YY So Sensitive Skincare Range
Yin Yang So Sensitive and Allergens in Essential Oils
The past few months have kept me very busy not only working on the Acne products which I mentioned in my April Newsletter but also on the Yin Yang So Sensitive range to be introduced later in the year. It has always been my view, due to their concentrations, that essential oils should be used as a very low percentage of the product- often well below the 2% upper dilution limit recommended by most aromatherapists. The great thing about the Yin Yang Scientific Advisory
The Origins of Beechgrove Herb Garden
When I started my herb garden at Beechgrove Farmyard in 1998, I was inspired by Pattie Barron’s book “Create a Mediterranean Garden”. She recommended adding gravel to the soil but as I had a typical Cotswold space, full
Plant of the Month - Lavender (Lavandula Angustifolia)
Tidying up has made me realise just how much everything has matured during the decade and I have particularly enjoyed the 4 lavender bushes which now completely surround my outdoor square glass pool. It has far exceeded my imaginings when I planted the four little plants 6 years ago. Today it is attended by a host of busy bees and various varieties of colourful butterflies. The antiseptic and disinfectant properties of the lavender were recognised by the early Romans and used in their bath water, strewn amongst linen, hung in rooms to deter flies and also used to treat snake bites. Modern research has shown that these attributes are well founded scientifically. The essential oil is recognised as a powerful antiseptic, which will kill many common bacteria. Externally it is recommended for burns, infected wounds, eczema and acne. We use just a little of the essential oil of Lavender in our pH-amino Gold Defence Lotion not only for its therapeutic properties but because it smells so good and fresh.