Maddog Cottage Creations was founded by Liz Tory in August 2013. The idea behind the business is that everything is handmade and created at home in her workshop called 'The Chicken Shed' with the help of her two lovely mad dogs, Corrie and Molly. They are always around keeping Liz company or getting up to mischief while she's busy making batches of scented candles and diffusers.
Liz ensures that all handmade products use natural and recyclable materials, and are as environmentally friendly as possible. The candles are made from soy wax which comes from sustainably sourced soya beans from the USA. She makes a range of scented candles and diffusers with fruity, fresh scents to floral and festive scents for you to enjoy, and uses naturally scented oils made from plant derivatives. To make sure that Maddog Cottage Creations is eco-friendly, Liz has sourced candle containers, boxes and tealight cups that can all be recycled or re-used easily. Packaging is also re-used like cardboard boxes and bubble wrap when posting orders out to customers.
Commissions are also welcomed. If you have a container that you would like made into a candle or have burnt a candle and would like to re-fill the container, that can be done too. Just email firstname.lastname@example.org
Liz creates the jewellery collection using a mix of genuine high quality gemstones, fine silver, freshwater pearls, Scottish sea glass and porcelain that she finds on the beaches of the Isle of Arran. The jewellery is inspired by what Liz finds such as using interesting, detailed leaves and shells to create moulds for silver charms and pendants on necklaces and earrings. Liz will often embellish a piece of silver or seaglass jewellery with a freshwater pearl or gemstone to compliment the piece.
Scented Soy Wax Candles and Reed Diffusers
The range of scented candles and reed diffusers are all handmade using natural soy wax and oils. The range includes fruity, floral, and some popular favourites to suite a range of tastes. Liz uses soy wax when making the candles for the natural properties and benefits. Soy wax mixes well with natural oils and releases the scent evenly. While the candle is burning it will also burn more cleanly than a candle made from parafin wax, with a longer burn time too. The candles are available as packs of tealights, tins and boxed glasses. The diffusers are available in boxed jars with reeds included.