Beauty From Within

Keeping to a healthy intake of water is hard but the benefits are second to none. Being hydrated helps your organs work properly, flushing out toxins and helping skin stay beautiful. There are mental benefits as well, which include increasing focus and reducing fatigue.

This is a 100% leak proof 500ml / 18oz easy open, smooth flow, OneTouch on-the-go beauty water bottle with a soft-touch ‘frosted’ textured grip, When you moisturise your skin, you are replenishing oils in your skin. When you hydrate, it replenishes water in your skin. Without both oil and water, you can still have dry skin. Therefore, you need both hydration and moisturisation for good skin care.

Get your skin ready for the day ahead and stay hydrated with one of our no-spill water bottles. Small enough for lunch boxes or for small bags about town. Open these drinking bottles with one hand, and lock them closed for peace of mind when throwing into a bag. Made from BPA free, phthalate free, non-toxic TRITAN, this versatile drinks bottle is odour resistant, easy to hand wash, has a vented, smooth liquid flow for rapid hydration, and a handy finger carrying handle.

The Ion8 Beauty Leakproof 500ml costs £11.99 from Leakproof.co.uk and available in 3 stunning pastel colours. Seafoam, Lemon and Rose.

This Christmas, Bee Good are doing even more to help save our bees!

Bee Good’s ‘Plant A Meadow’ Gift Sets will help to spread native wildflowers far and wide to feed and protect our bees and other wild pollinators. These Beauty gift sets include Wildflower Seedballs along with their soothing Lip Balms, softening Hand Cream and nourishing Daily Moisturiser. All Bee Good award-winning skincare contains Honey, Propolis or Beeswax from British bees plus wildflower extracts from sustainable sources.

These are your go-to sustainability-focussed gifts ideal for conscious shoppers, who are serious about their skincare – and the environment!

Each ‘Plant A Meadow’ Gift Set contains a tin of wildflower seed balls that can be distributed in your garden or window box, on a verge, at the edge of a field or on any urban rough ground.  The native wildflower seeds are protected in tiny clay balls that are dissolved and germinate when it rains, helped along by a special nutrient mix. A tiny dose of chilli protects from slugs and ants. The balls can be scattered and don’t even need to be planted. Each ball contains between 30 -150 wildflower seeds with 20 balls per tin. The seeds can be planted anytime in the spring or summer and will produce a valuable nectar source for our bees and other pollinators.

‘Plant a Butterfly & Bee Meadow’ Gift Set, £25.00

This set contains three of our best-selling lip balms, a nourishing Honey & Crambe Daily Hand Cream and a Butterfly Mix Seedball tin.

The flower seeds are perfect for butterflies but are also attractive to all types of bees including Honeybees.

Flower seeds are Purple Loosestrife, Forget-me-Not, Yarrow, Musk Mallow, Red Campion.

‘Plant An Urban Meadow’ Gift Set, £25.00

This set contains three of our best-selling lip balms, a Honey & Crambe Daily Hand Cream and an Urban Meadow Mix Seedball tin.

The flower seeds have been chosen as they will grow happily in a more urban, city environment to attract more precious pollinators to the growing number of beehives.

They are perfect for all kinds of bees including Honeybees, as well as butterflies and other pollinators.  Seeds are Yellow Toadflax, Cowslip, Cornflower, Meadow Cranesbill, Oxeye Daisy, Campion.

‘Plant A Bee Meadow’ Gift Set, £35.00

This set contains two of our best-selling lip balms; Vanilla & Honey, and Lime Blossom & Honey, a nourishing Honey & Crambe Daily Hand Cream, a Honey & Wild Flax Daily Moisturiser plus a Bee Mix Seedball tin.

The flower seeds are favourites of Honeybees and will provide valuable nutrition all spring and summer. Seeds included are Barefoot Trefoil, Wild Marjoram, Viper’s Burglass, Red Clover and Foxglove.

Simon Cavill, Co-Founder of Bee Good

“Research shows that one in ten pollinating insects is on the verge of extinction and a third of bee and butterfly species is declining. According to Friends of the Earth 97% of wildflower meadows in the UK have been lost since 1945, leaving bees without food.  Meadows are an important home for pollinators but they also help prevent floods and store carbon and create healthier animals and food.

We’re passionate about supporting our bees and encourage everyone to ‘Bee Good and Make a Meadow’. Planting even just a few bee-friendly flowers can make a real difference.

Just as our precious bees have a vital role to play in the sustainability of humanity, we all have a role to play in the sustainability of their environment.”

#BeeGoodToBees – Find out how every Bee Good purchase helps increase the number of British bees here.

Available from www.beegood.co.uk

The New Cult Skincare product that receives rave reviews online – Botanycl

Founded by Caroline Sims, this product was created after Caroline suffered severe acne problems for many years, after trying all different products with no results, she started to research scientific studies and testimonials which led her to natural, plant-based ingredients. After using this product, she was amazed at how clear her skin looked. She felt so confident to leave her house without makeup om and received many compliments on her skin.

Caroline then developed SkinClear Elixir, so that others can also experience the benefits of these evidence -based ingredients. SkinClear Elixir was developed in a state-of-the-art UK manufacturing facility working to strict GMP Standards.

Botanycl features two products:

SkinClear Elixir £24.95

SkinClear Elixir – one-month supply 60 vegan capsules.

100% plant-based supplement containing active botanicals shown in research and testimonials to address problem-skin gently and effectively; supporting a clear and blemish-free complexion from within. The botanicals in our patent-pending formula have been carefully-selected for their unique skin-clearing properties and enhanced effectiveness when combined. We believe clear skin is best achieved by supplementing our diet with natural ingredients which are grounded in science.

