Last week I promised that since I am in London again I'd be featuring more local brands and I am starting today. One of the companies I wanted to talk to you about is St. Kitts Herbery. Based in Cornwall, it was founded by Susan & Paul Johnson in 2001 with £2000, a polytunnel and a few packs of seeds.
Initially the products were made in the kitchen and sold in the shop in the front lounge of the house. They included everything herb-related - craft items, cards, toiletries, etc. Today, 13 years later St. Kitts Herbery offers toiletries, skincare and perfumes in eight different scents. On their website you can also find essential, fragrance and base oils, and of course their food hall which includes herb chocolates, jams and dried herbs and mixes all locally sourced and produced and very reasonably priced.
For the two weeks I have been trying the perfume and body lotion from their newest range - Summer Rose. The scent is absolutely beautiful. It combines the sweet notes of rose, cassis, bergamont and lychee with the floral aromas of cyclamen, lily of the valley, magnolia and violet, against the deep backdrop of cedarwood, musk and sandalwood. The result is intoxicating.
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