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...

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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...

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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 opt to...

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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 &...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Whitby Beauty Therapist Puts Sweet Cecily’s Natural Skin Creams To The Test

Whitby Beauty Therapist Puts Sweet Cecily’s Natural Skin Creams To The Test

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.

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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 nicely...

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13th February – Galentine’s Day

13th February – Galentine’s Day

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...

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Christmas Gift Guide

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?...

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Come and get festive at the Pheasant Hotel

Come and get festive at the Pheasant Hotel

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

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Job Vacancy at Sweet Cecily’s

Job Vacancy at Sweet Cecily’s

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.

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Recipe for Elderberry Syrup

Recipe for Elderberry Syrup

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!

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You must be the change you wish to see in the world

You must be the change you wish to see in the world

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”.

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Gilling Castle Gift Fair

Gilling Castle Gift Fair

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.

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Make Awards 2016

Make Awards 2016

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.

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No point crying over spilt milk… or should we say, damaged lip balms!

No point crying over spilt milk… or should we say, damaged lip balms!

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)

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Festival of Thrift – 17th & 18th September

Festival of Thrift – 17th & 18th September

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.

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