Small Batch Skincare Products
Natural Facial Treatments
We are a small ethical business, founded in 2006, owned & run by Lucy Stevens MFHT (pictured) in Hambridge, Langport, Somerset UK. We specialise in organic and natural skincare & facial treatments.
With a calm, eco-friendly therapy space created for you, we offer acclaimed massage-based facials, by appointment. We tailor your experience both to your skin & how you would like to feel, this has always been our ethos since the very beginning. A fully qualified & experienced aromatherapist, Lucy Stevens has trained & studied extensively in massage techniques, natural and organic ingredients, product formulation & skincare. All facials are cruelty-free, plant-based & can be completely vegan simply by swapping out our face cream (which contains beeswax) for another brand.
We produce small-batch skincare products to customise your facials & home skincare routine, which you can buy online & in various stockists. Our hero product, Vital 'Triple Rose' facial oil, has been a bestseller since 2011 & has been featured in blogs, the press & media and even in the Anti Ageing Beauty Bible as one of Sarah Stacey's all-time favourites.
What's in a name
Why OV naturals? Living & working in the beautiful English West Country, near Langport / Ilminster, both ancient & new orchards are built into the landscape. Apples are harvested, cider is made & wassails are commonplace. Our first house in Shepton Beauchamp, where the business was born, was called 'Orchard View' - hence Orchard View naturals, or OV. We are now just up the road.
From my beginnings as a massage therapist & aromatherapist, I became fascinated with essential oils, the olfactory system, the skin and the mind-body connection. It was so rewarding to witness how massage with an essential oil blend could make such a difference & how customers would return on a regular basis to get their 'feel-good' fix.
Over the years I began observing in my clients the profound cumulative effects not just of body massage, but of facial massage both on physical appearance & overall wellbeing. Coupled with the beautifying & therapeutic properties of essential oils & plant extracts, this was a winning combination for a natural, holistic approach to beauty. Since the beginning of 2020, I now specialise exclusively in natural facial treatments.
Since the early days I have been asked by clients in my therapy clinics to create essential oils blends & other products for them to use at home. I launched my first range of natural, plant-based skincare products in 2010 & have been making skincare products ever since. You'll find today's line-up in the online shop. They are also stocked with independent shops and used by therapists for massage, facials & sports massage, in beauty salons & by make up artists.
Enjoy browsing & please get in touch if you would like to know more.
Rest assured, you’re in good hands.
Lucy Stevens MFHT BA MA
Professional Member of the Federation of Holistic Therapies (MFHT).
Professional Standards Authority Accredited Register.
I ran a successful private treatment room for over a decade at Orchard View before moving to Apple Tree Studio. I have treated clients at The Orchard Centre Chard (now Orchard Osteopaths), Minster Centre for Natural Therapies Ilminster, Jordans Day Spa & The Therapy Room Hambridge.
Core therapy qualifications
Aromatherapy Diploma, ITEC
Holistic Massage, Anatomy & Physiology, Professional Conduct & Business Awareness Diploma, ITEC
Continuous Professional Development
Advanced Aromatherapy (Kolinka Zinovieff, Mill Retreat)
Advanced Natural Perfumery (Marina Barcenilla)
Aromatherapeutic Facials (SEED Institute)
Aromatherapy Product Blending from Creation to Regulation (ITHMA)
Ayurvedic Face Massage (Exeter School of Complementary Health)
Complying with Cosmetic Legal Requirements (Dr Roberto Ciaff)
Education & Training Award, Level 3 (Bridgwater College)
Essential Oils & the Skin (Tisserand Institute)
Essential Oil Chemistry & Pharmacology (Robert Tisserand)
Japanese Face Massage (Ann Parry)
Natural Skincare & Skin Nutrition (College of Naturopathic Medicine)
Rediscovering Aromatherapy Plants & Their Essential Oils (Dr Vivienne Anthony, ITHMA)
Zone Face Lift with Facial Reflexology
Art is one of my loves. After a Foundation Diploma, I went on to study Creative & Community Arts (BA) & then a Masters Degree in Arts Adminstration & Marketing. After working in art galleries for many years I discovered aromatherapy & was hooked. My creativity is now channeled into my therapy practice & skincare products. I still paint & draw, too.