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. My husband Russell is known as my local delivery driver and loves to do the markets!
I am a former Great Britain gymnast and fitness instructor and also love a bit of dressmaking (think 'Strictly Come Dancing' dresses!). However accounting has been my main career and I still do this part time today, alongside running Ellamura Botanics. It was during the lockdown of May 2020 when I discovered candle making after buying a candle making kit and was immediately hooked. So after months of learning the craft and testing different waxes, wicks, oils and glassware, I finally launched Ellamura Botanics in December 2020.
All of my products are produced in small batches, and quite often I make 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.
I hope you enjoy your products as much as I have enjoyed creating them.
Thank you for being part of the journey!