As a solo parent, working flexibly and for myself has been something I have wanted to do for a long time. So during lockdown, on furlough from my current job I used the time to create my own essential oil blends and learned the science and regulations of making candles and room sprays.
I began to sell on a small scale locally and received great reception from purchasers.
Growing up I have always had concern for the environment as a whole but also around the toxins that we put around our home and into our immediate environment. I have always been particularly sensitive to traditional and synthetic perfumes especially in things like candles and washing powder etc. So I wanted to produce a product that took all of these things into account. Because I know I’m not the only one who reacts to these products.
The candles and sprays I make are made with biodegradable ingredients, no animal products are used, containers are recycleable and the ingredients used are sourced from sustainable sources. So I don’t use any endangered species of plants for example. Amongst all the mass produced, synthetic products out there, I think it’s important for consumers to have more ethically produced choices and that’s where I come in. The perfume blends I make are also unique, they're carefully chosen and crafted and made with care. I spent months through lockdown researching and testing blends, waxes and wicks to obtain a great product.
I have fantastic feedback and encouragement from my customers but I need some financial help to give them what they would like.