<![CDATA[The Black Cat Soap House - Blog]]>Wed, 03 Apr 2024 14:39:08 +0000Weebly<![CDATA[Exploring Clays & their Skin Benefits]]>Mon, 01 Apr 2024 14:19:50 GMThttp://blackcatsoaphouse.co.uk/blog/exploring-clays-their-skin-benefits
Facial masks have long been a cornerstone of skincare routines, offering a concentrated dose of nutrients and minerals that can rejuvenate and revitalize the skin. Among the plethora of ingredients found in facial masks, clays have garnered significant attention for their ability to draw out impurities, absorb excess oil, and provide a myriad of other skin benefits. Let's delve into the diverse world of clays used in facial masks and explore why they are hailed for their skincare prowess. You'll soon understand why we use them!
Yellow Clay:
Yellow clay, also known as Brazilian clay, is revered for its ability to gently exfoliate and detoxify the skin. Rich in minerals such as silicon, magnesium, and potassium, yellow clay helps to improve skin elasticity and promote cell regeneration. Its natural astringent properties make it ideal for oily and acne-prone skin, as it helps to unclog pores and reduce excess oil production without stripping the skin of its natural moisture. We use this clay in our RADIANT Revitalising Facial Mask.

Rhassoul Clay:
Originating from the Atlas Mountains of Morocco, Rhassoul clay has been used for centuries as a beauty elixir due to its exceptional absorbent properties. This mineral-rich clay is prized for its ability to detoxify the skin by drawing out impurities and toxins, leaving behind a clearer and more radiant complexion. Additionally, Rhassoul clay is gentle enough for sensitive skin types and can help to balance sebum production, making it a versatile option for a variety of skin concerns. Due to its versatility, we use this in our GLOW Hydrating Facial Mask as well as our RENEW Rejuvenating Facial Mask.

Bentonite Clay:
Renowned for its powerful detoxifying abilities, bentonite clay is formed from volcanic ash and is highly absorbent, making it an effective treatment for acne and blemish-prone skin. Its negatively charged ions attract positively charged toxins, dirt, and oil, effectively pulling them away from the skin's surface. Bentonite clay also contains minerals such as calcium, magnesium, and silica, which nourish the skin and promote a healthy complexion. It works amazingly well in our PURIFY Deep Cleansing Facial Mask.

Pink Clay:
Pink clay, a blend of red and white clays, is prized for its gentle exfoliating and purifying properties. This mild clay is suitable for all skin types, including sensitive and dry skin, as it helps to improve circulation, enhance skin texture, and promote a youthful glow. Pink clay is also rich in silica, which aids in collagen production and helps to maintain skin elasticity, making it a popular choice for anti-aging skincare routines. You'll find this in our GENTLE Calming Facial Mask.

Green Clay:
Green clay is revered for its ability to absorb excess oil and impurities from the skin's surface. Packed with minerals such as calcium, magnesium, and potassium, green clay helps to tone and tighten the skin while promoting a clear and balanced complexion. Its anti-inflammatory properties make it particularly beneficial for calming acne flare-ups and reducing redness and irritation. It is combined with Bentonite clay in our PURIFY Deep Cleansing Facial Mask.

Kaolin Clay:
Kaolin clay, also known as white clay, is one of the mildest clays available, making it suitable for sensitive and dry skin types. This gentle clay effectively removes impurities and toxins from the skin without stripping away its natural oils, leaving it feeling soft, smooth, and hydrated. Kaolin clay is also known for its soothing properties, making it an excellent choice for calming irritated skin and reducing inflammation and this is why it was our clay of choice for our GENTLE Calming Facial Mask
So as you can see, the diverse array of clays used in facial masks each offer unique benefits for the skin. Along with these clays our facial masks also use a host of other amazing ingredients which are superfood for your skin. How do these sound - green tea, bamboo, rose petals, pomegranate, cocoa, chamomile, aloe vera? And these are just a few of the other ingredients.

Incorporating clay-based superfood masks into your skincare routine can help to promote a healthier, more radiant complexion, regardless of your skin type or concerns. So why not indulge in the natural wonders of clay and treat your skin to the pampering it deserves?
<![CDATA[Spotlight on Geranium Essential Oil]]>Fri, 05 Jan 2024 14:44:02 GMThttp://blackcatsoaphouse.co.uk/blog/spotlight-on-geranium-essential-oil
Like me, you may have geraniums in your garden and love them for their bright flowers and floral scent but did you know that some varieties of geranium are grown for their essential oil, which is so good for so many things?.

