The Perils of being a Trader Part 2: EU laws impact

It has been quite a while since I’ve updated the posts and now that we have a brand new website – we hope you like the new look – it has become easier and simpler to write the posts, now that I’ve worked out *how* to do it!

Anyway, I digress….

As you may have noticed we are no longer selling our cremes, oils and balms, and many have expressed disappointment and have asked what happened. To begin with, we are really sorry and it was not an easy decision to remove them as we had incredible feedback, and they were selling well. I even started to get interest from shops to stock them and salons to use them in their treatments. And worst of all, I LOVED making them!!! Well, maybe not the forever chasing up suppliers (the bane of my life, it seems!) but the research, coming up with new scents and recipes, trialing and the actual making of the products.

Our much loved skincare range

Our much loved skincare range

 However, in order to make cosmetics safer in the European Union, a set of new laws came out last year that meant re-testing old recipes, and this added a whole new world of bureaucracy and cost onto businesses, which for us – a very small team – made it financially impossible to continue. So we took the very heavy and difficult decision of removing it from our services.

 Although this was highly disappointing, it did give us the opportunity to focus on our love for Herbal Teas and develop this muchly neglected aspect of the business. So, you can expect some new, unique flavours coming soon as I experiment with new herbs and blends. We are alsoprivileged to have been accepted as part of a series of events at the Royal Horticultural Society, as well as the Garden Museum at Lambeth Palace, so if you are around, why not come along and try out some of our new and interesting flavours.

 If in the meantime, you fancy some of our teas, you can purchase them at the Graveney and Meadow pub in Tooting Broadway, or orderdirectly from our website http://highspirittherapies.co.uk/herbal-teas/

Our delicious herbal tea range

Our delicious herbal tea range

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