Fastnet Film Festival

Fastnet Film Festival

Last month we had the Fastnet Film Festival take place in our home village of Schull. We attended short film screenings from all over the world and proudly welcomed international industry professionals to share their knowledge.

Brand Watch-Ferm Living

Brand Watch-Ferm Living

Brand Watch – Ferm Living

 We LOVE design, it is such an important part of our brand. We want to deliver the best formulas, with the most natural ingredients but we also want to create the most beautifully designed products we can.

Chamomile

Chamomile

Sitting down with a nice cup of chamomile tea at the end of a long day is relaxing. You can wash away the stress of a hard day’s work or just cosy up with a cup and a book. The calming benefits of chamomile are pretty well known, but did you know that it also has benefits for your skin?

Our way..the wild Atlantic way!

Our way..the wild Atlantic way!

We wanted to tell YOU a bit more about US! We believe in transparency and we know that you do too. We want to talk with you, not at you and we want to share with you a bit about what we think is special about us and we hope you will agree.

Lemon Tea Tree

Lemon Tea Tree

WE LOVE Lemon tea tree oil at Modern Botany, not only because it smells DIVINE but the super botanical oil has strong antimicrobial properties AND is incredible at fighting those dreaded insect bites - something we need to start thinking about, as we approach the summer months!

Organic Basics

Organic Basics

Discovering new brands that share our values is one of our favourite past times at Modern Botany HQ and with a growing awareness of the impact that not only the beauty but the wider fashion and lifestyle industries are having on the environment, we are seeing more brands begin to enter this space in an authentic and innovative manner.

Patagonia

Patagonia

We love brands that share our love for the environment and one of the brands that we respect most is Patagonia, where they appreciate that all life on earth is under threat of extinction and using the resources they have to do something about it.

Coriander Seed

Coriander Seed

Coriander seed is an unknown hero in the world of botany, famous worldwide as a spice this super herb has a wealth of health benefits - it is an analgesic, aphrodisiac, antispasmodic, carminative, depurative, deodorant, digestive, fungicidal, lipolytic, stimulant, AND stomachic substance. Just a few uses then…at Modern Botany HQ, we’ve pulled the reasons why we love it and couldn’t live without it:

Recycle Reuse Reduce

Recycle Reuse Reduce

With the growing awareness around the impact of our consumer lifestyles and the wider impact on the environment the reality is the buck still stops with YOU the consumer.

Brand Watch - Astier de Villatte

Brand Watch - Astier de Villatte

We are loving this brand of ceramics and homeware….Astier de Villatte has been making handmade ceramics in Paris since 1996

Ingredient - Eucalyptus

Ingredient - Eucalyptus

You see this adorning Instagram shoots – Eucalyptus is a beauty both inside AND out. The perfect dressing for any home, but also creates a gorgeous minty smell with a hint of honey…

Beeswax Wrap

Beeswax Wrap

Here at Modern Botany HQ we love to find plastic alternatives and that’s why we LOVE Beeswax Wraps – the handmade Beeswax Wraps made with Cotswold beeswax and that allow you in the plight to have a plastic free home!

Brand Watch -       VEJA

Brand Watch - VEJA

Our brand of the moment VEJA, embody everything that we at Modern Botany HQ are about – TRANSPARENCY, ORGANIC MATERIALS AND FAIR TRADE SOURCING AND they look cool doing it.

Colour of the Year - Living Coral

Colour of the Year - Living Coral

We wanted to share with you some of our inspiration here at Modern Botany HQ in the form of this year’s colour palette - Living Coral embraces us with warmth and nourishment to provide comfort and buoyancy in our continually shifting environment.

Ingredient of the Month - Witch Hazel

Ingredient of the Month - Witch Hazel

An UNSUNG hero – an age-old remedy, Witch Hazel is a natural astringent used to tighten the skin pores AND reduce perspiration, so the perfect ingredient to integrate into both your skincare and personal care.

Elderflower Cordial

Elderflower Cordial

Elderflower Cordial Receipe

Its that time of year again, follow this easy to make recipe for your own elderflower cordial

Leaping Bunny

Leaping Bunny

Leaping Bunny cosmetics and personal care certification.

Modern Botany is proud to announce that we are the only company headquarters in Ireland to have Leaping Bunny cosmetics and personal care certification.

Hips and Haws Recipe

Hips and Haws Recipe

Rosehips (Rosa canina) and Hawthorns (Crataegus monogyna) are in abundance here in West Cork, one of our favourite family recipes at this time of year is to make 'Hips and Haws' a traditional remedy (and delicious one too) for keeping colds and flu's at bay.

Crambe

Crambe

 Crambe abyssinica, syn. Crambe hispanica subsp. abyssinica, is a member of the Brassicaceae family which includes rapeseed and mustard.  It is a primarily grown as an oilseed crop due to the high erucic acid content of its oil.