My favourite room in our home is the kitchen.. this is my office by choice when the kids are in school. Precious family photos sit on the shelf. The Children’s art work adorn a giant sized cork board, and at the heart of it is my beloved Aga. Walking in the kitchen early morning, you’re hugged by the warmth that radiates from it, the smell of fresh bread baking and the whistle on the kettle that lets you know your moments away from sipping on a nice hot cup of spicy turmeric tea. Rufus the dog snuggles up against the warming oven, and the cats are stretched out against the warm plinth. Next to it, is my favourite chair. It rests perfectly to the side where I sit and write.. this is where my imagination comes alive, and where I come up with most of my recipes and test them out. Whether its healthy Chocolate Rocky Roads for the children’s after school snack, an immune boosting curry for those cold winter evenings, or blending essential oils. This where Essentially Davina products are made.
My background is Health and Beauty, and one of my favourite hobbies is cooking. I love developing new recipes. So when I decided to make my own products, it made sense to begin the concoctions here! I decided to make the candles first. I spent many months mixing and testing blends of high quality essential oils. Giving samples to friends and family to burn, in return for feedback.. Its so easy to add too much of one note and not enough of another, or mixing a blend that simply just doesn’t work together. Once I had developed two scents that I absolutely loved.. (how can you not love lavender & Neroli or Sweet Orange and Geranium!), I learnt how to make natural candles. This may sound like an easy task, but there is an art to making a beautiful and natural candle that is additive free, with a good scent throw, using only environmentally friendly natural plant wax, cotton wicks and 100% pure essential oils. You have to be careful to heat the wax to just the right temperature and add the essential oils at just the right time. Once I had perfected the candles I was eager to complete the range and make Reed Diffusers and Room Sprays. All of my products are made by hand, and with love using the very best and most natural ingredients available.
I hope you enjoy them as much as I do!
Love Davina x