the story of yugen


meet mara

The best memories we have are associated with smells. The sea breeze on a spring afternoon, the smell of a chocolate cake baking in the oven, the smell of peaches freshly picked from my nanas garden. Our sense of smell is linked more closely with our memories than any of our other senses.  At the beginning of 2020 I decided to share some of our best memories with the world, and that’s how Yugen Candles was born.


I live in the beautiful Yorkshire countryside and it is right here, surrounded by nature and beauty, that I create and hand pour every candle and wax melt, one by one. Everything we create here at Yugen is made with love, care, dedication and respect for our Mother Nature.


Our products are made using formulas that have been tested to perfection for months by us, our family and friends. Made with renewable, natural, and vegetable wax (which is non-toxic) our candles and melts are clean and safe to burn in your home.


Every day we make conscious decisions to minimise the environmental impact of our small business. Our jars are made of glass and they can easily be washed, reused or recycled.


Our packaging is very simple and is made of recycled materials where possible. We do not use additional branded boxes which go straight to the bin after unpacking your Yugen product, we try to use packaging we hope you will keep and reuse.


In order to keep your products safe during the shipping process, they need to have the best possible cushioning, so we use biodegradable packing peanuts made from natural sources such as corn or wheat starch. They simply dissolve in water and leave no waste behind.


We never use plastics, films or any other non-recyclable materials. All our products are vegan friendly and not tested on animals.


We are also always looking for ways to improve and do more for the Planet. If you have any ideas for any of our products, let us know!