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I’m Imara Bassey, yep same surname as the legend that is Dame Shirley Bassey.

For years my Mother lead me to believe she was my Aunt and I proudly shared this “fact” with others…plus I can sing too, well I used to but that’s a story for another time!

I’m guessing you’re here as you’re interested in all things natural, in particular skincare, so welcome and thank you for joining me.

I became interested in alternative/complementary remedies after a bout of post-natal depression. The only solution offered at the time were anti-depressants. Quickly realising this was not for me I voiced my concerns. Sadly these were ignored and I was told I "must" continue taking the meds. I chose not to and this started my quest for natural alternatives.

(DISCLAIMER - Please note this is my personal journey and not an endorsement to stop taking any medication prescribed by your GP. Do however voice any concerns you might have or seek the advice of a complementary/alternative therapist).

Why Skincare?

My experience caused me to question many things, including what I put on my skin. This in turn lead me into completing a course in skincare formulation with my first formal introduction to aromatherapy.

A few years later I qualified as a massage therapist (in aromatherapy massage and holistic massage) and fell head over heels in love with essential oils and their therapeutic properties.

Somewhere in between all of that my daughter developed eczema on her legs. Steroid creams were not an option for me so once again I was guided to carry out further research; a short while later my first lavender infused oil was created.

Dried lavender

So that's me in a nutshell.

Stay tuned as I share interesting topics in the fascinating world of skincare and alternative remedies – catch you again soon

Ms Bassey x