Natural Products

Nature-to-Nurture-Leaf-Icon-15I am a passionate believer in the power of natural products: in their ability to work in harmony with both the body and the environment and thus to protect both ourselves, and our planet. Plants have evolved naturally over millennia, developing to work in our harmony with our bodies and, unlike many synthetic products, their molecules are small enough to actually sink into the skin for real benefits.

I am happy to blend natural products for client’s treatments, including moisturizers, balms, oils, scrubs and cleansing products. I believe that fresh is best and less is more, creating smaller quantities of freshly-blended products that are designed to be used by people to enjoy and assist in treatment rather than sit on a shelf.

I do not sell products commercially but make the below for treatment purposes, either without fragrance for those with sensitive skin or with different essential oil blends tailor-made for you:

All products can be made individually for you and for sensitive, problem, oily, normal, combination, dry or extra dry skin:

Face
  • Facial wash, oil, lotion and moisturiser
  • Hair tonic
  • Lip balm
Body
  • Body balm
  • Body oil
  • Body lotion
  • Body butter
  • Body scrub
  • Bath oil
  • Shower gel
  • Hand cream
  • Massage oils – for specific conditions e.g. insomnia, anti-inflammatory
  • Ezcema, Psoriasis, itching/dry skin creams
  • Scar reducing cream/gel – for either old or new scars
Baby

Products are also available for the treatment of babies and infants, although the use of oils is limited for safety.

  • Baby massage oil
  • Baby sleep oil
  • Baby eczema cream, lotion & oil
Ingredients

I only use pure and natural ingredients, no harsh chemicals or cheap fillers as can often be found in even expensive brands. As the products that I blend are fresh, and should keep well for 6 months, up to a year if kept in the fridge, I do not use preservatives. However, if required I use Propolis, a natural resin collected from plants and botanical sources by bees.

Gel
Aloe Vera gel – is known for regenerating the tissues while stimulating the cell’s development, as well as restoring the skin’s pH balance. It can act as a barrier, keeping the skin’s surface dry whilst moisturising it, and is known as effective for the treatment of scarring and burns, particularly sunburn.
Creams
  • General moisturiser – normal, combination, dry & very dry skin: Water, Glycerin, Sweet Almond Oil, Coconut oil, Aloe Vera Extract, Shea Butter, Vitamin E Oil
  • Light moisturiser – normal, combination & oily skin: Water, Sweet Almond Oil, Emulsifying wax, Coconut oil, Cocoa Butter, Glycerin, Vitamin E Oil

Essential Oils

Lavender Essential Oil Dried - Banner - Nature To Nurture - Aromatherapy In Hemel & St AlbansI am happy to discuss these in order to choose the best type of blend for your individual needs – which may vary with time and circumstances. However, these are the oils particularly effective by skin type and need:

Dry skin
  • Rose: brilliant for moisture, softness & scar reduction – and smells amazing!
  • Frankincense: has been used for rejuvenation, an anti-ageing oil used for thousands of years
  • Myrrh: commonly used with Frankincense as it has many similar properties
  • Sandalwood: used for both its natural moisturising and preserving abilities

Other oils: Lavender, Jasmine, Neroli, Calendula, Cedarwood, Chamomile

Combination/Normal skin
  • Geranium: balancing, so good for combination skin – it gives moisture for dry areas & sebum balancing for more oily areas
  • Palmarosa: sebum balancing, removes impurities without stripping natural oils from the skin
  • Ylang-Ylang: sebum balancing

Other oils: Mandarin, Vetiver, Orange

Oily skin/Problem skin/Spots
  • Lemon: astringent & tonifying
  • Rosemary: astringent & tonifying
  • Palmarosa: sebum balancing, removes impurities without stripping natural oils from the skin
  • Tea Tree: antimicrobial, astringent & antiseptic

Other oils: Ylang-Ylang, Lime, Lemongrass, Mandarin, Orange, Vetiver, Palmarosa

Sensitive skin
  • Chamomile
  • Lavender
  • both of these oils are extremely well tolerated by even the most sensitive of skin, and can also be used for babies

Other oils: Helichrysum, Neroli, Sandalwood, Rose

Scar Reduction – post operative/old scars/stretch marks
  • Rosehip Seed oil
  • Frankincense
  • Rose
  • Patchouli