jenny and lina hogg, founders of Arya Candles

We're Lina & Jenny, the mother-daughter duo behind Arya Candles. We hand craft environmentally friendly soy wax Arya Candles in the heart of the Suffolk countryside. The business and brand evolved from a delightful hobby and we’re so proud that Arya Candles is now providing a vital lifeline for other women.

We are both passionate about protecting the environment and empowering women. It’s why we set up this socially responsible business. Every time you buy an Arya Candle we're able to continue supporting women via Women for Women International, a charity sponsoring women from war-torn countries as they gain the skills, knowledge and support to create a better life. You can learn more here.

Our business story starts with one power cut, several old candles and two creative minds. The idea for Arya Candles came after our family arrived home from a holiday, at 3am in October, to find a power cut and a very cold home.  The following two days we were reliant on candles for light. After running out of new candles, we decided to melt the residue from old ones to create some that were “recycled”. They did the job but weren’t very effective!

We became curious to explore how candles are made, and what they're made from. Arya Candles was born, and we both knew that we would strive towards creating ethical products, keeping them as natural as possible. 

Jenny and Lina, mother daughter founders of Arya Candles

We’d like to thank you for your interest and support. By using or gifting an Arya Candles product, you are making a difference to the lives of women in crisis around the world.