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Yes, it’s that time of year again. Bonfire Night’s over, it’s dark before teatime and – whether we like it or not – Christmas is on the way! The telly’s full of sparkly ads for perfume, liqueurs and party frocks, and you suddenly wonder how you’re going to find the time to Do It All between now and Christmas Eve – especially the major task of buying presents for family and friends. When you’re hard-working and time-poor Christmas shopping can become more of a chore than a pleasure, fighting your way through crowded streets, standing in endless queues to pay, getting snappy with the kids, arguing with your partner about what to get for their mum… sound familiar?! Of course there’s always the Amazon easy way out, but do you really want to give your custom to a company that does all it can to avoid paying UK tax? I certainly don’t!

 Well fear not gentle reader, for I am about to relieve you of all this stress via the fragrant medium of my Neal’s Yard Christmas shopping service. Of course Neal’s Yard products are organic and gorgeous – but did you know that they are also handmade in the UK by a family-owned company? Surely at a time like this we should be supporting independent British businesses?

 You can shop from the comfort of your own home in several ways:

  1. Order directly from my Neal’s Yard online shop – simples! Items are delivered directly to you.
  2. If you’re in the York area just give me a shout and I’ll order products for you and deliver them to you for free. If you ask me nicely I’ll even gift wrap them too!
  3. Have a Neal’s Yard party. You’ll get a free gift (so that’s one present sorted) plus free or half-price shopping depending on how much your friends spend – and a bit of pampering too! Why not have a lunchtime party in your workplace?

 Men! It’s common knowledge that most of you are rubbish at present shopping – this isn’t sexist, it’s just a fact. I’m sure there must be some men out there who are good at present buying, I’ve just never met one yet. If you’re at a loss as to what to buy this Christmas for the women in your life please get in touch and I can help you; wives, girlfriends, mistresses, mums, aunties, daughters, sisters, grannies etc – no problem!

 So save your sanity and have a browse at all the lovely Neal’s Yard present ideas – body and bath smellies, home fragrance, men’s stuff, there’s something for everyone. Here are a few selected highlights I’ve picked out for you, but there’s lots of other fab stuff too. 

The Pure Indulgence Collection. Any woman would be thrilled to receive this – serious brownie points!

 

The Bee Lovely Collection – 5% of profits goes towards saving bees. Gardeners love this!

 

One for the boys – Men’s Skincare Essentials

Get a pack of three handcreams for less than three single ones = three stocking fillers!

The very Christmassy Frankincense skincare set!

Gorgeous aromatherapy candle set

Happy new year everyone! I hope you all had a lovely Christmas break. Now it’s time to go back to work, put down the mince pies/choccies/liqueurs and start looking after ourselves. I’m sure many of you are embarking on diet and exercise regimes as the new year begins, but have you considered looking after the outside of your body as well as the inside? Organic skincare and toiletries are better for you and for the environment too, and with so many great new year offers on from Neal’s Yard at the moment there’s never been a better time to give them a try and find out what you’ve been missing!

First of all we have a January sale on lots of everyday essentials, with many gorgeous organic shower gels, hand washes and hand creams currently on Buy One, Get One Half Price while stocks last. This great offer is only available by ordering directly through me – just let me know what you’d like, and if you live in the York area I can deliver it free. And even better, if you spend over £30 you’ll receive a 50ml tube of the divine and luxurious Wild Rose Body Elixir absolutely free. This offer has limited stock which is sure to go very quickly, so don’t delay if you’d like some!

There are also some great offers for anyone hosting a Neal’s Yard party. If your skin has taken a bit of a battering over the festive season this one’s for you – host a party during January and if your guests spend £150 or more between them you’ll be able to buy the miraculous Beauty Sleep Concentrate for just £11 instead of the usual £30. This is the product of which Company magazine said “Makes me look like I’ve had eight hours’ sleep when it was more like four!”. Of course you still also get all the usual benefits like a free gift worth around £20 just for holding the party, plus free/half price shopping. I have a choice of three host gifts available at the moment: Sensual Jasmine Body Cream, Ginger & Juniper Warming Massage Oil or the new Honey & Orange Facial Scrub, which smells good enough to eat! If you’d like to host a party please contact me any time to arrange a date.

Finally, if you’d like a new challenge for the new year why not consider joining my Neal’s Yard team? It’s a great way to earn some extra money, working with gorgeous products and lovely people! The start-up cost is only £95 (which includes a free website) and you’ll have lots of training and help to set you off. It’s particularly beneficial for therapists, but absolutely anyone can get involved if you like the idea of helping people to live healthier lives! If you join up in January not only do you get the usual starter kit (and the products in it are worth much more than £95), you’ll also receive a Rejuvenating Frankincense Skincare Essentials Kit worth £26.50 and 50 mini catalogues absolutely free. Honestly, if you love Neal’s Yard it’s worth joining just for the products! If you’d like further information please feel free to contact me any time for an informal chat about joining us.

Good luck with all your healthy intentions for 2012! xx

Yes, Neal’s Yard, the first certified organic health and beauty company in the UK, is thirty years old this week! And to celebrate there are some very special offers available over the next couple of days…

For today only (30th November) there’s a whopping 20% off all products when you order them through a Neal’s Yard consultant (i.e. me!). Simply email or phone me with what you’d like, I’ll order it and deliver it to you if you live in the York area. If not, you’re welcome to come and pick it up from me or I can arrange delivery to your home for a small fee (e.g. £4 for orders up to £150).

If you’d prefer to shop directly on my Neal’s Yard website today is the last day of the free standard delivery offer.

If you’d like to host a Neal’s Yard party tomorrow (1st December) there’s a special offer in addition to the usual free host gift worth around £20 (currently either Jasmine Body Cream or Vitamin E & Avocado Night Cream). You will also have the chance to buy the Frankincense Face & Body Care Collection for £10 instead of the usual £38 – a great offer, and it would make a fab Christmas present, possibly for yourself! If you can’t manage to get friends round to your house in time you can always have a ‘virtual’ party – just let me know what you’d like to order and if the total of goods ordered is at least £150 you’ll still be eligible for the frankincense offer.

Do feel free to contact me any time for further information and to take advantage of these great birthday offers. It’s a great way to do some hassle-free Christmas shopping with a great discount! I’d be happy to drop off a catalogue at your home or workplace today or tomorrow if you’re in the York area, just let me know.

Happy shopping! xx