Behind the candle brand – Olivetreehome

Behind the candle brand

candle maker



I'm Helen, owner and scented candle creator here at Olivetreehome.  

I would love to share a little bit more about me and why I love what I do, so pour yourself a cuppa and take 5 minutes to follow me on my Olivetreehome journey.

How it all began...

After always having a passion for interior design, (I guess moving 15 times as a child allowed me lots of opportunities to decorate my room) and a huge 300 mile move from the Lake District to Essex over 10 years ago, allowed me time to really think about my career. I took a break to focus on my young children for a few years after the move but then after attending a furniture painting course with my friend one Sunday afternoon back in 2017 I knew I wanted to do more and embrace my passion for helping create beautiful and happy homes.

Olivetreehome was born and began life as a furniture redesign business, Whilst waiting for paint to dry I began experimenting with candle making and scent blending and I soon realised that there was far more to just creating a candle.

These candles can instantly make a room feel inviting. Memories started to flood back when blending certain fragrances and I realised these were powerful jars of happiness. Gradually my candle house grew and I no longer had the time to focus on both painting furniture and developing my candle brand which was where I realised my passion really was. Since then I have developed my collections with beauty and sustainability at their heart.

The journey so far..

All of my candle collections have been designed to be easily repurposed in your home long after your candle has finished burning, simply wash our candle jar out with hot soapy water and you have a beautiful vessel for many household uses. 

I also offer a monthly subscription box, packed with Olivetreehome products and a gorgeous surprise small business treat delivered to your door every month. 

My vision for the most stunning handmade ceramic candles was brought to life perfectly by Katie from KP Studio in Brighton. The olive branch collection is something you can treasure forever. The success of this then led to me designing a glass range to complement these, natural, serene and classic in design, The boutique collection felt like the perfect timeless addition to my scented soy candle collections.  Watch this space for a new beautiful addition combining the traditional craft of lino printing with essential oil candles launching May 2023. 

Thanks for spending the time to read, go have a browse and please do ask if you have any questions at all. 

Helen x