Owen Drew is a multi award-winning British fragrance house which produces scented candles, luxury soaps, perfumes, bath oils and other home fragrance and bath and body products. Thanks to our exquisite products and attention to detail, we have gained a strong reputation for quality and superior customer service with thousands of five star reviews online and endorsements from celebrities and industry experts. Our products have been featured in high end publications such as VOGUE, Forbes and Harper's Bazaar as well as the Daily Mail, Sunday Express and more. Despite the meteoric rise to success, the brand has surprisingly humble beginnings and found its inception at the kitchen table of founder Drew Cockton in the summer of 2016, when, after noticing the damage mass-produced candles were doing to his home, Drew decided that home fragrance could and should be better.
"For years I had bought candles in the supermarket or other discounted outlets and finally began to realise after my brilliant white kitchen turned grey, that the candles were giving off smoke and soot which was collecting on the walls and ceilings of my home" Drew explained. "I did some research and discovered that it was because mass-produced candles are made from petroleum-based paraffin wax. Not only that, they are often heavily dyed and fragranced with synthetic scents containing parabens and toxins".
"I started making my own candles from only natural products. I sourced vegan, soy wax and began blending it with essential oils to create my own fragranced candles. I didn't use any colouring or dyes because soy wax is naturally a beautiful creamy colour. I wanted to make my candles stand out from the crowd, so I used a natural wooden wick. They crackle when they burn, which my customers love!".
Drew began selling his candles to friends and family and after receiving excellent feedback, he started exhibiting at craft fairs. "People started telling me that my candles were the best they had ever used", Drew explains. "They said the wax burnt beautifully, the fragrance throw was better than household brands they were using, and they loved that they were produced with love and care". Soon various outlets approached Drew to stock his candles in their shops and beauty salons and it was from here that business really took off. "I launched my website and soon was shipping worldwide to far flung places like the United Arab Emirates and Australia".
Owen Drew continues to boom as a business with products now stocked in nearly 40 outlets nationwide. Despite our rapid growth, each and every product is hand-made by Drew and his small team of artisans.
This attention to detail is what Drew believes separates his candles from the competition. "We never, ever sell anything we are not 100% happy with because we want all of our customers to love our products and keep coming back".
Our products are not just about making your home smell wonderful. They are more than that. They are about taking the time to treat yourself or a loved one to something which is truly exceptional and exquisitely made and also remembering to pamper yourself in an ever busier and more fast paced society.