About Us

Welcome to our online shop of home fragrances, and hand and body lotions and washes!

We are really proud of what we produce, and are so happy to be able to offer them to you.  We believe that our products are best on the market.  Whether you like floral or fresh scents, mild or musky, you are sure to find something that you will love!

It seems like a long time since I began making candles in recycled jam cars, with floral paper tops!   I took them to Tafwyl in Cardiff, where they sold really well.  So, I started experimenting, and the rest is history.

Each of our candles, melts, and diffusers are made with care, by hand and in small batches.  This enables us to produce items of a high quality, that you will cherish and love.

We use soy wax in all our candles. Here’s why!

Did you know that paraffin wax comes from paraffin which is a bi-product of the petro chemical industry; paraffin is derived from the detritus from oil barrels.  Compare that to soy plants which are natural, sustainable and environmentally friendly.  It’s a no-brainer, really.

Soy wax candles also tend to burn slower and longer than paraffin candles, and, it is argued, produce a better scent throw due to their slow burning nature.

‘We’ are led by myself, Amanda.  I like to bake, to make, to paint, to draw, to run, to chat, to read, to take photographs, to be in my native Pembrokeshire, to walk my dogs, to crochet (a new hobby), and to relax by burning my own fantastic candles!

The name ‘Gweni’ is a tribute to my gorgeous little niece, Gwen.  The ‘Catrin’ range was created for her lovely, little sister, Catrin, who is the best little tidier that I know!  Coincidentally, ‘gwenu’ (slightly different spelling) means ‘to smile’ in Welsh, which is rather apt as these candles and diffusers certainly make us smile!

If you have any questions or queries, about anything that we make, please get in touch.  We are also more than happy to discuss with you any personalised commissions you may require: wedding favours, special birthdays, etc.  Our email is post@gweni.co.uk

Best wishes,