Life should be fulfilling and empowering. The best way to get there? Through consistent everyday decisions. Mindful choices have a dramatic effect on your happiness and well-being. Cherry Essentials is passionate about helping you to take small steps, every day, towards a more balanced life. Essential oils provide a simple and natural way to get there. With these potent resources, millions of people support their health and enhance their homes through the pure power of nature.
About Cherry Essentials
Cherry, founder of Cherry Essentials, makes small batches of luxurious skincare, using organic ingredients. The range includes handmade body butter, lip balm, anti-ageing face cream, body oils, scrubs, bath salts and essential roll-ons.
You will find completely natural products born from ancient wisdom that make use of a plethora of plant species, all of which have health and immunity boosting properties. Many of these products are also blended with essential oils for the innumerable benefits they offer and are for topical use on your body, around the home. Many products are even suitable for children and the family pets! Mother Nature has much to give with no need for any artificial substitutes. That’s why I don’t use unnecessary chemicals, fillers, parabens, or additives.
Our bodies absorb what we use on them and, on average, women apply 168 chemicals to their skin every day with little knowledge of the damaging impact such substances can have. If you’re already eating healthily and are aware of your body, then you’re more than ready to make the decision to stop using beauty products packed with synthetic chemicals. Whether you’re looking for organic or paraben-free skincare, there are plenty of choices you can make that do as much good for your face as the Earth.
I’m very passionate about what I do and I’m constantly researching ingredients to ensure the utmost quality and develop the range further. Also, all my products are tested on human volunteers and ostensibly suitable for even the most sensitive skin types out there.
Do what you love, they say…
I found myself pondering in the garden one day. Not only about my affinity for flowers and plants but about how I’ve always loved applying lotions, creams, oils and butters with dreamy scents which mirror the wonderful smells from the garden. As a kid, I remember going out into our garden with big ideas of making a perfume with squashed petals or anything that smelled good that I could get my hands on. This involved gathering all kinds of “ingredients”, mixing them up, hiding the concoction in my plastic cooker and then weeks later, my poor mother finding the source of “that awful stench”. I remember how I was always climbing trees, creating dens, feeling my connection to nature, the outdoors is my favourite place.
In my teens I discovered essential oils and how certain blends can invoke particular memories or moods. You know when you smell something and it triggers a memory, a mood or an emotion? Hence I became interested in aromatherapy and massage, visiting therapists when possible.
Approaching 20 years old, considering myself somewhat of an activist for every cause going, I began to learn about the possibility that some high street skincare brands were pushing unsafe synthetics and even some dangerous ingredients our way. Why would anyone risk putting that on their face?
I simply made the decision to stop using beauty products made with synthetic chemicals and began creating my own simple moisturisers and creams, using only natural oils and butters that are safe, gentle and can be sourced sustainably. Cherry Essentials is now a growing business, making and selling a range of skincare with 100% natural and organic ingredients that are truly effective and eco-friendly. All products are handcrafted in Cherry’s workshop in Derbyshire.
Every product has been blended with responsibly sourced ingredients from sustainable, ethical and (wherever possible) organic locations. All the plant-derived oils used at Cherry Essentials are either certified organic, wild harvested or at least unsprayed. Just to be clear, I will say it again, there are no harsh chemicals or synthetic preservatives or additives (parabens), nor any products distilled from petroleum (mineral oils) in any Cherry Essential product. Do look at our product section for more information on each one of our beautiful products.
Ethical and Eco-Friendly
Cherry Essentials products are made with respect for the Earth. Ingredients are ethically sourced and where possible we support fair trade co-operatives and regeneration projects which provide assistance and stability to farmers and their local communities. We are dedicated to sourcing our ingredients responsibly and we want to help raise awareness about some of the unethical ingredients found in beauty products.
We understand that what goes onto skin goes into skin. This is why all Cherry Essentials skin care products are handmade using 100% naturally derived and organic (wherever possible) ingredients that are proven to be safe and effective.
As a living organ your skin responds to authentic and natural ingredients in the same way the rest of your body does. If you feed your body junk food it will look and feel unhappy; your skin is no different.
Important to Cherry Essentials
- Never have and never will test on animals but instead make use of willing human volunteers.
- Continuingly striving to optimise the use of materials that are natural, renewable and not harmful to the environment.
- There have never been and never will be harmful substances (for example; parabens, phthalates or MIT) in our products.
- All our products are 100% free of microbeads.
- Packaging that is recyclable and where possible biodegradable.
- Built on moral and ethical values. Strict compliance is required before selecting suppliers. Forced labour or child labour simply would not be condone or associated with. Suppliers treat their employees with respect and dignity.