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It is here that you will find all my thoughts, findings and musings on all things skincare related. I shall be adding hints and tips on keeping your skin in tip top condition. I shall share with you the findings of further research into natural skincare. I will post my thoughts and feelings on the ethics of the products and the skincare industry as I find it. I shall entertain you with my adventures in the Merionwen lab and now and again I shall even share with you the odd recipe or two.



what's new?

Category: products

Here we are, as promised.

These are a few things on the drawing board in the potion lab at the moment.

Coming soon.

strawberries

There is a strawberry face mask in production. It will have a variety of gentle and skin loving actives to rejuvenate tired and dull skin. Not least strawberries. There will also be gentle soothing pink french clay.
This will be available as a mix yourself item. It shall offer it with a bottle of orange blossom hydrosol. Simply add a few drops of the hydrosol to a little of the powder to activate, for a smooth and luscious mask. Lay back and relax, then wipe clean with a clean, moist, warm cloth.

Next, I am all too aware of how time consuming oil cleansing can be. So I have formulated a gentle rinse away oil cleanser for daily use. Massage a small amount into the skin as usual, wait just a minute or two and rinse away with clean warm water. due to it's make up it will turn to milk on the skin and be washed away in a trice. Then, perhaps you can save the time consuming oil and steam method for a few time a week.

There is an age defying facial serum about to hit the shelves. Let's keep those wrinkles at bay

We also have a solid hand balm in production. This was suggested at a recent event. Instead of sticky and messy tubes and jars running the risk of exploding in your bag you can simply take along a solid balm. Simply rub it between your hands and the warmth will melt the surface sufficiently to coat your hands. No hassles and no mess.

There are several soaps in production. These have to be made well in advance of when they will be required.

Currently there is a mocha soap, gardener's flowers hand soap, halloween themed pumpkin and toffee apple and an exfoliating honey and oat bar.

Do keep checking back as things are always being added.

Not least an eye gel, moisturiser, foot scrub, shaving oil and post shave balm for the boys, and cellulite tackling goodies.

Also, the sugar scrubs have been reformulated and are almost ready to go. I wasn't quite satisfied with the prior formulation and only want the very best for my customers.

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17:09:16 18-08-2013
 

heaven is a massage bar

Category: products

Only five days left until the grand opening of the on-line shop.

Here, in Merionwen Towers we are run off our busy feet.

One of today's goodies being made are massage bars.

There is nothing quite so luxurious as a relaxing massage from a loved one (or therapist, although I'm sure you all love your therapists because we are lovely). Or you could step out of the bath or shower and grab a massage bar to seal in the moisture to keep your skin feeling great.

Merionwen's massage bars are a base of cocoa butter and shea butter. The melting point is just slightly above skin level so they stay firm in the box yet glide silky oils when applied to the skin. The first collection have been made in a pleasing flower shape that echo's the Merionwen daisy. It fits snugly into the hand and allows smooth application.

These first few have a floral them. There is of course vintage rose, a delightfully aromatic jasmine and lavender and ylang ylang.

The lavender and ylang ylang comes from a particular blend of after sun oil I have formulated that will also be hitting the shelves.

I have also been asked to make a few more manly shapes and scents. So far I have rounds of patchouli and peppercorn. This aroma is a particular favourite with us here at The Towers. There is also a blend of rosemary and cedarwood in the offing.

Watch this space and as ever, if you have any requests of suggestions please get in touch.

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15:43:49 10-07-2013
 

lip smacking good

Category: products

Hi,

I just thought I'd pop a quick lunch time blog post up to tell you all what is coming together at Merionwen Towers today.

As we near shop launch I am ensuring there is a good and varied amount of goodies on offer.

This afternoons product is a good stock of lip balm. With the weather heating up it is essential we don't forget to look after our lips.

So, today has brought about :-

Turkish delight lip balm. A cocoa butter base with a rose scent and slight pink hue. (eastern spice)

Melissa and mint lip balm. The nourishing effect of melissa (lemon balm) coupled with the freshness of mint. (country garden)

St Clements lip balm. Orange and lemons! (eastern spice)

Strawberry lip balm. As requested by my teen daughter. A slight pink hue and a delicious strawberry flavour. (country garden)

Soothing calendula. Made with skin loving calendula infused oils. (botanics)

Currently they will be offered in a small glass jar but twist up tubes are on their way too.

Don't forget, I will do requests ;)

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11:54:49 08-07-2013