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Atishoo – natural ideas for when hay fever strikes

Hurrah, today is warm…finally. We’ve had a bitterly cold wind in the east of England for what seems like ages but it has dropped at last and now what we desperately need is some rain. The BBC weather pollen forecast has been stuck at moderate for weeks and hay fever for many sufferers has thankfully not yet set in. In the Rather Lovely garden I grow as many scented plants as I possibly can. They…

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Botanical Pick-Me-Up

We have two green roofs at Rather Lovely HQ both of which are looking a bit dull right now due to the lack of rain. The one plant in each that is doing well is the trailing rosemary. We use rosemary essential oil in our herbal blends both for the skin and for home fragrancing. It smells absolutely divine but that isn’t it’s only asset. Rosemary is a wonderful botanical pick-me-up. In our bath salts it…

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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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It’s ok to cheat

  The scented narcissi in my garden are in bloom and the smell when walking past is divine, they will be followed by scented tulips which have a rather more subtle aroma. I’m not picking them though as they were planted only a year ago and need time to establish and create beautiful, prolific clumps in the years to come. That means that to get Spring colour indoors I have to resort to buying bunches…

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Love Winter

    It’s finally here and it’s beautiful – cold, crisp and sunny. The perfect time to relax in the evening and enjoy our Love Winter organic candle collection.

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Positively Good

The BBC series Trust Me I’m a Doctor aired last night and featured an interesting piece on toxic chemicals within the home. Testing levels in several family dwellings, the readings were then correlated against the amount of air fresheners (plugins, sprays & other commercial devices), cleaning products and scented candles the inhabitants used. The results were fascinating to them but to anyone already interested in natural health and the environment they were exactly as expected. The…

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Forget the gold and the myrrh, just give me frankincense and lots of it

  It’s holiday time, the schools are out and there’s one whole week to go before the main event. Breathe. You could of course reach for the sedative effects of alcohol (and you still can if you wish) or you could indulge yourself in a less intoxicating way with our Rather Lovely Love Trees candles and reed diffusers. Scented with pure Frankincense Oil, they naturally help reduce stress levels by promoting deep breathing and relaxation and allowing the…

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Comfort & Joy

    Day 11 of our Rather Lovely healthy Advent Calendar Indulge yourself with a relaxing Love Lavender bath while you fragrance the room with a natural, organic candle. This is Comfort & Joy Rather Lovely style.  

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