Recently I spent a lovely afternoon with the therapists at the Barking Bathhouse Spa. I met with them as a consultant (or as they prefer master oil blender!) to design and create their spa product range and in-house massage oils. Firstly I wanted to talk though what each therapist needed from their massage oil blend. I needed to find out the different requirements and expectations from each. Once I had all this information I was able to go away to have a play and to fine tune the recipes. Then after some trial sessions and after a few tweaks we created 3 unique massage oil blends.
Each blend has different remedial effects for the body, to aid and enhance each different massage treatment. Each blend is made with cold pressed base oils and specially selected essential oils, in dark amber glass to preserve the natural qualities.
All three beautiful handmade oils are also available for sale at the spa right now…
Today I received something that made me smile, on beautiful golden paper a Christmas order from a lovely lady called Barbara Sedassy. Sent by traditional post not by email! Its so nice to get things made by hands, what a lovely personal touch. It shows that the shopping online is not the only way to shop these days.
With Barbaras note was a beautiful picture of one of her latest paintings. ‘VJ’s Garden’ from a stunning series called Gardens for Jonny. All created in memory of her amazing son and my friend Jonny (Rhythm) Sedassy.
So I am busy looking for my crayons so I can make a little card to send her back. Perhaps this can inspire others to to get your pastels, do a little doodle, write a little note. Then in a nice an old-fashioned-way post it with a licky sticky stamp to some one you care about and make them smile. 🙂 (pass it on!)
For sometime now I have been working on re-vamping my ‘bioactive’ facial oil range, because I felt my facial oils could have ingredients that would work a lot harder for your skin.
For the new range I focussed on 2 ‘super oils’ Cold pressed Rosehip oil and Sea Buckthorn oil, both know as anti-ageing oils, naturally rich in the Omega family and vitamin A. Because these oils are know to help to balance the skins oil production, they can help both dry and oily skin.
Rosehip oil has been medically recognised to help prevent premature ageing of the skin. Sea Buckthorn is a beautiful golden colour, it has been used in skincare for many years to help heal the skin and for other health benefits. Rosehip on its own is a very ‘dry’ oil so I have also used natural vitamin E to counter act the dryness, Rosemary anti oxidant and with Vitamin A help with skin cell regeneration. The results are 3 beautiful face oils/serums that promote soft vital looking, clear skin. And they also smell wonderful!
All 3 help combat premature skin ageing and then each one has another particular targeted skin benefit. Divine skin oil – Dry skin, with essential oil Lavender, Geranium, Pathchouli Radiant skin oil – Mature skin, large pores, with essential oil of Elemi flower Brilliant skin oil – Anti acne , with exquisite Frangipani and Fragonia for rebalancing
(I currently make to order, you can also try them in a mini travel size).