Hello! I’m Leisa...
I was born and raised in Poole, Dorset, and now live in sunny Bournemouth by the sea. I am the face behind Ellamura Botanics.
I fell into accounting, which has been my career for the last 30 years. But I had always dreamt of being my own boss and having my own small business within a creative environment. I had previously dabbled in dressmaking (think 'Strictly Come Dancing' dresses!) but quickly decided that this was never going to be a viable business option for me. It was during the lockdown of May 2020 when I discovered candle making after buying a candle making kit and was immediately hooked. I loved the whole process and control of creating a beautiful product from start to finish and decided there and then that this could make a lovely business for me.
So after months of learning the craft and testing different waxes, wicks, oils and glassware, I finally launched Ellamura Botanics in December 2020. Everything is made in small batches, sometimes to order. I personally handcraft and package all of my products from start to finish. So I am the one who takes your order, creates the products and packs and posts them off to you. It's a small business and one which I absolutely love.
I try to be as eco friendly and natural as possible, from ingredients to packaging, and use only pure essential oils or vegan friendly, paraben free fragrance oils in my candles and wax melts. The wax I use is a highly sustainable coconut & rapeseed blend. It is completely free from paraffin, soy, palm and beeswax.
Creating Ellamura Botanics has been a dream come true and has brought me a real sense of joy and fulfilment. I love every single part of the process from creating to pouring to packing.
I hope you enjoy your products as much as I have enjoyed creating them.
Thank you for being part of the journey!