Belle Isle Botanicals

Belle Isle candle and body balm

You can find delicious smelling candles and skin care products in every second shop these days, but majority of the time it’s hard to know what the ingredients are and where they have come from. Belle Isle Botanicals is doing everything right, prioritising transparency with their products, and building a business that gives back.

Lavender body balm

“We really believe in the power of plants, so all of our skincare is 100% natural. We use organic cocoa butter, shea butter and pure essential oils to create products that actually work, without the unidentifiable ingredients you often get from larger brands.” – Roseanna, founder.

All of the ingredients that are used in making their products are sourced from trusted UK suppliers and nothing gets wasted. There are no single-use plastics in sight, and all orders are packaged with paper, cardboard and recyclable tape. They also encourage their customers to re-use the tins by sending them back to be refilled. Furthermore, leftover wax is used to create unique candles, and they sell the ones that go a little bit wonky at half the price of the regular candles.

Belle Isle Botanicals is a vegan business, so you can rest assured that no animals are harmed in the making of any products. They use soy wax instead of beeswax, vegan friendly fragrance oils, and plant-based ingredients wherever possible.

Belle Isle Pride Candle

But wait, it gets better… at Belle Isle Botanicals, charity donation is the drive behind the business. They donate 10% of the profits to a different charity every quarter. “I actually had to be talked out of donating 50% of profits because, apparently, you need to make money to run a business.” They have recently donated to Bloody Good Period, as well as DOTS, Isle of Wight Pride, and created a Pride candle from which 20% of profits go to Stonewall.

You can find Belle Isle Botanicals at numerous markets and festivals around the Bath/Bristol area, including the Bristol Harbourside Market, the Bath Artisan Market, selected vegan fairs and more, or you can buy the products online at the link below.


Author: Lucy Fleming

Creative Writing and Publishing undergraduate student at Bath Spa University. Passionate about art and design, fiction writing, sustainability and equality.

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