OUR STORY ..... so far
Assynt Aromas by Mum & Son .... (formerly The Little Soap & Candle Co)
It is from the north west corner of Scotland, in Assynt, our Highland home, a wilderness surrounded by heather covered mountains, remote white sand beaches and rugged coastline, we take inspiration for our luxurious natural product range. We are a small family business run by Mum & Son team Helen & Danny
Where it all began ....With the help of her husband, Helen Lambert opened a gift shop & tea garden in the tiny highland village of Drumbeg in the late 90's, selling a wide range of gifts and crafts and a small selection of her own products.
After a tremendous response to her own handmade scented candles, and feedback that customers were looking for natural products, she began to add new lines. From a selection consisting of 4 different scented candles in the beginning, her range expanded considerably to include a wide variety of natural aromatherapy candles, luxurious organic body care, artisan soaps, handmade creams and gift sets. All lovingly handmade using the finest ingredients nature has to offer. Herbs, flowers, skin loving oils and butters and pure essential oils for their glorious natural scents. Following the sudden death of her husband, her sons stepped in to help with the business and encouraged her to continue.
Mum & Son open their Candle Shop & Secret Tea Garden in the Scottish Highlands to visitors seasonally from April - Sept. Their shop being 'off the beaten track' to say the least! they realise customers are not always able to just pop in for their favorite products, they have also built up a successful online business, shipping orders throughout the UK and worldwide. They may close to visitors from Nov - March but this doesn't mean they are closed for business. The winter months are spent making, packaging and developing new lines and running their online shop, which remains open year round. They also offer a 'click & collect' service throughout the winter for locals and 'out of season' visitors, with three local pick up points to choose from.
NOT available anywhere else! ... Helen & Danny have no intention of introducing their range to the mass produced market which is today's High Street. They intend to keep it special and unique, and continue to offer you the very best personal customer service they can. You can only purchase their products directly from their Candle Shop in the Scottish Highlands or from their Online Shop. They don't make their products for anyone else, supply other shops or sell wholesale.
Product photography on location in glorious Assynt
The 'Little' has grown up .... In spring 2017 Helen & Danny decided to take the bold step of changing their business name, and are currently in this transition from The Little Soap & Candle Company to Assynt Aromas by Mum & Son. Living and working in Assynt for almost 20 years they feel the new name better reflects the range they have developed over these years, taking all their inspiration from this stunning landscape.