A Real Turf Fire Candle. If ever there was a scent of Ireland, this must be it. Woodsmoke ∆ Oakmoss ∆ Vetiver ∆ Cedarwood

This product is handmade in Co. Antrim, Ireland

4.17 out of 5 based on 12 customer ratings
(12 customer reviews)

This product is currently out of stock and unavailable.

This is the first candle from our new Irish Collection range.

A Real Turf Fire….. This has become our signature scent, unlike anything else available on the market today. The scent development for this candle has inspired us to go beyond the normal techniques and create our very own! Using our own “smoker” we actually smoke the soy wax using an closely guarded technique with real turf from Achill Island. We love watching people smell this candle for the first time at our stall, you can almost see them going back in time to a long forgotten memory!

For us when we burn this candle it smells of home, safety and wooly hugs! Being from Ireland the true smell of turf smoke does something special for you, it is hard to describe but the best way we can put it is that is how a wooly hug should smell!
We have developed our own ‘scent profiling’ technique to refine the balance of scents, it can take months and months of development before we are happy to release a new scent. We use a mixture of candle fragrance oils, natural fragrance oil and essential oils to produce scents that are complete one of a kinds.

We use only the finest soy wax we can get our hands on. Soy wax is awesome! Its from a renewable source and I feel that nature intended it for candles! It burns beautifully slow and holds onto scent perfectly. We also use lead free wicks which are perfect for soy wax. Paraffin wax is a by-product of crude oil and gives off smoke when it burns, this is why you get black soot on your lovely walls or inside the candle container. Its the last thing you want to do is fill your lungs with it.

When burning your Bearded Candle we would suggest when you burn it for the first time not to blow it out until the entire surface is liquid wax, this will ensure your candle burns evenly with no wax remaining around the edge of the tin. Thereafter only burn your candle for two or three hours at a time. Your room will still smell great for ages after but the candle will last longer and further prevent the wax from building up around the edge of the tin.

Tin Sizes

  • 125ml (burn time of 35hours) – Out of stock
  • 250ml (burn time of 50hours)

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Our candles are typically ready to ship within 3-5 days of your order and payment being processed on The Irish Workshop. Delivery times vary based on location but estimates are provided below:
USA 5-7 days
Europe 4-5 days
UK 1-3 days
Ireland 2-4 days
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Refund Policy

You have 14 days, from receipt of cancellable goods, to notify me if you wish to cancel your order or exchange an item. Please make requests via the "contact the maker" box on my store page or through The Irish Workshop customer team (please see your order confirmation email for details). You will be required to return the order to me in a satisfactory condition within 14 days of the return request. Please note: goods that are personalised, bespoke or made-to-order to your specific requirements are non-refundable unless faulty on receipt.

12 reviews for A Real Turf Fire Soy Candle

  1. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    I purchased two because I had a suspicion I might want to keep one and the other is a gift for my brother. Recalls perfectly the first day I set foot on Irish soil and he was along as well. We arrived at Shannon on an early morning flight and were staying in Bunratty that evening since we did not want to attempt a drive in our sleep-deprived condition. We went to the Folk Park to stay awake and all of us wondered about the unusual aroma there. We Yanks didn’t know peat! We knew about it – but had never smelled it. That was our first trip, foolishly planned for only seven days! On subsequent journeys we have seen piles of peat on roadsides and always remark on our first “whiff.” As Bob Hope used to say – “Thanks for the memories.”

  2. 4 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    Hello since I have yet to light my candle I have to downgrade it somewhat. My first trip to Ireland and a visit to a house on the Quay in Ballina was my first introduction to a turf fire. They used the fireplaces to heart the room and shut it off from the rest of the house. I loved the smell at first wife.
    Since being back I had made attempts to burn turf but we can only do it outside. My hope is the the candle will bring the aroma back to USA for me.

  3. 1 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    I love the smell of peat fires and can only believe that I wasn’t sent the same candle the two other reviewers have posted glowing reviews about. My candle – which is labeled “A Real Turf Fire” – and so I believe it is the correct candle has essentially no scent whatsoever – a complete and utter waste of money. I have a number of the turf incenses and they smell great.

    Really, really disappointed in this product. I don’t like to post negative reviews but I’m hoping to spare another consumer the disappointment and waste.

  4. 4 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    Very nice indeed.

  5. 5 out of 5


    Absolutely love this candle, I couldn’t believe how much it smelt like ‘a real turf fire’ I can’t wait to order more. It’s almost too good to burn and brings me right back to my childhood. Well done to the bearded candle markers

  6. 5 out of 5


    Just sitting here with my Midnight Mass candle burning…… Seriously if Christmas had a scent his would be it for me!!!!! The Bearded Candlemakers are something else! He broke the mould when he made those boys!!!!!!! Amaze balls!!!!!

  7. 5 out of 5


    Real Turf Fire by the Awesome Bearded Candle Makers is just one of a fabulous range of memory awakening scents not to be missed!

    The care and attention to detail by these lovely guys is outstanding, from the incredible scent profiling, choice of clean burning wax, to the packaging, naming and their passion for this quality artisan product.

    If you are lucky enough to catch either Bearded Candle Maker at a market you will be blown away by their knowledge of their craft and see first hand what makes them the leading Scent Imagineers they are…. if not a market… find them online and indulge yourself… you’re worth it!!!

  8. 5 out of 5


    This scent just evokes childhood memories for me – bearded candlemakers you’ve done it again!!! The earthiness of this candle is gorgeous – a must have for anyone :))

  9. 5 out of 5


    My wife & I have been big fans of the Bearded Candle Makers for a while now & really enjoy their handcrafted products. We have purchased many of their candles & love that each scent has it’s own unique story. I’m not normally a fan of turf scented candles but we purchased one to see what these local irish boys take is on a ‘A Real Turf Fire’. It has turned out to be one of my favorites. It has, in my opinion, quite a masculine aroma which lasts well.

  10. 5 out of 5


    My husband and I have had lots of candles by The Bearded Candlemakers which we love and the Real Turf Fire is no exception! Beautifully made candles which seem to last forever.

  11. 1 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    Very disappointed, my candle didn’t have any scent whatsoever and was a lot smaller than expected.

  12. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    As the saying goes….”Wow, what a difference a day makes!”

    I am one of the people that posted a one star review – I was really disappointed in the candle I received, it had no scent at all. Imagine how surprised I was when I was contacted by email from the candlemakers who (1) offered their apologies, (2) explained that they did have one small batch of candles that had issues with lack of scent and (3) offered to send a new one at no cost.

    It’s pretty remarkable how great the new candle smells. While traveling through Ireland, our whole family fell in love with the scent of turf fires and though there are many different products out there that try to replicate the smell, none seem to capture the essence, fragrance and delight so well as this “real turf fire candle”!

    It’s really a spectacular product and I just cant say enough obviously about the personalized and caring customer service from the candlemakers – If I could give it 10 stars I would!

    PS – Since I was initially comfortable and willing to give the candle a 1 star review, you know this is a legitimate rating!

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Seller Information

  • Store Name: The Bearded Candle Makers
  • Seller: Mark Kelly