The candle collection inspired by Irish fields

Alix Mulholland is the creator of  Field Apothecary, a fragerence candle range hand poured in Co. Down featuring scents you can find in an Irish field.

Alix first started making candles in her kitchen twelve years ago. She was inspired by the basic luxuries that are around us every day, like a cosy log fire, stonewalls covered in brambles, the smell of freshly cut grass and freshly laundered linen.

“Creating beautiful scents is truly a labour of love for me. I have really enjoyed exploring the natural yet beautiful scents such as ivy, hay and rain, found in almost every field in Ireland, and giving them new meaning in candle form.” – Alix

Alix finds her happy place when she’s in an open field in the countryside. To her, the Irish field is a magical place and that’s what inspired her Field Apothecary range, featuring the scents of rain, peat, ivy, flora, hay, and lichen.

Alix’s Field Apotehcary candles are made in Ireland from a soy wax blend, and each contains up to 11 essential oils. They’re presented in a smoky glass jar inside a beautiful embossed box, illustrated with a line drawing of the patchwork of fields surrounding the Field Day factory.

The Field Apothecary collection is available exclusively at  Arnotts from 11th April to the 30th June. Each candle is €35 each and has a 40 hour burn time.


With essential oils of lemon, orange, lavender, spearmint, camomile, basil, cedarwood and vetiver.

The field stretches ahead with freshly cut hay gathered together with stems of lavender and wild spearmint into glorious golden bales under the warmth of the summer sun. 


With essential oils of Baies rose and incense, rock rose and cedar, amber and musk, vetiver, patchouli and vanilla.

In the distance; a peat fire unfurling tendrils of smoke carries the distinctive warm aroma from the dying embers.


With essential oils of bay, clove, eucalyptus, ginger, Lavandin, orange, patchouli, rosemary and thyme.

First light outdoors and the air is sharp with the scent of roots and nettles, clover, wild thyme and lichen carried in the air.


With essential oils of bergamot oil, orange flower absolute and petitgrain oil.

The rich flora of pale delicate primroses and the abundance of spiky green gorse bushes ablaze with yellow coloured blossom.


With essential oils of Galbanum oil, blackcurrant absolute, Buchu leaf oil and rose absolute.

The ancient Ivy twists and turns around the trees and gates with jewel like black fruit nestling in the fresh dark leaves.


Contains essential oils of patchouli, geranium, lemon and vetiver.

Mist rising from a steep wet bank, and the evocative aroma when the rain fell on warm, dry earth.

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