Thursday, 15 July 2010

Please buy a soap and help this charity help homeless people

Every penny from this listing for a gift box of bath melts and from this listing for handmade soaps will go to the Hilary Stent Awards for homeless people.
Buyers pay direct via the JustGiving page so you know every penny will go to the charity.  
 I am happy to donate all the items, times are hard for everyone making it much harder for charities right now. The awards help people get back on their feet after tough times.

You don't have to buy soap or melts to help this charity!  
If you can spare just one pound it will help. Donations can be made 
via their JustGiving page

The Hilary Stent Awards were created in 2001 as an annual award for homeless and formerly homeless people who are trying to make big steps in their lives and as a way to remember the remarkable contribution Hilary made to the lives of so many during her life.

The awards are presented to those people with the best idea of making the big step away from homelessness.  There are no preconceptions about what the winning ideas must be, but Thamesreach are particularly interested in ones that are ambitious, unusual, make a big difference to the life of the person seeking the award and, most importantly, originate from the homeless or formerly homeless person themselves.
Previous awards have included a laptop, driving lessons, carpentry tools, a music keyboard and lessons in various classes. One award was for painting and decorating equipment for someone to set up employment.

Thames Reach is a London-based charity helping homeless and vulnerable people to live in decent homes, build supportive relationships and lead fulfilling lives.  Their vision is to end street homelessness.  Thames Reach assists rough sleepers on the street, houses people in a range of hostels and supported accommodation projects and helps isolated or vulnerable people to develop new skills, take up training and work and build meaningful relationships within their communities.

Monday, 12 July 2010

Shea Cream in Strawberry Fragrance for Children with skin problems

Sometimes you need a cream that children will like using to help with their dry skin or excema problems, and they won't usually like the adult version which is  Rose, Lavender, Geranium. So with this in mind I have used Strawberry Smoothie as the fragrance for this Shea Butter with the young ones in mind. Strawberry Smoothie is an 'all known allergen free' fragrance so should be fine for everyone to use, although anyone with sensitive skin should always do their usual skin patch test 24 hours before use.

Also available in a soap slice, with just a hint of colour. This is glycerine soap so is very moisturising and gentle, children will love using it!

Shea Cream is available in a 25ml size at 25% off the usual price of £2.50, so you can try it and see for yourself how good it is. Also available in a 120ml jar for just £5.99. The Website address is

Saturday, 3 July 2010

A good cream for dry skin

If you suffer with Excema or dry flaking skin this UK handmade cream is worth a try.
Made using natural ingredients and a  blend of English Rose, Lavender and Geranium Essential Oils, and apart from anything else these oils are used to lift the spirits and leave you with a gentle feeling of calmness.

Rose is fabulous for increasing feelings of vitality, and creating a sense
of well-being, aswell as being renowned for being kind and caring to
sensitive skin.

Lavender is best know for its relaxing and calming effect and being skin
toning, but it is equally effective for all types of skin problems such as
abscesses, acne, oily skin, boils, psoriasis etc.

Geranium essential oil is used in the treatment of excema. This uplifting
oil has a great all-over balancing effect on the mind and this extends to
the effect it has on the skin - where it helps to create balance between
oily and dry skin

If you are prone to hormonal skin changes at puberty or menopause, or your skin goes from dry to oily, this will help balance your skin. A perfect balancing combination of essential oils and with the added benefit of one of the best moisturisers there is, Shea butter.

Shea is wonderful for dry skin, oily skin, combination, young or old skin, an extremely effective and intensive moisturiser. This cream also has Coconut Oil and Sweet Almond Oil which are both renowned for skin moisturising and softening, aiding healing and repairing.