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Facial Treatments | Skincare | Creative Workshops

Lucy Stevens MFHT BA MA

Somerset, UK

Lucy Stevens, Somerset facial therapist, walking in a lavender field.

Welcome to our small, ethical business, owned & run by Lucy Stevens (pictured), with support from my husband Dean, in South Somerset UK.

A qualified aromatherapist, I've been treating clients in Somerset for nearly 15 years. Nowadays, I specialise in facial treatments & in the creation of your skincare products. If you contact OV naturals, you'll be talking to me, a real person, not just a generic company.  

I'm based in a private, eco-friendly Studio, in the village of Hambridge, between Ilminster & Langport in the heart of the Somerset levels. I offer natural, cruelty-free, plant-based facials, tailored to your skin & designed for whole body & mind relaxation. There are strict COVID-19 protocols in place to keep you safe.

Workshops for small groups to get creative & learn more about a natural, aromatic lifestyle, began with a natural Reed Diffuser workshop in February 2020. However since then they have been on hold, due to COVID-19 precautions. We hope to resume these one day!

OV naturals aromatherapeutic skincare products have been created by me since 2011, in response to client requests. I had worked with essential oils in bespoke blends since 2006 for aromatherapy treatments. After experiencing the benefits of the oils & blends in clinic, my clients started asking for products to use at home. This prompted me to start my own artisan skincare brand, OV naturals. I began selling just to my therapy clients but then opened this up to the general public. I’ve also created products for spas & bespoke commissions.

Along with a love of botanicals, essential oils & natural extracts, I'm passionate about ethics & sustainability and this is reflected in all aspects of the business. 

What's in a name

Why Orchard View naturals? Our first home in Somerset was a Victorian terrace called 'Orchard View' in the village of Shepton Beauchamp, Ilminster, Somerset. The tradition of growing apples here is woven into the fabric of the County. Sitting in the sunshine in the garden, talking through all the possibilities for a name for the business, the name of the house felt like a way of capturing the “golden glow” of Somerset. We are now just a few miles up the road, in Hambridge. 

If you'd like to discover more about treatments & products, do get in touch.

Thank you for visiting. Lucy x

Professional Bio

Member of the Federation of Holistic Therapies (MFHT). 

Professional Standards Authority Registered.

Previously worked at Orchard View Treatment Room for a decade & at The Orchard Centre Chard (Orchard Osteopaths), Minster Centre for Natural Therapies Ilminster, Jordans Day Spa, Ilminster & The Therapy Room Hambridge.

Core Training

Aromatherapy Diploma, ITEC, Distinction.

Holistic Massage, Anatomy & Physiology, Professional Conduct & Business Awareness Diploma, ITEC, Distinction.

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)