What is Cocoa Butter?

What is Cocoa Butter?

When I think of cocoa butter, the first thing that comes to my mind is chocolate. However, it is widely used in skincare formulations. Cocoa butter has been used as a natural ingredient in many different skin care products for hundreds of years. With some historical...
7 Quirky Valentine’s Gift Ideas

7 Quirky Valentine’s Gift Ideas

Valentine’s Day can be one of those holidays that can be challenging for those with advanced gift giving skills. That’s why we’ve put together a list of small businesses that you can find online to help you out! From a date night idea to helping them save the...
Essential Winter Skincare

Essential Winter Skincare

Winter sees the start of the bitterly cold weather, dark nights, and Christmas lights. However, most of us will also find that our skin becomes drier, sometimes sore, and often our mental wellbeing can also suffer. The plummet in temperatures affects our body in...
Real Living Wage Week

Real Living Wage Week

Each year, the Real Living wage movement is celebrated. This year it is being celebrated from the 15th – 21st of November and is the 20th anniversary for the Real Living Wage movement. History of the Living Wage This is an independent campaign where employers...
Soothing Skin Cream – What Is It and How Is It Made?

Soothing Skin Cream – What Is It and How Is It Made?

For those of you who have read through our blogs posts before will know that we have previously explained the ingredients and benefits of our fabulous Soothing Skin Cream back in 2016. In this blog, we intend on giving you an insight into the processes of making &...
Propolis in Skincare Products

Propolis in Skincare Products

James Fearnley, the CEO of Nature’s Laboratory has dedicated most of his professional life to researching and producing natural medicines. These medicines are made from herbs, plants and bee products in particular a product called Propolis. He has an outstanding...
What is Bentonite Clay?

What is Bentonite Clay?

In order to answer that, we need to go back in time (tens of millions of years!) to Cretaceous Period. After huge surges in volcanic activity, leading to a series of eruptions, most of North America was covered in volcanic ash. A great deal of the ash fell into the...
What is Shea Butter?

What is Shea Butter?

For thousands of years, humans have been using Shea Butter for many different purposes. Shea butter, in its raw form is a fat derived from the nut of the Vitellaria (Shea) tree which is indigenous to Africa. Early accounts of its use date back to Ancient Egypt where...
Sweet Cecily’s – Who Are We?

Sweet Cecily’s – Who Are We?

Sweet Cecily’s is a skincare brand that was founded in 2011 by Cecily Fearnley, with support from her brother Hugo. As many know and others can imagine, being a first-time business owner is extremely daunting, but Cecily’s knowledge of natural products paired...