Natural Skincare and Beauty

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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Fennel Seed Sugar Scrub

Fennel Seed Sugar Scrub 25gm Fennel Seed 160gm Raw Sugar 180ml Apricot Kernel Oil, Sweet Almond Oil or Sesame Cold Pressed Oil 5 drops Patchouli Pure Essential Oil 6 drops Ylang Ylang Pure Essential Oil 20 drops(1ml) Mandarin Pure Essential Oil Grind the fennel seeds lightly in a coffee grinder or mortar and pestle. Mix with the sugar in a bowl. Place the Apricot oil in a jug and add the essential oil combination to this. Stir through and add sugar, fennel mix. Place in suitable container. Use in bath or shower by massaging into the skin in circular motions. Rinse […]

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Natural Cold Sore Remedy

Natural Cold Sore Remedy Antiseptic and healing essential oil blend: Melissa (Lemon Balm) Pure Essential Oil – 20 drops Geranium Bourbon Pure Essential Oil – 20 drops Lavender Pure Essential Oil – 20 drops Hyssop Pure Essential Oil – 5 drops Lemon Pure Essential Oil – 5 drops Combine the pure essential oils in 50mls of pure apple cider vinegar and shake well before use. Apply at the first sign of cold sore outbreak. This mixture is very effective to diminish outbreaks. A course of L-Lysine, B Vitamins and Vitamin C grreatly assists in reducing the viral load in the […]

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FRAGRANT SUGARS FOR CULINARY DELIGHTS AND BODY CARE PRODUCTS

FRAGRANT SUGARS FOR CULINARY DELIGHTS AND BODY CARE PRODUCTS   Limited only by your imagination, these divine sugars are so easy, cost effective and make unique gifts to delight the recipient this festive season. Method: Using a large glass jar, place your selected ingredient in the bottom of the jar and cover with sugar. I like to use generous amounts of herbs or spices to create a more intense flavour within the sugar. Place the jar in a warm place – such as a hot water cupboard, or other warm position away from sunlight. Shake occassionally and leave for 3 […]

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The Grapefruit Seed Extract Controversy

The Grapefruit Seed Extract Controversy Many of you will be familiar with controversial stories on the internet about chemicals found in Grapefruit Seed Extracts. Most extracts available commercially have been adulterated and diluted to the point that they don’t work, so these unscrupulous companies add parabens to the extract to make them viable. These are not the sort of additives that we want in our truly natural pure products! Here at Cottage Hill Herbs – we now have available Pure Organic Grapefruit Seed Extract Powder so that you may make your own pure extract, knowing exactly what it contains at […]

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LAVENDER

Lavender Essential Oil Loved and cherished by many cultures for its valuable medicinal properties and its fine fragrance, Lavender has always been the most popular of all the essential oils. The pure essential oil is steam distilled from the fresh flowering tops of Lavendula officinalis (true Lavender) and others. There are many species of Lavender used commercially for essential oil production – not all of these are considered suitable for oil production with many NZ varieties distilled from Lavenders that give high yields of oil, but little in the therapeutic value of the essential oil. At Cottage Hill Herbs we […]

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A WEIGHT LOSS MIRACLE

A WEIGHT LOSS MIRACLE!  BRINDLEBERRY (GARCINIA CAMBOGIA)   There is massive historical and scientific evidence regarding this herb’s amazing effects on weight loss and appetite suppression. Considered by researchers and many famous doctors such as DR OZ to be the newest and fastest fat burner. This incredible little fruit offers us the easiest and most effective fat burning properties seen to date, along with a host of other health promoting benefits. Human and animal studies have shown most impressive results in reducing cravings and increasing fat burning. The Hydroxy Citric Acid (HCA) in Brindleberry is the active ingredient that increases lipid […]

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Delaying your skin’s aging process with natural ingredients

Delaying your skin’s aging process with natural ingredients! Recent research shows that aging of the skin can be slowed, or even stopped with the use of anti-oxidant compounds derived from botanical products. Data indicates that possibly the richest source of these powerful anti-oxidant compounds are to be found in raw or organic Cacao Beans. Cacao has the highest ORAC (oxygen radical absorbance capacity) of all anti-oxidants measured. Cacao contains many, many vitamins and minerals and is particularly high in Magnesium, Calcium, Zinc and Copper. These provide high skin levels of oxygen, with copper being a powerful anti wrinkle ingredient that […]

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ANTI – CELLULITE FORMULAS

Anti – Cellulite Oil Using a double boiler and gentle heat over 5 hours (see infused oil info on our website for more in depth instructions on creating herbally infused oils). Place 1 part Calendula Flowers, 1 part Rosemary, 1 part Juniper Berries and 2 parts Birch Leaf (all dried herbs), cover with Sweet Almond Oil and heat as per instructions, stirring occasionally for 5 hours. NOTE: It is very important not to heat the herbs and oil at too high a temperature, turn heat off and on often to maintain a very gentle heat throughout the processing time. Strain […]

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How to take 5 – 10 years off the age & look of your skin

How to take 5 – 10 years off the age & look of your skin. (Without creams, lotions, pills, surgery or money!)   The simplest, most effective way to improve and create a more youthful anti – wrinkle, smooth and silky look to your skin is to “GIVE UP SUGAR” Yes! – it’s that simple. Not only will you shed unwanted kilos, but you will also loose the lines and wrinkles too!   Sugar damages by hardening the collagen and elastin fibres, drying, dulling and wrinkling the skin. The more sugar you consume, the worse the problem becomes and skin that was once […]

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RED RASPBERRY SEED OIL (Cold Pressed)

New in Store! We are now stocking cold pressed Red Raspberry Seed Oil. This is a highly nourishing beautiful oil that sinks into the skin very quickly and is considered a dry oil for this reason. It has a natural SPF factor somewhere between 30 to 50 so an essential oil for its sunblock activity in creams, lotions and sun products. Prices: 50ml – $12.95 100ml – $24.95

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NEW 500 ml Cold Pressed Oils

We are proud to announce that we are now stocking 500 ml sizes of Apricot Kernel Cold Pressed Oil and Sweet Almond Cold Pressed Oil. These will be $29.95 per 500 ml bottle. To order please call us on (04) 526 4753 or email Donna@cottagehillherbs.co.nz

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