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FreeFrom Skincare Awards: GOLD For NATHEO Natural Skincare

Overnight Treat for Hands and Feet Wins Gold in FreeFrom Skincare Awards

NATHEO Natural Skincare’s ‘Overnight Treat for Hands & Feet’ has won GOLD in the Hand Foot & Nail Category at the eighth annual FreeFrom Skincare Awards.  The Awards were founded to encourage and reward manufacturers of skincare products that are ‘free from’ many of the allergens, chemicals, additives and fragrances associated with skin sensitivities, allergies, and […]

What are hydrosols?

Hydrosols, also called Floral/Flower Waters or Hydrolates, are the pure water-based solutions created when essential oils are steam distilled.  The word is derived from the Latin hydro, meaning “water”, and sol, meaning “solution”.  During distillation, a small portion of the beneficial aromatic compounds from the plant is actually dissolved into the distillation water.  Hydrosols are considered by […]

Plant oils v Paraffin/Petroleum in Skin Care Products

Your skin is a protective barrier that interacts with water, soaps, chemicals and weather conditions on a daily basis.  This exposure can affect the skin’s appearance, potentially leading to sensitive, dry and chapped skin. Many large companies produce inexpensive skin care creams and lotions using mineral oil, paraffin or petroleum derivatives as the main fatty […]

Essential Oils vs Fragrance Oils

An oil is “essential” in that it carries “the essence of” the fragrance and properties of the plant from which it was extracted.  Many essential oils are extracted from plant matter by distillation using steam, but other methods are also used, such as solvent extraction, resin expelling and mechanical expression. Essential oils have been used […]

The Benefits of Neroli Essential Oil

Neroli essential oil is produced from the steam distillation of the flowers of the Seville or Bitter Orange (Citrus aurantium, var. amara) tree, and it takes its name from that of Italian princess who used it as perfume.  The blossom of small, white flowers would go on to produce Seville oranges, most famously known for […]