Candle Makers Insurance
Specialist cover for candle and wax melt makers from £5 a month*
Fast, easy online quote in 90 seconds
24hr legal advice helpline and legal hub
No hidden fees or cancellation charges
Cover starting at £5 a month
Cover starting at £5 a month
Frequently asked questions
When should I get candle insurance?
We strongly encourage you to make sure you’re protected as soon as you start making and selling your products. This will minimise the risk of being left out of pocket if things go wrong.
Do I need insurance if I make candles from home?
Yes, whether you work from a business premises or from home, if you sell candles, it is important to make sure you have the right insurance in place.
Do I need insurance to sell candles on Etsy?
You are not strictly required to have insurance in order to sell on Etsy. However, if you do not have cover in place, you could find yourself facing significant compensation costs and legal bills if a customer suffers an injury or property damage because of a product you sell them.
How is Markel regulated?
Markel is regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and Prudential Regulation Authority. You can find more details about this on the Financial Services Register.
Access exclusive services for your candle making business - included as standard
In addition to comprehensive cover, insuring with Markel means you enjoy access to unique services for your candle making business at no additional cost (when the relevant section of cover is purchased).
24 hour legal advice helpline
When you insure with Markel, you'll benefit from 24/7 telephone access to a qualified solicitor at no additional cost. Expert legal advice can be costly when you're working for yourself and it's difficult to know who to turn to for a trustworthy answer. Whether it's a question on health and safety, employment law, legal structures for your business or how to handle a difficult client, an experienced team of solicitors are on hand day and night to help you with any business-related legal queries. Included as standard with all policies.
Markel Law Hub access
In addition to our 24 hour legal helpline, you'll have access to the Markel Law Hub - an award winning online resource of legal and business guides, templates and content written and created by our team of expert solicitors. Instantly download ready-made contracts, policies, procedures and guidance you can use for your business - without paying any expensive legal fees. Included as standard with all policies.
Fee dispute service
As every self-employed candle maker knows, customers don't always pay on time and chasing unpaid fees/invoices costs time and money. Mindful of the impact this has on your business, we offer our policyholders access to a unique fee dispute helpline operated by one of the UK's leading law firms, who will provide specialist legal guidance and support on fee dispute issues. Included as standard with public liability and professional indemnity insurance.
Public relations crisis management service
In today's 24 hour news culture, public relations disasters can occur at any time. Having to deal with the press whilst managing a difficult situation can be hugely stressful as well as being a potential minefield. When there is a risk to your business as a result of negative press attention, our specialist public relations crisis management firm, The Counsel House, will work with you to help manage allegations of fraud, injury caused to employees or the public, and official investigations into your company's affairs. Included as standard with public liability and professional indemnity insurance, directors and officers insurance, cyber and data risks insurance and legal representation and employment disputes insurance.
Cyber response helpline
If you're the victim of a targeted cyber attack, our cyber response helpline provides access to specialist solicitors and information security experts who will give expert legal and technical IT security guidance on the issues arising from cyber and data protection risks. Included as standard with cyber and data risks insurance.