From the very beginning of my holistic practice, I have created bespoke Aromatherapy blends for clients; to address specific concerns and improve physical and emotional well-being. I really believe in treating the body as a whole. I have always been interested in the ingredients used in products. I became so confused and disheartened by the cheap, unnatural ingredients that were being used in some very expensive brands that I decided to create my own! I began formulating my own organic products 10 years ago, and The Organic Alchemist was born! I was born in Brighton and after several years of living and working abroad, I was excited to come back to my roots and set up my business. I met my husband, Tom, 15 years ago and we have a seven year old son. We still love Brighton, but hope to eventually move into the countryside, as I’ve always wanted to look after pigs and goats!
MY MORNING ROUTINE
Having a seven year old son means my day starts bright and early at 6.30am! I’ve always loved the mornings and I try, but often fail, to get to bed at a reasonable hour, so I wake up feeling refreshed! First thing in the morning, I have a little skincare routine to maximise the hydration of my skin. I mist The Organic Alchemist Rose Skin Tonic liberally over my face to help wake me up and then applying our Radiant Beauty Balm with a generous layer of Hydrating Rose Mask. We live close to Stanmer woods in Brighton - I simply adore it there- and I try to walk there for an hour at the beginning of each day. It’s so quiet first thing in the morning and it’s incredible to experience daily changes to the flora and fauna throughout the year. Once I’m home, I shower and cleanse my face with The Organic Alchemist Exfoliating Cream Cleanser and then apply my morning skincare products; more Rose Skin Tonic followed by 3 drops of our Replenishing Facial Oil (I always incorporate a little face massage). I then apply Nourish Day Cream and a good SPF to help protect the skin from sun damage and premature ageing. If it’s a weekday, my son and I walk to school and enjoy the time together to chat. Once I’m back home, I like to burn some white sage to purify the air in my lovely treatment room and work space, and then do a 15 minute guided meditation. By 9.30am I’m ready to start my working day. I love a list and I’ll go through and write down everything that needs to be sent and products I need to make that day. I make small batches of products so it’s freshly made when it arrives in the post or delivered to your door. I take a break around 10.30am to have breakfast; usually avocado, scrambled eggs and mushrooms on toast, with a big cup of freshly ground coffee. I try to drink at least 2 litres of water per day. I find making up a jug in the morning with the addition of cucumber helps the body’s tissue to absorb more water which has a massive effect on the hydration levels and the natural glow of our skin.
MY FUTURE PLANS
Over the course of the next year I’m excited to be putting my full body care range onto the website, theorganicalchemist.co.uk. I’d love to expand my work premises, as my business growing rapidly and we aim to be completely carbon neutral by the end of the year.
3 THINGS ABOUT THE ORGANIC ALCHEMIST
- We offer free local delivery with a free collection service of used jars and bottles to be sterilised and reused.
- I infuse my own oils with different medicinal plants and herbs to then use as a base ingredient in many of my products.
- We offer a bespoke service, addressing individual skin concerns. I am very happy to create a specific blend for you.
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