LAGŌM - The Good Balance is a home fragrance brand with a focus on artisanal natural scented candles and wax melts that are inspired by nature, travel and memory. Arising from the Swedish word Lagom - meaning “not too much, not too little, just enough”, our scent blends are designed, carefully curated and thoughtfully mixed, in small fresh batches to ensure quality and attention to detail. We package them from our East Sussex coast studio.
We use 100% soy wax for its plant based, eco-friendly, clean burn and finish them with a cotton/linen core wick.
To scent our candles, we use a fusion of premium essential and natural oils. Essential oils are made with plant-based ingredients derived from nature and are blended into our candles for their therapeutic benefits. Our natural oils are paraben-free. Using natural ingredients means we can help you breathe freer.
Our story is told beautifully by our amber glass jar candles - our "tableau vivant" - motionless figures, representing a scene from a story. And you our candle loving friends, like us, are bon vivans “ones fond of good living”. Together with our candles we hope to inspire you to curate, create and cultivate "The Good Balance Living". We want to help you find your own natural vibration starting with the joys of lighting up our naturally scented candles. Finding balance maybe elusive, but the joy in living well is when we continue to create and cultivate those pockets of what we call "the good balance".
We make candles to help you tell your scent story, in your own space. Make your home a little more cozy and welcoming, conjure up those fond memories or just a reflective tool for those solemn rituals. WE ARE LAGŌM - The Good Balance.
Our aesthetic is vintage inspired by reusable amber/apothecary glass jars, a subtle colour splash on our labels reflecting the emotion the candle can evoke and minimal typography, so you know exactly what ingredients are beings used.
Beyond scent, we at LAGŌM – The Good Balance care about the environment and will always opt for eco-friendly, ethically sourced, natural ingredients in thoughtfully designed packaging. No preservatives or paraben. This is our good balance promise to you.
OUR FOUNDER & CREATIVE DIRECTOR, Thabang "Thabi" Motsei
Traveling the world as an award winning international TV journalist, cemented Thabi’s wanderlust. It also ignited a desire to cultivate balance in her own life following a chronic auto-immune disease diagnosis and a deep need to be connected with nature. With a strong collective love of fashion, collecting vintage pieces, design and storytelling, Thabi set out to capture the essence of the elements she loves into her candle brand. LAGŌM - The Good Balance was born, a soulful collection of natural scented candle blends. Thabi continues to find her own balance from her coastal home she shares with her husband.
OUR ŌM COLLECTION
Our ŌM COLLECTION is inspired by nature, rooted in mindfulness and created to help improve and balance you both emotionally and physically, while helping you to take time out for yourself, to be mindful and reconnect with yourself, even for a moment. Using natural ingredients offers us the possibility to create that for you. A scented journey arising from natures gift to us, botanicals. Our essential oils are fused together to create a well balanced harmonious scent for you.
HOW WE NAMED THE ŌM COLLECTION
When we broke down the word LAG-ŌM into two, we found that the word ŌM, separately, is a mantra, and/or vibration, that is traditionally chanted in Hinduism, in meditation and at the beginning and end of a yoga session. The mantra is considered to have high spiritual and creative powers when recited.
We wanted our first collection to act as a catalyst in finding your own ŌM, a healthy natural vibration. Whether seeking a little ŌMBalance, ŌMComfort, ŌMPure or a natural ŌMLift.
Find your own ŌM with LAGŌM - The Good Balance.