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Rather Lovely organic cold-processed soaps

Are you a soapie or a gellie?

With Hugh Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall’s War on Waste gathering momentum we thought we’d share an easy way for us all to get involved and make a difference. So here’s a question for you – are you a soapie or a gellie? In other words do you use soap or a shower gel, and what influences your choice? Many people believe that soap will dry out their skin and if they use a commercial soap then they…

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Revival 7 & 8

Revival 7 & 8

Rather Lovely Sunday Afternoon Tea July & August 2016 Back in January we made a pitch on our blog to revive Sunday afternoon tea once a month and in a rather lovely way, recreating childhood memories of a time when cake was special and not available 24/7. Since then we’ve published a Rather Lovely cake recipe each month until July and now it’s the last day. Since July is synonymous with Wimbledon we’ve had a break from…

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The Value of Shares

Last night I presented the Rather Lovely range to a group of practitioners at the end of their Reiki Share and it turned out to be a thoroughly enjoyable opportunity to meet and connect with some new, like-minded people. As with all presentations I do, I like to not only talk about our products – why they are formulated the way they are, organics and pure essential oils, the health benefits of using minimal ingredients,…

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Schools Out for Summer

Somehow, summer is officially here (although you wouldn’t guess by looking out of the window…) and the school year is already coming to an end. Teachers will be counting down the days until their precious six weeks off, and parents, students and staff will be searching for gifts to thank their teachers and colleagues for all their hard work. Choosing the perfect present can be difficult however, and often we fall back on our trusty…

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Rather Lovely Love Herbs Organic Candle

Keeping bugs at bay

It’s well-known that herbs are the perfect natural insect repellent and our Love Herbs organic candle is great for burning outside on a warm summer’s evening. Made from sustainable organic vegetable wax and pure essential oils of rosemary and thyme, it’s eco credentials are further enhanced by it’s recycled glass container and recycled cardboard outer packaging. If you are already thinking about teacher gifts for the end of the summer term then look no further,…

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Revival 6 – it’s June and our Sunday afternoon tea celebrates English soft fruits

The strawberries in our Rather Lovely HQ kitchen garden haven’t reached full production yet so we’re eking them out until we can serve them by the bowlful. This month’s cake for Sunday afternoon tea is a celebration of the beginning of summer and English soft fruits. If gluten isn’t an issue for you then Nigellas’s old fashioned chocolate cake is perfect but if you prefer a gluten-free alternative then try Green & Black’s chocolate mousse…

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Rather Lovely Love Purity Organic Lipsalve

Rain or shine, our Lipsalve is Rather Lovely whatever the weather

Many people find that commercial lipsalves become addictive over time and leave their lips drier and more prone to cracking that they were before they started using them. As dry lips and cold sores are common complaints during both summer and winter it is important to find a lipsalve which is non-addictive and effective all year round. Our Love Purity salve is the perfect choice – organic coconut oil and cacao butter moisture, beeswax locks…

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Well done Matthew

Last year at The Chelsea Flower Show designer Matthew Wilson said ‘to win the People’s Choice award would be rather lovely’ and that’s where our name came from. This year he won the People’s Choice award – well done Matthew.

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Rather Lovely organic cold-processed soaps

A Rather Lovely way to wash

Why Hand Washing is the simplest way to prevent the spread of infection (and the hazards of antibacterial hand washes) This is a lengthy blog post but please stick with it. During a week when the BBC reported that superbugs, resistant to antimicrobials, are estimated to account for 700,000 deaths each year, we need to find natural ways to help halt the spread of infection. Selecting a soap today has become a bit of a…

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Sundays are for…starting anew

At Rather Lovely we are passionate about safe and effective skincare. We believe in the benefits of natural health – eschewing chemical products and working with ingredients which have a long and proven history of safety and efficacy. Sunday is a great day for rummaging through your skincare products and taking a good look at the ingredients they contain. If the ingredient list has more chemicals than you can shake a stick at, and many that are reminiscent…

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