“When clients asked for natural & organic face & body oils to use at home, similar to the ones they'd experienced in their aromatherapy treatments, I had to say yes.”
We've been making aromatherapeutic skincare products for a decade, inspired by our therapy clients. Using our knowledge of essential oils & plant extracts, we are able to choose the perfect match for your skin. We make organic face products, natural body products & natural fragrance under the brand name Orchard View naturals, which is our registered trademark.
Today, most OV naturals products are still made here in our Somerset workshop (a few are made for us in the UK). We have always remained a small-batch, independent small business. Lucy, who makes OV skincare, is also a hands-on therapist.
The first range of OV naturals skincare launched in 2011. Triple Rose Luxury Organic Facial Oil was part of this collection & is still our bestseller today, under the name Vital.
"You won't know how you lived without it".
Sarah Stacey, beautybible.com
Back then, when face oils were still niche, we were lucky enough to be 'discovered' by veteran health & beauty journalist Sarah Stacey, co-founder of the Beauty Bible. To have the support of a high profile journalist was a huge boost & we have remained in contact ever since. Sarah has featured Triple Rose (now called Vital) on many platforms & included it as one of her favourite products in the Anti-Ageing Beauty Bible. OV naturals has since been featured in magazines, newspapers & blogs.
Over the years, OV naturals has evolved, while always staying true to its roots. We still have some of the same customers from the early days. As well as being used in our own treatments, OV products are used by therapists & sold in independent shops. In 2017, OV naturals products were taken by the Eco-Spas, Scarlet & Bedruthan in Cornwall, where guests received them as Christmas gifts.
Formulation & Ingredients
Aromatherapeutic skincare is as much about how you feel as the effect on your skin. It’s a holistic approach which considers both health & wellbeing. Skin, aromatics, energetics: we take all of these into account with our formulations. Read more about the formulation of our Heart & Soul Collection of organic oils on the blog.
Essential oils have an inherent 'life force' & an energy all of their own. So we consider how the formulas will help your skin look its healthy, natural best, the aroma & how they make you feel. It's a delicate balance.
There's a strict ingredients policy behind our small-batch skincare. You will never find 'greenwashing' here. We want to know exactly what we’re putting on our skin & our customers do, too. All of the products we make, we also use ourselves.
“I have seen first-hand in therapy clients, how the goodness encapsulated in essential & plant oils helps keep us hydrated, soft & supple but also calm & content. I see the results of OV naturals products on a daily basis in my therapy room, so I can safely say that I know the products work.” Lucy Stevens
We do our very best to source sustainably & ethically. So most of our ingredients are sourced from small independent businesses in the UK, where we have contact with the suppliers & can verify anything we need to know, such as whether the natural ingredient is grown sustainably, in managed forests for example.
Importantly, OV skincare products are legally compliant. They are approved by cosmetic scientists & made professionally in a dedicated workshop.
We hope you enjoy them. If you’d like to learn more head over to the blog & visit our FAQs page. We’re always here if you have questions, so do get in touch if we can help.