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All shamrocks are Clovers
but not all Clovers are Shamrocks

☘️ Happy St Patricks Day ☘️ ⁣

⁣For the day that’s in it, let’s learn a little bit about the Shamrock.⁣ Often associated with luck, the Shamrock or Seamróg holds a special place in Irish culture and folklore.⁣

⁣All shamrocks are clovers, but not all clovers are shamrocks!

⁣How can that be, you ask?

Clover is the common name for plants of the genus Trifolium (from the Latin tres ‘three’ + folium ‘leaf’), which is comprised of about 300 species. As you might guess from the name, clovers typically have three leaves.

March 17th 2024

Unlocking the Beauty Secrets of Yarrow
A Natural Elixir for Radiant Skin

In the world of skincare, it’s easy to be overwhelmed by the countless products promising miraculous results. But sometimes, the most powerful solutions come from nature itself. Enter yarrow, a herb with a rich history of therapeutic use and a hidden gem in the realm of skincare.

Sep 8th 2023

MAKE DECISIONS THAT HAVE A POSITIVE IMPACT ON THE WORLD AROUND US.​

From the very beginning of Nature’s Alchemy, I wanted to make a difference by providing products that create as little waste as possible.

Jane Goodalls words resonate deeply with our commitment to sustainability and the choices we make in packaging our products. We believe that every decision, no matter how small, can contribute to a positive impact on the world around us.

In this blog post, we explore the  choices we’ve made when it comes to packaging, opting for aluminium, glass, and compostable tubes over other plastic free options. By prioritising sustainability, we aim to minimise waste and leave a lasting legacy for future generations.

July 14th 2023

MAKE DECISIONS THAT HAVE A POSITIVE IMPACT ON THE WORLD AROUND US.​

From the very beginning of Nature’s Alchemy, I wanted to make a difference by providing products that create as little waste as possible.

Jane Goodalls words resonate deeply with our commitment to sustainability and the choices we make in packaging our products. We believe that every decision, no matter how small, can contribute to a positive impact on the world around us.

In this blog post, we explore the  choices we’ve made when it comes to packaging, opting for aluminium, glass, and compostable tubes over other plastic free options. By prioritising sustainability, we aim to minimise waste and leave a lasting legacy for future generations.

July 14th 2023

Nettle; Natures Medicinal Wonder: 
Why Nettles are my favourite Weed…

Nettle, scientifically known as Urtica dioica, is a perennial flowering plant with incredible medicinal properties. This versatile herb has been utilised in traditional medicine for centuries. It is a cherished plant that holds a special place in my heart. Just like dandelion, it serves as a herbalist and forager’s best friend, offering an array of benefits and uses…

May 31st 2023

Image of Nettle Cake
Rosacea Awareness Month

As April is Rosacea awareness month, I feel it’s important to shed light on and provide support for those who suffer from it. 

Rosacea is a chronic skin condition that causes redness, flushing, and visible blood vessels on the face, along with the appearance of small, red, pus-filled bumps. It can also cause a burning or stinging sensation, and in some cases, the skin can become thick and bumpy.

Rosacea is extremely common and affects millions of people worldwide. It is seen in all countries and races but is most frequently seen in people who have fair sun sensitive skin, especially those of Celtic origin.

April 27th 2023

Dandelion Banana BreaD: 
Why dandelions are my favourite flower…

Dandelion is one of my favourite plants for a plethora of reasons and they are a herbalist and foragers best friend.

It’s Latin name, Taraxacum Officinale literally means the remedy for disorders!

They are packed with vitamins and minerals and grow everywhere, loosening compact soil and allowing air and worms to move through and nourish it.

One of the first signs of spring their cheerful yellow flowers bring us visions of the sunshine to come.

Here is my favourite banana bread recipe with a little twist…

April 5th 2023

Dandelion Banana Bread
My Woes with Psoriasis

Psoriasis is a skin condition that causes itchy, flaky patches of skin which form scales.⁣
⁣It is a common, long-term (chronic) disease with no cure.⁣

⁣Psoriasis can occur anywhere on the body, but it is most commonly found on the elbows, knees, scalp, and lower back. There is no cure for psoriasis, but treatment can help manage the symptoms and reduce the frequency and severity of flare-ups….

March 31st 2023

Thoughts on black friday: 
Why you won’t see black friday sales on our website.

I have had people asking if we will be taking part in  Black Friday this year. 

To be honest what Black Friday has become doesn’t sit very well with me. I am all for availing of great prices on large purchases that we have been saving for. 

Most of the deals come from retail giants that have these discounts built into their pricing structure, something small businesses can’t afford to do putting extra pressure on them to compete. 

So instead of Black Friday deals from this small business you will find…

Nov 22nd 2022

boycott black friday gif
Break the cycle
Are you comfortable in your skin?

I hope you had a lovely start to your week and that you managed to squeeze a little bit of me time in your day. This morning I started back on my yoga mat for the first time in months. My mind needed it, my body needed it and my family definitely needed it! I had fallen back into a cycle that often claims me and I’m sure loads of other victims! Super Busy lives zap all our time and mental energy, we don’t eat healthily, exercise or have any time for ourselves. This week I’m going to break this cycle. Another vicious cycle I want to talk to you today about had me in its grasp for such a long time…

Nov 14th 2022

Why I use natural Deodorant: 
Regular vs Natural deodorants is a tricky subject.

From scaremongering about cancer and Alzheimer’s to the waste and sickly fumes of antiperspirant sprays (anyone else remember not being able to breathe in your classroom or changing room after P.E. class?),  it’s very difficult to make a decision about what type is right for you?

This is just my take on why I use a natural deodorant hopefully it might make it easier for you to make this very personal decision…

Sep 12th 2022

body odour
The Reluctant Guinea Pig Reviews: 
Natures ALchemy Valentines Gift Box

At the start of this year, Lynn approached me to try out some of her products and to report back with honest reviews. Being a man and stuck in my ways, and not one for skincare, or beauty products i reluctantly agreed. 

So my wife and I were asked to try out the new limited edition Valentine’s Gift Box from Nature’s Alchemy, i thought this i could do…

Jan 24th 2022