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We are moving ....
We have another winner!
We say goodbye to Grapefruit Seed Extract
New Packaging for 2013
GP Natural Beauty Awards 2012 - Day Moisturiser Winner
Easter Holidays
Face Cleansing Oil with Japanese Camellia & Rice Bran
We are having a brand makeover!
The Green Parent Natural Beauty Awards 2011
BOTTOM DREAM BABY NAPPY BALM in The Green Parent Magazine
Our Hair & Scalp Oil in the Mail on Sunday, April 2011
NEW Rhassoul FACE MASK - deep cleansing & pore refining
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We are moving ....
    28 Jun 2014 By Rossi @ HNaturals                         
 
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We have super exciting news to share with you all !

Thanks to you and your fantastic support over the past 5 years, last year we found ourselves a bit too big for our current workshop and have been looking for suitable premises ever since. We found the perfectly sized and located one at the beginning of this year but it has taken months and months to finalise the lease contract and a good month to get the place refurbished and fitted with all we need to be able to move in and continue making our lovely products without any disruption to our customers.

We are almost there ....finishing touches are being put to our new shop this week.

Our shop will close on Friday 4th July, around 2 pm - after our parcels have been collected by Royal Mail and Parcelforce - to start packing and move on Saturday, 5th July. We expect to be up and running by Monday 7th July.

Even though we do not envisage any disruption to our normal quick order turnaround, please note we will be dependent on BT to relocate our phone line and broadband, so if you are not able to call us or if we are not replying to your emails, then you know why. If any issues arise, we trust we will be able to quickly get them fixed.

If you are following us on Facebook, then you will be able to have first peek of our new place, but we will update our website as soon as we can too.

More exciting news to follow .....
 
We have another winner!
    27 Apr 2014 By Rossi @ HNaturals                         
 
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Natural Health Magazine Beauty Awards 2014 has been awarded to our Nourishing Hand cream
This rich & nourishing hand cream is made with virgin cocoa butter, grape seed & sweet almond oils combined with the powerful action of lavender, sweet orange, geranium & palmarosa essential oils to provide natural care for your hands

Find out more about it here https://www.handmadenaturals.co.uk/shop/shop.php?action=full&id=39
 
We say goodbye to Grapefruit Seed Extract
    27 Apr 2014 By Rossi @ HNaturals                         
 
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Grapefruit seed extract has been part of our formulations from the start. It has been & still is a reliable way of preserving our shampoos & shower gels for the duration of their recommended shelf life. However, there has been some controversy over grapefruit seed extract, mainly the commercial grade extract manufactured specifically to be used as a preservative. These concerns were over contamination with chemical substances. Even though we've always used food grade extracts in our products, we decided to source out another natural alternative.

So we will gradually be phasing out grapefruit seed extract from our shampoos, shower gels, hand and face washes and replacing it with Sodium Levulinate & Sodium Anisate - these are salts of levulinic acid derived from corn & anisic acid derived from fennel.

We expect the transition to last a few months. During this time, you may receive a shampoo or face wash with an old label. We will be updating these as we go along.

We will do out utmost to update the website for each product immediately as the batches are made, so if you want to know whats inside your product before purchasing, please check the ingredient's list on the website.

Our formulations for creams, lotions & butters remain unaltered.
 
New Packaging for 2013
    08 Jan 2013 By Rossi @ HNaturals                         
 
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To celebrate the beginning of 2013, our standard size face creams are now packaged in airless dispensers.

Our airless dispensers are 100% recyclable (unlike some similar packaging with metal parts inside), allergen free (for those with aluminium/nickel sensitivities), have a built-in pump for ease and accuracy of use, and most importantly they protect the cream inside from air (and fingers) which is very important for us considering the nature of our products.

New prices of the face creams ( to reflect the change of volume from 60 to 50 ml )

- 10.95 for the balancing/sensitive face cream
- 11.50 for the replenishing face cream

The travel/tester sizes are still available in jars, while stocks last, their price will remain unchanged when the new packaging comes into force.

We will gradually phase out the jars and replace with airless containers for the aftershave balm, the hand cream, eye cream and tanning creams, followed by the face cleansing lotions and the hand & body lotion 100 ml size only.

We hope you like the new packaging, so please do let us know what you think ....
 
GP Natural Beauty Awards 2012 - Day Moisturiser Winner
    09 Jul 2012 By Rossi @ HNaturals                         
 
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We are so very happy to announce that our Balancing Face Cream has been selected as Best Day Moisturiser ....Each year the team at the Green Parents Magazine test hundreds of products in their search for great natural skin care. This year we are honoured to be selected as winners



https://www.handmadenaturals.co.uk/shop/shop.php?action=full&id=4
 
Easter Holidays
    29 Mar 2012 By Rossi @ HNaturals                         
 
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Easter is just around the corner, so just a quick note to let you know that as there are no Royal Mail or courier collections over the Easter Holidays, we will be closed for a short break from Good Friday until Wednesday, 11th April. Orders received during this time will be processed when we re-open. If you need to pay for your order, please give us a call on/after 11th April.

Understandably there will be a backlog, please be patient until we work through your orders and get them dispatched as soon as it is possible.

Please note that due to staff absence we will not be able to take telephone orders between 2 and 12 April 2012. For advice on products or any other help you require during this period, please send us an email and we will get back to you as soon as we can.

Wishing you all a lovely chocolate filled holiday!

xxx
 
Face Cleansing Oil with Japanese Camellia & Rice Bran
    29 Feb 2012 By Rossi @ HNaturals                         
 
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To celebrate the imminent arrival of Spring, we are launching a new product - a lovely cleansing oil ! A blend of cold pressed Japanese Camellia, Rice Bran & a drop of two of real Monoi de Tahiti?

Its an alternative way to remove your mascara and make-up, leaving your skin super soft and moisturised. So if you love our foamy washes or the cleansing lotions, there's no need to switch, but if you are looking for something new and different, then this is the product to try!

Which by the way, makes a lovely face and eye moisturiser, and a hair conditioning oil.

Universal!

https://www.handmadenaturals.co.uk/shop/shop.php?action=full&id=308

Happy Spring!
 
We are having a brand makeover!
    21 Oct 2011 By Rossi @ HNaturals                         
 
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This has been in the pipeline for nearly a year, but after months of hard work, we are pleased to announce that our makeover is now officially under way.

You will soon be seeing our new logo and new label products.

Some product names have been amended slightly (mainly for clarity), the new labels now have a bar code, INCI listing of ingredients and potential allergens from the essential oils. The changes have been made so that we are in complilance with the Cosmetics Regulations.

We have made NO changes to the product formulations, all products are exactly the same as you know them.

The website photos will be updated as soon as we have completed the change of labels, however please keep in mind that this may take a few months and during this period you are likely to receive a mix of old and new label products.

Hopefully there won't be too much confusion and you will like our new look! Do let us know what you think
 
The Green Parent Natural Beauty Awards 2011
    13 Jul 2011 By Rossi @ HNaturals                         
 
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We are so very proud to have been given our very first Natural Beauty Award for our gorgeous Olive & Jojoba Conditioner. The Editor's Choice award is given to the best products in all categories, chosen by the Editor out of hundreds of entries for the family, based on ingredients, effectiveness and packaging.

 
BOTTOM DREAM BABY NAPPY BALM in The Green Parent Magazine
    13 Jul 2011 By Rossi @ HNaturals                         
 
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'Bottom Dream' was the first product in our range, formulated to help with a persistent nappy rash when my daughter was just a few months old. Almost 5 years on, it is still a firm favourite.

As featured in June 2011.....

 
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