For girls who love to get crafty and make something that is bespoke, unique and personal to them, I highly recommend a candle-making experience at Coast Candle Co.

Based in Dornoch, Coast Candle Co. is every candle-lover’s dream. And who doesn’t love beautiful candles? Situated in the centre of town, the luxury boutique is a treasure not to be missed, a scent-infused, relaxed and calming experience as soon as you walk in the door.

All the candles are poured by hand on the premises, so you know without a doubt that you are getting a quality product, handmade with love.  Fragrances inspired by childhood memories and a joint connection with the coast, brought Claire and Janis together to bring you Coast Candle Co.

They have a range of 20 scents to choose from and candles of various sizes as well as other scented products for the home. What makes them unique is their ability to transport you back in time, reminiscing on memories gone by. Every candle is beautifully packaged and comes complete with its own story card.

But the fun doesn’t stop there! You can make your own scented candle and choose a fragrance which is unique to you, to inspire, revitalise, relax or simply indulge in pure nostalgic bliss. Scents bring memories to the fore and Coast is all about connecting with you and your memories. It’s a very personal journey of the senses and an amazing experience to try.

Who remembers the sweet scent of red cola bottles? Parma violets anyone? Or perhaps it’s the summer smell of fresh cut grass (yes, summer seems to be a distant memory…!). What about the perfume that your granny used to wear?  I’ve made a few of my own fun scents, including baby powder, bluebell, bubble gum, pear & white fig, pear drops (have you noticed the sweet theme here..?), Baileys Irish Cream (yum!) and more. You can read more about their fragrances and the memories which inspired them here. I should point out that you don’t have the option of making the scents that they sell in the shop – those are trade secrets! But it’s more fun to design your own anyway!

It’s a fabulous way to let your creativity run wild! There are over 100 fragrances to choose from. You can blend your own (using up to 3 or 4 oils) or choose one that’s already made. The options are endless and it’s so much fun. Add to that, a glass of bubbly on arrival and your own certificate to confirm that you are indeed a candle maker extraordinaire, it’s a great day out for you and your girls.

Hen Party? Girls Day Out? Special Birthday? Book onto a candle making masterclass (the Drop In workshop is slightly different) at Coast, you won’t be disappointed. It’s a brilliant ladies day out – add in an afternoon tea, or a spa treatment, or even some whisky tasting – there’s lots to do in Dornoch.

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