About Us

Welcome to Orchard View naturals therapy practice, run by aromatherapist Lucy Stevens. I'm based on the edge of the beautiful Somerset Levels, at Apple Tree Studio in the village of Hambridge, between Ilminster & Langport.

A holistic therapist since 2006, I offer a unique range of natural, plant-based, cruelty-free facial treatments to help you relax & recharge, while your skin is pampered & rejuvenated. You'll experience the best of professional, independent British skincare products in my treatments.

I have so much appreciation for my wonderful customers, some of whom have been with me since the beginning. 

Thank you for visiting. Anything you need, just ask, I'm here for you!

Lucy x

Lucy Stevens MFHT
Lucy Stevens MFHT

What our customers say

“Lucy, the founder of Orchard View Naturals, has long been Sarah’s go to therapist, with the most magic hands in the South West."

Sarah Stacey, Beauty Bible

A Green Therapy Business

We love nature & it’s at the heart of everything we do. We’re far from perfect but we believe everyone can make a difference. Here are some of our current efforts. We...

  • are signed up to the British Beauty Council's Sustainable Beauty Coalition 
  • are proud to be a "Climate Positive" business with the help of Ecologi
  • only use cruelty-free, natural & organic products
  • avoid palm oil & other unsustainable ingredients
  • use plantable pencils to write our notes (containing seeds in the stub)
  • print leaflets on 100% recycled paper 
  • power our studio with a green energy tariff
  • use responsible banking
  • have reduced water & energy waste through our choice of textiles
  • dress our studio in an eco-friendly way 
  • source skincare products from independent small British businesses & make our own
  • have 'greened up' the area around the studio with trees, shrubs, herbs, flowers & plants for pollinators, with wildflower areas & no pesticides or herbicides. 
  • have planted a dedicated aromatherapy garden with herbs & flowers
  • are members of the Federation of Holistic Therapists & works to their code of ethics
  • have an eco-friendly treatment studio. Read more here.

What our customers say

“Each facial is different because you take time to listen to what my needs are each time I visit; as a result the facial is always bespoke, the products used are personalised and from the moment I walk through the door, I can completely escape!”

Claire

Credentials

Professional Associations

  • Member of the Federation of Holistic Therapists 
  • Insured with Holistic Insurance Ltd.
  • Registered with the Office for Product Safety and Standards (OPSS)

Experience

  • 15 years experience running my own therapy practice in Somerset
  • Giving treatments at: The Orchard Centre Chard; Minster Centre for Natural Therapies, Ilminster; The Therapy Room Hambridge.

Qualifications

  • Aromatherapy Diploma, ITEC, Distinction
  • Holistic Massage, Anatomy & Physiology, Professional Conduct & Business Awareness Diploma, ITEC, Distinction
  • And in another life... Diploma in Fine Art, BA Honours Creative Arts, MA Arts Management 

Therapy Training Courses

  • Advanced Aromatherapy (Kolinka Zinovieff, Mill Retreat)
  • Advanced Natural Perfumery (Marina Barcenilla)
  • Aromatherapeutic Facials (SEED Institute)
  • Aromatherapy Product Blending from Creation to Regulation (ITHMA)
  • Ayurvedic Face Massage (Exeter School of Complementary Health)
  • Complying with Cosmetic Legal Requirements (Dr Roberto Ciaff)
  • Education & Training Award, Level 3 (Bridgwater College) 
  • Essential Oils & the Skin (Tisserand Institute)
  • Essential Oil Chemistry & Pharmacology (Robert Tisserand)
  • Japanese Face Massage (Ann Parry)
  • Natural Skincare & Skin Nutrition (College of Naturopathic Medicine)
  • Rediscovering Aromatherapy Plants & Their Essential Oils (Dr Vivienne Anthony,
  • ITHMA) 

Skincare Products

For a decade (2011 - 2021) "OV naturals" skincare products were developed & produced by Lucy here in Somerset & sold to the wider public as well as to clients. Our 'hero' product was "Triple Rose" Facial Oil. OV naturals skicnare products have recently been discontinued to make room for other things! You can still snap them up at Carousel Arts & Crafts Crewkerne. We've recently also stocked up Hamdon Beauty Barn, Stoke-sub-Hamdon & Debbie Domoney, Langport. Over the years we've provided skincare products to many wonderful independent therapists, make up artists, salons & shops including The Scarlet & Bedruthan hotels Cornwall, Sophia's Choice Dorset, Light Green Castle Cary, The Trading Post South Petherton & the Old Post Office Lisbane, Northern Ireland. We thank you so much for your custom.

What our customers say

"This facial, a combination of cleansing, exfoliation, masks and deep moisturising alongside hot stones and continual massage, was the most intensely relaxing beauty treatment I think I've ever experienced."

Clare Empson

 

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