Redefining home fragrances in India
Umbr Tree began with a mission to bring fine home fragrances of the highest quality – those which express the purity, diversity and heritage of our country, India. We celebrate India’s rich natural resources and the profound knowledge of nature.
We are a motley crew from eclectic backgrounds and ideas, working in sync towards the ultimate goal – Redefining home fragrances in India.
Umbr Tree is
our calling card.
‘Umbr Tree’ serves as an introduction of our values, our product and our identity. It is the primary handle by which we convey to the world who we are and what we value.
‘Umbr’ translates to sky or heaven in Hindi and Urdu. The sky covers everything in this world. It is the abode of the sun, the moon, the stars and the Gods. This blanket in blue symbolizes aspirations, happiness and peace.
The Tree is the oldest and largest self-sustained organism on Earth. The tree symbolizes both physical and spiritual nourishment and growth.
Worded together, Umbr Tree represents something that is enchanting, luxurious and pure. A fragrant gift from the heavens!
A chemical and toxin-free life
The Indian home fragrance and scented candles sectors are both mostly unorganized and overlooked industries, using old and inefficient technologies. With no quality checks or governing guidelines, cheap imports and poor quality products have flooded the market.
That was just part of the problem. As we looked closer, we found a greater problem lurking in our homes –
- Around the world, indoor air quality is up to 10 times worse than outdoor air pollution.
- In India, air pollution is the third highest cause of death among all health risks with over 2 million premature deaths per year.
We could no longer just pinch our noses and turn away. For far too long now, home fragrances, perfumes, freshners and other such products have come with harmful chemicals, made by machines and with artificial/ synthetic ingredients. While we strive for a chemical free, non-toxic lifestyle, we found nothing natural about the candles and home fragrances available in the market. In each component, there was something that just didn’t feel right.
Shouldn’t something so natural, so basic to us be more organic, more ethical, and more thoughtful? These are questions that define the birth, existence and purpose of Umbr Tree.
and made in India
We use only the highest quality ingredients in our fine fragrance candles, all ethically sourced from manufacturers within India, minimizing our carbon footprint on the planet.
Our proprietary natural wax blend not only burns clean, but also maintains the integrity and volume of our incredible fragrances, allowing every nuance to burn through. For the last two years, we’ve devoted ourselves to research, development and iteration of the purest ingredients—making us one of the first Indian companies to use a coconut wax in our candles. In addition, we make use of beeswax in our blends, which have a host of positive properties which include neutralizing pollutants and eliminating dust, odor and mold.
At their core, our hand-poured masterpieces contain 100% natural cotton wicks that burn clean and help reduce soot and carbon shootouts. Our state-of-the-art facility guarantees that all of our candles are ecologically sound, sustainable and manufactured without parabens, pesticides or any other harmful chemicals.
Made for a lifetime
Our custom designed, made-in-India aluminum and glass containers are crafted to be reusable and repurposable after the candle is over. Both aluminum and glass not only look great but are also among the most recyclable materials on Earth. They are almost inert and non-reactive materials, thus making them ideal for storing food, beverages, perfumes and the like.
Artisanal craftsmanship using
modern manufacturing techniques
A contemporary vision
of traditional craft
Umbr Tree is about doing the right things, the right way, in order to create a flawless product. All our scented candles are lovingly made, in small batches, at our world class manufacturing facility at Doddaballapur Industrial Area, Bengaluru, India. Our industrial equipment partners: Dolecki, Poland and Dandong Hongde Candle Industrial Co., China, are leading names in the global candle industry.
Apart from the machinery, all our products are proudly made in India using local raw materials and packaging. We have taken a firm stand on being natural, and hence no artificial dyes, additives or preservatives are used in any Umbr Tree product. Our master craftsmen ensure that every Umbr Tree product that leaves the factory is of the highest standard and unmatched by any other brand in India.
A gathering place
We believe that nothing is more powerful than the way a scent makes you feel, evoking specific moods and emotions which elevate you to your best.
Taking inspiration from our founders’ memories, experiences and experiments with botany and essential oils, and above all a passion for art, design and travel, Umbr Tree was born. Umbr Tree fragrances are luxurious refined scents crafted with stimulating perfume oils with a strong sense of beauty, history and culture.
Our handcrafted candles stand for our vision. The way they look, the way they smell, the way they speak to you – a sum of all its parts. We are constantly in the quest of newer and better methods, mastering our craft to match our own high benchmarks. This is and will always be the foundation of Umbr Tree.