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E+A story

Consciously made goods to support natural well-being

Inspired by the elements of fire, water, air and earth, Essence + Alchemy (E+A) is a botanical scented goods brand focused on handcrafting sustainable, natural collections with honesty and transparency to support natural well-being.

Scent + Science

Founder, Lesley A Bramwell 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 launch a new venture. At the end of 2014, Lesley started creating natural candles in her kitchen and then in 2015 hatched the idea for Essence + Alchemy, bringing together the natural scent and energy of plants (essence) + Lesley’s scientific and environmental background (alchemy). 

100% Natural

Everything that goes into an Essence + Alchemy product is truly natural; a plant base + essential oils for scent, nothing else. No artificial fragrances, colours or additives, just pure botanical goodness, an uncomplicated formula of natural simplicity that you will notice a difference in both aroma and therapeutic effect.

Simple Design

Without compromising beauty and design, E+A packaging is carefully considered with reuse in mind. Glass containers are reminiscent of old laboratory ware, candle beakers are British made, handblown and very reusable. Branding is clean and simple categorised by the natural elements of Fire, Water, Air, Earth and their alchemical symbols [🜂🜄🜁🜃].

Working with only natural ingredients; quality, well-being and sustainability will always be at the heart of E+A and as the brand grows it only becomes more integral. Creating natural and sustainable products helps protect our planet now and for future generations.

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)