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...
Maybe you’re considering trading your usual moisturiser for an all-natural formula or looking to give your hands some TLC after all that hand sanitiser? Here at Sweet Cecily’s, we make a whole range of cream from completely natural ingredients. Each formula was carefully developed by Cecily after suffering from eczema for many years, she wanted each ingredient to complement the other whilst remaining gentle to the skin.
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 nicely...
Galentine’s Day is an unofficial celebration first introduced on an episode of TV comedy series; Parks & Recreation. It does not aim to replace Valentine’s Day, it is more of an excuse to hang out, kick back and celebrate female friendships with your best girl...
You know that feeling when you're all out of inspiration with what to buy for someone? Or there are those last minute gifts you had forgotten you'd need to buy for your kid's teacher, or something for your mother in law, or a work colleague's secret santa?...
So here’s the info: on Friday the 1st December (that’s tomorrow) The Pheasant will open their doors to a handful of local artists and craftspeople to set up shop within the hotel. Entry is £5 with all proceeds going to the local branch of NSPCC
There is much talk these days about the march of technology and the very real prospect of robots taking many of our jobs. However, it appears many employers are jumping the gun and already treating their living breathing workforce as though they were robots! This is...
We are hiring – Natural Skincare Assistant
Sweet Cecily’s is a pioneering skincare company based in Whitby. Specialising in natural and ethical products, with a focus on personalised gifts, we are looking for someone to join our ever expanding team in time for the Christmas rush.
Whilst out and about, it’s been pretty hard to avoid the Sambucus Nigra tree, more commonly known as the Elder Tree. September is the ideal time to collect the berries, so this weekend we went out armed with baskets for the mushrooms, and bags for the elderberries!
Last Saturday I was walking along the beach with a friend, discussing life, love and all that goes with it. We noticed that dotted around were little coloured lollipop sticks, with a note saying “if you found me take me home” and on the other side a little quote. And this was mine “You must be the change you wish to see in the world”.
It’s never too early to start thinking about Christmas shopping, and we are thrilled to be heading back to exhibit at the wonderful Gilling Castle gift fair near Ampleforth.
WE NEED YOUR HELP!
The annual Not on the High Street awards celebrate those who do creativity, originality and ingenuity better than anyone else.
This year, two special awards will be chosen by you, the lovely customers.
We have found over the years that we inevitably end up with odd boxes of products that we can’t sell for one reason or another. It may be that they were earlier stage formulations where we haven’t quite perfected the colour and smell, or it could be that the packaging gets damaged, or perhaps we have things with a too short shelf life (one of the dangers with natural products)
We are super excited to announce that we will be attending this year’s Festival of Thrift, which will be taking place on the 17 & 18 September at Kirkleatham, Redcar.
The festival of thrift is a FREE weekend of activities designed for all the family. Showing you how to save money, be environmentally savvy and live a rich and creative life.
Here at Sweet Cecily’s we take environmental issues seriously and we’re proud to say we do not use microbeads in ANY of our exfoliating products, instead, we go all natural using ground walnut shells for our gentle but effective Citrus & Walnut body scrub.
Here at Sweet Cecily’s we have seen our best ever start to the year in terms of sales and reach. It is incredibly exciting to watch our little brand grow into something different each month that passes. As a result, we are planning for our busiest Christmas yet. We are looking for someone who is enthusiastic and up for a challenge to join our team in Whitby.
Back in April I was approached by Not On the Highstreet to get involved in their very first ‘physical event’. For those of you who don’t know, NOTHS are an online marketplace who provide a selling platform for all sorts of small and creative businesses. We have been selling through them since the early days in 2012 and they have become an amazing outlet for us.
This Saturday (27th February) I will be spending the day at the lovely Great Yorkshire Shop in Leeds.
Situated in the beautiful Corn Exchange building, this is a relatively new store that opened its doors to the public in November. Started by Aeneas Brewster, the shop only sells things that have been made in Yorkshire. When we were approached with a view to supplying them with our products, we didn’t need to think twice, as it is such a great concept.
In this blog, I’m going to tell you a little bit about our Soothing Skin Cream.
It was formulated, developed and tested by our very own Managing Director, Cecily Fearnley. Having suffered from Eczema herself from late teens and into her early 20s, she had tried just about everything to try and sooth her problem skin. She noticed that there were a few products that were helping slightly, but not clearing the problem entirely. Cecily decided to cherry pick the beneficial ingredients that alleviated her dry/itchy skin and formulate a new product which contained all of those wonderfully soothing elements
The ‘Small Business Sunday’ concept was launched by the Dragon’s Den star in 2010 as a way to champion exciting small businesses. Each week, Theo rewards small businesses that tweet him @TheoPaphitis and describe their businesses in one tweet including the all-important hashtag #SBS.