Look what it can do for you:
  • it is good for you whatever your skin type because it balances the production of sebum, nourishing dry skin and preventing breakouts in oily skin
  • it has anti inflammatory properties so can be useful if you have eczema, psoriasis or acne
  • it is particularly good for women because it helps balance your hormones during puberty, menstruation & menopause
  • it is great for mature skin, smoothing out lines and wrinkles
  • it can relieve itching
  • if you have a burn, wound or bruise it can help it heal more quickly
  • its fragrance is positive and uplifting and if you are feeling depressed, anxious or fearful it can help to calm your mind and restore your emotional balance
So if your skin needs a little help or you are feeling a little off balance emotionally, perhaps Geranium essential oil can help you.
How can you use Geranium essential oil?
  • You can use some drops in an essential oils diffuser or burner to fill the air with the fragrance and leave you feeling more relaxed and calm.
  • If you don't have a diffuser, then you can add a couple of drops to a tissue and put it on your desk or on your pillow.
  • Add to a carrier oil such as Argan oil or Almond oil - or even some sunflower oil  from the kitchen will be fine - and use it for a massage. If you're lucky, you can get someone to do the massage for you. If not, you can massage your legs, arms and face yourself.
  • Buy a good quality oil and don't use neat on the skin. Always dilute the essential oil in a carrier oil before using. Follow the instructions on the bottle.
  • Use natural skincare products which contain the essential oil. We've got a few lovely ones in our Gorgeous Geranium Collection which I'll tell you about next!
  • Be careful that you are choosing products which contain the pure essential oil and not an artificial fragrance oil. It may be listed as Pelargonium Graveolens or Pelargonium Roseum - these are the INCI names (the names which are used internationally to identify cosmetic ingredients.)
Our Gorgeous Geranium products
 Because we love the fragrance and benefits of Geranium essential oil we use it in quite a few of our products.

Radiant Skin 100% Organic Facial oil with Geranium & Patchouli. This fragrant oil is suitable for all skin types. It can be particularly beneficial for acne prone skin; dry, irritated skin; & for mature skin. Contains Argan & Jojoba oils to leave your skin soft and velvety.
Put a few drops onto your palm. Use finger tips to gently massage onto your face and neck. Don't forget your eyebrows! Can be used under make-up or as a night-time oil. Also perfect to use on your scalp & hair  or as a moisturising body oil.

Intensive Moisturising Shea Butter and Argan Oil Whip with Geranium & Patchouli
100% Organic. Not surprisingly this is our best seller. It smells divine!
Unrefined Shea Butter is whipped with Argan Oil and fragranced with pure essential oils of Geranium, Patchouli and Lavender to leave your skin feeling and smelling gorgeous! This product is multi-functional. It can be used on the face, hands, feet & anywhere that needs a little extra help.

Geranium and Palmarosa Organic Soap

This soap is beautifully floral, has a creamy silky lather & will leave your skin feeling soft and fragrant.

RENEW Rejuvenating  Facial Mask with White Clay, Bamboo & Rose Petals with Organic Geranium Essential oil for normal and mature skin.
This floral facial mask is packed with a luxurious blend of  clays and organic antioxidant botanicals to gently draw out impurities, repair and revitalise for silky smooth, vibrant,  youthful looking skin. 
<![CDATA[Spotlight on Golden Jojoba]]>Sat, 04 Mar 2023 15:47:18 GMThttp://blackcatsoaphouse.co.uk/blog/spotlight-on-golden-jojoba
We use organic Jojoba oil in some of our products (facial oils, scalp & hair oils and shampoo bars) but do you know where it comes from and why we use it?

The oil, actually a wax which is liquid at room temperature,  is pressed from the seeds of a grey/green shrub called Simmondsia chinensis, grown in North Mexico and South-West USA.  I think they look a bit like brown olives! Its chemical composition closely resembles the sebum that you find naturally on your skin and so it is easily absorbed into the skin and is suitable for all skin types including oily, mature and sensitive skin.

It is highly nourishing and an excellent moisturiser, reducing moisture loss from the skin without blocking the pores. It's great for use on face, body, lips, cuticles, scalp and hair. Basically everywhere! It's full of essential fatty acids and vitamins and has anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial and anti-oxidant properties, making it good for a range of skin conditions such as acne, eczema and psoriasis.

