We aim to source as many ingredients as possible from the local area or from within the UK. Here is a list of some of these suppliers – please check them out they have some wonderful products of their own!
Summerdown Farm – English Mint, Organic English Lavender, Parsley & Dill.
Situated in the foothills or the Hampshire Downs, Summerdown started growing peppermint in the late 1990’s, later adding other herb crops. Once harvested, they use their onsite distillery to turn these wonderful herbs into essential oils.
I went to visit the farm this summer (2013) with a group of friends. It was so beautiful to be there when the lavender, mint and chamomile were in full bloom and to see how the plants are harvested and distilled onsite. It is such a special place – it was very hard to leave!
The clean, intense aroma of pure English ‘Black Mitcham’ mint is stunning and very different to the often harsh-smelling, poor quality cheap imports from China and India. It is without doubt the best peppermint oil I have ever used, I think you’ll love their aromas too!
Summerdown oils are in these products: Hampshire Peppermint Footscrub, Gardeners handcare products, Hampshire Lavender Bath Salts, all Hampshire Lavender, English Flowers, Herb Garden products, Organic Hand & Body Care products.
Howat’s Hives- New Forest Beeswax and Honey.
Howat’s Hives started as a hobby over twenty-five years ago for John Howat, then twelve years ago, early retirement enabled John and Jen to buy a friend’s business, so they now have over one hundred hives scattered around the New Forest and South Hampshire area.
The ‘bee business’ consists of contracting hives of bees to farmers and orchards for pollination and making the most of the New Forest heather, borage fields and Hampshire’s flora.
Howat’s Beeswax or Honey are in these products: All lip balms, Gardeners hand balm, Hampshire Peppermint FootScrub.
Cold Pressed Oil Company – Rapeseed Oil
Cold Pressed Oil Company is based in a listed barn in the delightful Hampshire countryside.
New Forest Spring Water
New Forest Water proudly source and bottle natural spring water right here in the stunning and tranquil New Forest, where the water is second only to the beauty of its surroundings.
Their attention to detail and careful processes ensure that they bottle only the finest quality spring water.
New Forest Spring Water is in these products: All Room Fragrances and Body Washes
Home Grown Lavender and Rosemary
We now grow our own lavender and rosemary both at home and on the vineyard. We dry these in our ‘chicken shed’ office and use them in our scented sachets and bath salts products.
We get our essential oils from NHR Organic Oils who specialise in, and sell exclusively certified organic essential oils and Naturally Thinking who are one of the few growers of essential oils in the UK. They proudly manufacture and produce all of their products in Surrey, UK