We're now in our new home and getting unpacked. Unfortunately the website update and all manufacturing has been put on hold because all our efforts are currently going into complying with new EU regulations. As a very small company, it's taking us a while to work through all the paperwork (to give you an idea of the work involved, our cosmetic chemist's safety sheet has gone up from 38 pages to 776 pages).
Our products are inspired by the many ways people have used herbs and spices over the centuries to fragrance their homes and themselves.
Some are made using virtually unchanged historic recipes - a bath bag of oats and herbs, or sea salt infused with essential oils, works just as well in a modern bath as it did in a Victorian one. Others have been updated to remove dangerous or animal-derived ingredients (it’s amazing how many old recipes include arsenic or ground up earthworms) or to make them more suitable for modern lifestyles - a radiator bag of herbs, spices and oils does a much neater job of scenting your home than strewing herbs. And microwave wheatbags may be quite a radical update of the hot poultice, but they're a lot easier to use and aren't just for aches and pains - the scarf and handwarmers can be taken out and about to keep you cosy in cold weather.
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If you don't see what you want on our pages please contact us. We are constantly adding to our product range so what you’re looking for may be already in the pipeline, in which case we can give you a preview, and we are always happy to discuss custom orders and new ideas.
We make all our own products, by hand.
We don’t use any artificial fragrances, colours or flavours, just natural herbs, spices, flower petals, essential oils and natural plant extracts.
We never use sodium laurel sulphate (or any other laurel/laureth sulphates), parabens, phthalates, silicones, mineral oils, lanolin, or petrochemical- or palm oil-derived ingredients.
We try to use local, fairtrade or organic ingredients as much as we can.
We do not test on animals. Apart from our cat toys, which are thoroughly tested for enjoyment value by cats.
All our products are suitable for vegetarians. Most are suitable for vegans, but a few contain beeswax, honey or milk. These can be adapted to be vegan on request.
As a member of the Guild of Craft Soap and Toiletry Makers we work to strict safety standards. However, the herbs and oils we use in a few products are not recommended in early pregnancy or for people with some long term health conditions such as epilepsy or high blood pressure. If you have any concerns about whether a product is suitable for you please contact us - we're happy to discuss your individual requirements and can often adapt recipes to take account of pregnancy, medical conditions, allergies (for example by replacing nut oils) etc. There is usually no charge for this, but in some cases there may be a minimum order.
Any of our products can be made to order in your choice of colours and with a personalised label for use as wedding favours or corporate gifts. We can also supply toiletries in individual sizes and custom packaging for hotels and B&Bs.
Please email or call us to discuss options and prices.
18 Shrewsbury Gardens, Belfast, UK, BT9 6PJ
Tel. No: 028 9020 5146 | Email: ElizabethanHerb@gmail.com