Hi my name is Katie, and welcome to the world of EKA.
I know just as much as anybody that no matter who you are, it’s so easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle of everyday life – not stopping to notice the little things, or show how much we appreciate the people we care about. Sometimes all we need is an excuse to just stop and relax.
After years of working in the fashion and gifting industry and chasing around after my two small children, I wanted to create my own brand to help people celebrate the simple things in life, and make them smile.
For me, something that will never fail to make me smile are my friends and family. With my family connections to India (my husband Steve is half-Indian), I named my brand EKA – it means ‘one’, ‘unified’ and ‘unique’ in Sanskrit. Every family and every friendship is unique, and I wanted to capture that.
The next step was creating my scented candles. It was important to me that they were made of only quality, natural ingredients that I’d be proud to talk about. All of EKA’s candles are made from clean-burning soy wax with a pure cotton wick, and are completely vegan and cruelty – free. For the fragrances, I hand-picked a collection of scents that each made me happy in a different way, with one to suit any mood or personality.
However I wanted my candles to do more than just smell nice. I love it when I can customise a gift, or find something with a quote or a message that I can relate to. I’d had trouble finding this combination of high-quality ingredients with a personal touch, so I made every one of EKA’s candles customisable. You can pick your scent, and pick your sentiment. It’s a gift I’d love to give, and love to receive.
I really hope that EKA candles can help you find a moment to stop and smile – even if only for a few minutes in the day.