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  1. Happy May!

    Now that the May poles have been safely stashed for another year and the Beltane feasts have all been consumed, it's time to start looking towards summer, what do you have planned?
    I'm hoping for a few adventures with my tent and a spot of skipping in meadows where I find them, not to mention thoroughly enjoying the birdsong right outside my studio door most days and trying to keep the bunnies from eating all my chamomile plants so I have some left for fragrant goodies later in the year. Fingers crossed for some warmth and sun in the coming months.

    Since my last newsletter, I've been busily creating some lovely new things for you. I have 3 brand new soaps in 3 packaging options...boxed, our usual wrap and samples. 
    The boxed option would be great for gifts. All our packaging is compostable and the papers for the wraps are handmade by the Frogmore Paper mill a traditional paper mill who add flower petals, wild flower seeds, sawdust and even shredded denim to their paper fibres. The papers are so beautiful close up too, I think I'll be rolling them out over the whole range. 

    So...without further ado, let me introduce you to...

    Into the Briny Deep handmade soap

    Imagine if you could breathe underwater...what would the briny deep smell like?

    Our brand new soap 'Into the Briny Deep' blends cool ozonic scents of juniper, eucalyptus and warming cedarwood essential oils with real dried bladderwrack seaweed for skin softening and conditioning, salts for gentle exfoliation, french green clay and rich plant butters and oils for amazing lather and the gentlest of cleansing. 

    Scrub onto a shower pouffe or directly onto the skin in the shower for a super gentle clean, you'll emerge with a soft, mermaid scented bod. 

     

    Each bar is individually wrapped in waxed breathable paper with a handmade paper band. Limited numbers are available boxed while stocks last, 

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    Rooibos & Calendula Handmade soap

    Our brand new Vegan 'Rooibos & Calendula' handmade soap is formulated with beautiful red bush tea which gives it an amazing texture and colour. With the addition of red clay, these rustic bars help remove the dirt and grime of the day in the most gentle way. It makes the most amazing lather that is so gentle on the skin and rinses away cleanly.  The scent is blended with uplifting bergamot oil, grounding clary sage and exotic ylang ylang oils to clear the mind, refresh the body and comfort the soul. 

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    Golden Milk Handmade soap

    Our brand new Vegan 'Golden Milk' bar is rich and creamy with a delicate turmeric swirl through each bar. Turmeric is loaded with antioxidants and is known to have anti inflammatory properties, it also is reported to improve mood and be beneficial to heart health. 

    A whole box of nourishing coconut milk is combined with rich plant oils and butters to care for your skin while you wash leaving it scented with earthy cedarwood and calming clary sage oils. It makes the most amazing lather that is so gentle on the skin and rinses away cleanly. 

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    In case you missed it last time, I've also been working on some new 100% essential oil candles too, these are available now in 2 sizes.

    9cl votives - up to 20 hr burn
    20cl lidded jars - up to 35 hr burn.
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    All orders placed will begin shipping from Monday 13th May. Thank you for taking the time to read my words, I hope you enjoy every birdsong filled day ... until next time,

    Take care
    Ceri xx
  2.  

    Hello Folks,

    I'm typing this with a howling wind blustering outside and the sun beating down, it's be a great washing drying day, but I fear my pants may end up over the rooftops! Maybe I'll risk it later if it drops a little. My studio is closed today as Gibside Estate has to shut when there are high winds due to visitor safety concerns and lots of big ole trees so I'm taking the chance to update you all with my new blog :).

    If you follow me over on Instagram, you may see we snuck away for a little adventure to the Lake District the other week. We camped for 2 nights on the shores of Ullswater, it was great to escape but not long enough. We had a terrific thunderstorm the first night then the next day gorgeous sunshine, high up walks and the best fish and chippy tea. I'm trying to clear another window to do it all over again. 

    Tent

     

    https://www.facebook.com/CeriAitman/videos/1849543195109340/

    Before I went away, I was working on a BRAND NEW PRODUCT for the boys...a super Bergamot and Cedarwood Skin and Beard oil for conditioning and soothing hair free or hairy chins alike (available now over on the website). It was destined to go into a gift set with our Gone Adventuring Limited edition soap and a great camping mug in a Father's Day collaboration with @Sovendebjorn. 

    Here's what we came up with...there are still a couple left in our 'For the Boys' section on the website if you need a last minute gift for dad.


    Sovendbjorn Fathers Day collab-9

    Sovendbjorn Fathers Day collab

    Don't you just LOVE those camping mugs?

    Find Em's full collection in her Etsy shop Sovendebjorn (Sleeping Bear)

    Soo...why Bare or BEAR?...well in conversations about our plans, we just could not type BEARD!! From day one, I was making a BEAR oil for the sleeping bear..Ha! Let's hope he wakes with a beautifully conditionned and softly fragrant pelt...:)

    Don't forget, there are a couple of gift sets left and a few individual BEAR oils too if you need any Dad gifts.

     

    Welp, I think that's about it for now...don't get blown away...

     

    TTFN,

    Ceri xx