Monday, 22 June 2009

The Angel's Share came out of the box!

Just taken delivery of my latest order of whisky soaps - wow, what a fantastic smell of malt whisky (or whiskey if you are North American!) - this works so well in these soaps - a really blokey product - but a really gentle and natural glycerine soap too - and one of my best sellers! The angel's share is now floating about's workroom!

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Wednesday, 17 June 2009

2 pots of Organic Arnica Body Treatment Balm to be won for 2 lucky winners (worth £37 each!)

Organic Arnica Body Treatment Balm to be won by 2 lucky winners (worth £37 each!)

Organic Arnica Body Treatment Balm with organic black pepper, peppermint and orange. A rich, therapeutic blend designed to ease aching muscles and joints with the analgesic properties of organic arnica, high altitude lavender and Scottish Highland Pine. Enriched with Vitamin E, organic shea butter, cocoa butter and beeswax – it melts easily into the skin to provide long-lasting moisture. Created on the west coast of Scotland.

All you have to do is :

1. Correctly answer these 4 questions - (clue – the answers are in my website!)

  • Name one of the organisations that uses Mozzy Off?
  • What is Scotland’s version of tea tree oil called?
  • Who brought some types of mint to the UK?
  • What is our terrier called?

Email the answers to:

2. And sign up to Natural Beauty Scotland if you haven’t already – click on this link

You will receive special offers, exclusive discounts and news.

The 2 lucky winners will be announced at the end of July 09.

Good luck – and thanks for entering!


Monday, 8 June 2009

Wear a hat - elegant sun protection

If you look at old photos you'll notice that everyone wore a hat. Certainly you never see a late 19th century photo without seeing people wearing a hat or a cap. Social change after WW2 maybe led to less hat wearing - after all, your hat symbolised your social class - but after the last war, society changed and the influence of USA and cinema surely affected the fashion for going hatless too?

Here is my grandmother Flora Macdonald wearing a beautiful hat - she is sitting on a west Highland beach - at Arisaig, where she grew up. I guess this is early 1920s.

But in hot sunshine a hat is ideal - my husband wears a Tilly Hat in all weathers. It keeps the rain away from his glasses too! Tilley Hats have been certified to block 98 percent of harmful UVA/UVB radiation and deliver an ultraviolet protection factor (UPF) of 50+, the maximum rating given.

Suncream, sunglasses, suitable clothes, stay out of midday sun - these are all sensible measures - but remember your hat - protect your skin, delay skin ageing - and be stylish all at the same time!

And if you do need to soothe your skin if it gets a little too much exposure - try Shetland Rescue Cream . This gentle soothing, antiseptic and healing formula contains a complex blend of 31 emollients and can help treat a variety of skin problems such as sun and windburn, cracked or chapped skin, insect bites, minor cuts, burns, rashes or eczema. The word is spreading about the effectiveness of this powerful yet natural cream. Perfect to take away on holiday. Can be used on the face and body.

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