It is absorbed into the skin very easily. It soothes dry, itchy and flaky skin (including on the scalp) and is also wonderful for mature skin, helping to reduce fine lines & wrinkles and can help keep your skin feeling soft and hydrated if you find it's changing during the menopause. When used on hair, it nourishes and softens and is even said to strengthen the hair and help prevent hair loss! With all these wonderful properties, it is one of my favourite oils. 
<![CDATA[Soap Dishes: CareTips]]>Sun, 25 Sep 2022 17:56:00 GMThttp://blackcatsoaphouse.co.uk/blog/soap-dishes-caretips
As soap bar specialists, we also have a passion for soap dishes. We have a wide selection to suit all bathrooms and tastes, from coconut bowls to handmade porcelain trays.
All the natural soap dishes which are made of wood or bamboo are compostable and when they get to the end of their life you can break them up or just put them in the compost or in with the garden waste. This is a great zero waste product!
While it’s normal for them to get darker as they get wet, what you don’t want them to do is start the composting process while they’re in your bathroom! So here are some tips to keep your soap dish nice for as long as possible.
-    don't let it sit in a puddle or in a position where it is constantly getting wet, such as under the shower. This is a good tip for the soap as well – the drier it is kept between uses, the longer it will last. 
-      every few days rinse off any soap which has got stuck to it and wipe the surface that it has been sitting on.
-      dry with a towel - leave somewhere to dry for a few hours if you can.
-      you can use bicarbonate of soda to give it a good clean from time to time. Just take a spoonful and rub it over the dish, leave for a while and then rinse off. Leave to dry.
-      once dry, you can also give it a rub down with oil (sunflower or olive oil will do) to condition it and also give it a layer of protection. Just put a few drops of oil on a cloth and rub it all over. Leave to soak in.
<![CDATA[Going Vegan]]>Thu, 16 Dec 2021 20:13:02 GMThttp://blackcatsoaphouse.co.uk/blog/going-veganFor us , it's always been about the animals.
I met a vegetarian for the very first time in 1988 and that year I tried giving up meat instead of the usual chocolate!  That was it! I was a veggie, albeit one with a craving for bacon.
Becoming a vegan never even occurred to me at that point.


When I moved to Turkey in the early 90s it was quite hard as a vegetarian. People just didn't "get it". I remember being offered tripe soup with the pieces of tripe carefully taken out so that I could eat it, or being brought a plate of fried chicken because I had said I didn't eat meat. Even the potentially veggie dishes, like bean and chickpea stews and rice were often not an option because they were made with meat stock. I usually ended up with omelettes and chips when I was out!
The day we moved back to the UK in 1999, Haluk stopped eating meat and so we became a vegetarian family and brought up our children as vegetarians too.
When I was a veggie I thought that I was doing the right thing - until I became vegan - and then I asked myself why it had taken me so long. But now looking back I realise that I had already begun the journey to veganism long before but I just hadn't recognised it as that. I had been taking more and more steps along the road. I'd stopped using cow's milk long ago, only bought leather shoes if they were second hand, didn't buy cosmetics if they contained ingredients from animals, only bought cruelty free skincare, went around the neighbourhood in Izmir at night taking lids of dustbins so the street cats could find food, helped ants across the road -  promise I'll tell you about it one day!!
8 years ago on New Year's Day Haluk announced that he had become a vegan. I was surprised as he hadn't mentioned it beforehand. When he stopped eating meat people said it was because of me. Perhaps that's true. I was the first vegetarian that he had met. When he became vegan the tables were turned and he motivated me to do the same.
By Easter I was also vegan!

We both believe it is one of the best decisions we have ever made and our only regret is that we didn't do it sooner.
But what does being vegan actually mean?

The Vegan Society definition is this:

"Veganism is a philosophy and way of living which seeks to exclude—as far as is possible and practicable—all forms of exploitation of, and cruelty to, animals for food, clothing or any other purpose; and by extension, promotes the development and use of animal-free alternatives for the benefit of animals, humans and the environment. In dietary terms it denotes the practice of dispensing with all products derived wholly or partly from animals."

Preventing the exploitation of and cruelty to animals is why we and many others become vegan but it's not the only reason. A vegan lifestyle can have a positive impact on your health and is a more sustainable option for the planet and for people around the world. The Vegan Society website is a great source of information and advice so take a look
Wherever you are on your journey and whether you're doing it for the animals, the planet or your health .... or for all 3 .... we know that it can be tricky sometimes to find vegan alternatives for the things you love. And that includes the products you put on your body as well as the ones you put in it.

