Our Story

Wellness has never smelt so good

I'm Ricki, the founder of Selfmade Candle. We're on a mission to get lit, responsibly.

A few years ago, I worked as a global marketing manager, often travelling from location to location and missing home. In my mini suitcase one of my staple items I'd carry around was my candle. Something to make me smell and experience home. There's something about smelling scents that are familiar to you and remind you of positive experiences, that can keep you going even in the darkest times.

This is why during the Covid-19 Pandemic of 2020, I wanted to keep my wellness up. Without the possibility of going out to physical stores to buy some of my favourite artisan candles, I did what any maker would do, I made them myself.

I was able to use the jars I had at home, natural wax I was able to source, aromatic essential oils and some divine wooden wicks to create something new from old. My love of refills was born.

Like a lot of people, 2020 was difficult for me. During the height of the BLM, as a black woman dealing with my own experiences of overt and covert racism, I felt that there was something I needed to do. Some way in which I needed to help. This was how the CONSCIOUS candle was born. A beacon of light even in the darkest times. Nearly a year later, we've managed to raise thousands of pounds for charities supporting mental health in diverse communities.

It's phenomenal knowing that through the candles we hand make and the candle making kits we provide, we're helping to both support this movement and keep people's spirits up.

Happiness can be found even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light.

- Albus Dumbledore


Proud to be Vegan Friendly, Eco-Conscious
and Made in the UK

Glows then Grows


If you can use it more than once, do! That's what Selfmade's founder Ricki was taught growing up. From ice cream tubs filled with frozen stew to Up-cycled clothes, using things more than once is lifeblood.

Selfmade Candle embodies this with our dual product focus. Not only do you get wellness candles that smell ahh-mazing, but you also get the opportunity to give them a new lease of life by planting the seeded labels in the same jar.

We're launching our Refill Kits soon too! That's right, same candles, less waste.

Get Lit, Responsibly


THE HAVES

100% Soy Wax
Essential Oils
Wood Wicks
Recycled and/or Recyclable Packaging
Plantable Seed Labels
Hustle

THE HAVE NOTS

No Plastics
No Paraben
No Phthalates
No Paraffin
No Animal Testing
No Animal by-products
GMO Free

Powered by Purpose


At Selfmade we believe in supporting our community and championing the importance of aromatherapy and self-care in wellness.

We're proud supporters of Black Minds Matter UK - a charity focused on providing culturally knowledgeable therapists to Black people in the UK.

We're all about putting our money where our mission is and donate 5% of our profits to the Black Minds Matter Charity

We've already donated over £4000 with the help of our Selfmade Squad Community!