Chronic pain sufferer set up her own business in Doncaster so she could become independent
After suffering with chronic pain for over ten years a Doncaster woman decided to take her life into her own hands and set up her own craft business which gives her the freedom to work around her struggles.
Lisa Haythorne started her business Lisa’s Home Fragrances back in 2018.
She hand makes wax melts in over 60 fragrances as well as room sprays and diffusers.
Lisa, from Bentley, said: “It was a bit of a rash decision to set up the business.
“I’ve never been able to keep a mainstream job due to my chronic pain.
“I think the longest I have gone in a job is six months.
“I really needed to find something long term that I could fit around my condition.”
Lisa suffers from abdominal adhesions which means scar tissue in her body connects her organs together.
“I have been suffering from chronic pain for ten years,” she continued.
“I had to fight to get doctors to believe me and it wasn’t until they opened me up that they did.”
Lisa has used her business as a way to focus on the positive in her life through the tough times.
“It’s been great on days where I just needed to get away from reality,” she said.
“It stimulates my mind and has been a real crutch for me to get through.
“I can make up to ten different scents a day and still be excited.”
When Lisa was a child she was fascinated by candle wax and would play around and make shapes from it.
But it wasn’t until she was 26 that she thought she could use her love of crafting and scents to make a business.
She often uses scents that connect people to their childhood memories such as rhubarb and custard and lemon sherbert.
Her products are vegan and eco friendly and all hand made.
If you’re interested in Lisa’s wax melts or fragrances you can check out her website here.