I started my business by welcoming visitors from around the world to my shop and secret tea garden in the remote north west corner of the Scottish Highlands in 2001. With the help of my husband, I opened a tiny 'tourist shop' with a wide range of gifts and crafts and a small selection of my own products. As there are very few facilities for miles around we added a small number of tables outside in the garden and also sold tea & coffee.
After a tremendous response from customers to my handmade candles I began to steadily add products to my range, insisting on only the best natural ingredients nature has to offer, herbs, flowers, powdered leaves, essential oils, and skin loving butters. Following the sudden death of my husband, my sons stepped in to help with the business and encouraged me to continue.
From a range consisting of about 4 different scented candles in 2001, my product range has expanded considerably to include a wide range of evocative scented candles, luxurious organic body care, beautiful natural handmade soaps and gift sets. With a varied price range to suit all budgets.
I continue to open my shop and secret tea garden in the Scottish Highlands to visitors in the summer months and sell online year round, shipping parcels worldwide.
In July 2014 I launched a new premium range. Mum & Son. These luxurious candles and Organic body care are the result of months of developing and planning, Elements - The Collection was inspired by living in such a majestic part of the world, surrounded by wilderness where the elements of Earth, Air, Fire and Water remain raw and untamed.
The Little Soap & Candle Company continues to be entirely family owned and operated.
Helen Lambert x