Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Celebrate the commonwealth games

Celebrate the Commonwealth Games with us!

With the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow starting tonight, it looks as if we’re in for another glamourous opening ceremony as well as some major athletic feats. The venue of course has significance this year as we’re all focused on how Scotland will vote on independence.

Not all of us will be glued to the TV for all the events, of course, but I bet most of us will have a few drinks over the next ten days to celebrate either the opening ceremony, the games themselves, our favourite athlete or just the glorious summer we’re experiencing at the moment.

So how can we at [Essentially Natural] ( help?

Well, if you do have a wee drop too many of the hard stuff, then we can offer something that will help you get through the next day (in addition of course to your own hangover remedy of a full fry-up, raw egg, hair of the dog or whatever takes your fancy).

We’ll give you one of our Hangover Eye Pillows free with your order over the next ten days while stocks last.

What’s an eye pillow, you ask? It’s a little bag, filled with linseeds and full of organic essential oils that you pop in the freezer for an hour or two and then place over your eyes. Lie down or sit back comfortably, close your eyes and let the coolness of the linseeds and the freshness of the essential oils do their work.

Better than a pack of frozen peas or similar for that aching head, I guarantee, and as you breathe in the fragrance of the oils your whole body will relax and your breathing will slow.

So that’s our contribution to the Commonwealth Games.

I’d better get on with work and take the dogs out so I don’t have to work this evening and can watch the opening ceremony!

Monday, 21 July 2014

Darn those bugs!

Insect Repellent Soap selling fast!

We’re experiencing hotter days than usual but, at least where we are, the high humidity means that our little buggy friends seem to bite us more as we perspire in the heat. Our 100% organic insect repellent soap is selling fast, as also are our citronella products. To use the soap, just wash in the normal way (face, forehead, neck, arms, etc.) and lightly rinse so the citronella and lavender oils can do their work. If you do get bitten, try a few drops of vinegar, or, if you have them, make up a massage oil with a couple of drops of clove, lemon and chamomile in your favourite carrier oil such as sweet almond, jojoba or even olive or sesame if you have nothing else. Use a few drops of chamomile in the carrier oil on its own if you like, but never use any essential oils directly on the skin. Lavender is an exception with care, but certainly do not use clove or lemon as these are irritants. Always only use a drop or two of any essential oils per 100ml, and apply very sparingly.

SSL security glitch now sorted!

SSL security glitch now sorted! It came to our attention recently that our SSL security for payments etc had disappeared. This has, fortunately, now been fixed so you can order with confidence that your personal and payment data are once again secure.

Apparently the SSL service became broken when our host provider upgraded their servers. we will keep an eye on this in the future in case we do not receive an alert. Once bitten, twice shy as they say! We thank our customers for continuing to order via the telephone during this period.

Monday, 14 July 2014

Free shipping over £50 is back!

Free Shipping for UK orders over £50 is back!

We're pleased to let you all know that our Free Shipping on orders over £50.00 is back. This applies to any orders to be delivered to  a UK address, so it's a great way for those of you with family or friends living in the UK to save on shipping!


So, if you live in the UK or have a friend or relative you wish to buy for in the UK, this applies to you!


The order will be shipped by UK Courier so will take a little longer than by Royal Mail. But if you need to get your gift there fast, you still have the option of delivering by First Class Royal Mail  - the choice is yours!


(Please Note:  Cannot be used in conjunction with other discounts or offers. Applies to UK deliveries only).


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Well, with all the excitement of the World Cup now over, it’s easy to forget that today, le quatorze Juillet, or Bastille Day as we call it, is a celebration of all things French. And what better way to celebrate than with the best known of French flowers – Lavender. Our 100% organic French lavender soap is something that, once you smell it, you will never want to be with out. Made from the purist organic virgin olive oil you can by and with the addition of French lavender flowers grown in our own garden, it just can’t be beat. But if a soap doesn’t grab you, how about buying some of the organic French lavender essential oil itself. It has many uses, not just to make things smell nice, but even in cooking! It is a great insect deterrent (especially for flies), is wonderful for preventing blisters on burns and is in my view the most useful of all the essential oils to have around the house or workplace for healing. At only £3.50 for 10ml it’s great value. We don’t always see eye to eye with the French, but about lavender I can truly say ”Vive la France!” over a glass of red or white tonight and count my blessings for the oil that has given our business the greatest pleasure imaginable, from growing to making products and in daily use.

Monday, 2 June 2014

Testing yet another iPhone app for blogging

Testing yet another iPhone app to use for blogging, this time ByWord

This app has been recommended and is in use by other blind and visually impaired users. It seems to have many features, including of course Markdown, and you can also preview your document as an HTML formatted version and even create a PDF.

With spellchecking, Word count and much more it’s worth investigating.

But, as always, the main thing to be seen is whether it will successfully upload my posts to my account on Blogger (or Blogspot).

Here goes!

Friday, 16 May 2014

Get £1 off our 100% Organic Rose & Glycerine Cleanser and feel pampered!

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It's not just in winter that we need to get rid of the grime and toxin build-up from daily life. We need to care for our faces (as well as our hands, feet and bodies) the whole year through.

Our liquid Rose & Glycerine Cleanser is actually a cleanser and toner combined, so it cleans away makeup residue and daily grime and helps tone your skin for a firmer appearance.

It's 100% organic and you need only a very little - just dab a few drops onto a cotton wool ball or something similar and gently dab on around the eyes, on the face, around the lips and nose, and anywhere else you wish.

Wipe makeup residue away gently, concentrating on one area at a time, and you will feel the freshness take over.

Rose has been used for thousands of years and is the best of all natural ingredients to soothe and relax you. We use the purest organic rosewater. So you will not only look fresh and relaxed but feel ready to face the day's activities too.

None of our skincare products contain harmful chemicals and all are produced for anyone with the most sensitive skin. You will not find anything purer made here in the UK!

To order yours now, go to
(The £1 per item will be taken off your shopping cart total).