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Duo hope their paraffin-free candles will shed light on pollution risks

PUBLISHED: 06:00 04 June 2018 | UPDATED: 10:47 05 June 2018

Kathy Floyd, co-founder of candle maker Greenburn, which is selling its products in Norwich and Salisbury. Picture: C/O Kathy Floyd

Kathy Floyd, co-founder of candle maker Greenburn, which is selling its products in Norwich and Salisbury. Picture: C/O Kathy Floyd

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A gardener and an interior designer have joined forces to create what they believe are Norfolk’s first “non-toxic” candles.

Kathy Floyd, who has run landscaping firm Down to Earth for seven years, and her sister Liz King had found themselves disappointed by candles made with synthetic materials with scents that were too “artificial”.

Their new business Greenburn makes candles with no artificial materials, chemicals or paraffin – a potentially toxic component found in some ordinary candles.

The collection comprises five candles, each containing three essential oils. They are now being stocked in the Castle Museum shop and the Good Earth Clothing Company in Norwich and The Farm Shop in Hethersett.

Ms Floyd said: “After months of research and experimentation we have produced a range of candles which we are proud of.

“As far as we are aware, there is no other business like Greenburn locally and we feel confident that our product will be well received.”

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