Welcome to quiet river and thank you for your interest in our story.

Our small business started from a discussion with my 11-year-old son, Ruan. I love candles and always have them around the house, but he was concerned about what they were made from and the impact this was having on the environment. Children today are much more aware of these factors than their parents, so I started to investigate and realised that many of the products I had purchased were not as friendly to the environment as I had hoped they would be.

After further research (mainly from Ruan!) – our idea started to grow, and we decided that we would like to offer our own small range of candles that are friendly to the environment and sustainable for the future, as well as being beautiful to look at and to sniff!.

Our name reflects where our products are made. We live in the Brecon Beacons National Park next to a beautiful peaceful river that is our constant companion. The sound is soothing and relaxing, but the river also offers us swimming, canoeing and fishing, so it also brings us great fun and excitement.

Our products are made from the highest quality, sustainably sourced supplies and presented in packaging that is simple and beautiful to look at but also kind to the environment.

We really hope that you like our ethos and love our products.

Take care,

“Everyone can identify with a fragrant garden, with the beauty of a sunset, with the quiet of nature, with a warm and cosy cottage.”

Thomas Kincade