Soilse (meaning light or brightness in Gaelic) is a word that evokes stillness, comfort and warmth.

As an Irish designer who recently returned to these shores after 11 years in New York, Karen was inspired and overwhelmed by the outstanding beauty which she re-discovered living in the countryside with her husband and family. This is something she wanted to capture and share with the world, combining light, warmth and comfort with memory, inspiration and home.

Every Soilse Irish Candle awakens a particular landscape and memory, the scent being a wonderfully tantalizing and evocative fragrance inspired by the natural beauty of the Irish outdoors.

The collection comprises of 6 innovative and invigorating fragranced candles inspired by my travels in Ireland. They are presented in a 7.5 oz recyclable glass and impeccably packaged by hand with luxurious satin ribbon and embellished with foraged finds from the seashore and forest walks making them a truly ideal, versatile and luxurious gift.

All candles in the Irish Candle and Apothecary Collections are lovingly hand poured and made from 100% soy wax, infused with a unique blend of essential oil based fragrances that are all naturally produced and environmentally friendly.


I had the pleasure of meeting Karen Lavelle the designer and hearing her fascination story.


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