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E+A story

Essence + Alchemy (E+A) is a botanical scented goods brand focused on handcrafting sustainable collections with honesty and transparency. 

Founder, Lesley A Bramwell started out as an Environmental Scientist, and after experimenting for many years with essential oils for personal use, she decided this was her true passion and it was time to launch a new venture. Lesley started creating candles in her kitchen and then hatched the idea for Essence + Alchemy, which brings together the natural scent and energy of plants (essence) + her scientific and environmental background (alchemy).

E+A was born out of a passion for the earth sciences and experimentation with natural scent using only plant botanicals and essential oils (the life force of plants). Using aromatic experiences and memories, alchemical processes are used to create a transformative energy and connection with nature through plant aromas inspired by the natural elements of fire, water, air and earth. 

Branding is clean and simple, inspired by colours in nature, the elements and their alchemical symbols.  Packaging is simple and reminiscent of old laboratory ware, candle beakers are British made, handblown and reusable.

Working with only natural ingredients, sustainability is at the heart of E+A and as the brand grows, it only becomes more integral.

Read about our Eco + Ethics

Alchemy is the art that separates what is useful from what is not by transforming it into it’s ultimate matter and essence
— Philippus Aureolus Paracelsus (Alchemist 1493-1541)