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Our Story

Whether you’re looking for a gift for a loved one, or an important moment of self care.

 

How We Became Ozzie's Candles

Our founder is a Royal Australian Navy Veteran and believes in the support of mental health services for not just Veterans, but for everyone.

Our goal is to be as sustainable as possible. Simple things like recycling jars and packaging, to carbon offsetting and planting trees and ocean cleanup. 

Based in Rockingham, Western Australia, we are 100% Australian owned and passionately hand pour all candles and melts. 

Our journey began in February 2020, our founder Aaron, was medically evacuated of his submarine for appendicitis. Little did he know it would be the start of the toughest battle of his life.

From a seemingly routine appendectomy, Aaron returned to base to recover from surgery and looked for something to occupy his time.

In around April, he looked into candle making, due to him not being able to be too physical this looked like a good creative outlet. After making his first few, he took a few into work and unintentionally made his first sale.

Over the rest of 2020 and early 2021 Aaron would struggle with Chronic Nerve Pain as a result from his appendicectomy. From his fast paced highly active lifestyle, to struggling to walk and make the bed, this took a serious mental toll with Candle Making one of the only lifelines he had left.

He was diagnosed with Major Depressive Disorder and General Anxiety Disorder, and admitted to a mental health hospital a total of 3 times. Although during the first admission he was extremely stressed about not being able to continue the business he poured his heart and soul into, he eventually came to terms with focusing on getting better.

After multiple disruptions to normal operation due to admissions to hospital, Aaron was still as keen as ever to keep his business alive

Despite still suffering chronic nerve pain and the risk of breakthrough crippling pain if worked too hard, Aaron continues to grow Ozzie’s Candles.

In 2021. Aaron was excited to be back and as passionate as ever to keep the business alive and continue delivering quality products at affordable prices.  

 

We are a small business based out of Perth. Like many others during the Covid-19 pandemic, we found ourselves with a lot of spare time. We decided to keep busy and candle making did that. Since our very first candle, we’ve continually striven to deliver extremely fragrant products at a very competitive price. We hand pour all of our wax products and are constantly improving. Shop with us and see why more people are choosing “Ozzie’s”

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