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Anti-Aging Face Scrub for Sensitive/ Mature Skin

Ingredients: 25gm Organic Colloidal Oatmeal 10gm Organic Rose Petal Powder 10gm Goats Milk Powder 6gm Finely ground Pumice Powder Organic Aloe Vera Gel Combine all of the dry Ingredients well in a bowl than add enough Organic Aloe Vera Gel to create a thick paste. Using Circular motions apply to face, neck and other areas requiring exfoliation, gently rubbing to remove dead, dry skin. Exfoliation without harsh chemicals is the key to improving skin tone and condition, especially important for increased collagen and elastin production. This is a divinely scented and most effective exfoliator for reducing fine lines and wrinkles […]

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2 Day Skincare Course Coming up this Winter!

TWO 2 DAY SKINCARE WORKSHOPS- THE ONLY ONES FOR 2015! SO GET IN FAST Details for Skincare 1 Dates:Saturday 11th July 2015- Sunday 12th July 2015 Time:  10.30am – 5.00pm Fee:  $480 Inclusive of all materials Note:  Please book early. Class numbers are strictly limited with places usually booked out early. Enrolment form and deposit required to secure your place. During the workshop you will make and take home: Base creams – Two types Herbal infused oil Healing hand cream Skin and body oil Moisturiser Cleanser Body scrub Facial masks Exfoliater Lip Balm Body Butter Nourishing face cream Shampoo Conditioner  *A […]

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A new Aloe has landed in the shop!

Certified Organic Aloe Vera Concentrate Powder 200×1 A pure freeze dried concentrated powder of organically grown Aloe Vera to reconstitute to 100% pure Aloe Vera Leaf Juice or to make into Organic Aloe Vera Gel. To make up: Add 0.5% Aloe Vera 200x to 99.5% Distilled Water. Bring to 55 degrees  and hold for 20mins- than add Citracidal C at 0.5% to preserve the formulation. This extract forms the base liquid when creating a gel. Do this by sprinkling Xanthan Gum onto Liquid Aloe Vera, whisking with an electric wand untill desired thickness is reached. (See our Aloe Brochure for […]

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At the end of Summer there is much to do in the Garden to prepare for Autumn than Winter. The Garden has lost its bloom and freshness, tasks are orientated towards tidying summer’s growth. There are many perennials to be cut back, annuals to be removed, seeds to be harvested and the last leaves and flowers to be picked for drying. This is the best time for gathering wild fruits and berries, making jams, jellies, pickles and stewing fruits to be frozen. You may be able to find; Plums, Apples and Blackberries, rose-hips, wild strawberries, cherry plums and elderberries are […]

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Introducing the “Herby”

Herby/ Herbies; (Noun) A “Herbal Baby” Someone who is at the infant stage of learning about herbs, growing in knowledge, eager to learn and new at everything Herb-orientated.  I am a Herby…I work here at Cottage Hill and have done for the past few months, I am learning more every day about the magnificent life and times of the humble herbs not to mention the odd weed, superfoods and powders…and tinctures, oils, hydrosol! ohhh the list goes on!!! It is just so much fun, so eye-opening and so informative! I love love love my job- This little purple house on the […]

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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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