I have been a practising medical herbalist for over 30 years since qualifying as a Member of the National Institute of Medical Herbalists after an in depth four year training. As well as being a consultant herbalist I have run short courses on herbal medicine in colleges, given many hundreds of talks to any organisation who is interested, given radio interviews and written numerous articles some of which you can read on this website.
I was previously a lecturer at Lincoln University on the BSc (Hons) course in Herbal Medicine. I regularly open my practice for ‘herb days’ for anyone who wants to know more about herbs, identify them and how to use them for everyday ailments.
A rich lotion for the body, face and hands. Has a warm, sweet, spicy smell, with slightly lemon top notes. that suits all skin types and skin that feels ‘tired’ and dull. Also skin prone to chronic and stubborn conditions.
Uses Makes a luxurious and exotic skin treat for all skin types, although it is particularly suited to ‘tired’ and mature skin in need of a lift. Myrrh is legendary for its use in the treatment of chronic wounds and ulcers. It can also be applied to cracked feet and hands. Precautions Avoid in pregnancy as myrrh is a powerful uterine stimulant.
Frankincense and Myrrh aromatic waters, also essential oils: Sweet Almond oil and Avocado oil. Shea Butter.
I ensure that the creams and lotions I use are made from sustainable, vegan, natural ingredients. They are, in my estimation, the best available. All the essential oils used are organic and minimum of preservatives are used; 0.3% rather than the 1% permitted by law. These creams and lotions include no parabens or other harmful ingredients.
To best identify the kind of condition and the suitability to your type of skin I have written a simple guide. Email me for a PDF copy.