"I have always found the process of formulating both relaxing and rewarding"

This is a guest post by Yasmine Bramble, founder of Bramble Botanicals.

Hello! I’m Yasmine, the creator and founder of Bramble Botanicals, a vegan natural skincare brand based in Hertfordshire. In my day job, I’m an accountant, which very luckily has not been affected by the Covid-19 pandemic, but I’ve always known that I wanted to start my own business too.

Bramble Botanicals was originally inspired by my own search for natural skincare products. My husband suffers from eczema, but we were unable to find natural products which are kind to sensitive skin readily available on the market, so I decided to start formulating my own. I experimented for a few years and my creations became Christmas gifts for many of my friends and family.

Eventually in 2019, I decided to take the plunge and start selling my products. And so, began the research and planning phase before eventually launching in July 2020 with my first product line – The Chocolate Collection. This consists of three, chocolate-scented body butters, made with raw cocoa butter and a careful blend of botanical oils.