My chemical free journey began as a child with my mum using witch hazel, lavender oil, olive oil and bicarbonate of soda - so, as you might guess I have a huge interest in using herbs, essential oils and holistic remedies.
For the last fifteen years I have lived in Hindringham, North Norfolk which is a lovely village about four miles from the fantastic, popular North Norfolk Coast and its here that all my workshops take place.
We had a fantastic herd of Gloucestershire Old Spot pigs and my days were taken up making sausages and bacon which we sold to shops and at Farmers Markets in Norfolk. When the huge increase in costs forced us to sell the herd I had more time on my hands to start making my own skincare products and I soon realised there was a gap in the market for my products.
For the last eight years I have had a successful
business formulating and selling natural, organic products. I was even
featured on Countryfile with Julia Bradbury when we re-created a
natural, chemical free perfume called Poppyland. Fast forward eight
years and I am now teaching other people to make their own products
using natural ingredients.
For some people, they not only want to make the products
they want to sell them, so, this is where I can step in and help them
with the EU regs. packaging, marketing, branding etc.
I also have a love of horses, two of which live in the field near to my house - how lucky I am. Doddie (the one with the rug on) is now 24 years old and Birken is 14 years old, I have had them both since they were born.
Mops, my little dog is a Parson Russell, she is very cute and very well behaved. She is now 9 years old and has the run of the farm.
Spud was a gorgeous mongrel and used to guard the farm for us. He was a big sweet dog, sadly he died this year of meningitis. We miss him loads.
This is Jake, a Husky Malamut/Boxer, the newest member of our household. He is only 15mths old and already is a huge dog, very playful and bouncy but such a happy, friendly dog. Hopefully he will soon have the run of the farm like Mops but at the moment he is still getting to know us and his re-call is not yet brilliant.