The Home County Candle Co was founded by Hannah and Oli in 2018. Making the decision that they wanted to do something productive and learn a skill together, they ordered a candle-making kit online, spent a whole weekend practicing, and loved it.
Out for a walk while the candles were setting, they had a little joke about where was better; Bedfordshire where Oli grew up, Hannah’s home county of Buckinghamshire, or Hertfordshire where they now live. With candles on the brain, they started wondering what each county’s candle would smell like, and the rest, as they say, is history! They launched their website with just those three candles and no idea of where it would lead to. Since then, many more fragrances have been added to the collection as the business has quickly grown; by the end of their first year, Hannah and Oi were Small Business Sunday winners, and in July 2019 they won a grant from Dacorum’s Den, allowing them to invest in an iMelt 90 wax melting machine, increasing their daily candle-pouring potential by a whopping 800%!
As a company whose ethos is based on the natural beauty of our varied counties, Hannah and Oli are committed to producing sustainable products with minimal impact on the environment. They are also really passionate about supporting as many local businesses as they can in the manufacture of their candles, so take great care to select suppliers from within the UK, and more specifically the Home Counties, wherever possible.