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Oast & Rye

Originally set up to provide high-end home fragrance for boutique holiday lets, this range of luxury toiletries - including gorgeous candles, diffusers and soaps - is luckily available to buy for our own homes. Snap them up quick and smell at your leisure!

Oast & Rye was founded by Philippa Mackinnon who wanted only the best luxury toiletries for her three holiday lets – having tried to source them elsewhere but not able to find quite what she wanted.

Before long she realised she’d created a luxury brand of lifestyle products for the home based in the heart of the Kent countryside. ‘I have a passion for candles and wanted a strong scent without the strong price tag,’ says Philippa. ‘I came up with the name as I thought it was synonymous with Kent and Sussex which is where we are based!’

All her products are paraben and palm oil free and vegan friendly. Diffusers, scented candles, room sprays and shampoo and soap all come in beautiful Amber bottles and jars.

There are seven core fragrances for the candles, diffusers and room sprays: Bay & Rosemary, Fig & Vetiver, Sandalwood & Black Pepper, Amber & Lavender, Winter Solstice, Black Rye and Ember.

Customers can bring back their old bottles and can get them topped up at the picturesque shop in Brenchley – and the same goes for the candles. All the candles are individually hand poured by their chandler here in Kent. The soap, moisturiser, shampoo and conditioners are all made in Britain.

The small, and perfectly formed, shop in Brenchley is open by appointment where you can come and browse and smell all the fragrances. We can almost smell them from here…

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Poulhurst, Furnace Lane, Brenchley, TN12 7BX
01892 722360

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