Friday, 3 October 2014

More about boxes

We have had a number of enquiries about boxes, so here's the latest news about the 24-hole boxes we have in stock. We now have some beautifully carved hardwood boxes with brass inlay (capacity: 24 x 5ml bottles), which are on the site at £15. I hope you like them, here they are: roll of drums and fanfare - ta da!!

Saturday, 2 August 2014

Some old friends return

What about that summer we've just had? I use the past tense because we have now returned to our normal summer, which is indistinguishable from winter. I don't know about you but I love the sunshine, which seems to put everyone in a better mood. I actually heard some people complaining that it was too hot! This is of course a typically British response - we love to complain,  especially about the weather (Ali, as a Canadian,  I know you are far too sensible to indulge in that sort of thing).

Anyway, I was going to mention the fact that we have managed to obtain top-quality supplies of a few items in the creams line that have been missing from our lists for a while. I'm pleased to announce that we now can offer once again the Apricot Kernel Facial Scrub, in which the finely milled apricot kernel shells penetrate the skin, removing dead cells, producing a softening and toning effect. This scub was previously only available in 60ml jars, but now we are able to supply the product in 120ml and 200ml sizes, which are relatively better value. Look out also for Calendula Cream, and base products White Lotion and Cleanser.

Sunday, 25 May 2014

Box Clever

This is an photo of our 24 hole aromatherapy box, which can accommodate 5ml and/or 10ml bottles. The price remains at £10.

Sorry, out of stock!

Tuesday, 1 April 2014

Aloe, aloe, aloe, what's all this 'ere?

    The reason I'm going on about this is that we have obtained a fresh supply of top-quality Aloe Vera gel, which we are offering at £4.50 for a 60g jar. We also have Aloe Vera in a moisturising cream base at £5.50 per 60g jar. Both can be found in the menu on the Homepage under Skin Care, creams. The benefits of this remarkable plant are all explained below. The only remaining question is: who is Vera? 

     (Information from

    Aloe vera truly is a miracle plant. Grown in drier climates such as those of Africa and India, this herbal remedy can provide natural relief for a variety of conditions including dry skin and severe acne. The beneficial part of the aloe vera plant can be found in the clear, sappy substance hidden in its long, thick leaves. 

    Benefits of Aloe Vera for the face:

    MoisturizeBecause aloe vera possesses excellent moisturizing capabilities it is commonly used as a daily skin cream. It is excellent for facial use, especially for women who use makeup frequently, as it effectively cleans and softens the skin. The moisturizing effect works for both men and women.

    Treat Acne The antimicrobial properties of aloe vera also make it an excellent option for acne treatment. Not only will aloe vera help to prevent acne, but it also has anti-inflammatory properties that reduce the skin inflammation caused by acne.

    Fight Skin AgingApplying aloe vera gel to your face regularly will help to diminish the lines and wrinkles associated with ageing and loss of elasticity in the skin. This is due to the simple fact that aloe vera contains both vitamin C and E, both of which are known to be vital for healthy skin and also help to improve natural firmness, leaving your skin soft, supple and hydrated.

    Treat Sunburn The healing properties of aloe vera gel can additionally help to reduce the pain and inflammation associated with sunburn. It serves to restore your skin's natural moisture and also acts as a protective barrier against further damage.

    Tuesday, 18 February 2014


    The razor is a surgical instrument. Up to and including the 18th century, the professions of barber and surgeon were practised by the same person, and the red and white poles seen outside barbers' shops told their own bloody story. The process of shaving removes many of the skin's natural oils along with the unwanted hair, causing dryness,discomfort and sometimes more serious damage, resulting in rashes and sore patches. Our Smooth Shaving Oil contains a combination of frankincense, organic lavender, bergamot, eucalyptus and tea tree oils in a grapeseed carrier, giving a combination which is effective for skin repair, rehydration and anti-sepsis. It smells nice too! A 10ml rollerball bottle is currently £3.50. To order, look under 'Blends' in the menu on the left hand side of the Homepage.