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How to use these Fabulous New Skin Care kits by Neal's Yard Remedies

I'm delighted to share these fabulous kits with you. I call them my T&T kits.

T is for test and trial. These are the perfect size as your skin deserves four weeks of trialling a product before making a definite decision. In this time, I work closely with my clients to ensure they are happy with the products and using them to their full potential. It is hard to find the bottles to fulfil this need.

T is for travelling. I find these skin care kits by Neal’s Yard Remedies Organic last me at least four weeks and are great for fitting into my hand luggage.

These new kits include the serum, eye cream, and moisturising face cream and work synergistically with the 4-step basic skin care kits. This way all skin types can be accommodated by using the Rehydrating Rose, Rejuvenating Frankincense, Purifying Palmerosa or Nourishing Orange Flower kits.

The Frankincense Intense kit (silver top) visibly smooths and plumps the skin targeting the fine lines and wrinkles associated with the first signs of ageing, while the Frankincense Intense Lift kit (gold top) visibly lifts and recontours by targeting the loss of firmness and deep lines associated with the second signs of ageing.

Help is at hand from me in my Neal’s Yard Remedies independent consultancy role with my 1-1 consultations, booking a party or workshop, or talk.
In my Beauty Therapy treatments, I offer the ‘Age Well, Stress Less’ mindful facial which specialises in these products, with home care advice.

Thank you for reading this blog, and I look forward to hearing from you.

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How to Brighten your Skin and Get Your Glow Back

I am using the radiance boosting ideas from Neal’s Yard Remedies Organic latest catalogue.

5 Steps:

  1. Gently exfoliate using the Rehydrating Rose Facial Polish. This nurtures and revitalises the skin and is easy to use – damp the face and gently massage the grainy cream polish over the face (you could do the backs of your hands at the same time). Use a warm damp flannel to remove the polish, or just wash off with loads of water. Now TONE to rebalance the skin. Then moisturise or apply….. (Polish twice a week maximum, on other days use face wash or cleanser).
  2. Wild Rose Beauty Elixir – this fantastic product is out of stock at the moment due to technical pump issues, it’s my favourite morning serum due to the results I get with it. Until it returns, use your favourite serum or a tiny amount of Wild Rose Beauty Balm. You can use the WRBB on its own or apply under your moisturiser for that extra feed and moisturisation that is often needed in our winter.
  3. Wild Rose Body Elixir. This luxurious elixir is in a 150ml tube. It has a moisturised gel-like texture and a little goes a long way. Apply a small amount to your fingertips, ‘warm’ it, then apply to your legs, arms & body. It leaves your skin feel silky smooth, so it is fantastic for keeping your skin radiant in the winter and is a ‘must-have’ to take on holiday.
  4. White Tea Face Mask. Use once a week. Cleanse your face first, then apply but avoid the eye area. It dries lightly due to the kaolin clay content which draws out impurities from the skin. Leave on for about 10 minutes and wash off. My TIP is to apply a warm damp flannel to your face for a few seconds, and then wipe off. This dampens the mask allowing you to remove it easily.
  5. Internal Health. A handful of berries. The 5 a day slogan is now the minimum portions of fruit and vegetables to have each day. ‘Radiance’ - our organic Berry Blend is, well, made from berries! You can boost your skin’s natural radiance with this antioxidant-rich blend of açai, blueberry, cherry and goji berry. Contains vitamin C to help support the formation of collagen and normal skin function, and organic stevia for a deliciously sweet taste. I add a teaspoon to my yoghurt or cereal in the mornings.

PS. I am offering ‘Winter One2One’ consultations this January and February, so do contact me for more details or to book in. PPS. All products can be bought either directly from me or via my webshop:

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A Simple Way to Avoid being a Mosquito Magnet.

A simple way to avoid being a Mosquito Magnet

I am a mosquito magnet, whether it’s gardening, walking down the road, on holiday or just sitting in my garden and admiring the sunset!

My best anti-bug spray is the Citronella Formula by Neal’s Yard Remedies.
At just £9 a bottle, I think it is the best investment ever. It’s kind to my skin, no irritation, no drying, actually it is the opposite as I find it refreshing, cooling and lightly moisturizing.

It smells fresh & clean and best of all – I don’t get bitten!

NYR Official describe it as ‘ a cooling sun spray, with a blend of hazel extract, lavender and organic citronella essential oil’.

It’s ideal for everyday use and especially when gardening and for taking on holiday.

