Scented Candles and Essential Oils From An Irish Garden

Scented Candles and Essential Oils From An Irish Garden

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I’m delighted to be able to shine a light on and work with another, sustainably produced and organic, handmade, Irish product. The Flower Child range of Organic, Soy Scented Candles and Essential Oils, is more than just a product or a range, rather it is the culmination of the journey so far, of it’s creator, Alexandria Kelly of Tulla Lodge Farm in Co Laois.

Alexandria is a 25 year old gardener from the countryside of Laois. She created the Flower Child brand in 2021 showcasing her range of unique home Scented Candles and Essential Oils.tea lights, scented tea lights, flower child, scented candles, organic candles, irish made candles, irish essential oils

This range is far more than a simple collection of products, but it is a piece of the makers soul and spirit.

When I first heard about the negative health effects of burning those nasty, paraffin wax candles in the home, I immediately had to find alternatives. As someone described those candles to me, “the wax is a by-product of oil production. In other words, the what is left at the end of the oil barrel is used to make candles, it’s like having a car exhaust pumping fumes into your home”flower child, scented candles, organic candles, irish made candles, irish essential oils

My search for an alternative, Scented Candles and Essential Oils, brought me to Alexandria Kelly and what a story she has. We have worked together to develop my own, The Irish Gardener Signature Scent, harnessing the powers and beauty of Lavender, Clary Sage and Chamomile.

I had to include Lavender in the mix as it is one of my absolute favourite plants in the garden, for it’s scent and also for how it enhances the garden visually and sustains such a range of bees, hoverflies and other pollinators.

The Essential Oil of Clary Sage has calms the mind and reduces any feelings of stress and anxiety and finally, Chamomile also has hugely positive effects on mood and anxiety as well as helping to relax.

High Strength Essential Oil Soy Candle

High Strength Essential Oil Soy Candle


This, High Strength Essential Oil Soy Candle will make the perfect addition to any home. Handmade in County Laois using Natural, Organic Soy Wax with Organic Essential Oils and a Natural Wooden Wick it assures a clean burn leaving no… Learn More

I love the combination of all three fragrances in The Irish Gardener Signature Scent and I hope you will too.

The other fragrance combinations available in our range of Organic, Soy Wax Scented Candles and Essential Oils include:

 Woodland Warmth - Grounding

  • Cedarwood is commonly used to improve focus and has been shown to benefit cognitive function. Paired with lavender which is widely known for its ability to promote a relaxing mindset, this blend offers a calm and connected atmosphere to enjoy.

Daisy Bloom - Comforting

  • Daisy is known for its ability to soothe emotional tension while gardenia is often used to treat insomnia and mental health issues such as anxiety and depression. This blend offers a beautifully sweet floral combination of relaxation in the home.

Lakeside Daydream - Soothing

  • Rose oil has a relaxing effect and has shown to decrease anxiety and stress as it lowers blood pressure and cortisol levels. This scent calms the nervous system, helping you gain a state of calm throughout your day.

Wild Meadow Breeze - Uplifting

  • Jasmine essential oil is known for its antidepressant effects. Jasmine oil increases brain activity and acts as a mood booster. Lilac essential oil is also known for its ability to uplift and improve your mood allowing the blend of oils to provide a gorgeous scent while working in harmony on your nervous system.

Morning Blossom – Relaxing

  • Cherry Blossom essential oil creates an atmosphere of calm and tranquillity. Known for its relaxing properties cherry blossom makes a great addition to spaces of rest such as the bedroom or sitting room.


Growing up on Turra Lodge Farm, Alex has gained her inspiration for the brand and products from her passion for nature.

After both being featured on RTE’s Ireland's Garden Heroes in 2021 and struggling with mental health, Alex wanted to find a way to share what her garden has to offer and so the Flower Child range was launched.

Each scent of the Flower Child range is carefully blended to mimic spaces within the gardens and inspire nostalgia and familiarity for all while harnessing the medicinal benefits of nature. Handmade from start to finish on the farm in the countryside of Ireland these products are authentically Irish.

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These home fragrance products are created using natural soy wax and pure essential oil, allowing the user to gain the endless benefits of each natural essential oil. As Alex uses essential oil to fragrance the products, she eliminates the use of harmful chemicals and embraces the aromatherapy benefits of nature. Made to the highest possible fragrance concentration these candles feature the strongest scent nature has to offer.

Aromatherapy Soy Candle and Fragrance Spray Gift Set

Aromatherapy Soy Candle and Fragrance Spray Gift Set


This stunning set makes the perfect gift for any occasion. Handmade in County Laois, Ireland with 100% pure Essential oil and organic soy wax, this gift set contains  120ml High Strength Aromatherapy Candle  30ml High Strength Fragrance Spray Available in… Learn More

Beautifully displayed in compostable packaging means there is no waste when it comes to these products but instead provides positive benefit to the garden.

Products of pure relaxation she uses a wooden wick in all her candles to provide a soft crackle adding to the ambiance of these beautiful creations.

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A Word from the Maker – Alexandria, How My Health Journey Inspired a Brand That Has Changed My Life.

“The world of aromatherapy is relatively new to me, and so is that of mental health.

What I mean by mental health being new to me is that I didn’t always have such an understanding of what it meant to suffer from mental health issues before.”

Although Alex was experiencing it, with panic attacks and high stress levels she didn’t realise it at the time.

Since the age of 11, the time of her first epileptic seizure Alex has been on various medications.

Two years ago, Alex came off all medication and that was when she began to experience her unmedicated mind.

“My energy improved beyond belief and I felt a lot better for it. Now, with this unmedicated mind came a lot of emotions, and irrational thoughts.

It was like I had awoken a mind that was previously sedated.”


“Last Christmas my friend gave me the most thoughtful present I have ever received.”

That gift was a selection of essential oil blends to help with anxiety and depression. To Alex, this was the most considerate gift she could receive, “Not only was she trying to make my day brighter by giving me this gift but each day after when I used them to make my journey a little easier.

After using these essential oils, I began to see the benefits and explore the world of aromatherapy. From there I began making my own blends, experimenting with soy candles and sprays.”

So that’s where it came from. The gift Alex received from a friend is the essence of the product range. “Each scent blended to give a unique benefit while drawing inspiration from my happy place which is the gardens here at Turra Lodge Farm.”

If I can inspire someone to use aromatherapy in whatever way suits their lifestyle, that will bring me joy. Or even make someone’s day that little bit more manageable through the use of Flower Child Organic Soy Wax Candles and Essential Oils, that is enough for me!

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