Vegan Vitamin D3 – £14.95 – 40 vegan capsules

Our Vegan Vitamin D3 comes from lichen, one of the only plant-based sources of vitamin D3. Most vitamin D on the market is either in the form of vitamin D3 derived from sheep’s wool or vitamin D2 made synthetically or from fungus.

Botanycl skincare supplements are available online www.botanycl.co.uk and Amazon.

CanO Water

CanO Water is the the eco-friendly alternative to single use plastic bottles. Stylishly designed, you’ll love carrying these as well.

From Buckingham Palace to front row at Fashion Week, this is the drink to be seen with. Providing a solution to plastic pollution, CanO Water was created in response to the damaging impact that plastic bottles have on the environment, after a trip to a remote island opened the eyes of three close friends who then went on to launch the brand.

With approximately 8 million tonnes of plastic ending up in the ocean each year, CanO Water is an infinitely recyclable alternative to plastic bottles. Recycle a can and it will be back on the shelf in as little as 6 weeks. CanO Water products are also resealable allowing you to drink on the go and also use to refill later on.

CanO Water is available from numerous stockists such as Tescos, Ocado, Selfridges and Harrods

www.canowater.com #dontbottleit


 Cruelty Free Beauty

Carter Beauty by Marissa Carter offers a superb collection of Full and Half Measure HD Foundations.

There’s a shade to complement every skin-tone – perfect.

The Half Measure Dewy Foundation – £10.00

For light to medium coverage, the half measure foundation glides onto the skin with its hydrating, water based formula. The light and dewy texture gives a bare-faced yet glowy illusion with a flawless finish.

The Full Measure HD Foundation – £10.00

Famously worn by Kourtney Kardashian in season 16 KUWTK promotional shots, the HD Foundation gives lightweight yet full coverage foundation that leaves a flawless finish and was developed for an impeccable looks that last. The light water-based formula glides onto the skin for incredible and buildable coverage.

The Carter Beauty Full and Half Measure Foundations are available for £10.00 from www.boots.com.

And that’s not all – check out the brands ethos ‘‘Carter Beauty by Marissa Carter is a Peta-Approved member of Beauty Without Bunnies. We are completely cruelty-free and we do not test our products on animals, nor do we have animal testing conducted on our behalf or by anyone else. Certain products may contain beeswax which is derived from the animal but no animals are harmed in the production and testing of our products’’. What’s not to like?

Please see below. The company name is Soil (ie its not typo upper and lower case).

We can add in any generic pix if you want of any herbs or fruits mentioned below.

Best wishes

SOiL – 100% Organic Essential Oils Range Launches In UK

A true essential oil is the volatile (readily vaporised) liquid component of aromatic plants and trees. They occur in different parts of the plant depending on the species of plant; leaves, flowers, seeds, bark, rind etc. These precious essences are commonly collected by a process of steam distillation of the plant material. Expression (pressing) of the fruit’s rind is the method that is used for citrus oils and certain fragile scented flower oils must be solvent extracted in order to capture their fragrances. Solvent extracted essential oils cannot be certified as organic as a result of the chemical solvents (such as petroleum and hexane) that are used during the extraction process.

The new range of 7 Organic Essential Oil Blends from SOiL which have been formulated by an aromatherapist to help combat many of the ailments and issues people suffer with over the winter months.  The new range, which is 100% natural, organic, vegan and cruelty-free – comes in the following blends.

DE-STRESS Blend – Perfect for the festive period!This soothing blend has been expertly created with SOiLs’ organic Grapefruit, Clary Sage, Cypress and Cedarwood essential oils. De-Stress blend will help to reduce anxiety, manage stress and re-energise your wellbeing. £9.90

IMMUNITY Blend – Great for keeping Winter colds and flu at bay: This refreshing and stimulating blend of Lemongrass, Benzoin, Tea Tree and Thyme essential oils will help to invigorate and restore your immune system and guard against illness. £9.90

EASY BREATHE Blend – Aids the winter snuffles: With the power of rejuvenating Cajeput, Eucalyptus, Peppermint and Clove Bud – these essential oils will stimulate your body and mind, help to assist with the symptoms of colds and flu, ease congestion and provide overall relief. £6.90

SLEEP Blend – Helping you relax over the festive holidays: The relaxing, soothing and cosy scent of Lavender, Bergamot, Sweet Marjoram and Vetiver essential oils will help to leave your everyday stress behind and prepares you for a restful healthy sleep. £13.90

ENERGY Blend – Delivers an energy hit for the party season: This potent combination of Clary Sage, Lime, Cypress and Black Pepper essential oils have been expertly blended to stimulate the mind and senses and energise the body. £13.90

BUG AWAY Blend – Great to take on winter sun holidays: Keep bugs at bay with this non-toxic bug repellent including ablend of Eucalyptus, Citronella, Lavender and Clove Bud essential oils. £6.90

FOCUS Blend – Aid your return to work in January: An energising and invigorating combination of Lemongrass, Rosemary and Black Pepper essential oils will uplift and stimulate your mind and help to bring clarity to your body, whilst boosting energy levels. £6.90

SOiL Background (www.soilorganics.co.uk): SOiL’s therapeutic grade essential oils are either produced on their remote organic farm – the isolation from industrial centres means it has some of the cleanest air and water in South Africa, or, they are sourced from other trusted certified organic distillers.  By knowing the exact source of their oils, they can be confident that they are 100% pure, certified organic and unadulterated. They manage the manufacturing, packaging and distributing of all their products directly from their farm, thereby encouraging local economic growth, creating employment and utilising local, renewable resources. The essential oils and aromatherapy products are then packed in amber glass bottles to protect them from UV light, which can also degrade the oils.

Directions for use: Burn the essential oil blends in a diffuser or burner,or if applying to the skin mix with a carrier oil or cream.

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