Over the weekend I went to the Mile Ecology Pavilion where various local businesses were selling their wares, from homemade jams to pop art prints. It was so nice seeing people so passionate about their products and despite the sweltering weather, I could’ve stayed in there all day sampling and smelling and milling about.
While we were there, I found the OHRØS stall which I’ve been waiting to see for the last few weeks now as I follow them on Instagram and every day get more and more jealous about the gorgeous candles and the fact that I don’t own one!
OHRØS make ethically-produced scented soy candles with natural wicks as opposed to paraffin-covered ones. These candles are hand poured in small batches in Hackney which is right around the corner from me, so you can bet that I’m going to be in and out of that shop whenever they have workshops on and stuff! The name “OHRØS” is based on the Hebrew translation for Lights which is very apt, and the stylised Ø reflects the production method- a peg is used to secure the wick in place while the candle cools.
There are so many amazing scents in the range, my favourites include Fresh Laundry, Amber + Bergamot and Grapefruit and even the business cards were scented- my boyfriend honestly couldn’t get over that and was just sniffing everything on the table (who can blame him though, these scents are unbelievable!)
Each candle burns for approximately 25 hours, which is great if you’re like me and constantly have one on the go, plus if you recycle the jar by returning it with the lid to the company, you’ll receive 10% off of your next order which is amazing because it’s great for the environment as well as your wallet! As they are, each candle is only £12 which I think is great value for money considering the time and effort that goes into each product; you really get a sense of the ‘home made’ feel with these products- especially the handwritten labels!
If you’re looking for a locally sourced, ethically produced, vegan and environmentally friendly independent company who are genuinely passionate about their products, then OHRØS London are definitely the one for you. Whether you’re based in London or further afield, these candles will bring a little piece of personalised joy to your home and will make you think twice about going back to bigger retailers! Check out their website for more information –http://www.ohros.com/.
I hope you’ve all had an amazing weekend,
Lots of Love,