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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.

NYRO, Pamper

September Product of the Month – Lengthening Mascara

Lengthening Mascara

I don’t know about you, but over the last few years I have been very concerned about the make-up I wear as well as the skincare I put on my body.  Whilst Neal’s Yard no longer do a range of make-up they did keep this, their most popular product and I am so glad they did!

I have been using it now for a couple of years and would not change.  One coat gives a lovely daytime coverage or leave it to dry before adding a second coat and it gives the perfect extra coverage for evening eyes.

It’s the only mascara I’ve tried that doesn’t hurt my sensitive eyes or damage my eyelashes and above all it smells of CHOCOLATE!  Seriously, it does and that comes from one of the main ingredients Carnauba wax.  Here is what Neal’s Yard have to say about it.

NYRO, Pamper, self-love

July product of the month – Beauty Sleep Concentrate

People often ask me which is my favourite Neal’s Yard product and that’s a very difficult one to answer.  You see it changes with the season or when I try something new or when I rediscover something I haven’t used for a while.

I should, however, be able to narrow it down to just one product a month!  This product will be available to test in my treatment room, so please ask if you’re having a treatment and I’ll also be doing a quick review in my monthly newsletter and a slightly longer one here on my blog.

Image of Beauty sleep concentrate bottle on pillow

With shorter nights during the summer, every moment of sleep counts and this little beauty (no pun intended) is a double hit.

The blend of ylang ylang, orange, clary sage and patchouli oils within help evoke a feeling of peace and well-being.  The aromatherapy of these oils creates space in the mind which allows for a restful and restorative nights sleep.

The light, serum-like moisturiser contains narcissus bulb and grapeseed oil which naturally help to lock moisture into the skin without leaving a heavy or greasy feeling.  You can read more about it on the Neal’s Yard website here.

Apply 2-4 pumps after your evening cleansing routine (whatever that may be) and you can use after a serum or just on it’s own.  I find that at this time of year two pumps is sufficient to cover the face and leave my skin fresh and hydrated in the morning.  Don’t forget to hold your hands up to your face after you’ve applied it and breath in slowly and deeply to get the maximum effect of the aromatherapy benefits.

I’d love to hear your thoughts and ideas about the products I feature so please feel free to leave comments below, but I’d also love to hear about your favourites so do get in touch and if you send a photo then I may feature it and send you a little thank you present.

Northamptonshire Health & Wellness Event

Join us at the Northamptonshire Health & Wellness Event on Sunday 19th May – 11am to 5pm

Flyer for Northants Health & Wellness event

For this I’m collaborating with the lovely Rachel Dennis who is also a Neal’s Yard Consultant.  She will be sharing the blue bottle love with people and I will be offering Reflexology taster sessions on Sunday 19th only.

 

Do come along and support us  – try a treatment or a new product.  Surround yourself with Health & Wellbeing and let it into your life!