What’s one of the highlights of being a fempreneur?
My highlight is the creative aspect e.g. making exactly what I want …plus getting to learn so much about ingredients along the way . I’m loving how much I’ve learnt. It’s a bit like watching master chef, getting inspired and then making something yourself.
It’s actually never that easy… but I like the initial inspiration…
Why is organic skincare so important to you?
Organic skincare means ingredients that are derived from living matter eg alive and have not been doused in pesticides. So I’m always sourcing ingredients with very high standards of gentle preparation, purity plus I look at sustainability. I tend to stick with the soil associations criteria of ‘natural’.
What is your favourite product from the range?
My first and favourite product is my creams eg lavish cold cream, which I couldn’t live without… I use creams over & under oils , after washing skin, plus on cotton wool as a late night lazy cleanse.
What are your wellbeing ‘must haves’?
Well-being must have: firstly fine raw chocolate truffles, Secondly. a wide selection of aromatherapy sprays and mixes for every occasion. I put essential oils with sodium bicarbonate on the floor before I hoover, I put essential oils in alcohol and spray it to clean things, I spray natural oils on myself. Lastly, a bath with a hydrating mask which smells amazing, like soulful spice.
Add music.. and heaven awaits.
Peace and Quiet to think & plan.
Finding the wild areas on Hampstead Heath.
What motivated you to create Love Absolute?
Having run a holistic practise from home, plus doing facials in fields and festival spas, my motivation was always to create simple beautiful and exotic products that my clients would love using that offer a ‘kind and calming experience’
I wanted products my skin could actually handle, and that made me feel good. I like problem solving, and also love the multi-functionality of natural ingredients, so you don’t have to have to use too many products.
I also look for very authentic sustainability, almost as if you were growing the ingredients in your own garden.
I only sell things I want to use myself, and find useful.