I’m a passionate advocate of bodywork as a way to restore and renew yourself. To support treatments, home care is essential and that’s where my love of brands has developed. Back in the day I worked for an alternative health magazine, and I became ultra fussy about products that feel good, smell good from companies that do good.
Here are some of the brands I use and admire for their emphasis on sustainability, innovation, supporting women and sharing insights.
A tried and tested brand based on anthroposophical medicine from Rudolf Steiner. Many of the formulae have been used for decades and there are many gentle products for pregnancy.
- Skin Food for sore, chapped skin.
- Perineum massage oil to help prepare the perineum for labour and prevent tearing.
- Calendula for babies.
I love how Sebastian Pole from Pukka has distilled ancient plant wisdom into simple teas and products. There are teas for everything, from calming digestion to soothing menstrual aches to settling to sleep.
- Womankind range
- Rose Water – keep it in the fridge for a cooling face and body spray.
- Aloe Vera juice for digestive health.
A beautiful independent brand for comforting yoga props that lull you into relaxation with their lavender scent and organic cotton cloth. Set up by a brilliant friend who’s on a mission to inject more love into the world.
An effective and hygienic way to train the pelvic floor using a tiny device linked up to an app. Smart healthcare for modern times.
I am addicted to the power of essential oils. Oils in the bathroom to wake me up, in the diffuser to help clients to relax, on my skin to soothe and calm. I love sharing easy ways to use oils for mind, body and soul.
This is my go-too shop for skin care and natural make up. The brands are high performing but without the toxic and environmental load.