ABOUT HANDMADE NATURALS
Handmade Naturals is a family owned and run company. The passion and energy behind the brand is Rossi. It all began back in 2006 when an innocent research into the treatment of her daughter's persistent cradle cap and nappy rash, revealed not only what goes into baby products, but also into the skin care brands used by millions of people every day. After extensive research into natural oils & ingredients Rossi started making her own skin care products at home. Her first face cream - the Balancing Face Cream - quickly transformed her 'problem' skin into healthy, glowing complexion. This cream is still one of our best selling product today! Her daughter's persistent cradle cap and nappy rash disappeared as soon as the chemical ladden products were replaced with 100% natural soap and the magically healing 'Bottom Dream' balm.
This is how the Handmade Naturals brand was born - out of a passion for healthy skin & body and a recognition that most high street brands contain chemicals and additives which can be potentially very harmful. The brand quickly established an online presence with a loyal customer base. It took a few years of hard work, listening to all customer feedback, suggestions and recommendations, to develop all the exciting products part of our range today enabling you to care for your skin & hair without using toxic chemicals!
We don't support animal testing! Prior to being included in the range, every single product is tried & tested by us, family and friends. All ingredients are sourced to comply with our 'natural only' standards from suppliers who do not support animal testing and where possible the ingredients are organic or at least fairly traded. To meet with the current UK and EU Cosmetics Products Regulations, all Handmade Naturals products have passed a Safety Assessment by an independent laboratory.
At the end of 2009, Rossi's husband - Alan, joined the company as the company accountant & administrator. When time allows he likes to get involved in the making of the products too, but that remains largely Rossi's domain.
Our first retail shop opened in December 2009. After almost 5 years we found ourselves a little too big for the small shop and relocated to much larger premises, to allowed us to expand our range. It's cozy, inviting & smells delicious - here customers can try & purchase our own range and a selection of other skin friendly products.
If you live nearby, or are passing by (J16 on M6), do stop by - we love to meet all our Internet customers. The address is 66 Sandbach Road South, Alsager, South Cheshire.
There is small free car parking behind our building, but just across the road there is a massive free public car park too. We are located right in the middle of our town.
OUR ENTIRE SKIN CARE RANGE IS HANDMADE
Our products are handmade in our dedicated workshop - from weighing the ingredients to blending the product, filling the jars and labelling - and contains nothing but pure natural ingredients. We don't assign production contracts to third party manufacturers. The risk of cross contamination is a major concern, since the production lines at such plants tend to process synthetic and chemical ingredients as well. Having our products made for us would mean we have no guarantees regarding the purity or origin of the ingredients. Larger scale manufacturing usually requires the use of chemical preservatives with no known long term effects on our health. We would rather have our products as fresh as possible and made on demand in our workshop.
OUR PRODUCTS ARE 100% NATURAL
Every single ingredient that goes into our products is natural. The word 'natural' could be a little vague and what one person believes to be a natural ingredient, doesn't necessarily match someone else's criteria. Our view is that natural is everything that is not a man-made synthetic, is either found directly in nature or derived from nature's herbs, fruits or vegetables and is of benefitial value to our body and skin. If we are to be truthful, every natural ingredient needs some sort of processing, so that it can be used. Vegetable oils are pressed from the seeds or fruits of the plant. To produce shea butter, the nuts need to be collected, peeled and ground into a paste so that the oil can be pressed, filtered and then allowed to crystalise. Similarly, cocoa butter used in chocolate making or skin care doesn't grow on the tree in convenient lumps which can simply be picked and used….What is important to us is that every ingredient - oil, butter, essential oil, extract or wax - has been derived from a plant and has had the least amount of processing and without the use of chemicals, solvents, toxins or synthetic preservatives.
WHAT YOU SEE IS WHAT YOU GET
We don't lure customers giving the impression of being organic or natural only for you to discover later that your product is in fact a cocktail of chemicals with a small percentage of organic additives. We list all our ingredients, there are no blurbs to highlight the good stuff and small letters to tell you about the bad stuff. Finding truly natural & safe products can be a bit of mine field, requiring careful scanning of product labels. If you do need a helping hand, the Cosmetics Database is a fantastic resource of information, where anyone can check individual ingredients or popular brands and products, to find out just how natural & safe they really are.
YOUR SKIN & HEALTH MATTER
We believe natural skin care should not be an occational luxury but an everyday benefit because your skin and your health are most important. Natural skincare shouldn't be an exercise in expensive packaging. Our skin and hair care range is reasonably priced so that you can afford to look after your skin and yourself, naturally, every day.