Founder

 

A background in environmental science and personal experience of aromatherapy helped Lesley, founder of Essence + Alchemy become a natural scent alchemist. Lesley designs, handcrafts and packages each E+A product from a little garden laboratory in Sheffield including rapeseed wax candles that crackle and smell of wild gardens and the sky above the clouds.

 
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Essence + Alchemy is like a scientific equation, a formula of combining natural scent with a little bit of magic mixed in. 
— Lesley A Bramwell
 
 

Essence + Alchemy is my way of elevating the art of natural scent and creating a sensory connection with nature. I'm intolerant to synthetic fragrance and know I'm not alone and with the home fragrance industry over saturated with chemicals and artificial plant imitations, it's my mission to bring naturals to light.  

Using and blending essential oils for many years for their well-being properties, I've gained knowledge through reference books and experimentation.  When developing scents, the starting point is always the plants, their connection with the natural environment and their therapeutic properties. A strict alchemical process of using only pure naturals and small-batch methods ensures not only beautifully scented goods but products with true therapeutic wellbeing benefits which capture the true essence of plants.