Happy Birthday Your Majesty

The Queen celebrates two birthdays each year: her actual birthday on 21st April and her official birthday on the second Saturday in June. The Queen usually spends her actual birthday privately, but the occasion is marked publicly by gun salutes in central London at midday: a 41 gun salute in Hyde Park, a 21 gun salute …

Talcum Powder – Surprisingly Useful!

Long associated with kids’ bath times or a visit round your grandmother’s house, talcum powder has been a bathroom staple for generations. But you’ll be surprised with some of its uses, check out our top 12 below: 1. Talcum powder can work like a moisturiser to help soothe extra-dry skin. If you have areas of …

History of Jigsaws

From children barely a year old, right through to the older generations, jigsaw puzzles appeal to everyone. They provide hours of entertainment that can be enjoyed alone or with a few friends. There are many avid jigsaw enthusiasts around the world, including the Queen who is apparently a big jigsaw lover. So how were jigsaws …

Random Acts of Kindness Week February 12-18th

February 12-18th is Random Acts of Kindness Week; celebrated by individuals, groups and organisations nationwide to encourage acts of kindness. This seven-day celebration demonstrates that kindness is contagious. It all starts with one act – one smile, one coffee for a stranger, one favour for a friend. It’s an opportunity for participants to leave the …

Good ol’ fashioned cleaning!

Remembered by generations of people from the 1920s-1970s era as the household soap of their childhood, it is still sought after by some for its nostalgic strong, tar-like scent and its distinctive deep pink colour. In the 1960s school teachers in the UK were allowed to use corporal punishment in the classroom, so along with …

Valentine’s Day – gifts under £10

Valentine’s Day is a time to celebrate our love for significant others, friends, and family. For centuries, flowers have symbolized fertility, love, marriage, and romance and they play a significant role in Valentine’s Day with millions being spent on fresh cut flowers and bouquets. Valentine’s Day has developed a reputation for consumers to splash out …

The Magic of Lavender

Lavender is one of our best selling ranges – a soft scent in it’s own right but also known to relaxe the body through calming cerebro-spinal activity. One of it’s most popular uses is to aide sleep. Research shows that the scent of lavender eases anxiety and insomnia. They found that lavender increased slow wave …

Fantastic Aloe Vera

So what’s all the fuss about aloe vera? Used medically for centuries previously and once called the ‘plant of life’ (it is cactus by the way) it has been re-discovered in recent times by modern science for a multitude of purposes. Some of the known benefits include.. Natural firmness. Aloe leaves contain  antioxidants such as beta …

Why buy Organic?

Going natural is a growing trend. The trend is strong and more and more consumers are turning to it.* But are organic beauty products really better for your skin? And what makes a product organic? We are all aware that eating a better quality of food will make us feel healthier, so it makes some …