Why Use Natural Skincare?

Definition of Natural Skincare A natural product is generally considered to be ‘one comprised of natural ingredients – those produced by nature, not the work of man or interfered with by man’ – although it seems this is a grey area! in fact there’s no formal system that regulates ‘natural skincare’ or a legal definition of what […]

What’s in my Skin Cream?

What's in my skin cream

Have you ever looked at what’s in your skin cream? For many years, I worked in Pharmaceutical and OTC (Over The Counter) Marketing, developing and selling a whole host of products to go ‘in’ or ‘on’ our bodies. It was lots of fun – making money, beating the competition, seeing our new products fly off […]

Happy Vibes during Lockdown

Happy Vibes during Lockdown in Oxford

Maybe there are some Happy Vibes to be found, even in these strange times. I was recently asked to write a ‘Pause for Thought in Oxford’ for our local BBC Oxford Radio, I was really flattered … but perhaps a bit overwhelmed as to what on earth I could talk about that people would want […]

Is Beeswax Vegan?

is beeswax vegan

Is beeswax vegan? is beekeeping cruel? Neve, my daughter, and I are Oxfordshire beekeepers – these are questions we are often asked. Beeswax is created, by the bees, from honey. They use beeswax to build their hives and to ‘cap’ the honey to seal it into the honeycomb – it is this ‘cappings wax’ that […]

Why Use Beeswax Hand Cream?

why use beeswax hand creamhand salve

Why use Beeswax Hand Cream? Hands have a tough time – especially at the moment with all this extra hand washing and sanitising we’re doing. The skin on your hands is as exposed to the elements as your face, yet your hands are one of the most neglected parts of your body. But why does […]