💚 Psoriasis? Eczema? This one’s for you

Leafology Journal: Leaves, Shoots & Roots

I often receive extremely heart-warming emails from customers who’ve taken a chance on Leafology and lived to not regret it… 💓 Specifically, lots of you ask if we have anything for difficult skin conditions which have been plaguing you for a while, and I often point you to particular products which I’ve heard have worked wonders for others with similar tales.In a nutshell: you are not alone, and we may be able to help!

Jade’s Eczema StoryIsn’t ‘eczema’ an interesting word to spell? Quite amazing that there isn’t an ‘x’ in there. ANYWAY, here’s how to potentially make eczema more of an ‘ex’ situation in your life…

Are boys allowed?

Leafology Journal: Leaves, Shoots & Roots

I’m sometimes asked, ‘Do you have anything for men?Although perhaps not always obvious, the answer is a big ‘Yes!’ Anyone can use the products.

Boys CAN play here.

Below is a run down of the products I find most popular with the men among us. (And if you are a man reading this, thank you for realising how welcome you are!)For a general facial moisturiser, the Good Face Day Serum with Green Tea, Raspberry Seed & Juniper is popular, effective and has a gentle, subtle herbal smell (not overly ‘floral’) and works wonders on dry/sensitive skin.

Other Leafology products which are particularly popular with men include:

Natural skincare tips for campers, festival goers & minimalists!

Leafology Journal: Leaves, Shoots & Roots

It’s been a whirlwind of a week/month for me – on top of preparing for the brilliant 3-day Handmade in Britain event at Waterperry Gardens (hello and welcome if I met you there!), watching the amazing Hans Zimmer at the O2 in London (HIGHLY recommended!) and releasing Leafology’s first perfume, Bloom (recent review: ‘Oh my goodness so gorgeous! Love wearing it in the day or even at night before bed.‘*),  I visited a very good friend who decided to leave England for Portugal 2.5 years ago, where she’d bought some land in an act of rebellion against the British weather.

Totally off-grid, we’re talking compost toilets, solar power lights and water pumped up the mountain from the river. I stayed in a tent and embraced the ‘back to basics’ vibe.

No twelve-step skincare routine for me (actually, this is never my reality – I like multipurpose luxury and products that work, without the faff, which is why I created them!), but I do have some tips for anyone packing for an upcoming trip…

❤️ Time to bundle up?

Leafology Journal: Leaves, Shoots & Roots
Time to bundle up?I officially turned on my little heater today. My skin was stinging with the chill in my cottage and I thought NOPE. Not doing that, despite everything; I need a nudge of first, autumnal heat.
(Yes, many of us are trying to be frugal, but isn’t health wealth?)I hope you’re warm, wherever you are. 🔥
How to cleanse

⏱️ Time is subjective | Manic Fuchsia | 4 ways to cleanse

Leafology Journal: Leaves, Shoots & Roots
Hello! 🌿Yellow Gold Cleansing BalmI love the manically-bright fuchsia outside my front door so much that, the other day, while saying goodbye to a visitor to my cottage, I absent-mindedly picked up some fallen blooms from the ground and placed them gently back on the stem, as though time could go backwards (like this). You know how, sometimes, you are very aware of how insane you look but it’s too late to do anything about it? Nevermind.Talking of natural colours…. I also love (a lot) the way my skin feels & heals after using this turmeric-yellow, anti-inflammatory-magic cleansing balm, the PURIFYING PRO-GLOW YELLOW GOLD CLEANSING BALM WITH TURMERIC, GREEN TEA, TEA TREE & MEADOWFOAM. I’ve actually never seen anything similar on the market and it definitely has some devoted fans (hence I recently released it in a bigger size, too, after the trial run of it proved popular).I’m often asked if I have any ‘face cleansers’, and yes, yes I do (they’re all in this post!) – though they are not the usual foaming/harsh type which strip away natural oils. These purify yet nurture the skin barrier, balancing natural oils; and impart nutrients while they’re at it.
Sustainable jungle Leafology

Guest post from Sustainable Jungle: How to care for your skin in the sun

Leafology Journal: Leaves, Shoots & Roots

Today I have a guest post to share from the writers at Sustainable Jungle, a brilliant publication which is, in their words ‘here to encourage and galvanise positive change. We share sustainability related ideas, tips, tricks, hacks, products, brands and stories of people & organisations doing meaningful work to future-proof our planet.’

It’s so nice to collaborate with like-minded people, and I highly recommend a browse through the link above to pick up a few ideas on things you can do in your everyday life to approach things in a new way, with SO many articles on every possible sustainaility-related subject you could want. Tips galore!

Below is the guest post – and although it’s currently deep into autumn here in the UK, I am personally still wearing my Sun Drops daily, as well as using it now and then as a spot treatment (topical zinc is one of the most widely-studied acne-care ingredients, and works a charm!) – plus it’s always summer somewhere in the world, yes? 🙂

Durdle door | How to save money and the planet buying natural skincare

Q: What’s a good way to save the planet AND save money on skincare?

Leafology Journal: Leaves, Shoots & Roots

A: Buy in bulk, using Leafology’s ‘self-refill’ options! We now post refills to your door (in light, carbon-footprint-saving paper bags) for all seven of our dry/powder products, in addition to your tooth powder and shampoo/bodywash equivalent. Our packaging has always been important to us. We hope you agree this is a step forward!

Q: How does it work?
A: Easy! Buy your first jar or bottle to look good on your shelf (or as a gift), then top up your new fave with a paper-bag bulk refill as you go along. You could also skip the first purchase of the bottle/jar and go straight for the refill, decanting the product into your own at home (though we rather like our elegant, fresh packaging).

Bulk/refill options are now available on all of the following products:


The exfoliator… A gentle, softly-softly approach to exfoliating, this oh-so-gentle scrub also doubles up as a mask; leave on for 10 mins first before rinsing away to allow the clay to dry and experience a deeper clean. Contains real rose petals, green tea, soothing oats, rice & rosehip




Do you…?

Leafology Journal: Leaves, Shoots & Roots

One of the funniest (to me) questions I get…  other than ‘Do you make everything yourself?’ (Um yep, don’t I bang on about that enough?) is ‘Do you use these products yourself?

… Actually, the whole reason this range came into being in the first place was because I wanted to play and please myself and create what I couldn’t easily find in Boots (etc.) and heal and nourish my skin. Turning it into a business was definitely only an afterthought, never the original idea. I love that other people get to enjoy what I make, but I am my own first (/number one) customer, basically, and always will be.

It may be a terrible way to begin a business (the antithesis of Dragons Den) but it kinda works: I’ve always just made everything to my own tastes and according to my values and priorities and decided along the way to turn my hand at making it into a bit of a thing* (*technical word for business). So yes, I use these products myself.

If you happen to like the kinds of things I produce (maybe you have a similar nose, or similar views on things, etc.), that’s extremely exciting and I welcome you open-armed into the Leafology world (it’s basically the normal world, but gentler and more artful) and I’m grateful for you.