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Skincare ingredients to forage in April

5 plants to forage in April and use in Blend it Yourself Skincare

Fresh skincare in April Make the most of any sunny days in April to go out for a walk and seek among the new shoots some fresh gatherings for Blend-it-Yourself skincare. Here five things to look out for and how you can use them. Daisy Daisy’s are one of those flowers that open up when…

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5 weeds I can’t weed out (and wouldn’t want to)

Many of the plants that grow commonly around us can bring vitality to our skincare for example dandelions, cleavers, nettles, plantain and chickweed. Here Laura Pardoe provides recipes for natural skincare using the herbs that grow around plentifully us.

This is an article published recently by Permaculture Magazine.   ‘Weed’ is a controversial term. I feel slanderous using it. Every definition I can find references weeds as either unwanted or feeble. At best they are misplaced. (Curious that the same word can be used as a derogatory term for something that is either too vigorous,…

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Top 5 Take Outs: Hot Topics for Natural Skincare

Hot Topics for natural skincare This week I was at the Natural & Organics Products Show at Excel in London. It felt quite different from my experience there two years ago. Here’s what I observed and what I learnt. Keeping it simple, I’ve focused on my Top 5 take-outs to share with you. My top…

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Gentle Eye Cream

Gentle eye cream with chamomile, limeflower and cornflower

Sparkling eyes show health, interest and perhaps a little mischievousness Ideally, eyes should be shining, happy – it’s bright, twinkly eyes that fascinate and captivate us. How often, instead do we find ourselves managing with cloudy, reddened, puffy eyes and bags or shadows? The strains and stresses of every day, especially staring at computer screens and…

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Deodorant: Time for a pit stop?

Cool approach to deodorant Have you considered taking the opportunity of this period of cool weather to make the change to a natural deodorant? Changing your deodorant – a relied-upon, daily weapon – is a BIG deal. Even if you’re fairly prolific about the choice of brand on the stick/spray/roller that you use, it’s another…

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What’s in a deodorant?

The freshest start to the day: Face the Day Cream

We rely on our deodorant to keep us fresh and smelling good morning to night. So we gravitate towards the tried-and-tested formulas available in sticks and bottles on the shelf. We want something we can trust. These bottles that have been around for decades are getting a rethink. We’re now not so sure we can…

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Oats so Simple Cleanser

A simple cleanser made with just two ingredients. Easy to use, easy to make. No packaging required. Just make it in the palm of your hand. From Field Fresh Skincare in the book Vital Skincare by Laura Pardoe

When we’re seeking #zerowaste, what could be better than a cleanser that’s so simple you can blend it in the palm of your hand. And there are benefits beyond no packaging … Fresh is simple Making your skincare as you need it means you can focus on the fresh ingredients. No need to supplement with…

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No packaging skincare is in your hands

No packaging skincare is in your hands

Persistent packaging Packaging has been used for as long as humans have wanted to transport goods and exchange between ourselves. Throughout history we can tell where different peoples have been by the packaging they left behind: think of the amphora that crop up all over the ancient territory of the Roman Empire, remember how the curvaceous…

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Wake up to Face the Day Cream

Field Fresh Skincare Face the Day Cream

Face the Day fans We know that Marshmallow Dream Cream has the accolade of ‘best facial moisturiser’ (Janey Loves awards, 2017) but its sister cream – Face the Day Cream – has a growing fan base. Happy Face the Day Cream fans include those with dry skin, oily skin, ageing skin and acne sufferers who’ve…

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