About our Products
“When clients asked me to make skincare products for them to use at home, after experiencing the transformative effect of essential & plant oils in their aromatherapy treatments, I had to say yes.”
Lucy Stevens, OV naturals
If you’re new to Orchard View naturals, you may be asking yourself if it’s worth trying yet another natural skincare brand. We hope you’ll feel compelled to try us when you read the story of our products.
As a small business based in rural Somerset, UK, we appreciate every single customer.
We don’t try to be all things to all people. We focus on what we know - essential oils & botanicals which have a affinity with the skin & psyche. We haven’t only researched endlessly, but also used these ingredients for 15 years in our therapy clinics, so we’ve seen the results first hand.
Everything is plant-based & vegan apart from our organic Face Cream which contains beeswax & is made for us in the UK.
We never test ingredients or products on animals, we never ask others to do so for us & we don’t sell in China. This has been our stance for decades & will always be.
Using our knowledge of essential oils & plant extracts, we are able to choose ingredients which are the perfect match for your skin. Many people with sensitive skin, or skin conditions such as acne or rosacea, have used our products for years, with no adverse effects & have seen an improvement.
The first range of OV naturals skincare launched in 2009. Triple Rose Luxury Organic Facial Oil was part of this collection & is still our bestseller today, under the name Vital Botanical Facial Oil with Triple Rose.
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, make up artists & in beauty salons and also sold in independent shops - see our Stockists page for info.
In 2017, OV naturals products were taken by the Eco-Spa Hotels, the Scarlet & Bedruthan in Cornwall, where guests received them as Christmas gifts.
OV naturals products are 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.
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.
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. We know they work:
“I’ve seen the results first-hand with regular clients in my therapy work. The goodness encapsulated in essential & plant oils helps keep skin hydrated, soft & supple. Not only this, but the impact of aromas on our mind & body is quite profound.” 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 & safely. So you can be assured that you are investing in your skin & wellbeing when you choose OV naturals Skincare.
We’re always here if you have questions, so do get in touch if we can help.