Tuesday, 8 February 2011

Aroma Candles

Today Mrs LG has been out for a lovely couple of walks with the Lil'Guys, it's a beautiful sunny afternoon (now that the fog has gone) after the howling wind and rain of the past couple of days.  Everything smells fragrantly fresh and Spring is just around the corner, the sunshine and gorgeous countryside lift the spirits and often provide inspiration.

Laura from Aroma Candles is another creative who is inspired by such things, here she answers a few questions.....

What do you do and how did you start your business?

I make true aromatherapy soy candles, using the highest amount of essential oils possible.

I'm actually a massage therapist! While performing aromatherapy sessions for my clients, I was using store bought aromatherapy candles. All of the candles I found were really expensive and not fragrant at all. So I figured, why not make my own? My clients, friends and family all loved them so much and kept insisting I start my own line.... So I did!

Aromatherapy Soy Candle Custom blend 6oz      Pink Grapefruit Aromatherapy Soy Candle Gift Wrapped     Cardinal Wood Tea Light holder, wedge, wood, home decor     Aromatherapy Ginger Grass Soy Candle Gift Wrapped

What are your favourite items?

Hmmm... My favorite item? It varies with my moods and needs. My body and mind really know what I need, so if I'm needing a certain therapy at that particular moment, I'm more attracted to that scent.

What inspires you?

I'm inspired by many things. Sometimes a client will mention an issue they are having, and I'll wonder "how can I help them when they leave my table?". Other times the inspiration comes from Mother Nature. I love being outside in my garden or in the forest preserve by my home. 
I'll catch scents from those places and have to find an essential oil that matches that smell.

Any news/plans for the business that you'd like to tell people about?

My goal is to continue making affordable aromatherapy candles. I've recently introduced a line of herbal teas that people are really enjoying.  Eventually I plan on adding essential oil all natural soaps to my line.  Who knows after that?!?!

Loose leaf Herbal Tea 15-30 cups, chamomile, st. johns wort, peppermint leaf, valerian root

Lavender and Vanilla Soy Teacup Set OOAK, relaxing, romantic, soft, gift for her

Visit Laura's Etsy shop http://www.etsy.com/shop/aromacandles to view her full range of products.  She ships worldwide so if your shipping area doesn't appear to be covered just ask her and she'll quote you a price.  How about treating your wedding guests to something from her range as your favours?


  1. Wonderful article! I am dying to try some of your candles. I think it is very clever that your work as a message therapist inspired you to create your own scents! These would be fabulous gifts for brides to give their bridal party!

  2. Great article! I love those teacup candles, so pretty!