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This little piggy went to market…This ones in your cosmetics…

So after the Bacon where does the rest go?  The slaughter industry has a big problem with the by-product  of fat they amass in their factories. They try to sell this off in many different disguises and by law they don’t necessarily need to declare where it has come from. According to Richard Lutwyche, a British pig farmer, “in the U.K big commercial farms send their pigs to abattoirs. The abattoir will find different markets for all the by-products” he says. “Everything they can’t sell they have to incinerate which costs the company money.” A pig can be used in […]

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EYE MAKEUP REMOVER

Are you familiar with the scary morning panda eyes? Waking up to the not so glamorous version of our former perfectly made up selves..We have all been there. Here we have a natural and easy to make formula that is both nourishing and delicate on the sensitive skin around the eye area. This beautiful oil does not irritate the eye area and will assist with the re hydration of tissue around the eye. We stock all of the ingredients below so you can make your own 100ml bottle to share with your friends-or keep the secret to yourself… Ingredients: 10ml […]

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EYELASH THICKENER

Do you want beautiful, luscious, full eyelashes that are thick and healthy? Try our recipe for an Eyelash thickener that is organic, chemical free and will not harm your skin. If you use too much eye makeup and mascara it causes the feather like lashes to break and become brittle- using this product will help to strengthen your lashes if used regularly. Forget Cleopatra- you will be the envy of your friends with this gorgeous product. Apply a small amount often- too much at a time will make your lashes stick together.  All ingredients are available in the shop to purchase […]

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Silica For Health, Skin, Hair and Nails

A high Silica Diet is most important when our bodies feel completely broken down. It is important for aiding: -Impotence and  sexual weakness -Hair growth -Nail Problems -Sores and wounds -Weakened and inflamed Ulcerated linings of canal walls -Fatigue and Mental stress -Debility and Lameness -Sore thighs and weak lower limbs -Itching feet, gristly joints -Kidney pain -Hair loss -Pus ailments -Stiff neck Great for people who are constantly hair twirling, picky and have habit forming behaviors like nose picking.   Silica protects the body and skin. It acts as an insulating agent, helping us to keep and retain our […]

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Affordable, Natural Christmas Gift Giving!

Bath Milks These yummy milks sooth and heal dry or itching skins and may also be enjoyed simply as a relaxing, delicious soak! Bath milks may be designed for specific conditions such as assisting sleep, for stress, sore muscles, promoting energy and creativity or simply to strengthen all aspects of well-being. Design them for your needs. Bath milk soaks, cleanse, moisturise and tone the skin, whilst the use of appropriate pure essential oils send signals to the brain via the olfactory bulb located in the nose, to nourish, purify, energize or act on the body in ways specific to your […]

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A Herbal Remedy for FLEAS!

Pesky fleas irritating your beloved pets this Summer? Try our natural and pet friendly remedy made by Donna Lee. All herbs are available to purchase online and in our store- Cottage Hill Herb Farm   Recipe: 1 Cup of DIATOMACEOUOS EARTH 1/2 Cup of NEEM POWDER 1/2 Cup GARLIC POWDER 10 Drops of Pure essential NEEM OIL   Method: Mix all powders thoroughly together. Take 1/2 Cup of the powdered mixture and grind the essential Neem oil into it using either a mortar pestle or the back of a spoon. Add the other half of the mixture. When fully blended place […]

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Rosemary

A Herb To Not Forget: ROSEMARY -For Remembrance Easy to grow with many colours and types available and a much loved herb for the kitchen. Symbolically linked with romance, marriage and death through the theme of remembrance, rosemary does in fact impact greatly on the body and in particular many aspects of the head and brain. It stimulates circulation, memory and concentration, improves digestion and absorption and keeps us alert and more active depending on how we use it. It assists hair growth and scalp health by stimulating the hair follicle when applied as an essential oil mixed with a […]

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Superfoods

“Superfoods for skin, hair & whole body health” We are now stocking 4 NEW superfood powders: Camu Camu, Mango, Papaya & Passionfruit.   CAMU CAMU POWDER The best high density nutrient & the richest natural source of vitamin C! With levels as high as 50,000ppm, or approx. 1200% of your daily vitamin C value. Camu Camu is a powerful anti-oxidant, supports the immune system, balances mood, provides nutritional support for the brain and central nervous system. Research shows it assists in supporting serotonin levels in the brain. Camu Camu is rich in bioflavonoids, an important co-factor for vitamin C absorption. It […]

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Goat’s Milk Powder

GOAT’S MILK POWDER FOR SKIN HEALTH Goat’s milk powder provides a substantial nutritional component for skin care and indeed general health care for all age groups.  It is well recognized that vitamins and minerals act synergistically and offer much greater benefit and bio availability when obtained through natural food sources. Goat’s milk contains lactic acid, an alpha-hydroxyl acid, that takes apart dead skin cells from the epidermis (outer skin layer) – leaving a new fresh soft outer skin layer. Lactic acid is an exfoliant, reported to make skin thicker, firmer, more elastic and younger looking. Additionally, lactic acid can stimulate […]

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Skin Healing Bath Milk

SKIN HEALING BATH MILK 100gms Goat’s Milk Powder 100gms Coconut Cream Powder 100gms Baking Soda 20 – 25 drops Tuberose or Elemi Pure Essential Oil Combine all powders well – ensuring no lumps. Take 1/2 cup of this mixture and carefully grind the essential oil well into the powder. Combine this mix into the balance of powders. Place in glass bottles and seal. Use approximately 100gms for a skin soothing, anti-itch healing bath.

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Cuticle Oil

Cuticle Oil For brittle, weak nails. 20mls pure Calendula Oil 5 drops Vegetable Glycerine 5mls Wheatgerm Oil 7 drops pure essential oil of Frankincense Shake all together in amber glass bottle. Massage oil gently in and around cuticles. Use regularly, rubbing into nail bed to nourish and strengthen whole nail bed.

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Nail Strengthening Soak

Nail Strengthening Soak 1 tsp dried Horsetail 1 tsp dried Oatstraw Infuse the above herbs in 1 cup boiling water. Leave to cool – divide in half (store 1/2 in refrigerator for later use). Soak both hands (fingernail parts) in the tea for 20mins. Dry and rub cuticles with cuticle oil. (See cuticle oil recipe). Horsetail and Oatstraw are herbs that are exceptionally rich in silica – important for strengthening and hardening of nails, bones, hair etc. Use daily until nails improve in strength.

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