A quick spray on each limb, round my middle and I’m fully protected.

My advice? Don’t leave home without one!

If you want one quickly, use this link

If you want more information or to ask about other products, just send me a message via the contact form.

I look forward to hearing from you.


Can Geranium Essential help with Hot Flushes?

I had a great testimonial this week.

A friend is suffering with horrible hot flushes (peri-menopausal). I watched one happen- she suddenly went very red- chest, neck, face & broke into immediate sweat! So I popped a bottle of our Organic Geranium oil to her with a note of how to use.

Within a day, the most noticeable change is that she has been sleeper better - sooo much better - & coping better. She sent a lovely thank you message via a mutual friend as well as telling me directly!

Geranium is a balancing oil. When we can balance our hormones, it helps us to get back in charge of our lives. If you want more information on coping with the menopause, pm me. I ran courses on this subject at my local Adult Education Centre.

The Geranium oil that I use is Pelargonium graveolens (Geranium) oil† by Neal’s Yard Remedies. (Organic. †Fair for Life fair trade certified by IMO. This is a vegan product. Made with 100% organically produced ingredients)

(all views my own)

5 Essential Oil Secrets to a One Stop Balm

5 Essential oil Secrets to a One Stop balm!

Often referred to as our ‘Desert Island Product, or ‘if I was only allowed one product, which would it be?', the Wild Rose Beauty Balm has a clever combination of essential oils and helps all skin types! It is quite incredible to find this in skin care, until you understand the power of each oil.....

...Geranium essential oil is balancing, uplifting and strengthening. It can help the following: relax the mind, calm agitation, ease frustration & irritability, give a centering effect, calm strength & security.

...Patchouli essential oil is toning and gently astringent. It can help with harmonising, grounding and stabilizing, connecting mind & body, gladden and inspire.

...Frankincense essential oil rejuvenates, firms and reduces the appearance of fine lines. It can help clear, calm & focus the mind and is used a lot in meditation.

...Rosemary essential oil is stimulating and toning. It can help boost self confidence, renews confidence, warms the spirit, and of course helps memory – ‘rosemary for remembrance’.

...Palmarosa essential oil is purifying, balancing and hydrating. It can help stabilise both the heart and nervous system. It has a calming effect.

They are blended in a base of Wild Rosehip seed oil, rich in antioxidants and vitamins and helps to boost the skin’s radiance. With organic beeswax to condition and protect the skin.

This clever balm nurtures and revitalises all skin types and can be used as a cleanser, moisturiser, face mask, lip balm, nail & cuticle balm, complexion enhancer and more.

The best way to test and try is by booking into one of my workshops or hosting your own. You’ll get lots of information, advice, relaxation and either your own ‘creation’ or a softly glowing skin if you elect to have a facial instead.

So not just skin care, but mind & body care too!
Multi-tasking rocks!
I love aromatherapy!

NB always obtain advice from a qualified aromatherapist before diagnosing or treating specific conditions. All views my own. Hot Balm facial. Hot Balm Workshop. Radiant Skin facial. Radiant Skin Workshop**

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Survive Hay Fever - the natural way

I found this article in Your Health Living magazine very interesting. (I've posted the first page here)

Even better, these ingredients / recommendations are found in the Neal's Yard Remedies Organic product range that I sell such as:

Vitamin C

Summer Tea (nettle)

Eyebright in in the White Tea Eye Gel

Balm to act as a pollen barrier can be Wild Rose Beauty Balm or Bee Lovely Balm. Apply around nostrils.

Echinacea Tea

Beauty Oil for omegas 3,6,9

Omega 3.6.9 Oil

Roman Camomile - add to diffusers, or add a drop to your tissue

Cleanse Superfood - to support your gut health

Pro Bio Boost supplement

Elderberry & Propolis Throat Spray

Eucalyptus Pastilles

I use all of these and I know it looks a lot, but honestly it has become as way of life and I feel healthy and full of energy - which is the opposite of the dopey, sluggish feeling that antihistamines give me.

For information on how the above work, and to find out what is best for you, contact me via the tab.

If you know what you want the direct link to my shop is: Look under Supplements, Remedies, Essential Oils.

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Gardeners Hand Care & Seed Swops

Enjoy a get together or ‘party’ with a difference! You experience Neal’s Yard Remedies Organic products with a nourishing hand treatment with me showing you what to do, after this your Host provides a cup of tea while you swop the seeds and seedlings that you all brought along...

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