Meet the Maker

Hey! I'm Ellie, a pommy who travelled to Australia in 2016 and never left. You'll usually find me in a pair of overalls and a headband hanging out with my pooches Ziggy and Scooby.

For many years I've struggled with anxiety and depression. I've always found being creative helps me get completely lost in what I'm doing and provides an escape, and in March 2019 I attended a candle making class as a hobby to add to my creative outlets. Very quickly I knew this was going to be something more than a hobby. The buzz it gave me was like nothing I'd ever felt, and my anxiety episodes were reducing. At the beginning of 2020 I took the leap and founded Wild Amber, an avenue where I could continue to be creative and pour a piece of my heart into every product. 

After speaking out about my Mental Health issues through Wild Amber, I realised how many other people were silently sufferings, and how much people appreciated someone to talk to. So at the beginning of 2021 I decided to study to become a Mental Health Nurse to use my experience to help others and give hope that there is light at the end of the tunnel, no matter how long that tunnel seems.

All products are vegan, cruelty-free and non-toxic, using the highest quality ingredients sourced within Australia. Packaging is either made from recycled materials, or is biodegradable or recyclable. I'm passionate about the environment with the ethos of revamp and reuse, and the majority of the shop in the Barossa Valley is made from preloved and refurbished shelving and decor. 

Every time a product is purchased, it allows me to escape for that little long, and for that I am forever grateful to you all. Thank you for allowing me to continue to do what I love, and I can't wait to continue to share this epic journey with you.