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July Product of the Month – The Whole Bee Lovely Range!

Why have one favourite product when you can have a whole range!

Last month was World Bee Day and there is so much in the news and on social media about saving the bees that I just had to give the whole Bee Lovely range a shout out.  Not only that this range is divine and I regularly have at least two items from it on the go at home.  As you can see from the photo those currently in use are the hand wash and the all over balm.

The whole range smells of honey and orange but not in an over-powering sickly way, more of a fresh happy way.  And for every products sold from the range Neal’s Yard give 3% to bee friendly charities, raising £120,000 to date.  They always have done and as far as I’m aware they always will do, so passionate are they about ecology in general and saving the bees.  Have a look at their bee saving campaign here.

Happy

I love using the shower gel first thing in the morning, the orange essential oil makes me smile and really sets me up for a happy start to the day.  Having done a Facebook live in my group (Medulla Holistic Living) about various moisturising products, I re-discovered the All Over Balm.  I use it mainly as face mask but it is quite heavy and I do find I need a facewash to remove it – though it feels amazing afterwards.  But I also like it as a heel balm particularly at this time of year when we’re in flip flops and sandals.  As I say it’s quite oily so pop it on with some old socks and head for bed or pop your feet up for half an hour.

Packaging

Neal’s Yard promote the Bee Lovely range as our family friend range because of the happy fragrance and yellow packaging.  The essential oils will brighten up children and are perfectly safe for them.

Because it is safe for children most of the packaging is plastic, we don’t want the wee ones dropping the glass bottle of handwash!  And all our shower gels come in plastic bottles for the same reason, we don’t want them slipping and breaking in the bottom of the shower.  However, and it’s a big however; ALL the plastic that Neal’s Yard use is already recycled and if you live close enough to a store then you can return all your empties to be further recycled.  If you live locally to me then you can return all your empties to me directly and I am finding lots of ways to use them.

If you are on social media do give us a shout out using #savethebees and if you purchase something from the range pop up a photo too please.  Don’t forget you can find me mainly on Facebook and Instagram but also on Twitter and Linked In all using the same handle @medullaspace – come and say Hi!

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What to do with your old blue bottles?

To all of you who purchase Neal’s Yard products from me, you might be wondering what to do with your old blue bottles and jars.  You could do what Mum and I do and use them as vases……

or candle holders……

But if you don’t want them any more and are local to me would you be kind enough to let me have all your old blue bottles and jars back when you have finished with them please (if you’re local I’ll be able to collect from you)?  If you don’t live nearby but live near a store, then they are also taking all empty blue bottles and jars back too.

Apart from adding to my collection……..

I am also using the containers for my own creations as part of my aromatherapy course.

I will also be able to pass them on to Tarn who has just launched the Refill Van, so if you have other attractive containers that she can use then you can pass them on through me too.

So do get in touch through the form below if you don’t want your empties – we have plenty of ideas for them!  And if you have other ideas then please share them with us on my Facebook page.  Thank you.

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April product of the Month – Hand Defence Range

Neal’s Yard Organic Defence spray has always been a popular item and a staple in many people’s handbags, baby bags, cars etc. 

It has a 70% alcohol content which makes it a trustworthy hand sanitiser at any time.  But unlike hand sanitiser gels, this fresh scented liquid does not dry out hands and I often feel leave mine feeling softer.

Using the powers of aromatherapy, the essential oils contained in this range have anti-bacterial, cleansing, immune-stimulating and calming properties, making it wonderfully soothing and uplifting for our mental health as well as boosting our protection.

The range now contains two difference size spray (30ml natural defence and 50ml organic defence), a refill bottle, a blend of oil for a diffusers or cleaning products and a hand rub with a flip-top lid.

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March Product of the Month – Organic Echinacea Tincture

I had all kinds of ‘refresh and rejuvenate for spring’ ideas for my March product of the month but with the Coronavirus getting ever closer I felt I should offer some natural and organic ways to try and keep healthy.  Alongside a healthy diet with plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables we can take a number of supplements that can help to boost our immune system.  Now I’m not a herbalist or nutritionist and as you know Product of the Month started as my favourite of the moment from the wonderful and wide range from Neal’s Yard Remedies Organic.  So this is me sharing with you what I’m taking and using currently, rather than telling you what you should use or take.

There are many supplements that claim to boost the immune system but my favourites are Echinacea Tincture and Elderberry Syrup (which was my October Product of the Month)

Why is it even important to boost our immune system?  I don’t know about you, but “boosting the immune system” is a phrase I see a lot of online and in the press.  And for me it’s almost become one of those phrases that loses it’s meaning in the constant repetition – a sound-bite or whatever the press jargon phrase is these days!

So let’s go back to basics.  The immune system is the body’s internal defence mechanism which guards against disease-causing organisms – namely bacteria and viruses.  Because it affects the whole body it is also affected by everything that goes on in our lives – good and bad.  We can use vaccinations, a healthy diet and supplements to improve our immune system but as it can be negatively affected by stress, it is also a good idea to make changes to our lifestyle too.  Creating habits that avoid stress such as regular exercise, meditation or time in nature, which are my favourite stress busters, can all be beneficial to helping our immune systems and increasing the likelihood of our remaining healthy.

And finally, one other candidate for product of the month in this little group is the amazing Organic Defence Handspray (or essential oil blend for a diffuser).  A blend of herbs and essential oils with antiviral and antibacterial properties which work together as an effective and oh-so-lovely-smelling hand sanitiser.

Organic Defence Hand Spray 50mlOrganic Defence Aromatherapy Blend 10ml

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February Product of the Month – Geranium & Orange Body Scrub

Perk up dull or dry skin with this delicious smelling Geranium & Orange Body Scrub.  We can all start to feel a little sluggish in February but this body scrub in one of Neal’s Yard’s most popular ranges is sure to put zing back in the body and freshen the mind and emotions too.  I love this in my morning shower as it gives me an energising start to my day.

Mineral salts and creamy shea nut butter combine with a divine essential oil blend to create just a little bit of heaven in a pot.

The Geranium and Orange blend were one of the early fragrances introduced by founder, Romy Fraser, in the early 1980’s and is still one of the most popular today.  The range also includes shower gel, body balm, hand wash and lotion, foam bath and hand cream as well as a gorgeous gift set.