“One of the nicest ranges of handmade plant-based products we know is Somerset-based Orchard View Naturals.”
Sarah Stacey, www.beautybible.com & Mail Online, 2018
“My therapy clients asked me to make natural face & body products for them to use at home, so I did.” Lucy Stevens MFHT BA MA, Aromatherapist & Holistic Facialist
Why OV naturals?
• Handmade with Positive Intent
• Designed with dual purpose: to boost your mood & nourish your skin
• “Free From”
• High Quality
• Natural & Organic
• Palm Oil-Free
• Vegan (except for the moisturiser made for us, which contains beeswax)
• Halal: Facial Oils, Body Oils, Body Polishes
• Extensively researched, tried & tested
• Glass not plastic
• Compliant with Cosmetic Regulations
There is an increasing move towards Organic, Natural, Cruelty-Free & Vegan skincare in Beauty & Wellbeing. Since well before 2007, when I founded OV naturals, I was interested in this area of skincare. For health reasons, I had been advised to “detoxify” my life and this journey transformed the products I used, from nutrition to personal care products to lifestyle & home products.
Having discovered the power of essential oils & the synergy that plant oils have with the skin & having studied extensively the positive effects that could be achieved by using these, I introduced facials & skincare into my treatments. The holistic nature of these ingredients fit perfectly with my philosophy, that skincare & beauty are intrinsically linked with our internal systems & the working of the body & mind. I also studied nutrition for skincare, to further understand the way that we can holistically care for our whole being, which is often the key to good skin.
When my clients experienced all these benefits & saw the difference in their skin & in their energy & mood, they began to ask for products to take home. I began by making bespoke products in 2009 & this evolved into the OV naturals range you see today.
OV skincare products are used in my therapy clinics, so I continue to see, first-hand, the difference they make. I also have several other excellent therapists using the products in their clinics.
From their inception, OV naturals products have been designed to not only improve the skin, but also to speak to the mind & impact your mood & wellbeing. This is central to the design & you’ll find this reflected in the names of the products.
The Heart & Soul Collection of OV Organic Facial Oils contain highly effective ingredients backed by science. Clinical studies show that many of the ingredients help the skin by, for example, increasing cell turnover, reducing Trans Epidermal Water Loss, replenishing vital nutrients, helping the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, pigmentation, boosting collagen & helping the skin to find its own healthy equilibrium.
Naturally-occurring compounds such as natural Antioxidants to fight pollution & sun damage, Essential Fatty Acids such as Omega 3 & 6 to plump & smooth & Vitamins to brighten & nutrify are naturally occurring within the ingredients in OV naturals skincare. They work synergistically with your skin, to balance & condition, protect & nourish. Your health & wellbeing benefit from the natural ingredients rather than the singular, synthetic makeup of many high-street products.
Because of the nature of natural ingredients, each batch may have a slightly different colour, texture or aroma. While some companies put their naturals through a process for consistency, I prefer not to do this, to keep the purity as close to nature as possible. You can rest assured that every product is made to a specific recipe, measured in grams, that has been assessed by a Cosmetic Scientist for your safety.
Handmade* in small batches with positive intentions, you will feel very different using OV natural products, compared to high-street staples mass-produced in factories. I believe that you feel the “vibration” from everything around you, so my products are made with sustainable, natural, cruelty-free & vegan* ingredients which I believe have a positivity & beauty that cannot be replicated by synthetics. I use positive intention when making in my little Somerset workshop, choosing music to fit the mood while I work.
If you’re looking for effective, authentic products, made by someone with an in-depth knowledge, experience & understanding of ingredients, you’ve come to the right place.
Please see our Stockists page for shops & therapists using our products. If you would like to talk about stocking OV naturals or using our products in treatments in your therapy room or spa, please do get in touch. We'd love to chat with you. If you’re unsure, just take a look at our Testimonials page.
*The only product on sale that isn't made by Lucy & isn’t Vegan is the fragrance-free, Organic moisturiser, as it contains a tiny amount of Beeswax.