A teenage entrepreneur who arrange a fragrance business in his bed room to counteract lockdown boredom is getting ready for a bumper Christmas after including new stockists throughout the North of England and growing his product vary.
GCSE scholar Harvey Moss arrange Melt ‘n’ Soak in 2021 when he started creating reed fragrance diffusers at residence. As properly as growing the diffusers, Harvey additionally constructed a web site and designed all of his personal packaging. Demand quickly soared.
Hard work isn’t one thing the decided Leyburn teen shies away from and now the 15-year-old is getting ready for his busiest 12 months but.
Not solely will he have the Christmas rush to take care of, he’ll even be learning for his GCSEs and persevering with to work within the front-of-house workforce at luxurious boutique resort The Wensleydale Heifer who not solely use his merchandise, but in addition inventory them.
Over the previous 12 months Harvey has additionally welcomed a variety of new stockists together with shops as far afield as Northumberland and York.
He mentioned: “Not lengthy after I began, I used to be very fortunate to be stocked in three very prestigious native stockists after which some visitors from the Wensleydale Heifer noticed the information about my business within the resort’s e-newsletter.
“Mr and Mrs Wilkinson and their daughter Ellie have three outlets – in Bedale, York and Northumberland – and so they requested to inventory the diffusers in all three. I’m so grateful to them and all of the stockists who promote my merchandise. I’m excited to be including extra on a regular basis.”
Harvey’s handmade diffusers are available a variety of completely different fragrances together with darkish honey and tobacco and nectarine and lemon blossom.
This 12 months he has additionally added black pomegranate, rhubarb and rose and English pear and freesia to the vary obtainable and prolonged his Christmas vary which launches on November 1st and boasts three beautiful festive scents.
He mentioned: “The assist I’ve had since I launched the business has been so unbelievable, notably from Lee Kettlewell who has given me a lot assist and a few nice recommendation to actually get my identify on the market.
“The business grown tremendously – I really like being busy! I additionally proceed to be impressed via seeing how the business goes from power to power and seeing an excellent larger demand for my merchandise then final 12 months.
“I’m sitting my GCSEs subsequent 12 months after which I will probably be going to check criminology. But if the business retains taking off as it’s, I might need to revise my plans.”
As properly as being obtainable for sale on-line at meltnsoak.godaddysites.com and on the Wensleydale Heifer, Melt ‘n’ Soak merchandise are additionally stocked at Saks Ripon and the Alchemist’s Cottage in Hawes in addition to Ceramic Inspirations at Leyburn Tea Pottery.
Harvey may even be hitting the street this festive season to promote the reed diffusers and will probably be attending Christmas Fairs at:
Hawes Market Hall: November nineteenth and twentieth
Tennants Auction Houses Winter Wonderland November twenty fifth and twenty sixth
St Mathew’s Church, Leyburn, additionally on November twenty sixth
Tupgill Park, Sunday December 4th
Harmby Village Hall, December tenth and eleventh