About Us

Oré mi is an independent wellbeing brand founded in 2019. We create hand-poured soy wax candles with luxurious, lasting scents. Each one is made in south London, inspired by our Nigerian heritage.

In the fast-paced, digitally connected world we live in, our collective wellbeing is often treated as an afterthought. At Oré mi, we believe that our senses are powerful; and that through the ritual of lighting a candle, we can transform our space and immediately alter the way we feel. 

Oré mi – an expression which means my friend in Yoruba – was founded by Karen Olla in 2019. The brand melds Karen’s Nigerian heritage with her upbringing in London, in a collection of warm, grounding and restorative scents which draw upon her life experience. Most importantly of all, the brand was born out of her desire to break the taboo which surrounds the topic of mental health in the Black community, and to share, support and celebrate African lifestyle products.

All Oré mi candles are designed to be safe, ethical, and friendly to the planet. Each one is hand-poured, using vegan-friendly soy wax and fine fragrance oils, reusable glass jars and recyclable paper packaging.