Our Story

Our boutique small business began from our passion for candles that grow into a business after realising it is quite unfairly expensive to buy well-designed, eco-friendly and premium candles from today’s market. We aimed to change that and in 2015 we established our brand as ‘De Kayu’ meaning ‘The Wood’, as our candles are using wood lids and wood wicks. Wood and amber sets a sense of warmth and character into a home decor and works equally well in modern and traditional homes.

The maker, Melinda as well as being a busy mother, has always loved being creative in her spare time. While having a passion for design and she put her heart and soul into scented candle that can elevate and harmonise our well-being. She believes that happiness radiates like the fragrances of our candles and draws all positive things towards us. Well scented candles should have a certain personality that makes people identify that particular scent with us and our home.

We produce natural candles with scents that evoke positive recall, and we spent years experimenting and crafting to create our range of fragrances and handmade eco soy candles after our return from travelling across Europe and Asian countries. Thats how we get the names for each of our candles from, and  we believe that scented candles can have direct impact on memory, as well as stimulate an emotion. 

Another important main goal of our small business is strive to keep the cost of our candles friendly for the customers and the planet without compromising on the quality of our products. There aren't many premium-soy candles at affordable price in the market. De Kayu candles are honestly priced, fine quality and sustainably packaged.

We only produce in small batches, hand-poured the wax on each jars/tins, each of our candles are hand-crafted. Our candles are usually not found in most mainstream outlets, as we would like to remain niche in our growing business. we love to support a boutique & locally handmade shops helping local businesses give a community its flavour.

We hope that you will love our candles and share them with those around you. De Kayu candles are hand-made with love from our home to yours.

With Love



The De Kayu Family 


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