Porcelain Candle - Aestas
Aestas meaning summer in Latin is an enchanting and mystical blend of benjamin tree resin with its vanilla-like aroma, richly infused with rose and a hint of wood. It evokes the magic of a midsummers evening in bloom.
On lighting, the Aestas Candle firstly gifts the crackle of the wooden wick, then its warming glow releases the sweet aromatherapy essence into the air. Wax is wicked away leaving a porcelain vessel and lid for reuse - a tea-light holder, trinket pot, herbs/spices.
Inspired by the ceramic 'melting pots' used by ancient alchemists to blend healing potions and old Latin texts documenting the influence of the seasons on alchemical process, this scented sustainable rapeseed and essential oil candle collection is hand poured into a reusable glazed porcelain laboratory vessel with lid.
- Made in Britain
- 90g (Wax Weight)
- 25 hrs burn time
- Sustainable in-house rapeseed wax blend
- Wood-Wick, handmade in-house, FSC certified
- 100% essential oil
- Made in Britain
- ØxH: 6.5 x 5.5 cm (without lid)
- Porcelain laboratory vessel and lid
Recycled card, FSC paper labels, water-based inks. 100% recyclable. Zero plastic.
Essence + Alchemy
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.