Lesley A Bramwell

 A background in environmental science and personal experience of aromatherapy helped Lesley founder of Essence + Alchemy become a natural scent alchemist. 


Encouraged by my mother a keen gardener and lover of botanicals, I've been using and blending essential oils for many years. Gaining knowledge of their aromatherapeutic benefits through reference books, I would create blends for the diffuser or for bathing.  Essence + Alchemy reflects both a love for essential oils and my scientific background.  I like to think of it as an equation, a formula of combining natural scent with a little bit of magic mixed in. 

Every E+A scent is very different. For relaxation I like to spray my bedroom with the Unwind Aroma Mist and light an Unwind or Tranquility candle an hour before bedtime.  Getting ready for the day or evening out, I like to indulge in a candle-lit bath with an Aether candle to help me re-energise and clear my mind. 

When developing products, my starting point is always the plants, their therapeutic properties and a memory or sensation I'd like to evoke.  In a candle and home fragrance industry over saturated with synthetics and poor plant imitations dulling our olfactory senses, I was determined that everything I made would be from pure and safe natural ingredients. Using chemical or synthetic 'natural' alternatives was never an option and I will never compromise on this or the quality of the ingredients I use. This strict alchemical process of using only naturals and making and packaging each product by hand in small batches ensures the highest standard.  I hope you enjoy them as much as I do. "

Lesley A Bramwell - E+A Founder