In 2002 I first learned that there were many ingredients that were used in personal care products that were possible carcinogens, neuro-toxins and potential hormone disrupters. Why were these ingredients being used in everyday products, that people put on their skin? I was horrified and promptly went about changing the brands of what I was using on my body, to safer alternatives. I qualified from the Tisserand Institue of Aromatherapy in London in January 2005, and whilst I liked the new safer products that I was using, I knew I wanted to go about creating my own products, ones that were truly natural, using quality raw ingredients and that properly incorporated the strength and healing power of essential oils.
During my first pregnancy, in 2008, I made up aromatherapy oil blends for myself which I used in the bath and for massage. I found these wonderful for allaying any tension that I was carrying. The bath is really fabulous during pregnancy and for the first few weeks post-partum, for alleviating any physical discomforts (backache, swollen legs and ankles, haemorrhoids), and helping you let go of any emotional or mental blockages or fears. An aromatherapy bath is very healing and restorative after baby is born, too.
I also started making up aromatherapy blends for my clients who came to me for reflexology or massage. However, it took until after my next baby was over a year old for me to attend courses on making your own skincare, in 2012. Here I learned the mechanics of actually making creams, lotions, gels, balms, body butters, and shampoo and soap, and I haven't stopped since.
Yet another pregnancy and beautiful baby later, I launched my own natural body-care products that you find here on this site. I love making and using them, and I hope you will enjoy using them too.
These are some of my values that I have incorporated into my products:
Environmentally friendly - sustainably and ethically sourced ingredients Minimal packaging, and that which is necessary is fully recyclable Quality ingredients - organic where possible If I won't use it on myself or my children, then I wouldn't ever consider selling it to someone else. Absolutely no animal testing whatsoever.