I met award winning designer maker Rebecca of RawXclusive at a trade show, and instantly fell in love with her stunning handmade silk accessories.
Lavender bags can be a bit country, which is lovely in the right setting, but sometimes you want something a bit more, well, sophisticated. Enter Rebecca’s Lavender Pillows.
Each little black box comes with two lusciously scented lavender pillows beautifully handsewn in silk, wool and linen, and I’m pleased to report that the lavender has a very strong scent and won’t be fading ten minutes after you stick it in your knicker drawer. The pillows (love the use of that word! Much better than ‘bags’ and more appropriate too) are tied together with ribbon and sparkly gem.
Based in Wiltshire, Rebecca does it all herself, from sketching designs to transforming them into real beautiful things we can use and cherish. Truly a locally produced product. Even the lavender is grown here in England.
I think these tactile, delicious smelling lovelies are perfect as thank yous, teacher presents or birthday gifts.
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Posted in Green Things, Website, tagged essential oils, handcreams, jane maddern, lavender, shea butter, soaps, somerset, sweet almond oil on March 11, 2009|
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Jane Maddern runs her soap making business from her home in Somerset, and has been doing so for over twelve years. She uses mostly full-cream milk from a local small herd of dairy goats, which produces a super-mild heavenly soap with a rich creamy lather that won’t dry out your skin. They are enriched with extras such as shea butter, macadamia nut oil and sweet almond oil too.
Jane offers a wide range of soaps, handcreams and balms. Here at Boutiko we stock only those which have been fragranced with essential oils, in order to maintain our ethos of selling the most natural beauty products possible. The oils are often sourced locally, such as the lavender, and every soap is carefully wrapped by hand using gorgeous fabrics. We haven’t seen this anywhere else and think it really adds the perfect final touch.
The hand creams are paraben free and made from a light, non-greasy luxurious base, with added aloe vera, borage and comfrey extract to soften and condition your hands. They are finished off with fabric to match the soaps.
Jane has recently introduced a fabric recycling scheme, whereby the fabric pieces from the soaps and creams can be returned to her, and they will be made up into quilts and sold for charity.
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