Lets celebrate “wildlife” month

May is the perfect time to make your  garden wildlife friendly. Whether you’re a gardening novice with a small balcony or a gardening expert.  We are giving away until of end of May, a packet of marigold seeds with every order over the value of £8.00 to help you create a wildlife habitat.

Marigolds are a wonderfully versatile plant, extremely easy to grow.  We use Organic Marigold Oils and Extracts in our skincare range.

This is the ideal time to sow seeds  to encourage bees, butterflies and other wonderful pollinators like hoverflies – helps the delicate balance of our fragile eco-system.  Marigolds are perfect for pot or open ground planting, they are also fantastic for companion planting.

Marigold / “Calendula (Calendula officinalis)” is an excellent herb for the skin, it has the longest history of use of any herb in skin care.  We just love it.
  • It soothes sore and inflamed skin
  • Much of the healing properties of calendula are because of its high levels of carotenoids (vitamin A like compounds).
  • It contains oil soluble sterols that help plump the skin and keep it thick.
  • Calendula is excellent for dry,  chapped and otherwise irritated skin.
  • The petals are antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, and immune stimulating. These properties are useful for treating various types of dermatitis such as eczema
We use Organic Calendula Oil and Extracts in:
  • Radiance Skin Cleanser  (145ml)  £10.00
  • Vitamin C & Peptide Serum  (30ml)  £15.00
  • Renewal Night Oil Complex  (30ml)  £15.00
  • Moisturising Hand Cream (50ml)  £8.00
  • Moisturising Daily Body Cream   (145ml)  £10.00
  • Soothing Dry Massage Body Oil  (100ml)  £10.00

and INTRODUCING OUR NEW PRODUCT  

  • Nutri-Pure Balm (5g)  £4.50

An intensive moisture rich with “No added Fragrance”  Balm.  Provides soothing care for dry chapped skin, lips, cuticles, elbows.  With Sea Buckthorn, Calendula & Carrot Tissue Oils  promotes skin renewal as it moisturises and softens. Enriched  with Shea & Cocoa  Butter, and nourishing skin repairing oils found in Rosehip  Oil, to soothe dry skin.

(100% natural ingredients)

 

Free P&P on all orders over £15.00 – P&P is £3.95 (2nd class signed)

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There are so many uses for the fresh petals from this wonderful  flower.
You can:  DRINK IT   EAT IT    COOK with IT    INFUSE IT in oil
here are some receipes for Calendula – ENJOY
CALENDULA TEA

Boiling water method with dried flowers: Place a tablespoon of dried calendula flowers in a heat proof mug and pour boiling water over them. Cover with a saucer and let steep for around 15 to 20 minutes, strain and enjoy.

RAW BEETROOT, ORANGE & CALENDULA SALAD

Ingredients:
6 medium beetroot, thinly sliced
1 red onion, thinly sliced
45ml (3 tbsp) balsamic vinegar
85ml (1/3 cup) olive oil
Salt and pepper
3 oranges
5ml (1 tsp) fresh thyme leaves
3 calendula (marigold) flowers
10 caper berries
Handful fresh mint leaves                          Serves 4

Method:

1) Toss the beetroot and onion in a bowl with balsamic vinegar and olive oil, season, and leave to stand for 1 hour.

2) Peel oranges and cut into rounds. On a large, flat serving plate, alternate slices of beetroot, orange and onion, then pour over macerating liquid from mixing bowl.

3) Sprinkle thyme leaves, flower petals, caper berries and mint leaves over salad and finish with a good grind of black pepper.

The Sunday Times Cook by Alison Hearfield / Image Toby Murphy
WARNING:  
Although rare, there are cases of people having allergy to calendula when used in skin care. Always be aware that a person can have an allergy or sensitivity to anything and usage should be stopped immediately if any reaction occurs.

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