Hello and welcome to Cleave's Home Fragrance.
We specialise in creating beautiful, strong and long-lasting fragrances for your home. All of our products are hand-made, taking extra care to make sure each fragrance is produced to the highest quality.
The Cleave's Gift Shop & Warehouse
Where it all began...
Going back quite a while, about 7 years to be precise, my husband and I took our son on his first family holiday. It was just a little lodge getaway, nothing extravagant, but it was lovely. On our last day, we visited the quaint village of Aberaeron in search of a souvenir to take home with us. The weather was absolutely atrocious - we could barely see through the wall of rain absolutely hammering down upon us, so we took refuge in the nearest shop. In this shop was an eclectic mix of homeware, gifts, clothes and the like. We had a little look around whilst we sheltered from the rain and as we were about to leave, I found a little section of handmade wax melts. Eager to appear as if we actually wanted something and not just using the shop for rain cover, I purchased the first little box of melts that I picked up and off we went.
It wasn't until a few months later that I came across that little box of melts again. I was at home cleaning all day and decided to give them a try. Now, i'd used a very well-known American brand of wax melts before a few times, but as soon as this little nugget of wax had started to melt, it completely filled the whole of my downstairs. I couldn't believe what I was smelling. The fragrance was a lemongrass and ginger scent (now known as Citrus Ginger), and it was so incredible that I just couldn't get over it. I burned through all four wax melts quite quickly but saved a little slither of one and kept it in my kitchen drawer for safe keeping.
Fast forward a few months, I was approaching the end of my maternity leave and knew that I didn't want to go back to work. Our son was experiencing developmental delays and I didn't want to leave him in a daycare all day. I wanted to be home with him, helping him. He needed me. I needed to be a stay-at-home mum. I racked my brain for ages over how we could do this or if it was financially possible. I considered making greetings cards or fudge as a hobbie and to make a bit of pocket money. I looked into bar work to do in the evenings. Nothing sat right. That is unitl i remembered the little slither of wax melt sitting in my kitchen drawer. Instantly, i knew what I was going to do. An intensive few weeks of research quickly ensued, along with a number of orders to wax and fragrance suppliers across the country. After experimenting for quite some time, the idea for Cleave's Home Fragrance was born.
We launched our brand in November 2015, producing small batches of wax from our tiny kitchen. Over the years, as our business grew, we moved from our kitchen into a dedicated room specifically for pouring our wax melts. Eventually this completely took over the house... We would have have orders stacked high in our hallway, kitchen and even up the stairs! It was quite a struggle.
In October 2020, we made the decision to obtain our very own warehouse - which is where we are today. We are now a small team of 5; Myself (Lorna), my husband (Dan) and 3 of my sisters, Jemma, Amy and Meg. We like to keep it in the family! Together, we plan, design and create every single product.
Whilst wax melts are our forte, we also create a variety of fragranced items including room sprays, reed diffusers, scented sachets and more, with the intention of launching a luxury candle range in the near future. We also have our very own gift shop located next to our warehouse where we sell all of our products as well as other "gifty bits" such as dried flowers, hampers and greetings cards.
"We couldn't do this without the continuous support of our loyal customers, so we'd like to extend a big heart-felt 'thank you' to each and every single one of you for helping us achieve our goals".
Lorna Cleave Morgan | Founder