a journey rooted in family

home is: warmth, comfort, solitude, memories.

At Olive + Pine, it's where everything begins and ends — with our family.

Growing up in New Jersey, I have the fondest childhood memories of time well spent with my sister at my Grand-mom and Pop's home on the weekends. They then built a house on the Jersey Shore, so as you can imagine, we were frequent beach-goers. Whenever a summer rain kept us from our regular visits, there was a good chance you'd find us sitting in the garage with the door open, letting the gentle sound soothe us into a relaxed state of mind.

Those sure were simple times. While I can't travel back to those exact moments, I can carry on their legacy through Olive + Pine.

My Grand-mom grew up on Olive Street, while my Pop lived across town on Pine Street – both in Elizabeth, New Jersey. The two met in 1957 during a blind date set up by my grandmother's best friend, and the rest is – as they say – history.

We remain committed to honoring our past (dating back to the very beginning; 1937, the year Pop was born) while inspiring a more mindful future — for both your home and our planet.


get to know ashley

My love for candle making began as a hobby in the summer of 2015. When I wasn't working my day job as a medical laboratory scientist, I was making candles out of recycled wine bottles — cutting and sanding each by hand. A couple years later, I found myself fulfilling candle orders for weddings and bridal showers.

But it wasn't until I entered motherhood during the whirlwind year of 2020 that the idea of turning this passion project into an actual candle brand of my own came to light.

Today, I am proud to say that Olive + Pine is my full-time job. It offers space to relax, get creative, and experiment with my right-hand man: my toddler son (he gets a kick out of smelling the scents and watching me pour blends into tumblers). I don't take a minute of it for granted. And knowing that our candles are finding a permanent spot in the personal spaces of my fellow modern, creative-minded women? That's one of the brightest parts about this whole thing.

Thank you for being on this journey with me! From my home in New York to yours, here's to unearthing everyday comfort — together.

things that bring me comfort

⌓ spending time with family

⌓ being outdoors

⌓ getting creative through candle making

⌓ turning on my salt lamp

⌓ writing in my journal


giving back to the earth

We stand for doing our part for the planet by using tumblers, that can be repurposed, eco-friendly packaging, and wildflower seed-infused dust covers that inspire you to grow magic of your own.


blending quality ingredients

We stand for carefully researching and testing ingredients that are free of parabens, phthalates, sulfates, synthetic dyes, lead, and zinc so that we can blend serene scents in small batches.


cultivating comfort + connection

We stand for the keeping home at heart by emitting a sense of comfort and connection — from hand-pouring to hand-labeling, and hand-packaging blends that become part of your ritual.

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