Blue Tansy

blue tansy

I am often asked what my favorite essential oils are. That is a bit like choosing between chocolate, a long soak in the bath or Philip Pullman’s latest book! I have a top ten, but two of my most mystical and magical are those that heal both the skin, and also uplift the mood. They’re … Read more

cupuacu butter

cupuacu butter benefits

What is Cupuaçu butter? One of the gifts of the rainforest is Cupuaçu. It’s a nutrient-rich, life sustaining botanical that has made it’s way from the Amazon to our artisanal studios. It’s a tree in the cocoa family and it’s delicious fruit is prized by birds, monkeys and humans. In Peru and Brazil the creamy … Read more

Aloe barbadensis leaf juice

Aloe barbadensis leaf juice

If you ever wondered why aloe is used so often for sunburn, dry skin and soothing rashes, it’s because it contains so many skin-loving nutrients. But Aloe is not just one plant! There are many in the Aloe family that you wont be using on your skin. The type that you can use is called … Read more


dewlock skincare extracts by Wendy Gardner

What is Dewlock ? It’s a process invented/discovered by me here in Devon.  It’ called the DewLock process and is how I manage to help dry skin become less dry.  I am simply the vessel allowing Nature to do her work in you. My hands are the conduit through which the energy flows and it … Read more

Vitamin F for skin

vitamin F

What is Vitamin F ? Yes you’ve heard of Vitamin A, C and E also B vitamin complex, but what the heck is vitamin F?   Well Vitamin F turns out to be the combination, or blend,  of two acids: ALA and LA acids. These are critical for healthy skin. You can eat them too, … Read more

What does MSM do for hair, nails and skin?


Greece’s famous philosophers, such as Hippocrates and Plato, and Rome’s Galen studied the effects of hydrotherapy. Hydrotherapy is simply, bathing in thermal waters rich in sulphur and minerals. It worked remarkably on many dis-eases, many of which were caused by inflammation. Things like like leaky gut syndrome, ME, damaged joints, arthritis, osteoporosis and psoriasis. What … Read more

Precious metals for rejuvenation – Colloidal Gold

colloidal gold skincare

When I think of gold, King Tut’s beautiful  mask comes to mind. Au, so beautiful. Humans have been mesmerized by the lustre and colour of gold for thousands of years.  Gold flakes were found in Palaeolithic caves dating back as far as 40,000 B.C and the Pyramids of Giza were topped with solid gold capstones. … Read more

Pearl powder

pearl powder

Jackie O said, ‘Pearls are always appropriate’. Lady Sarah Churchill said she felt undressed without them. Grace Kelly called them the ‘queen of gems and the gem of queens’. Cleopatra loved them, your granny probably wore a necklace of them to her wedding and now they’re available in modern cosmetics. This isn’t just some modern … Read more

Shea Butter for skin


Shea butter  is such an interesting ingredient.   Although it is grown in sunny Africa, it’s one of the best things for your skin during winter if you live someplace snowy with extreme low temperatures and wind, someplace like Canada.  Make no sense. Why would an ingredient from a country that never snows (Ghana) work … Read more

Pomegranate seed oil – more powerful than green tea and red wine

pomegranate for skin

Pomegranate (Punica granatum) Pomegranates have been symbols of prosperity, fertility and abundance since antiquity.  Leonardo da Vinci painted them. They appear in Greek mythology and as decorations in King Solomon’s Temple. Queen Hatshepsut even buried her butler with one. Pomegranates make a yellow dye that has been used for Persian carpets and Moroccan leather.  And … Read more