The last time I wrote to you it was halloween, and somehow, time has magicked its way in a forward motion, as is its wont, and I’ve just spent the morning decorating my Christmas tree (a little evergreen I keep outside all year in a pot, now abundant in wooden koala bears, red bells, glass stockings & topped with a cardboard angel I made aged 6-ish), with a blazing fire, radio 4 and a determination that everything will happen perfectly in its own sweet time…
Lots to mention in this bumper post, so moving swiftly to it:
LAST DATES FOR POSTING:
If you’re in the UK, you’ll want to etch these in your mind (I, for one, know I still have plenty of shopping to do and am loving supporting small, independent businesses!). So with no further delay (seriously), you’ll want to place your orders before these dates:
– For second class (standard) postage: Tuesday 18th December
– For first class postage: Thursday 20th December
… That’s just 6 days left for standard delivery if you fancy sending a little Leafology magic the way of a loved one this Christmas. As always, UK delivery is free for orders over just £30, and a little more for international orders.
NOW, need stocking filler inspiration? There’s a dedicated page for that, but we have you covered, whether the lucky recipient is male, female, young or old…
… And I’m pleased to say we’re stocking our popular Christmas teas again! I dare you not to get hooked on these unique, hand-blended festive, loose-leaf concoctions…
…They come in recyclable, elegant glass jars to show off the natural colours and shapes inside, and are both naughty and nice (deceptively healthy – sorry – as well as indulgent). One is almost traditional – smooth black Ceylon leaves with orange pieces and spices (plus a fennel and juniper twist) – and the other is a boundary-crossing white (Pai Mu Tan) tea with chocolate (plus coconut, spices and cranberries that light up berry-red when you add hot water). Get them both for £15. Also, do you or your recipient have a hole in your life in the shape of a star-shaped tea infuser? You can fix that.
Other news from Leafology land…
We had the BEST TIME EVER at our first ever market stall recently (at the beautiful Oxford University’s Examination schools building, no less; built in the 1800s and utterly exquisite!). We were over-run with customers and so grateful for the opportunity; thanks Oxford Etsy! Hope to see you there next year. See here for some photos (and a crucial way in which my dreams DID NOT come true…)
I’m pleased to announce that the Precious Petals Beauty Balm is now back in stock! I am hooked on this stuff. It’s a multipurpose wonder product (for cleansing and moisturising) made with organic, cold-pressed rosehip oil (proudly the bulk of the formulation, wonderful for reversing hyperpigmentation, stretch marks and scars; its high anti-oxidant content improves texture and revitalizes the skin), tea seed, moringa, safflower, frankincense, organic bulgarian rose and other such ridiculously pleasing natural boons. I use it on my lips, as a moisturising mask that doesn’t make skin oily, as a cleansing balm, as a highlighter and as a body glowification-er (trademark pending…). As one customer remarked recently, it is really light – it’s designed not to smother the skin but to glide into it like beautiful silk.
Finally, I’m excited to announce that Oxford’s brilliant YogaVenue is now the latest independent shop to stock Leafology products. It’s a great little place and I’m honoured to have been asked to join what they’re doing.
That’s all for now!
Wishing you a Christmas full of peace, joy and relaxation.
Love and perfectly-brewed (Christmas) tea!
~ Ella ~