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Ne’er cast a clout till May be out

I’ve spent time today making up a new batch of Love Summer Organic Facial Serum. It’s a fairly therapeutic task because I absolutely love doing anything which involves essential oils and their beautiful aromas lingering in the house for hours afterwards. The little bottles are now lined up on the stockroom shelves looking super-cute and ready to go. My dad had a variety of sayings (most of which make more sense now than they did when I…

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Keeping focussed

It’s been a while since the last blog post, sorry! Keeping up with newsletters, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for both retail customers and our Partners is proving a bit challenging mentally and I have to admit to losing focus in several areas. Post-Easter I promise to get back on track and in the meantime thought a reminder of what our Rather Lovely focus is would be a useful Easter tea or coffee-time read. So, sit…

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Beautiful Lips the Natural Way

If you suffer from cold sores or dry and cracked lips during the winter then we have a Rather Lovely answer. Our Love Purity 100% organic lipsalve is suitable for everyone. No petroleum, no fragrances just pure ingredients that moisturise intensely and allow lips to heal naturally. We absorb everything we put onto our lips so if we care about our health then it’s really important to make sure that what we use to moisturise…

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A change for the season

A Change for the Season

You don’t wear the same clothes all year round so why would you use the same skincare products across the different seasons? If you’re interested in a radiant-looking complexion throughout the year then read on. As we head into autumn and generally spend less time in the open air, the drier environment begins to take its toll on the skin, and to maintain a healthy complexion we need to find ways to redress the balance.…

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Rosa Damascena

Rosewater – Keeping it Simple

If you were told there was one product that was versatile, proven over hundreds of years to be beneficial to your skin and to the environment, good value for money and a delight to use, would you buy it? As consumers we’re a fickle lot and, it would seem, easily led. We don’t question marketing claims and we are all too eager for the newest and latest (and supposedly best) products that hit the shelves.…

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Potatoes for natural skin health

Potatoes for natural skin health

We’ve just started harvesting potatoes from our Rather Lovely kitchen garden and very delicious they are too. Potatoes have had a bad rap in recent times due to increased interest in low-carb and low GI foods, but omitting them from the diet altogether is akin to throwing out the baby with the bath water. Potatoes are packed full of a variety of vitamins, minerals and phytochemicals that help ward off disease and benefit overall health.…

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Detoxify with artichokes for good skin health

Detoxify with Artichokes for Good Skin Health

Maintaining good skin health is an ongoing issue and using seasonal vegetables to help you achieve this is the way to go. We all know that variety is the basis of a good healthy diet but there are some vegetables such as globe artichokes that we probably don’t make the most of. Unlike our Mediterranean cousins who grow and consume them on a regular basis we are definitely missing a trick. We have some artichoke plants in…

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First of the season

The Skin Benefits of Cucumber

Enjoy cucumber and it’s fabulous skin benefits while it’s in season The first cucumber of the season came out of the Rather Lovely kitchen garden today which means there will be plenty more to come. Cucumber plants are prolific producers which is great because these much underrated fruits are an excellent natural skin cleanser. You can use them topically in many ways including mixing them into a natural clay face pack or simply placing slices over the eyes to…

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Less is more

When Skin Problems Occur, Less is More

Are you using too many products on your skin? If you have a problem then try using a ‘less is more’ approach When speaking to people at shows it becomes apparent that when they have a skin problem, whether it is a named condition such as eczema or lichen planus, or a rash or breakout of unknown cause, the tendency is to throw more and more products at it hoping to gain some relief. This…

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Proper lunch

Proper Lunch on a proper English summer’s day

Eating a proper lunch for good health and vitality At a show I attended recently I stopped by at a stand selling ‘healthy’ meal replacement powders. How you can replace a proper meal with powder and make it truly healthy is beyond me as digestion begins in the mouth with chewing, and by-passing this crucial first step with shakes that you drink makes no sense. I looked at the ingredients and from a hugely long…

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