How Do Essential Oils Work?

The molecules of essential oils are very small and, once added to a carrier oil and applied to the skin, pass easily into the body through the fatty tissue. Alternatively they can be inhaled through evaporation and enter the body … Read More


Phototoxic or Photosensitising oils are essential oils which can react with the UV rays in sunlight and cause a reaction on the skin. They make the skin more susceptible to UV radiation and can cause redness, irritation, skin cell damage … Read More

Safety on the skin

Essential oils are very concentrated and some can be very harsh when put directly on the skin without a carrier oil. They can take varnish off furniture or be used for cleaning. There are only a couple that are mild … Read More

Benefits of Masks

For centuries face packs or masks have been used to balance the skin, stimulate blood circulation, cleanse and moisturise. They are most effective when the skin is moist and warm before application. Clays are a popular ingredient in face masks … Read More

Skin Tonic

A skin tonic is an excellent way to balance, refresh and invigorate. To make 100ml start with a teaspoon of Apple Cider Vinegar which helps to restore the skin’s acid mantle, a fine, acidic layer on the surface of the … Read More

Examples of good Carrier Oils for Soap

The best base oils to use for soap are saturated fats. They make the bar harder and last longer. These are usually solid oils that have to be melted before use, such as Coconut oil, Cocoa Butter or Palm Oil. … Read More

Melt and Pour with the kids

Making melt and pour soap is an excellent activity to do with the kids on a rainy weekend or during the holidays. All you need is a block of melt and poor soap (we have a range of different types … Read More

Soap Recipe Calculator

A very helpful site to use when working out your recipes is

How Much Essential Oil?

We often get asked how many drops of essential oil to use when making small quantities of product for personal use. There is a very simple way of working this out. However many mls you have in the jar or … Read More


Create your own calm with a relaxing blend of Ylang Ylang and Mandarin essential oils.

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