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Warming Mango Scrub

Warming Mango Scrub

Normally at this time of year I would be wanting to share refreshing, cooling recipes to soothe after a hot day out in the summer elements…but that just doesn’t feel appropriate considering i’m wearing a wooly hat and a jumper as I type this up. So instead, here is a warming scrub with the smell of the tropics to create the illusion of summer in your bathroom!

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Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year from Cottage Hill Herbs!

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Our Opening Hours over Christmas

Our Opening Hours over Christmas

Can you believe it is already nearly Christmas?!

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We are full!!

We are full!!

This is a quick message to let you know that as of today…

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Healing Lip Balm Recipe

Healing Lip Balm Recipe

This lip balm is very healing & soothing to cracked, chapped lips. Melissa essential oil (lemon balm) is an anti-inflammatory essential oil with strong anti-viral properties, making this lip balm protective & healing for cold sores & herpes outbreaks. Don’t let your lips dry up in the sun, have this balm on hand for when you really need it!

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BREAKING NEWS!

BREAKING NEWS!

The Herbal Diploma 2017 is full…so….

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Brand new free E-book from Donna!

Brand new free E-book from Donna!

  As promised everyone, the latest free e-book is now all written up and available for you to download! Just enter your details down below and you’ll be sent through the page where you can download it! If you are already on our mailing list, then go and check you inbox! We will be sending out to our valued subscribers so that you don’t miss out! Please enjoy and I hope that you all benefit from the valuable information within this e-book! Donna x   Get your e-book now  

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DIY Talcum Powder!

DIY Talcum Powder!

Commercial talcums are usually made from magnesium silicate, many also contain some asbestos and aluminium and some studies have linked talcum powder with ovarian cancers! They may also cause coughing, vomiting and even pneumonia if used carelessly and inhaled by babies. It’s so easy to make your own talc and avoid all the potential health risks. So here are some of my favourite recipes for making your own Talc!

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Hot Oil Treatment for Dry, Split Hair

Hot Oil Treatment for Dry, Split Hair

Split ends? Dry hair? Our hair gets a battering over time doesn’t it? Over washing, blow drying, straightening, sun, rain, stress!! If you have dry, split hair, treat yourself to this luxurious, easy-to-make treatment and create a spa in your own home! You’ll be on a…

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Just when I was about to retire…

Just when I was about to retire...

It’s true, this was going to be my last year of teaching diploma’s at Cottage Hill Herbs. What with the bridge being out and the shop being closed, there’s been a lot of work to be done in other areas and I thought, ‘well maybe the universe it telling me that it’s time to ease up a bit’. However, I then found myself inundated with requests for another herbal diploma, and I thought to myself, ‘come on universe make up your mind’. So I did some soul searching and some thinking…and here’s what I decided…

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A personal message from Donna.

A personal message from Donna.

A personal video message from Cottage Hill Herbs owner and herbalist, Donna Lee.

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All natural lip gloss colour!

All natural lip gloss colour!

If you’ve ever dropped a bit of rainbow salad on your crispy clean ,white summer shirt then you’ll know all about this already. If you’re a goth or don’t eat salad, then listen up – beetroot is a perfect all-natural red dye that we can use to great effect in our lip balms and lip glosses.

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