Owner of purscents sat at a table working with laptop drinking coffee

The Inspiration…

Inspired by a love for candles and a commitment to sustainability, Maame Sarpong founded Purscents to create luxurious, nature-inspired home fragrances that enhance the home and wellbeing, all with the planet in mind. Guided by a desire to reduce waste and make sustainable choices, Purscents aims to minimise its environmental footprint.

Growing up in Ghana, Maame witnessed the impact of environmental issues like deforestation and plastic waste pollution. These experiences deeply influenced her dedication to sustainability and ethical practices.

Our Brand Values

We’re not perfect, far from it actually. But we’re genuine in what we aim to do. We want to be recognised for our actions, not just our talk that is why our core brand values include:

Quality – Handmade, Small-batches, high-quality ingredients.

Impact & Sustainability – Low carbon footprint, responsible freight, zero waste focus.

Customer Satisfaction – Highest level of customer service.

Responsibility – Living wage business, we donate 3% of sales to our charity partners.

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Purscents Timeline

Our Ingredients

Our ingredients are sustainably sourced, vegan-friendly, and cruelty-free, which means that we never use synthetics, phthalates, dyes, lead, petroleum, paraffin or hidden toxic ingredients. All our components are either recycled, recyclable, reusable, compostable or biodegradable and our zero waste objective is the driving force behind everything we do.

Rapeseed and Coconut wax on black slate

WAX

100% plant-based blend of rapeseed and coconut wax. Unlike soy, rapeseed grows in the UK and in Europe and so it has a low carbon footprint and coconut is harvested by hand and doesn’t require pesticides or fertilizer. Our wax is biodegradable, and offers a clean, long-lasting burn.

Our rapeseed wax is sourced from Europe, whilst most of the coconut used in our waxes comes from smallholder farmers in the Philippines or Indonesia. There is no forest removal in order to plant new coconut trees and all farming contacts are closely monitored by our suppliers in that regard.

DIFFUSER BASE

100% vegetable glycerin derived from renewable sources.  It is vegan, cruelty free, biodegradable and not harmful to human, animals, or the environment.

110ml Purscents aromatherapy reed diffuser with eucalyptus as decoration
Lavender essential oils and fresh lavender flowers

SCENTS

Forget overbearing, synthetic fragrances. We only use 100% essential oils and plant extracts in our products because its not just about making your home ‘smell nice’. Our scents are designed to have therapeutic effects and, hopefully, enhance your wellbeing too.

JARS & BOTTLES

Currently 96% plastic free, our high quality food safe glass jars and bottles are easy to repurpose as the perfect storage in the home. Learn more.

Empty Purscents light amber glass bottle and jar with wooden lid
Rattan reeds and cotton wicks on black slate

WICK & REEDS

Crafted from cotton, our wicks are coated with vegetable wax, are free from bleach, lead or any other artificial substances.  Additionally our reeds are 100% rattan wooden sticks.

PACKAGING

Fully recyclable with no plastic film lamination and soy ink printing. We also package all orders in a cardboard box with kraft paper void fill and sealed with paper tape.  We do our best to ensure all our components are either recycled, recyclable, reusable, compostable or biodegradable.

Cardboard box filled with shredded kraft paper with candle