Our story

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Inspired by Country, Indigenous descendants of the Bardi people from the north of Broome and the Gija people in the East Kimberley, Sabrina and her daughter Lily are the founders of Olive & Bean, making beautiful Aboriginal candles. 

What started out as a creative healing outlet, has now blossomed into a small family business making beautiful biodegradable natural coconut and soy wax candles.

We as a family are conscious of the impact we place on Country and have chosen to have a focus around caring for Country.

As long as we care for Country,
Country in return will care for us.

The brand has a strong focus on caring for Country, sustainability and up-cycling. Olive & Bean candles are made from natural and renewable plant based coconut & soy wax, there is absolutely no palm oil, paraffin wax or petroleum additives added to this sustainable wax, keeping your home safe from harmful chemicals being breathed in.

We use premium fragrance oils infused with essential oils, crackling eco-friendly wood wicks, recycled wine bottles and beautiful amber reusable glassware. All Olive & Bean candles are hand poured in small batches in our home studio on Whadjuk Noongar Country, Fremantle, Western Australia.

Through the love of candles we hope to encourage and inspire others to be more conscious about the products we purchase and put in our home. Thank you for supporting small, local and handmade Aboriginal businesses.

Love Sabrina and Lily 

The logo

The Olive & Bean brand has been homegrown and inspired from Sabrina’s Aboriginal Bardi heritage, also known as the Saltwater people. The Olive & Bean shell logo was designed and hand drawn by Sabrina who has always been creative with a pencil or paintbrush in her hand.

Sabrina’s love for nature and more so for the ocean has always influenced her to draw things close to home. The beach shell logo was inspired from Country, in particular from walks along the Goombaragin beach which is 200km from Broome, where shells are untouched and still found as big as footballs.   

Keeping with Country, Olive & Bean use amber glass candle jars, which represent the earthy red pindan cliffs that meet the edge of the golden white sand at Goombaragin.