Essence of Harris began life in the village of Bunavoneader, on the Isle of Harris. After noticing that there were no companies producing home fragrance locally, partners Jamie and Deenie decided to turn their passion for innovation into ‘Buth Bheag Candle Co’. It was humble beginnings for the Buth Bheag team of two, with the couple crafting each product on their kitchen table for a small following of island locals.
However, in the three years since the company was established, it has grown beyond everyone’s wildest imagination. The team of two has become a team of 15, they have opened two retail outlets- one in Tarbert and one in Inverness Airport, with a third shop set to be opened in 2019 and have 70+ stockists throughout the UK and Ireland. The rebrand from Buth Bheag to ‘Essence of Harris’ has allowed the brand to flourish in different markets, and they have just started exporting across the Atlantic- bringing a little piece of the Hebrides to the USA! Employing local staff to handpour each and every product using soy wax, Essence of Harris will always remain true to their island roots, and the locals who supported them from the very beginning.