers, makeup supplies, pencils, plants, etc. The possibilities are endless


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Tell us more about your partnership with ” one tree planted”

Giving a second life to those bottles was one thing. 

But bringing something extra to make the planet a better place was another thing I wanted to do.

I saw One Tree Planted on Instagram (@onetreeplanted  and contacted them to partner with them.

It’s a nonprofit organization dedicated to global reforestation.

Their mission is to reforest the planet, one tree at a time.”

For every candle sold, I will plant a tree! 

They immediately accepted and sent me all the media tools to post on my socials.

For every candle sold, I will plant a tree. 

The customers can pick the location from the list I send to them.


Why Trees?

Trees are our planet’s heroes:   nature-based, climate change fighting, clean air heroes.

But do you know HOW they help heal the planet? 

On average, a tree will sequester up to 48 pounds of carbon per year once it has reached maturity, and between 0.8 and 10 tons of carbon is sequestered per hectare per year, depending on the forest type.

But we need to realize that trees alone cannot address the climate crisis. planting new trees must be coupled with initiatives to conserve existing forests and to reduce our carbon emissions such as making the switch to renewable energy technologies.⠀

Every year, human activity is responsible for the release of about 40 billion tons of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, contributing to the climate change crisis.

This is why it is incredibly important that we all work together in living more sustainably so that our beautiful planet can thrive.


Thanks Imad! 

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