Element Tree Essentials is a small woman-owned business with a passion for creating captivating aromas and healing oil blends. Our artisanal lotion candles have become a cherished part of countless homes and spaces throughout the states.

ETE started from a deep appreciation for the power of scent and its ability to evoke emotions and memories. Drawing inspiration from the natural beauty of Asheville and its surrounding mountains, we embarked on a mission to create lotion candles that not only delighted the senses, but also brought a touch of nature's serenity into the home. Today the business has grown to include three retail locations and over 30 team members across two states.

We invite you to experience the beauty of our handmade lotion candles and skincare items in person. Whether you visit our store in Asheville, Black Mountain, or Savannah, you'll be greeted with warmth and personalized service.

At ETE, we value the importance of community, connection, and collaboration. We actively support local artisans by carrying their handmade items in our stores. By fostering a sense of togetherness, we can inspire and uplift one another.

Handmade in Asheville, NC

Our lotion candles combine the ambiance and aroma of a scented candle with a nourishing moisturizer for the whole body. Each candle is hand poured by a team of artisans.

Simply light the candle, dip into the melted wax, and apply the warm oils to your hands and body.

  • Made with Cosmetic Grade soy wax, grape seed oil, coconut oil, shea butter, and Vitamin E
  • Rosehip oil is added to sooth dry skin
  • Rich in botanical oils and vitamins
  • No Phtalates, Sulfates, or Parabens
  • 40-50 hours of burn time on average
  • Poured by hand


We have carefully crafted over twenty fragrances. Our product offering has grown to include diffusers, essential oil blends, salt soaks, and so much more! All made by hand with the finest ingredients.

Frequently Asked Questions

Should I wait for the melted wax to cool down before applying to skin?

No! Feel free to indulge in the wonderful feeling of warm lotion on your skin right after you blow out the flame! The area around the wick will still hold heat, leaving it the same temperature as a warm bath.

Are your candles safe for everyone?

Due to the nut-based ingredients found in the candles, our candles are not suited for people who are allergic to nuts or nut-based products. If you are someone who is allergic to fragrances used in bath and body products, we suggest testing our product on a small area of skin before applying it to large areas of the body. Also, please be aware of potential candle-related accidents when using them around children.

Where are your candles made?

Each candle is hand poured in our workshop located in Asheville, North Carolina.

Where can I find your candles?

We have stores in Asheville and Black Mountain NC, and Savannah, GA. View our locations page for a full list of retailers.

What is your return policy?

We hope that our product brings you 100% satisfaction. If you are not satisfied with your candle we offer full refunds. Please return your products within 30 days of purchase/receiving your order. Returns on custom items or sale items are not permitted. Please contact us with any questions or concerns.