Twoodle Co was born as a result of a near tragedy, as founder Tim Rundle-Wood explains: “We moved into a new flat and to make it more homely I purchased Reed Diffusers from the local supermarket and put one n each room. Henry (Tim’s Spanish Water Dog) followed me around trying to get a sniff at what I was doing, so, not thinking anything of it, I let Henry sniff the Reed Diffuser, within seconds I knew something was wrong”
Unbeknown to Tim, the Reed Diffusers he had purchased were full of toxic synthetic chemicals that can be fatal to children and pets.
“Henry began acting very strangely, so I tried to comfort him and saw that he was frothing at the month. He seemed to be frozen to the spot, so I tried to move him and he gave out a blood curdling squeal – it was at that point that I knew this was serious, so I called the vets imminently”
Henry was put into an induced coma and after a week being expertly cared for, he pulled through and was well enough to come home.
Tim was told by the vet that Henry had suffered from toxic shock, caused by sniffing the synthetic Reed Diffuser directly and so he decided to investigate.
“I unearthed a shady world of synthetic fragrances mixed with nasty chemicals such as hormone inhibitors and petro-chemicals, all hidden legally under words like Fragrance, Aroma and Parfume. This shook me to the core and I’d been let down by the brands I trusted, as I felt mislead by their packaging and marketing, which made me believe these products were made of natural ingredients”.
See the list of almost 4000 chemicals that are allowed to be legally hidden HERE.
This prompted Tim to design his own natural scents, each of which are inspired by his happiest memories, and created using essential oils.
100% Natural Ingredients
We only use 100% natural ingredients. All our scents are made using essential oils and absolutes and all bases are made from vegetable waxes (candles) and vegetable glycerine (Room Diffusers and Room Sprays) and any decoration are food grade ingredients (such as flower petals) and all our glitter is biodegradable Cosmetic Bioglitter®. These glitters are produced using a special biodegradable film which is taken from sustainable and responsibly sourced plant extracts. The main ingredient is a plant cellulose, derived from sustainably farmed eucalyptus trees.
We are an ethical brand through and through. All our ingredients are ethically sourced, we make sure all the producers of our raw materials and ingredients are paid a fair wage. All our materials and ingredients are free from all animal and insect ingredients and free from animal testing at all points of production. Our products are Vegan by design. Our U.K. team based in London are paid the London Living Wage as we believe our work force should be paid fairly.
Safety – CLP
All our scent blends are independently tested to strict EU safety standards (CLP) by a substances and mixtures specialist to ensure the best quality and the highest safety standards. Read our Essential Oil Safety & CLP policy. What is CLP?
Safety – Candles
We take candle safety very seriously and have innovated a unique and new safety feature. All our candles now come with the bottom of the wick fitted with a safety clasp to stop the candle burning too low. This prevents the common problem of the flame causing the glass to explode.
Safety – Synthetics
All our products are free from all synthetic chemicals, including: Synthetic Fragrance/Aroma/Parfume, Petro-chemicals, Parabens and Phthalates, Petrolatum and Paraffin and Dyes. We also don’t use any carcinogenic or harmful essential oils or absolutes.
Fun Fact: Twoodle Co is a portmanteau of Tim’s name.