Meet The Maker - Anneke
Meet The Maker, Anneke - the owner of @live.w.love, our small business bath salts partner.
When and why did you start your small business?
Live with Love sell aromatherapy candles, bath salts, self-care kits and home comforts.
"In November 2019. Born out of my own personal frustrations, illnesses and struggles in life, Live with Love offers a holistic approach to healing, self-care and wellness. I had been wanting to start my own business for a while and it wasn’t until my Dad had a serious accident (he was run over by a jet ski), that it really put things into perspective for me and I realised that life was too short to not do the things you love. So, I handed in my notice at my corporate job and started teaching yoga and making candles in November 2019. My mission is to share experiences, tools and knowledge that I have gained on my wellness journey to help others take care of themselves in mind and body. I want to support people to make simple changes to the way they live to improve their health and wellbeing."
What do you enjoy about having your business?
"I love helping people and being able to support others on their journey to wellness- it really is a privilege to be a part of each and every one of my clients/customers wellness journeys. I have met so many incredible people through teaching and making candles and have heard so many wonderful stories about individual transformations into wellness and it really is a joy to be able to make a difference in such a way to people’s lives. It is also a real pleasure to work with such a beautiful craft. Aromatherapy is an ancient holistic healing treatment that is so powerful and inspiring, and I really get to be creative with the various essential oil blends that I make for each of our candles and bath salts. And I love having a job that I love and am passionate about."
"I have met so many incredible people through teaching and making candles, and have heard so many wonder stories about individual transformations into wellness"
More about Anneke
"A Yoga teacher, Pilates instructor, candle maker and creator of Live with Love – a health and wellness collective designed to help you live a life you truly love. When I am not teaching or making candles, I can be found walking with Nala, my 3 year old labradorable pup. I love travelling, the outdoors and being in nature. I am technically an Australian, born and raised in Singapore, who has found my way home to the UK. Live with Love is here to inspire healthy and sustainable living. We care about your health and wellbeing, as well as the environment that we live in. We pledge to be as environmentally friendly as possible and leave as little a footprint behind as we can. We hope you love our products as much as we have loved making them for you"
Pictured below is the Bath Salts Elixir Shot, featured in The Ellesmere Box.
We hope you've enjoyed reading our Meet The Maker series, and getting to know the faces behind the small businesses. The makers are the people who do a happy dance when you place an order or share an Instagram post, the people who wake up early and stay up late to post your orders out, and the people who want to hear your feedback and reviews on each order. If you can, please do follow and support each of the businesses in The Ellesmere Box.
Thank you for reading and we hope you love the businesses as much as we do!