‘ello! Welcome, welcome! I’m Ayesha, and I’m so glad you stopped by!

(this is me on my 30th birthday, the only nice photo of me taken with my eyes half open since COVID and becoming a mum.)

The story

As many of you probably do too, I love candles and am an every-day candle burner. I was finding that burning those Parisian candles everyday was getting to be a bit of an expensive (but lovely) habit.

I thought to myself wouldn’t it be great to have a candle that wasn’t just your average candle, nor a too-fancy, too-expensive-to-burn-candle?

I wanted to create candles that were fragrant, but that were also so good-looking that I wanted to keep them out as an accessory to my coffee table. So I got to work. What started off as something else to do on maternity leave (as if we don’t already have enough to do on mat leave LOL) turned into Brightlands.

I spent basically part of maternity leave testing what felt like THOUSANDS of fragrances (most-likely more like hundreds), mixing waxes, experimenting with wicks and accidentally starting a few small fires in my little kitchen to create the kind of candles that I had been searching for.  

And with that, Brightlands was born.