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It all started with a candle.

It all started three years ago when co-founders Daniel McKinley & Jake Paget were struggling to find a gift that they thought should be readily available: a plant-based scented candle, with real consideration in its sustainability credentials, that looked good as well as smelling good.

That’s when they decided to make their own.

Using essential oils, coconut wax, British steel tins, and paper labels, McKinley & Paget's goal is to create the cleanest candle possible. Each scent is designed by the duo, and every candle is hand-poured in their South-East London studio.

Over the years, they have participated in events from regular weekend markets at Spitalfields and Brick Lane, to holding workshops at Cornwall's Port Elliot Festival. They've worked clients such as the BFI, ITV, and Virgin, and have been covered in Wallpaper*, Hole & Corner, GQ and Tatler.

By late 2019 the collection has now expanded beyond candles to include aromatherapy room and sleep sprays, lava rock oil diffusers and now, after much development, the first collection of perfumes


Daniel McKinley & Jake Paget