New Collection Coming Soon...
Here at Orchard View we have taken a long, hard look at our handmade range of facial & body oils & going into 2017 we are making some changes. We are excited & hope you will be, too.
Out with the Old
As you can see from our online shop, many of you are stocking up on the current range, so we are quickly selling out.
The products being discontinued are:
• Orange Blossom Facial Oil
• Tea Tree Facial Oil
• Infused Marigold Facial Oil
• Pepper & Mint Muscle Rub
• Mountain Lavender Massage Oil
• Perfume Tree Body Conditioner
• Rose Geranium Facial Oil
• Triple Rose Facial Oil
We are sorry if your favourites are being discontinued. Our decisions have been made purely on popularity & feasibility going forward. We are in hugely competitive market where facial & body oils have recently become a typical “add on” from most beauty brands, due to their newly fashionable status. So although we created our first facial oil long before they became mainstream, we are now competing with everyone from the big green players to the high street, from other professional independent businesses to amateurs selling on Ebay & online craft sites.
What Makes OV Different?
What makes us different is that OV’s owner, Lucy Stevens, is a professional Aromatherapist who has been working close up with her customers for over a decade. She uses essential oils & plant oils daily to treat the physiological, psychological & spiritual needs of her therapy clients. This includes many people with skin problems seeking a holistic approach & a natural alternative to counventional treatments. Lucy sees evidence in her clinic of how her clients respond; what works & what doesn’t. She has seen first-hand how certain skin conditions can be helped, from eczema, rosacea & acne to scarring, sun damage & flaky skin. Her first facial oil, Triple Rose, has been a customer favourite since 2011.
Lucy is an advocate of using the very best ingredients, rich in natural nutrients. She has sampled hundreds of different oils from numerous companies. In her eyes, there is no comparison between, for example, a cheaply processed mainstream non-organic Almond oil and the high value, nutrient-rich, cold-pressed, full-bodied, aromatic, organically-certified oil she uses in Triple Rose.
As well as being an experienced Aromatherapist, Lucy is highly qualified. She continues to study extensively, with courses and seminars on subjects from anatomy & physiology, to product formulation & cosmetic law, to the effect of essential oils on the skin (via Robert Tisserand) & natural perfumery (with Marina Barcenilla). This knowledge will all be used in the creation of the new collection. She also seeks out clinical evidence for the use of certain ingredients, such as rosehip seed oil. This is rich in all-transretinoic acid, proven to help combat damaged skin, signs of ageing, scarring and acne. It is found in abundance in Triple Rose.
Everything created here under the Orchard View naturals brand reflects Lucy's passion, knowledge & experience.
Although OV is not a certified organic company (due to our small size, we can’t currently absorb the cost that this would entail), we are fully transparent about our ingredients policy & very proud of our ethos.
As well as being produced by Lucy from concept to reality, OV products are professional & compliant with cosmetic law in the EU. (There are many beauty products available to buy from different websites & outlets which may not have been created using Good Manufacturing Practice or assessed by a qualified Cosmetic Chemist. Unfortunately, not only are these products illegal, there is no way to know whether the ingredients or methods of production make them safe for you to use.)
In With the New
Anyone who read this blog when I first wrote it in 2016, will know that back then I had certain plans and listed some specific products I imagined I would be producing. But things have evolved along the way so I have deleted that list.
The one certainty is that the original Triple Rose facial oil will stay, but will be reincarnated with a new name to reflect the fact that it was our first facial oil created way before all the mainstream ones out there now.
To find out about the new products when they are ready to be launched, do sign up to our newsletter - I can promise you they will be exquisite. You can do this on the home page or using the link further down this page.
At the same time our prices will also be increasing. We've kept them at pretty much the same level for the past few years & much as we’d like to, we can't sustain them any longer. However, we are sure that you'll see the value & quality in the new range. So do stay with us.
The new collection will be available to buy on the OV website at www.ovnaturals.co.uk & in selected outlets.
We will be looking to expand our stockists, so if there’s somewhere online or local to you that you’d like to be able to buy our products, do please let us know on social media or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
We don’t have a fixed date for the new collection, but it will be launched in 2017. To keep in touch & find out first about developments, sign up to our newsletter on the home page or at http://eepurl.com/Nto5.
We'll be very excited to reveal our new Micro Collection to you.
It’s a beauty jungle out there and the more people who buy into us, the longer we’ll be able to offer you a taste of authentic, natural luxury from Orchard View. Please spread the word.