Beautiful scents you can trust
In a time where health and wellbeing is at the forefront of our minds, we believe it is important to
know what we put into our environment. Iris Organics is all about the good stuff!!
Welcome to Iris Organics
My name is Gabby and I am the founder of Iris Organics.
Iris Organics was created out of a love of all things oily!
I had always used homeopathic remedies and describe myself as a passionate advocate of all things alternative! But in recent years, I began to research and understand the power of oils and started using them on myself and for my family. Initially for simple medical things, like colds and flu, but more recently for emotional well being. For example, my youngest daughter suffered terribly from anxiety when she moved schools and I found blends of sandalwood and orange amazingly calming for her. I was quite happy using these oils and homeopathic remedies and fascinated by what they were capable of, but I wanted more! I wanted to share my growing knowledge and also highlight awareness of synthetic perfumes and the harm they can do to you. Friends complained of headaches and asthma and I realised these synthetic perfumes were often the cause.
I started in my kitchen dabbling with candles. It is more formulaic than you think getting the temperature right for adding the oils and knowing what oils to use and when! I was also passionate about using organic products, so I sourced soy wax, 100% cotton wicks and a soy based blend that had real power and scent.
Fast forward to today, and I have moved from my kitchen to a small UK based manufacturer producing 7 different and distinct scents, available as either candles or diffusers, plus an annual Christmas range. I have also recently added the option of diffuser refills in the most popular scents, plus a brand new room spray. All my products are non-toxic, and have a low carbon footprint.
I am really passionate about Iris Organics. Iris is my youngest daughter’s middle name, and organic because I truly believe in the benefits of non-synthetic oils and their use in my candles, diffusers or room sprays.
I really believe in the growing awareness of health and wellbeing and never more than now have people questioned what they are actually breathing in, and having in their homes.
I hope you like them as much as my family and friends do.
Thank you for visiting Iris Organics.
Why essential oils?
Why should you use essential oils instead of scented candles?
When it comes to adding aroma to your house or room, many people purchase incense or store-bought scented candles. While ultimately, scented candles can spread aromatic smell across your room or house and seem therapeutic, there are many reasons why essential oils are a better example.
One of the most pressing issues with candles is the lack of transparency. Studies have been conducted where, on an average, 14 unlisted ingredients were found in scented candles, including the cancer-causing and toxic phthalates. Unfortunately, companies still continue to group harmful synthetics under the banner of ‘fragrance’, which is not good news at all!
By making use of essential oils, you are making use of a better alternative than using these chemical fragrances. Essential oil diffusers are designed specifically to maintain the therapeutic properties of the oils, which are free of toxic and harmful chemicals and only contains plant extracts. Adding essential oils versus perfumes can also create mood differentiators.
*What are essential oils?
Essential oils are compounds that are extracted from plants. The oil which is extracted has the flavour and scent of the parent plant and is commonly known as essence. Each plant gives out its own characteristic essence.