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

Welcome to Orchard View naturals: artisan, natural skincare products & facial treatments in Somerset. I'm Lucy Stevens, owner & founder.

Some years ago, I had some aromatherapy treatments which made such a difference that I became curious about how they worked. This led me to train as an aromatherapist (2006). When clients started asking me to make products for them to use at home, I had to say yes. And so Orchard View naturals skincare was born in 2011.

Why Orchard View naturals? It’s where the business was founded - ‘Orchard View' was my home in the village of Shepton Beauchamp. Sitting in the sunshine in the garden, talking through the possibilities, the name of the house felt like a way of capturing a “golden glow”. We hope you agree.

Enjoy your visit.

Lucy

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Professional Associations

  • Member of the Federation of Holistic Therapists 
  • Professional Standards Authority Registered
  • Insured with Holistic Insurance Ltd.
  • Registered with the Office for Product Safety and Standards (OPSS).

Qualifications

  • Aromatherapy Diploma, ITEC, Distinction.
  • Holistic Massage, Anatomy & Physiology, Professional Conduct & Business Awareness Diploma, ITEC, Distinction.
  • Diploma Fine Art
  • BA Creative Arts
  • MA Arts Management 
Training
  • 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) 

Experience

  • 15 years experience running my own therapy practice 
  • Have also worked at The Orchard Centre Chard (Orchard Osteopaths), Minster Centre for Natural Therapies Ilminster, Jordans Courtyard, Ilminster & The Therapy Room Hambridge. 
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