Brand Watch – Ninety Percent

Brand Watch – Ninety Percent

This London-based contemporary label launched in 2018 and made waves, really doing things differently. They share 90% of their profits, distributed between charitable cause and the consumer is the one that gets to pick – a consumer movement that empowers the makers and the wearers!

 

The feminine and low maintenance staples are the perfect investment for the modern, stylish, conscious woman. Striving to improve their social and environmental legacy, what’s not to love!

 

ROWBOTS

ROWBOTS

We pride ourselves on producing the BEST natural deodorant and to really put it to the test, we have partnered with the AMAZING new ROWBOTS for their launch in London this month.

ROWBOTS is providing your workout but upgraded! Programming the mind and powering the body.

Engineered by experts to deliver hardwired results. The ROWBOTS workout has been refined and refined over the last two years to be the most results-orientated experience possible, to ensure all our community get the most from their 45 minutes in the studio.

Set up by Olympic gold medallists, global sports stars and physical and mental health professionals. This is the new way to work out both you body and your mind.

Head to their new studio and you’ll find us in good company in the changing rooms….

Ingredient - Borage

Ingredient - Borage

Promising to treat everything from dry skin to eczema and psoriasis, borage seed oil, also known as starflower oil is making waves in the skincare sphere.

Borage seed oil traditionally used to treat all kinds of skin inflammation including eczema, dermatitis, psoriasis and rosacea. Calming, nourishing, it has redness-erasing prowess. It’s also useful in helping tackle stretch marks and blemishes to.


With the power to also cure a hangover this super ingredient , is a must in everyone’s routine!

Jacquemus

Jacquemus

This week saw Valensole’s heady lavender plateau in full bloom (for one month only), with clouds of white butterflies tending to the crop of purple flowers that stretch beyond the horizon. It was the perfect setting for Simon Porte Jacquemus, to host his spring/summer 2020 show on the brand’s 10th anniversary. 

A catwalk that paid homage to artists Christo and Jeanne-Claude, and David Hockey’s Royal Academy installation, The Arrival of Spring in Woldgate, East Yorkshire in 2011

It’s the third time that the designer has shown in the South of France, but Valensole’s unique setting is the strongest statement of his evocative references, bold vision and talent for big-brand thinking. Jacquemus grew up an hour away in Mallemort, and is drawn to the “pop” appeal of the lavender fields.

Ingredient - Lavender

Ingredient - Lavender

Lavender oil, the BEAUTIFUL purple flower that is coming into season, ready for the harvest this month, is a secret super ingredient that we all have access to! An antiseptic and anti-inflammatory, which can help to heal minor burns and bug bites. It is also used for treating anxiety, insomnia, depression, and restlessness.

AND…You can even make it into a tea to help treat and soothe digestive upsets. This super botanical can also help relieve pain from headaches and toothaches – it really is a silent superhero!

Here is our simple lavender tea recipe for you to try:

Step 1: Heat Water

Fill a medium sized teapot with filtered, purified, or spring water and bring to a rolling boil. Never use tap water or distilled water when brewing teas. These types of water can cause flavour alterations and prevent tea leaves and flower buds from infusing flavour completely.

Step 2: Steep Lavender Flowers

Add the lavender flowers to a tea ball, tea infuser, or tea sachet and place inside the teapot. We recommend using an infuser basket as it allows the lavender flowers to open completely and results in the best tasting tea. Leave the flower buds in the teapot for 10 minutes to steep.

Step 3: Serve and Enjoy

 Remove the lavender buds and the tea tools from the kettle. Carefully pour the hot water into teacups and enjoy the crisp, floral taste of simple lavender tea. Add a dash of honey to turn this simple tea into lavender honey tea

 

 

 

 

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.