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 light cream, with the fresh, herbaceous smell of lavender. The cream is white. Skin/Person Profile: This cream can be used on any skin type. Ideal for people who are stressed, suffer nervous headaches or sleep problems.
Lavender aromatic water, lavender essential oil, almond oil, evening primrose oil and avocado oil.
The essence of lavender is captured in this balancing and restorative cream, which may be used for medicinal or purely cosmetic purposes. The versatility of lavender is renowned. This is the one cream that has the versatility to cope with all skin types and many diverse skin problems. Lavender has been used traditionally on minor burns, minor sunburn, insect bites, cuts, spots, eczema and any inflamed skin condition. This cream, with its fresh lavender perfume, makes an ideal after-sun cream or general-purpose body and face lotion. It is gentle enough to use on babies and children too, and makes a good cream for nappy rash and eczema. Try using it after a bath to aid sleep. Emotionally lavender will help stress whilst being uplifting – it is balancing. Ideal to take away on holiday as an after-sun cream and insect repellent cream.
The lotion contains the same ingredients and properties as the cream. It is ideal as a light after sun lotion and may also be used as a facial cleanser, followed by the lavender water as a toner
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.