You can look in the hedges along tie lane ways in our country side or at forest edges and you may find a shrub with delicate white flours in early spring, usually in March, but this year already in February.
The shrub has long spikey thorns and in October little fruits not unlike plums, but are bitterly sour and used traditionally in sloe gin after the first frost.
You may know it as
Blackthorn/Sloe – Prunus Spinosa (Rose family)
As always we have a wonderful selection of gifts to choose from this year:
The salt lamp, more popular than ever, decorative as well as therapeutic, we have all sizes, sculpted and natural. Prices start from only €17.
Combining ultrasonic technology, optional mood lighting and aromatherapy, the 105 Aroma-Diffuser is an elegant and safe alternative to the traditional night light oil burner. (Regular price €49.95 offer price €39.95).
Amber jewelry, made from real Baltic Amber, very beautiful as well as an source of healing properties. We’ve never had a better selection then we do right now!
It’s been made by Weleda since 1926, it’s a favorite of Julia Roberts and Adele, it’s an unassuming, all purpose, skin loving ‘superbalm’, it doesn’t cost the earth and, if you haven’t tried it yet then maybe you should, it’s Weleda’s ‘Skin Food’. Skin Food is Weleda’s all purpose go to skin healing and moisturizing product for dry skin anywhere on the body. Face, hands, elbows, knees, you name it, this unassuming little green tube brings moisture, healing and solace and has done so for quite a while. It’s a truly iconic product at this stage having been made exactly as it is today for the last ninety years, yes ninety years!
So what’s in the tube?
Extract of pansy soothes flaky skin instantly, while chamomile calms red blemishes and calendula provides gentle healing support. Rosemary stimulates the circulation enhancing the skin’s regenerative processes, increasing its health from the inside as well as the outside. Sunflower and sweet almond oils gently and intensively moisturise and beeswax locks in your skin’s new found softness for long lasting gentle care.
Use Skin Food to protect against cold weather and central heating, bring it on plane journeys. Make it your first port of call when a rough, dry patch pops up. Ideal after you’ve done the dishes or before any work like gardening that’s hard on the hands. It’s essential to anyone working outside. As a powerful overnight treatment, apply liberally to hands, then cover with cotton gloves. In the morning hands will be soft and supple.
When something this good is used around the globe for the best part of a century you know it’s not just a trend.
And for something a little newer let’s turn our attention to a new addition to the Salcura Bioskin Skin Care range. Salcura has become our go to intensive treatment range for acne prone skin as well as for eczema, psoriasis and dermatitis.
The Company has just introduced a Dermaserum. At a fraction of the price of competing products this is designed for use on the delicate skin around the eyes, on the neck and décolletage and any area of redness or irritation that could benefit from deep, intensive moisturisation ensuring that, when those revitalized skin cells make their way to the surface the skin is radiant, glowing and less prone to scaliness, blotchiness and irritation. The serum is designed for use under a moisturizer. It’s brand new on the shelves so we have no testimonials as yet but, given the high credentials of the rest of the Salcura Bioskin range, I have no doubt that it’ll be as loved by anyone looking for healthy, glowing skin.