Welcome to leaves and prickles! My name is Monika, I’m 34 years old, living in Cheshire UK.

Working in an office environment most of my life, I always knew I wanted to start my own business that allows me to be creative and ultimately happier as a person.

Being a house plants enthusiast, I started making cacti and succulents terrarium candles as a hobby, and in January 2023 I decided to try my luck and list one of my candles on Etsy.

Soon I started to receive more orders that I could handle which led me to decision of quitting my office job and pursue my dream of starting my own business.

My terrarium candles are often bought as a special gift for loved ones, and that inspired me to expand on my gift boxes range, allowing my customers to add personalised touch by creating custom labels or thoughtful the option off adding free gift messages to their orders.

I now supply my handcrafted candles to Bloomcore in Sheffield, Soil and Stem in Chippenham and The Seaside Jungle in Selsey. You can also purchase my candles on Etsy, and find me at local markets around the North West.

How are your candles made

Working from my home kitchen, all candles are lovingly handcrafted in small batches using natural ingredients and eco-friendly packaging.

Soy wax

Soy Wax is non-toxic and cleaner burning, which means its less likely to trigger allergies. Soy wax is biodegradable and vegan friendly. No animal products are used, and no animal testing has been carried out in its manufacture.

Fragrance oils
I believe that quality should never be compromised. I only use high quality and cruelty free fragrance oils to make all your candles.


All candles are carefully packed in white recyclable paper boxes and all orders shipped in paper cardboard boxes or biodegradable mailing bags.


I hope you love my candles as much as I enjoy making them and if you have any questions, please drop me an email leavesandprickles@gmail.com