Apr 22, 2022

Combatting packaging waste in the beauty industry

The beauty industry is a big contributor to the world’s waste problems.  According to Zero Waste Week, even as far back as 2018, more than 120 billion units of cosmetics packaging were produced worldwide and most of them weren’t recyclable. And there are problems with plastic that is recyclable. We explain why we love glass packaging and why it is the sustainable choice.

Mar 24, 2022

When ‘natural’ isn’t natural in your hair and beauty products

Over the past two decades, consumers have become more concerned about the chemical and eco credentials of the products they buy, particularly things that are put in or on their bodies. Lee O'Driscoll investigates the toxic ingredients to look out for and avoid.

Feb 21, 2022

Seven reasons why salon retail is key to your post-Covid business recovery plan

Hair and beauty was one of the industries hardest hit by covid, with profits down by up to 57%.

Jan 7, 2022

Our Association With Scent

Our affinity with scent enriches our life in so many ways. Our sense of smell protects us, for example by allowing us to detect spoiled food, but particular scents also have positive impacts on our emotional, mental, and physical health.

Dec 17, 2021

The Elegance of Cedarwood

Cedarwood oil is also essential in perfumery, where it’s appreciated for its long lasting aroma and the way in which it changes and evolves over time.

Dec 10, 2021

The Kitchen Apothecary

They say the kitchen is the heart of the home and I for one am definitely an advocate of this. It’s a place that gives me comfort, whether that is in the gentle stirring of a light spring risotto finished with a citrusy gin...

Dec 3, 2021

The Excitement of Sweet Orange

In perfumes, sweet orange is often blended with many other citruses such as grapefruit and bergamot, both of which are used by Salon Botanicals, but it also combines beautifully with some that are more aromatic.

Nov 26, 2021

Putting the Zing into Ginger

When it comes to ingredients that are uplifting we often turn to those tried and tested citrus oils, but there’s a wonderful spice that can also make your heart strings, and senses, go zing!

Nov 19, 2021

The Relaxing Scent of Lavender

The use of lavender in personal products has an ancient history that stretches back to the Romans, who valued the herb for its aromatic qualities.

Nov 12, 2021

The Relaxation in Hand Washing

Washing our hands has become a real focus in all of our homes and this ritual of cleansing them for twenty seconds whilst singing “Happy Birthday” is now something that is second nature to us. But what about taking some 'me time' whilst performing this simple act? Stephan Matthews reflects on the simple pleasure of stopping for a moment to concentrate on ourselves.

Nov 5, 2021

Aromatherapy

As you may have guessed by now, we're very passionate about health and well-being, and the use of essential oils and aromatherapy to enhance and improve one's mental and emotional state.
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