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My Skincare Routine

People always ask me what products I use and “do I always make my own” – the honest anwer is no not always and not every product. When it comes to skincare you may think I have loads of products I use but I’m a complete minimalist at heart and my philosophy for skincare is […]

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My New Favourite Eye Cream – Revital Eyes by Nourish

Let me start out by saying that I don’t review products or fragrances pretty much ever, I’m far more interested in teaching people how to create their own than in critiquing work of others.  However people always ask me what skincare products I use so I wrote a post about it HERE and mentioned that […]

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New Online Perfume Course

“Wish You Could Make Your Own Natural Perfume?” Without wading though tonnes of information that doesn’t help move you closer to your dreams.  You’ve read a few blogs. You’ve played around with some essential oils.  Perhaps you’ve even done a course or two.. But you’re still stuck!  Does This Sound Like You? READ MORE  

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Malaysia Perfumery Adventures

I’ve just arrived in Sydney Australia after a fabulous but busy 4 days in KL Malaysia teaching a class with Pial Khadilla of Asia Essentials. http://www.kosmetikpower.blogspot.com.au/ We had lots of eager students who had never had the opportunity to study perfumery or skincare formulation before as nothing like it is available in Malaysia. Pial managed […]

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The Alchemist’s Dressing Table

Possibly one of the most gorgeous things I’ve seen in a while!   Royal College of Art graduate Lauren Davies has designed a range of copper, maple and glass tools to make scented oils, creams and cosmetics at home (+ slideshow). The Alchemist’s Dressing Table project by Lauren Davies features a three-tier distiller for making scented oils, a scent […]

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MAKE A SOLID PERFUME

  Pretty vintage pillboxes are very easy to find in antique shops or markets and make perfect containers for solid perfumes. Using a solid perfume is a luxurious experience in itself as the oils and waxes warm on the skin gently releasing the scent. You can blend oils and absolutes purely for their fragrance appeal […]

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Are you going to join me on one of my last few classes this year?

Are you going to join me on one of my last few classes this year?

I know it’s a bit of a cliche to say that the year has flown by but it really has!  It’s been such a whirlwind, I can’t believe it’s almost August. In 2014 I’m going to be restructuring my classes slightly and focusing more on my online programmes, the first of which is launching this […]

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Irish Tatler – Scents and Sensibilities

Irish Tatler – Scents and Sensibilities

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Daily Mail – How To Make Coconut Body Scrub

Daily Mail – How To Make Coconut Body Scrub

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UK Handmade – Book Review

UK Handmade – Book Review

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