Hobo + co. is an independent home fragrance company based in the back of beyond in rural Lincolnshire, England. Rachael founded hobo + co. in 2013 and has been self-taught right from the beginning, where it all started in her kitchen. Since then, things have changed a bit and now all our products are handmade in a dedicated candle studio set amidst the beautiful Lincolnshire countryside.
After living away for half her life and having an array of various 'careers' under her belt she found herself back in the Shire. Having grown up driving tractors on the family farm nearby, practical and manual work has always been preferable to sitting in an office!
Rachael has always travelled the world from a young age thanks to her parents' wanderlust which she has most definitely inherited. "I've always enjoyed making, creating and interior design. Candle making started back in 2013 and together with inspiration from my travels, living abroad and a love of the outdoors, hobo + co. was born and we are now thrilled to be stocked in various outlets over the globe."
Soy wax, made from soya beans is more eco-friendly, sustainable and has a cleaner, healthier and longer burn time than traditional petroleum based paraffin candles. All our candles are petroleum and lead free, cruelty free and 100% vegan.
Each of out products is wicked, poured, labelled and carefully packaged all in-house by hand, by us.
For best results when lighting for the first time, allow the wax to melt to the sides of the jar, ideally for 2-4 hours to allow a full melt pool. This should ensure further consistent burns, avoiding tunnelling and candle waste. The maximum recommended burn time is 3-4 hours per burn. Always trim the wick after each burn by breaking or cutting off the burnt ends when cool to 1/4 inch.