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Ten love potions for your skin from a handful of rose petals

Roses are the classic flower of midsummer and our most adored scent. Gentle, romantic and heavenly. As well as an enchanting fragrance, roses are great for hydrating and nourishing our skin and are particularly helpful for mature or dry skin. Make the most of the abundance of beautiful roses at this time of the year…

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Field Fresh Skincare May Newsletter

Feet up in chamomile

Summer awaits …. With May arriving and the days noticeably longer, we can justifiably look forward to summer and put some extra effort into prepping our skin. Here are tips for your feet, your skin and for making the most of this month’s hedgerow offerings … Whether you’re a fan of Birkenstocks, Havaianas or simple…

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What you should know before you shop for homemade skincare ingredients

Aloe vera

You want to kit yourself out to make your own skincare, but buying everything the recipe asks for can quickly get quite costly, it’s a familiar story … The six item list I recently gave a friend’s son an aloe vera plant and shared some guidance and recipes for managing teenage skin. Keen to get…

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Body Butters

Natural plant butters come from a very different origin to the dairy-based butter we spread on bread. They share the same name, ‘butter’, because they share the same creaminess, smoothness and lubricating properties. That’s where the similarity ends … Where do plant butters come from? A natural plant butter, also known as a ‘beauty butter’…

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Cleanliness for skincare makers

Cleanliness in BIY Skincare

Cleanliness is your Number One priority One of the golden rules in making skincare is to work as cleanly as possible. Be meticulous about hygiene and sterile equipment. No one wants germs or dirt in their skincare, and contamination can massively shorten its lifespan, so do take care. Top ten tips for cleanliness Here are…

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