 There are lots of big brands out there which are now offering vegan alternatives and while it's great that there is more and more choice for us all, it also means that some of the money we pay for purchasing vegan products ends up supporting the very same companies that use animal ingredients or carry out animal testing of some of their other products.

As a vegan business and vegan ourselves, you can rest assured that the money you pay won't end up supporting a company that exploits animals. 

We know very well that going vegan is a journey. Even if you stop eating animal products over night, being vegan isn't just about diet and it may take some time before you have a fully vegan lifestyle. We've been on that journey. In fact we're still on it! It's incredible that over 5 years down the line, we are still discovering products and processes that aren't vegan.

One example is when I was drinking fresh orange juice a few years ago, glanced at the bottle and saw the dreaded words "not suitable for vegans". It turns out that some oranges and other fruit are coated in shellac which is resin from the lac insect. Another example was when we were looking into getting paper made of recycled cotton off-cuts from the fashion industry. It sounded like a great, sustainable idea and we were very keen on it until doing our research and finding out that gelatine was used in that particular paper making process. And only a few  months ago, I learnt that many pencils contain animal fats, especially the ones with the softer "lead".

I'm not sure if it will ever be possible to live a 100% vegan lifestyle but I think we need to remember the definition provided by the Vegan Society that describes it as a  "way of living which seeks to exclude--as far as is possible and practicable—all forms of exploitation of, and cruelty to, animals for food, clothing or any other purpose".
<![CDATA[Top Tips for Tip Top Feet!]]>Sat, 27 Mar 2021 20:28:27 GMThttp://blackcatsoaphouse.co.uk/blog/march-27th-2021
I don’t know if you’re anything like me, but my feet always need some extra care and attention when spring  comes around. I hate cold feet and so they spend most of the year snuggled up in cosy socks and boots. When they eventually see the light of day, they look a bit sad!
Over the past few years I’ve worked out a routine which I use to get them back into shape in time for sandal weather and to keep them feeling soft and comfortable until they get hidden away again!!! Here are some tips:

 1. Wash your feet every day. Using a soap which contains anti-bacterial and anti-fungal essential oils is good if you suffer from smelly feet, athletes foot or have fungal nail infection. Tea tree oil is great! Peppermint and Lavender are too.  

 2. Once you’ve washed your feet, if you have hard, dry skin patches, gently use a pumice stone to rub away the dead skin. Do this while your feet are still wet. Don’t overdo it though as you may end up with sore feet. It’s best to use it gently and regularly.

 3. Now's a good time to cut your nails too. Keep them trimmed and short. Short nails are less likely to crack, split and get infected.

 4. Follow up with some rich cream rubbed into your feet, toe nails and ankles. 

 5. This is a great opportunity to give your feet a lovely massage and it’ll help relieve any aches and pains too. I use Shea Butter which is full of vitamins and deeply nourishes and repairs the skin. Using the shea butter with anti-bacterial essential oils can help keep your feet feeling fresh and clean and help with those conditions mentioned above. I love using minty oils when my feet are feeling hot and tired. Cedarwood oil is wonderful if your feet and shins are feeling achy. 

 6. I have found that the important thing is to do this on a regular basis.

 7. I follow these steps at night to give the oils lots of time to absorb into the skin and usually put on a clean pair of socks to prevent the oils rubbing off onto the sheets. Using the Shea Butter with essential oils  at bedtime has an extra bonus - it can help you get a good night's sleep too.

 8. Adapt the steps above to fit in with your own routine.

Check out our Fantastic Feet Collection to find everything you need.

Follow these steps regularly and you'll want to get your shoes off at every possible opportunity!!
<![CDATA[Towards a Circular Economy]]>Thu, 25 Feb 2021 19:47:47 GMThttp://blackcatsoaphouse.co.uk/blog/towards-a-circular-economy
We were really excited in January to be featured in the local Courier!

It all started in December when we signed up to join an online meeting organised by 
Sustainable Kirriemuir to hear about the support offered to local businesses by Circular Tayside, an initiative helping people identify circular economy opportunities within their businesses. This led to ....

 a one to one session in which we drilled down into our own practices, focusing on the things we are already doing to reduce waste and identifying areas that we can try to improve. To be honest, although we'd heard the term "circular economy" we hadn't really thought too much about how it applied to us. 

