NHR Organic Oils: A real delight

The turquoise shopfront of NHR Organic Oils
The turquoise shopfront of NHR Organic Oils

The shopfront of NHR Organic Oils has pretty turquoise windows and a floral barrow on the forecourt, near Seven Dials.

The shopfront of NHR Organic Oils has pretty turquoise windows and a floral barrow on the forecourt, near Seven Dials.

I have walked past so many times, but it is a real delight inside if you make it over the threshold.

Try to find five minutes to stick your head in, have a chat, inhale the aromatic tranquility inside, and peruse the personal care essentials, such as organic coconut oil.

Behind the turquoise doors, the team is busy shifting one of the biggest sustainable ranges of ethical Soil Association organic oils in the world. Who knew?

It is a real treat to see 100 unique oil colours displayed in glass vials; they are supplied in metal containers to protect against sunlight.

Local makers at Chocoholly and Pure Potions are onto something with these pure ingredients, as used by staff at Brighton and Hove Therapies in Fleet Street near London Road.

You can buy NHR Organic Oils at Infinity Foods or online - but I am always a fan of having a little chat along the way. When I met Laura Hoy over a herbal tea, it was nice to hear how French lavender grows at high altitude and that Bulgarian rose products are best-sellers.

The NHR hydrolats are beautifully presented and I have not stopped spritzing my linens or misting my face since getting hold of them.

Floral waters are delicate but intensely refreshing - and their effects are really soothing; geranium, orange blossom and invigorating tea tree are also available. I keep one on my desk to zest myself up on deadline.

The ethos is nice and simple: the purer the quality of the oil, the stronger its therapeutic and healing effects.

NHR Organic Oils started out in 2000, at a time when helping to reduce the toxic chemical load in the earth, rivers, and oceans became better understood.

They have super box sets to buy, or you can also surprise your friends with something completely homemade next time you get together.

Laura ran a workshop in May and blogged about her skin cream tips. Just get the finest base ingredients laid out, and create your own.

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