From hobby to business

My name is Susanna,  ( a.k.a ) candle lady, wick girl, flamingo chic, mum, nanny, hey you and so on 😂
Flaming Flamingo was created in 2015 from a love of gorgeous fragrances and scented candles. 💕
I was always on the lookout for a better, stronger, longer lasting and more fragrant candle. I started to think about what was in the candles I was buying. I realised I could make a cleaner, more natural candle that's better for my family and for the environment but still had a gorgeous, strong long lasting scent. 🌱
That's when I decided to make 100% eco soy candles myself. After months and months of testing fragrances, wicks and waxes, and creating our very own signature scented candles, Flaming Flamingo Candles was born.
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Our aim

To take you on a journey of the senses

To Lift the mood of every room by creating unique and beautiful products and fragrances for you.

The name....sitting at the kitchen table with my bestie deciding on what to call my new little candle business and the name just popped in and stuck, then finding the meaning of the Flamingo I understood why, its me, and possibly you.(seeing you are reading this )

Sue xx



Once you find your purpose, you are unstoppable. You can achieve anything that you want to achieve, and your life will be so much more than you imagined!

There are infinite possibilities for you, and all these you can achieve because of your kindness and creativity.

The meaning of the flamingo also encourages you to use your focus and optimism. When you do, things will start to make sense, including love

You are intelligent and a big dreamer. You are a creative soul whose hands are always busy.

 You are kind and helpful, even to strangers.

You have strong instincts, and you use them to get you out of tricky situations. You enjoy various social situations, but you also crave for your alone time.

Once you find your purpose, you are unstoppable. You can achieve anything that you want to achieve, and your life will be so much more than you imagined.
                                                     . . . . . . .                                                                                            WHY FIT IN WHEN YOU CAN STAND OUT


To ensure you have a long lasting soy candle, you should know the following information: 

  • When lighting a soy candle for the first time, allow the wax to melt all the way to the sides of the container.
  • The first burn of the candle should last as long as it takes to reach all the way to the edges of the container.

  • This will give you maximum fragrance and an even burn. If you do not allow the wax to pool on the first burn you may get wax remaining along the sides of your container.

  • Always trim your wick to about 6-8mm before you re-light your candle. This will ensure a long lasting candle, minimise soot and remove any mushrooming of the wick left from the previous burn.  be sure not to over trim your wick as you may not be able to re-light your candle.

  • If you do not trim the wick regularly, if the candle is in a draft or is left to burn too long you may get a “mushroom” effect on the end of the wick. This may cause some soot to collect on the inside of the container. If this happens, extinguish your candle, wait for it to cool, wipe off the carbon marks with a clean damp cloth and re-light.

  • All our candles are hand poured,. Although all effort is made to ensure consistency, every candle will be slightly different.

    Place the reed sticks in the oil and allow them to sit for one hour.  By the end of the hour, you should start to notice the sticks slowly absorbing the oil.  Flip the reeds over to saturate the top part of the reeds that stick out above oil level. This helps to speed up the process of the oil soaking up from the bottom diffusing through the entire reed.
    Place your reed diffuser somewhere suitable in your home. Place it where it won't be knocked or investigated by curious children or pets. Be sure to keep it well away from electrical appliances too, in case of a spill. Expect a light fragrance to start perfuming your room within 24 hours.
    Don't use the same diffuser reeds when changing to a different diffuser oil, as the reeds will be clogged with the scent from the previous diffuser oil. Be sure to wash out your glass bottle (vinegar works well) before changing scents to avoid cross contamination of diffuser oils.

    Do Not light the diffuser reeds.
    Ensure your reed diffuser is placed out of reach of children and pets in an area where it will not be easily knocked over. If spilt, the mixture may stain surfaces.