​A circular economy is all about keeping existing products and materials in circulation for as long as possible. It was great to find out that many of the things that we do in our business actually make it a good example of a circular business! You can read the article here.
So what are some of the things we do to reduce waste?
Here are just a few:
  • We sell most of our soaps and shampoo bars as “naked” slices  and we have a lower price for bars which are bought in this way.
  • Our creams and oils are sold in glass jars & bottles with aluminium lids, our information leaflets are printed on recycled paper, all the wrapping / packaging can be composted and/or recycled
  • we can take back your empty jars & lids which we'll wash, sanitise and reuse. Further details here.
  • we use an electricity supplier which provides energy from 100% renewable sources
  • we reuse old cardboard boxes and packaging to send out our orders
If you'd like to see a much longer list of the things we do to reduce waste, please visit our Circular Economy page
One of our newest initiatives to reduce waste is by encouraging others to reuse, is through our gift sets. 

Whether the gift sets are in bags or boxes, they have all been designed with sustainability in mind. We make them without print or sticky labels so that the bags and boxes can be used again and again. We also take old gift boxes, decorate them and fill them with organic goodies. We hope that the happy recipients of the gift sets will  fill them with other goodies and pass on the love!  

Our gift sets make the perfect present  for a special birthday, to say thank you or to just show someone you love them.

If you buy a gift set from us and you would like us to send the gift direct to someone else, all you have to do is let us know in the notes box at checkout and we will wrap it in tissue paper for you.  You can even leave a message and we'll write it on a little card and put it in the parcel. All at no extra cost of course!
<![CDATA[How your bar of soap was made.]]>Fri, 12 Feb 2021 14:55:12 GMThttp://blackcatsoaphouse.co.uk/blog/how-your-bar-of-soap-was-made
Have you ever wondered how your humble bar of natural soap was made?

We make all our soap (and our other skin and hair care products) ourselves from scratch, from plant-based ingredients. 

We use the traditional "cold process" method for our soap. Here's an outline of the process we follow from initial idea to final product:
-after brainstorming, research and discussion we come up with an idea for a new variety. This is often influenced by requests from you.
- we try out some essential oil blends until we get a scent that we both love.
- we work out the recipe / quantities / percentages needed
- we make a test batch of the new soap. It's a bit like baking. All the ingredients need to be measured out carefully and temperatures have to be accurate. Plant oils/butters are melted down and mixed together. A Lye solution is added and when the lye meets the oils a reaction occurs that starts the saponification process. Molecules from the lye buddy up with molecules from the oils and by the end of the process there is no lye left -just beautiful soap! At different points in the process flowers, roots, leaves, seeds, clays and essential oils may be added for colour, texture and scent as well as for their beneficial properties.
- We pour it into wooden moulds, wrap it in blankets to keep it warm and put it in an insulated box or cupboard. 

- 48 hours later we unmould the soap, trim it, cut it into logs and put it in a warm room to finish curing.
- after a minimum of 4 weeks it is the moment of truth! Beautiful soap....usually! Again, it's a bit like baking and sometimes it goes wrong! We feel it, smell it, use it, give it to family and friends to try.
- if we're happy with it, we send all the information off to a chartered chemist to be safety assessed. If not, it's back to the drawing board to work out why and we start again.
- Once we have been sent our safety certificate we can make a larger batch of soap which we will sell when it's ready.
It's a long process but it's worth it! The final product is a thing of beauty and it is very satisfying slicing through freshly cured soap, seeing the inner colour for the first time and releasing the wonderful scent.

If you want to find out more about our soaps and the ingredients in them, as well as how we make our other products, head over to our "how it's made" page.
<![CDATA[5 Simple Steps for Using Organic Scalp & Hair Oils]]>Wed, 16 Sep 2020 17:22:42 GMThttp://blackcatsoaphouse.co.uk/blog/5-simple-steps-for-using-organic-scalp-hair-oils

You've read our previous blog and heard about the benefits of using organic oils on your hair and scalp. But how do you actually use them and make sure you're making the most of them?
Here are 5 Simple Steps for using the oils so that your scalp is healthy and your hair is happy. 
Pre-wash Deep Conditioning Treatment

Step 1:
Put a small amount into palm. The amount you use will depend on the length and condition of your hair, but try an amount of the size of a 5 or 10 pence piece. After you have used it a few times you will get to know the amount that works best for you and your hair.

