Drawing on master candle maker Craig Schweighoffer's Hungarian immigrant family's past and the rich, centuries old history of Hungarian perfumery and candle making, Ecoya is founded on the idea of creating home fragrance and body care products using only natural bases and the finest fragrance and essential oils.
Ecoya is based in Botany Bay which is both the birthplace of Australia and the refuge where Schweighoffer's grandfather brought his family after escaping from Hungary, soon after World War II.
"Our way of life and indeed working is exemplified in the products we make. They are simple, straightforward, honest and natural, produced with a sense of fun in nuanced colours that reflect life and lift the spirit."
Since Ecoya's inception in 2004, the brand has been at the forefront of environmentally-friendly home fragrance, so it's no surprise that their products can be found in over 25 countries now - firmly establishing their mark in the global perfume industry.
Ecoya's fragrances are created by an exclusive Master Perfumer. Isaac Sinclair blends luxurious and natural ingredients to ensure the best possible waxes, lotions, soaps and washes, which transport us to the past, or future, evoking inspiration, calmness, joy or whatever emotion the scent encourages us to feel.
Isaac Sinclair's tip for using Ecoya candles:
"I would definitely recommend varying the scents throughout your house in order to create different moods for each space. A fragrance which is vibrant and clean will be great in the kitchen but may not have the desired effect in your lounge."
Candles are beautiful however they do require caution and awareness, especially when around youngsters or placed in small spaces.
Never leave a burning candle unattended.
Never use water to extinguish a candle.
Ensure wicks are upright and trimmed to 7mm during use and each time candle is relit.
Never move a burning candle. Ensure candle is extinguished, wax is solid and jar is cold before handling.
Glass may become hot. Burn candle on an appropriate flat heat-resistant surface.
Avoid using in draughty areas, near an open window, air duct or fan.
Keep away from children, pets and flammable materials.
Do not use lid to extinguish candle.
Prevent soot from forming on the glass by keeping wicks properly placed and trimmed.
Never allow the candle flame to come in contact with the side of the glass.
Do not use if glass is cracked, chipped or broken.
If candle has multiple wicks, they must all be lit every time the candle is used.
Never introduce liquids or foreign objects into candle and keep it free of wick trimmings, matches and any flammable materials.
If the glass becomes blackened while burning, extinguish candle, allow to cool and clean with a dry paper towel.
When not in use, keep candle covered to avoid dust build-up.
Use a candle snuffer to properly extinguish a candle flame. If not available, blow gently and steadily on the flame until it is extinguished.
Container candle burn times will vary. Fragrance, colour, burning habits and environmental conditions affect the time a candle will last.