About

Coigach Candle Collection.

Coigach on the west coast of Scotland is unique. From land shaping storms to tropical paradise sunsets. It is a joy to live in such a place.

Each Ali Mac Candle contains a piece of this life here. A life that is not for everyone, where there are challenges and difficulties. However, the uniqueness and magic of the place holds folk here. Being so close to nature and away from the rat race chaos, keeps visitors coming back, year after year. Life here is at a slower pace and particularly in winter months evokes vibes not dissimilar to Scandinavian hygge.

After a walk in the hills with your four legged friend, to then cosy up with a good book, by a wood burning stove, with a hand poured luxury candle and a wee dram...well life doesn’t get much better….does it?

This connection to nature influences the brand. Each scent is selected not just to smell good but to provide a sort of purpose. Whether that is to relax, refresh, motivate or bring nostalgia. The scents I have chosen call attention to important pieces of Coigach, from the Highland Heather in Wee Mad Road to the Sea Salt of the crashing waves on Acheninver beach.

Ali Mac Candles is proud to be non-toxic, contain no parabens or phthalates, eco-friendly, vegan and cruelty free, for a fresh, clean burn.

My first jar collection “The Coigach Collection” is inspired by my home, friends, family, of course my sidekick Scout Dog, and every candle has its own unique story. Hand poured in my beach cottage, each soy wax candle is sealed in a reusable amber jar. The perfect packaging to take highland vibes with you on any journey.

 

About Ali Mac:

My heart has always called me back to the beautiful area of Coigach – my home and where I grew up. The area and community mean a great deal to me. Since University in Edinburgh studying Marine Biology, traveling around America, spending a year in Australia and visiting many more countries around the world, the Highlands is always where I want to be.

Living in such a remote area employment is tough, and even though passionate about marine biology and the environment the riddle of moving for a job or following one’s heart is always a battle.

Moving back home luckily enough coincided with a good friend beginning her own dream of a sustainable fish restaurant SALT Sea Food Kitchen. For the past 3 years I have enjoyed working with my friends, promoting sustainable fishing, and meeting people from all over the world. It's a pleasure talking to visitors about Coigach, the islands, the wildlife and the people. 
 
Candles have always been a passion of mine. The memories and feelings they can conjure are very special. The perfect way to relax and make any space feel like home is by lighting a candle.
 
Ali Mac Candles began when making eco-friendly candles recycled from oyster shells collected from working at SALT. The oyster candle love has grown and allowed development into a bespoke business, combining my passion for the Highlands, the Marine environment, Photography, Interior design, Sustainability and Recycling.
 
Since beginning my candle journey there hasn’t been a day a candle hasn’t been lit in the cottage. I create candles I use myself and adore to gift to friends and family.
                                                       
 
 
Highland Heart - Urban Style 
 
Born from a love of the highlands with scents curated to awaken memories and bring the vibes of the mountains and sea to your home. Created with an edgy classic design Ali Mac Candles add highland hygge to a city apartment, a beach side cottage or a family house. 
Cheers,
Ali Mac X