Autumn at Bliss Botanicals

Autumn is nearly here. According to the meteorological calendar it has already started.. on 1st September, but it officially starts at the Autumn equinox, when day and night are at equal length, which this year is on 22nd September. The Autumn Equinox is also known as Mabon, or the mid harvest festival.

The third definition of the start of autumn, which is more fluid, comes from phenology – the study of periodic plant and animal life cycle events. The start of autumn in this field is dictated not by a set date or a single event, but the changes in the natural world, such as the tinting of the trees and the ripening of autumn fruits.

The Telegraph

I love this.. the first blackberry for me feels Autumnal, even through they start to ripen at the height of summer. And the leaves starting to turn and fall, which they are definitely doing in my garden. There’s that beautiful Autumnal scent that you pick up as you walk amongst trees at this time of year, which brings a little jolt of excitement. I never think I’m ready for summer to end, but then these little reminders tell me that what’s to come is just as wonderful.

Autumn Pumpkins

With the chilliness in the air in the mornings I’ve been enjoying cosying up in big jumpers and fluffy socks, and we’ve been spending time in our garden wrapped up in waterproofs planting bulbs ready for next spring. My eldest baby, who is now 2 and a half, has been enjoying it so much. He’s planted most of the bulbs himself, so it will be wonderful to see them bloom in the spring and know that they are all his work!

This week, I’ve also launched my Autumn lines at my shop, Bliss Botanicals.

Sweet Baked Apple Spice Candle

First is a new candle fragrance which I’ve called ‘Sweet Baked Apple Spice’ – sweet, cinnamony apple crumbles are also an Autumn favourite here, and this fragrance is a combination of that, mixed with ginger and clove.

My candles are individually hand poured using soy wax and are £20 each. They come in their own presentation box so make a perfect gift.

Also available are Sweet Baked Apple spice wax melts, which come in a set of 10 for just £4.50.

Sweet Baked Apple Spice Wax Melts

Next is a new product that I’ve been working on for a while and I’m really excited about. Developing a new skincare product to sell is a long process. I formulate my recipe, test it, reformulate it, test it again, and then when I’m happy about it I send the recipe off to a cosmetic chemist for a safety assessment – and that’s before I even start working on packaging and labels, which is the hardest part!

I wanted to create a lip balm range that was super nourishing and vegan friendly, with pure essential oils and completely natural ingredients – and this week I’ve been able to finally make them available for sale. A choice of three fragrances, there is ‘Pink Lemonade‘ which is scented with pure lemon essential oil and contains beautiful candy pink mica for a delicate pink shimmer.

Pink Lemonade Vegan Lip Balm

Also available is ‘Vanilla Bean‘ which is scented with pure vanilla extract, and ‘Sweet Orange‘, which is scented with sweet orange essential oil.

Sweet Orange Vegan Lip Balm

There is also a little Autumn sale section which has up to 50% off some of my summer lines, including my now retired summer special fragrance, ‘White Tea and Coconut Leaf’.

You can also get free postage with every order over £25 using the discount code AUTUMN

What makes you happiest about Autumn?

About The Author


Mama of two beautiful boys. I’m veggie, vintage loving, a bit of a crafter and a bit of a hippy. I love the countryside and pretty things.


  1. five little doves | 14th Sep 17

    Ooh those lip balms look lush! I love the packaging too! My favourite thing about autumn is definitely snuggling up with a warm blanket and a hot chocolate!!
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  2. Sarah Bailey | 14th Sep 17

    What a great sounding range I most definitely need to try that candle it sounds absolutely amazing and I am a huge candle fan!
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  3. Nichola - Globalmouse | 14th Sep 17

    Oh these all sound wonderful, I love the look of the candles. I also really like how much you’re embracing autumn coming, I hope to remain as positive, it’s always a season I feel is a bit tricky! :)

  4. Patrick | 14th Sep 17

    While I could try the balm well enough,candles are a no-go because of a curious cheetah. Who knew they would be as nosy as a domestic cat….but the balm looks like the bomb!!

  5. Kara | 15th Sep 17

    I love the scent of orange so the sweet orange lip balm sounds right up my street and I bet that candle smells amazing
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  6. Rhian Westbury | 15th Sep 17

    Looks like lovely products. I love Autumn for the snuggling up on the sofa with a blanket over me and candles burning x
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  7. melissa | 15th Sep 17

    oh what an amazing range, they sound perfect for autumn! I want to try the lip balms
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  8. Amy Deverson | 15th Sep 17

    Love this range! I love a good-smelling candle to make me feel all cosy and warm in the autumn.

  9. kirsty | 15th Sep 17

    I love the sound of the sweet apple candle that to me summarises Autumn in a nutshell. Good luck with the range x

  10. Super Busy Mum | 15th Sep 17

    I am in love with candles, in fact, I’m pretty sure my life revolves around my love of candles and these look amazing!
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  11. Flavour Seeker | 15th Sep 17

    Some lovely flavour combinations here for Autumn. I made my first crumble of the year this week – apple and blackberry with cinnamon in. To me it’s the perfect Autumn treat with custard. Thanks for sharing.

  12. Jemma @ Celery and Cupcakes | 16th Sep 17

    Oh these lip balms sound delicious! I love the different Autumnal combinations :)

  13. Jenni | 17th Sep 17

    Ooh I want to try those lip balms! I will have a look at your summer sale x

  14. Louise | 17th Sep 17

    What a beautiful post! It made me feel so autumnal and want to start baking and lighting candles 😊 I especially loved the Apple cinnamon candles as I love candles and may have to invest in one X

  15. Tanya | 18th Sep 17

    I’m such a Summer girl but my favourite part of Autumn is Halloween. It’s literally my favourite holiday apart from my birthday and Christmas. I love the sound of the lip balms flavours

  16. Louise | 19th Sep 17

    I’ve never come across Bliss Botanicals before, but I think I’m going to have to give them a try now! They sound fab :)

    Louise x
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  17. Yaya | 21st Sep 17

    The white tea and coconut leaf sounds exquisite. I love the colour changes of the leaves. X

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