Behind the brand
Hi, I'm Helen,
Owner and creator of Olivetreehome.
Here I would like to share a little bit more about me and why I love what I do, so pour yourself a cuppa and take 5 minutes to follow me on my Olivetreehome journey.
How it all began...
After always having a passion for interior design, (I guess moving 15 times as a child allowed me lots of opportunities to decorate my room) and a huge 300 mile move from the Lake District to Essex 9 years ago, allowed me time to really think about my career. I took a break to focus on my young children for a few years after the move but then after attending a furniture painting course with my friend one Sunday afternoon back in 2017 I knew I wanted to do more and embrace my passion for helping create beautiful and happy homes.
Olivetreehome was born and began life as a furniture redesign business, Whilst waiting for paint to dry I began experimenting with candle making and scent blending and I soon realised that there was far more to just creating a candle. These candles can instantly make a room feel inviting. Memories started to flood back when blending certain fragrances and I realised these were powerful and gorgeous jars of happiness. Gradually my candle house grew and I no longer had the time to focus on both painting furniture and developing my candle brand which was where I realised my passion really was. Since then I have developed my collections with beauty at their heart.
The journey so far..
Alongside designing my candle collections and teaching classes at the beautiful Robyns Nest Tea Room in Writtle, I also offer limited edition candle making at home kits for those who are unable to attend a class in person. Please do contact me if these are not available when looking as I now bring out exclusively but I will always try and help.
Now more than ever we all deserve time for ourselves and the opportunity to indulge in a treat every now and again.
If you are looking for the perfect way to treat yourself and others for that little bit longer, I offer a monthly fragrance experience subscription box, jam packed with luxurious Olivetreehome products and a gorgeous surprise small business treat delivered to your door every month.
My passion for scent is strongly influenced by its connection to memories, this led to my idea to scent weddings in the most beautiful and bespoke way. This experience takes full advantage of one of our most powerful senses. I adore this and really wish I had thought of the idea when I got married!!
My collections grew last year with the launch of my hand & body collection. These essential oil packed moisturising washes, lotions and candles are the result of a collaboration with Essex based Lydia Packham who has beautifully illustrated each fragrance blend.
Never one to rest on my laurels, I am always thinking about how I can design new collections so that you always discover something unique and beautiful when visiting Olivetreehome. With this is mind, I was very excited to launch my very first scented olive wax ceramic candle collection this autumn. My vision for the most stunning handmade ceramic candles has been brought to life perfectly by the wonderful Katie from KP Studio in Brighton. The olive branch collection is something so beautiful you will treasure them forever.
Thanks for spending the time to read, have a browse and take a look around and please please do ask if you have any questions or ideas you may like to ask.