Step 2: Use your finger tips to massage the oil into your scalp. Make the most of the opportunity to treat yourself! Massaging your scalp will increase circulation, help relieve stress and headaches and really give the oil a chance to be absorbed into the skin. Our oils are 100% organic and made from a blend of Jojoba, Argan, Castor and Apricot Kernel oils. These are full of anti-oxidants, essential fatty acids and vitamins and deeply nourish and moisturise skin helping with, amongst other things, dry or oily skin, itchiness and dandruff. They can also bring relief to eczema and psoriasis.

Step 3: Once you've given your head a good massage work the oil through to the ends of your hair.
​Leave on your hair for a minimum of 10 mins but longer if possible  & for maximum benefit leave on overnight. The blends of essential oils that we use, plus the effects of the massage should really help you to get a good night's sleep. Make sure you put an old pillow case, towel or T-shirt over your pillow to stop it getting oily.

Step 4: Wash your hair as normal, preferably with an all natural shampoo or shampoo bar. My favourite is our very popular Chamomile & Lavender Organic Shampoo Bar. Some people prefer to rinse and then wash again, but I usually find that once is enough.

Step 5: Dry and style your hair, using your usual styling products where desired and you're good to go!

Post-wash Hair Conditioning

If you don't have the time or just don't fancy doing the pre-wash conditioning treatment, then you can skip that part and use the oils after washing your hair instead. You can also do this in addition to the pre-wash treatment if you have very dry ends.

For dry ends, rub a few drops through the ends of  damp  hair after washing.  You will need to use less oil here than if you are doing it as pre-wash. The right amount of oil will leave your hair soft and shiny with  extra body.  Too much oil may leave it looking greasy.  As mentioned before, after a few times, you'll get to know what works best for you.

These Organic Conditioning oils are also perfect to use on the face and body. Look out for our next blog which will tell you about all the other ways you can use them to pamper yourself and give yourself happy skin.

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<![CDATA[Healthy Scalp ... Healthy Hair]]>Sat, 22 Aug 2020 16:30:56 GMThttp://blackcatsoaphouse.co.uk/blog/healthy-scalp-healthy-hair
                                       A healthy scalp means healthier hair.

We treat our face to oils and potions, pamper our body with butters and lotions, smother our lips, hands and feet in balms and creams. But what do we do to look after the skin on our scalp? It often misses out on our care even though we’re subjecting it to intense heat from our hairdryers and potentially harsh ingredients in our hair dyes and styling products.
This is a shame because the skin on our scalps could certainly benefit from getting some of attention that we give the rest of our skin and doing so may result in healthier looking hair.  

We have created our range of Organic Conditioning Oils so that you can give your scalp some much needed love and what’s great is that the ingredients that are so good for your scalp are also fabulous for conditioning your hair.

Our scalp & hair conditioning oils are 100% organic and made from a blend of Jojoba, Argan, Castor and Apricot Kernel oils. These are full of anti-oxidants, essential fatty acids and vitamins and deeply nourish and moisturise skin and hair making it feel soft and healthy. Alongside these oils we’ve added organic essential oils for the benefits that they can bring. They can help clean and tone, help soothe itching and irritation and help to give relief to skin prone to certain skin conditions such as dandruff, eczema and psoriasis. Some are said to promote hair growth too, but unfortunately we can’t give any guarantees of that! One thing is for sure, they smell amazing!

We have 5 varieties which are targeted at different issues or scalp/skin types including an unfragranced oil which is suitable if you have extra sensitive skin. 

And you don’t have to stop at your hair, either. We have formulated the oils so that they can be used on your face and body too. The ingredients that we’ve used are wonderful for your skin wherever it is.

Our Peppermint and Lime oil, which also includes Tea Tree and which we’ve developed to help oily,  itchy scalps is perfect to use on oily & acne prone faces.

Our Gentle Apricot unfragranced oil makes a wonderful make up remover.

Try using Lavender & Rosemary oil as a relaxing foot rub, Sweet Orange oil as an after bath body moisturiser or Clary Sage & Cedarwood oil for a soft, shiny beard.

Recognise the benefit but not sure how to use it? Read our 5 Simple Steps.

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Disclaimer:  Although essential oils can help with certain conditions, we don't make any medical claims about our products. If you have a serious scalp or skin condition, please seek medical advice.