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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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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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Apple Mask – a simple and easy treat for dry skin

Apple face mask is great for dry skin and really easy to make.

Apples to look after dry skin When your skin feels dry you need look no further than a simple apple for help. Apples can help give your skin a boost when used in a nurturing face mask. It’s good to use ingredients in your mask that grow in your climate. Fruit is often a good…

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Think Marshmallow and picture soft, plump and sweet … just how your skin can be when you use marshmallow in skincare

Marshmallow sweets

Marshmallow for skincare Let’s get the picture straight right away. We don’t suggest getting a packet of fluffy sweets and pounding them into your skincare. The marshmallow we talk about is the beautiful, tall hedgerow and countryside plant. Characteristically pink, trumpety blooms. Large, rounded (slightly hairy leaves). A tall straight stem, full of the mucilage…

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10 ways to use elderflower water in skincare

Ten natural skincare treatments you can make with elderflower water (plus a couple of curiosities) Elderflower water was the go-to complexion enhancer on every dressing table in the past. It is widely used in skincare for its conditioning and skin lightening, properties that can be handy for reducing freckles and sunburn and for treating greying…

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The heart in our skincare kits

Beeswax heart Skincare kits

Every Field Fresh Skincare kit contains a heart of beeswax – why is this? Beeswax is a fantastic skincare ingredient. Completely natural and protective it has great affinity to our skin and also provides substance and body to our creams and balms as well as its wonderful scent, there in the background behind all the…

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How to do Oil Cleansing

In a ‘keep it simple’ approach to skincare, oil cleansing can be one of the easiest approaches, especially if you want to make your own products. As this is now a ‘trend’ in skincare, a plethora of advice and techniques for it can be found online, but really it can be very straight-forward. Breakouts are…

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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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