Who is Essence + Alchemy?
Essence + Alchemy is a beautiful collection of small-batch, natural, and eco-friendly botanical candles and home fragrances, handmade in the laboratory by the LAB and, in case you’re wondering who the LAB is, that’s me: Lesley A Bramwell.
Everything that goes into an Essence + Alchemy candle is on the label: plant wax + essential oils + natural wick, that’s it, nothing else! There’s no synthetic fragrances, no additives, just pure and natural, botanical goodness and because each product is handmade you know exactly what goes into each one.
Scented candles are fragranced only with pure natural essential oils and you’ll find ‘LAB Notes’ on each candle detailing the essential oils, which are hand blended to create each unique scent.
Why Essence + Alchemy?
The definition speaks for itself:
ES.SENCE = extract or concentrate obtained from a plant and used for scent
AL.CHE.MY = magical process of transformation, creation or combination
Put these together…
The Essence + Alchemy ethos.
Essence + Alchemy = simple + beautiful + natural, and the branding and packaging reflects this. It’s simple, honest, and reminiscent of vintage laboratory ware with amber glass, sustainable cork, and classic bakelite lids. Amber glass also protects the aromatic and therapeutic properties of the essential oils from sunlight.
Always mindful of the environment, it’s important that raw materials and packaging are ethically and sustainably sourced through British manufacturers and suppliers. Essence + Alchemy packaging is minimal and made from 100% recycled card. Boxes and glassware are recyclable and, more importantly, reusable. Paper labels are removable and printed with water based ink.
Without nature and plant-life, Essence + Alchemy wouldn’t be possible. Not only does it provide the raw materials that go into each product, but it’s the very essence and inspiration behind them and that’s why it’s important to LAB to give back. Bees play a vitally important role in nature and our ecosystem helping to pollinate our crops and wildflowers, providing both food and beautiful flora and fauna. Sadly though, our bumblebees are declining because of changes in agricultural practices, urbanisation and weather extremes.
As Essence + Alchemy grows, LAB’s vision is to help support British wildlife by donating to not-for profit and grass-root organisations.
The EARTH is what we all have in common.
“The truth is: the natural world is changing and we are totally dependent on that world. It provides our food, water and air. It is the most precious thing we have and we need to defend it.” David Attenborough