Oré mi Candles is a startup independent Candle company from London, owned and operated by a two man team (Karen Olla and Stephen Turner). Since our founding in 2019, Oré mi Candles has grown from a hobby to a full time passion.
We believe that in this fast paced and digitally connected world mental health can often be a last thought. Through candles we hope to spread awareness and encourage everyone to focus on maintaining their wellbeing.
Our founder, Karen, struggled with anxiety throughout her educational and work career - however found that with the lighting of a scented candle, the ceremony surrounding it and the transformation the smell can bring, this gave her calmness and positivity in any situation.
Much like venting to a friend and off loading your worries, our candles can bring the same feelings & mental relief - which is why Karen decided to start this candle company, calling it Oré mi, which means 'My Friend' in Yoruba - fusing this with Karen's Nigerian heritage & upbringing in London.
Karen launched Oré mi with 4 signature scents, two that remind her of Nigeria and it's wealthy supply of natural resources (Coconut & Lime and Honey & Tobacco) & two that remind her of key moments in her life growing up in London (Pear & Freesia and Vanilla Extract). However she has now added a few more scents to our portfolio.
We look forward to launching more and more amazing scents in the future!
If you would like to support us please donate through our GoFundMe page: