About KICA Living | Waste Less + Reuse More


Our resources are not limitless. At some point, the things we really need and value may run out. So, it is my view that lifestyle and home decor shouldn't be throwaway. We need to waste less and reuse more, placing a higher value on the natural resources around us.

Every KICA product is designed with sustainability in mind.  My collection for 2022 has gone back to basics, focusing simply on small-batch, handmade and eco-friendly home fragrance. My aim, is to present you with a range of beautiful candles and home accessories that have been carefully sourced or remade to be kinder to the environment. The products you see here are lovingly recycled in some way or are handmade from natural, biodegradable or easily recyclable materials in order to reduce waste.  It's all good stuff. 




KICA products are always lovingly handmade in small batches in Bedfordshire, or carefully curated for their sustainable values.  Each receives the same care and attention to detail and nothing is mass-produced.  Products only feature in the shop if they have the right earth friendly values.





KICA upcycled container candles are made using plant based wax (usually soy wax or a coconut & rapeseed blend) which means they are also vegan friendly.  We do periodically review our wax supply to ensure that the farming and production methods remain sustainable. All fragrance oils are paraben free too, so there are no nasties to be found.

KICA recycled pillar candles are made using 100% recycled wax - sourced from our own leftovers and wax donations we receive from local businesses and individuals.



Hi, I'm Catherine, the founder of KICA. In 2018 my husband challenged me to get a new hobby. I can’t honestly remember how I settled on the idea of making upcycled candles, but a spark of inspiration found me and my creative flame was reignited. KICA was born.

What started with a few food tins and a bag of soy wax, has grown from hobby to small business. KICA is now a niche store for independently made eco-friendly home decor.  I still make the home fragrance products myself, while occasionally also sourcing other beautiful home accessories from like-minded makers who share my 'waste less' values.