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Founder Lesley A Bramwell (LAB) started out as an Environmental Scientist and after experimenting for many years with botanicals and essential oils for their therapeutic properties, she decided this was her true passion and it was time to launch a new venture.
Lesley started creating natural rapeseed wax candles in her kitchen and in 2015 formulated the idea for Essence + Alchemy, bringing together the natural scent and energy of plants (essence) + Lesley’s scientific and environmental background (alchemy).
Taking a scientific approach that’s balanced with nature, Lesley designs, handcrafts, and packages each Essence + Alchemy product from a small garden laboratory in Sheffield.
Ancient alchemists were surrounded by glass apparatus in the creation of mystical elixirs. Taking inspiration from the traditional laboratory beaker, this collection of sustainable rapeseed + essential oil scented candles are hand-poured into reusable British made handblown borosilicate glass vessels.
Each Essence + Alchemy candle is a unique scent, formulated with a complex blend of essential oils* to naturally fragrance the home. Candles are hand-poured into British made hand-blown glass with sustainably sourced natural plant wax, pure essential oils and FSC certified wood-wick.
Essence + Alchemy is a botanical scented goods brand focused on handcrafting sustainable collections with honesty and transparency to support natural well-being. Combining the theories of traditional aromatherapy, ancient alchemy, and well-considered design, Essence + Alchemy brings together a portfolio of consciously made products influenced by the natural elements of fire, air, water, and earth.
*Essential oils are naturally occurring in plants and trees and have been used for centuries to promote mental and physical well-being. Inhaling them stimulates the olfactory system, the part of the brain connected to smell and when their aroma molecules reach the brain they affect the limbic system, linked to emotions, heart rate, breathing, and memory. In this way, essential oils can have a subtle holistic effect with true therapeutic well-being benefits.