Plant of the Month - Witch Hazel (Hamamelis Virginiana)

Sunday, 13 September 2009  |  Admin

Plant of the Month - Witch Hazel (Hamamelis Virginiana)

The Witch Hazel is a large shrub, native to eastern North America and usually found growing in woods. The common name arose from the plant’s association with witchcraft and the use of its forked branches as a divining rod in the search for water and gold. It has a long history of use among the American Indians. Decoctions were made from the leaves and twigs and applied to aching muscles, bruises and sprains but, significantly, it was also used to relieve tired eyes. You will find witch hazel in Yin Yang Skin Cleanser, Orange Flower Skin Tonic and Yin Yang Natural Moisturiser all of which can be confidentially used for everyday skin care to support the skin and prevent the formation of fine lines around the eyes. 

Monica Savage at The Nutri Centre on 15th October

Monica is taking a Yin Yang Skincare Clinic and teaching forum in the treatment room at The Nutri-Centre, 7,Park Crescent, London, W1B 1PF on Thursday, 15th October, 2009. If you are interested in taking part, having a skin assessment or treatment, during the day, please contact me on 01993 822 800.

Special Offer for the Month of September

We have a special offer discount available during September directly from our website www.yinyangskincare.com. It is 25% off the Yin Yang Essential Care, which is Yin Yang Skin Cleanser, Orange Flower Skin Tonic, Yin Yang Natural Moisturiser and Kaolin Face Mask. All four products for just £38-50.

Yin Yang Skincare Blog

Our Blog is generating a lot of interest, so do get involved by  posting your own views. On the 22nd August, The Daily Mail article reported on British plums rotting on our trees because our retailers were importing the fruit. This concerned me so much that I posted a Blog on the subject. The next day the Daily Mail reporter telephoned to ask me for a quote about my early memories as a child, when I sat in my Grandmother’s Victoria plum tree to enjoy the delicious perfectly ripe and incomparable British fruit. This quote was part of the two subsequent articles in the Daily Mail on the subject of our agricultural policies, which do not always benefit our own farmers. In this case, I think this media spotlight was useful, because subsequently, I was pleased to see British fruit and vegetables bearing the Union Jack in Sainsbury’s, Waitrose and the Co-op. Our plum harvest this season has been the best for years with the promise of an equally impressive apple, pear and walnut harvest in the next month or two.