Welcome, my name is Grace Storry and I am the proprietor of Kilimanjaro Candles & More. Why Mt. Kilimanjaro you may ask! Well, I was born and brought up in Kenya and even though Mt. Kilimanjaro is not situated in Kenya, we can see this beautiful mountain from Amboseli National Park.
Since my African heritage is so important to me, I very much wanted to bring this connection to my business. Therefore, for every purchase made £1.00 will go towards buying sanitary products in my village. Many young girls miss school at least 3 weeks each term due to lack of sanitary products. This is a cause my sisters and I have supported for many years but we really want to increase the number of girls we can help.
The love of candles and reed diffusers began in 2007 when I came to Europe. At home we only used unscented candles when there was a power cut. However, I grew up helping my mother and other women to create soaps, lotions and other products. 90% of what we used was handmade and I want to continue the tradition. I chose the symbol of the mountain with the hope that our beautifully scented candles and reed diffusers will elevate the moments of your life as well as elevating the young girls lives.
We love handmade and sustainability
We hand pour all our products in small batches in Exmouth, packaging by hand, to ensure that all are finished to a high standard.
We are Eco conscious
Our candles are made from Eco-System Rapeseed oil and Coconut oil natural wax blend. Which is blended in Europe and is made from rapeseed oil and coconut oil and nothing else. The wax is completely free from paraffin, soy, palm, beeswax and synthetic additives.
We offer a variety of fragrances ranging from fragrance oils to essential oils. All our fragrances are vegan free, cruelty free & paraben free.
Our Mission Statement
We at KC&M are committed to producing and delivering high quality and beautifully scented candles, wax melts, reed diffusers, lotions & hand soaps. Which will elevate the moments of your life whether at home or in the office, and at the same time elevating young girl’s education. All these benefits without the nasty chemicals.
KC&M is more than a candle business, we support young girls in my village, Kitui by providing sanitary products and we hope with time we will increase the numbers of young girls we support and eventually supporting women around Kenya and neighbouring countries.
We strive to grow our business with the same honesty and integrity and we work hard towards reducing carbon footprint. We achieve this by sourcing ethically and sustainable products which are sourced from registered, verified and well-established companies in the UK.