About Mellow Skincare

All About Mellow Skincare

My name is Carole Holmes and I personally hand make all of the natural Mellow Skincare products that you’ll find on this website.

From hobby to a thriving business

Carole Holmes

Having spent the first 40 years of my career as a registered nurse in the NHS and private sector, it has always been important to me to live as healthily as possible.

This includes using natural products on my skin.

My interest in complementary therapies and natural skincare products reached new heights when I bought a nursing home in West Sussex some years ago and decided to offer complementary therapies such as massage, reflexology and Reiki as part of the home’s care plans.

It was so important to me to use natural products with each of the treatments to protect the residents’ skin from harsh chemicals.

As I began heading down a new path, one that focused on creating natural skincare products using essential oils and other natural ingredients, I found a new sense of purpose and fulfilment.

At first, I made my natural skincare products at home in my kitchen, giving them to friends and family as gifts. When I practised my therapies, I made my own massage oils and reflex balms.

In fact, the clients who came to me for facials and other treatments only experienced the products I had made.

As the buzz around the products grew, I realised that many people share my desire to use natural, chemical-free products on their skin. I decided to turn my hobby into a business.

In 2006, Mellow Skincare was born.

Why choose Mellow Skincare?

I have created Mellow Skincare products for anyone who wants to use natural, chemical-free products on their skin.

You can read more about what makes Mellow Skincare products so special on our ‘Ideal for you’ page.

At the heart of what I do is the belief that you should be able to choose to avoid mass-produced, chemical-based products in favour of natural alternatives.

My emphasis is on helping you find the best products for your individual skincare needs and overall wellbeing.

I do hope you enjoy exploring the products on this website.

If you have any questions at all, you’re welcome to contact me or drop me a message via the Mellow Facebook page.

“I love Carole’s creative and innovative approach to her business. She is thorough and methodical with her research into the ingredients, ensuring that Mellow products are developed to be both natural and beneficial. Consequently they smell and feel wonderful as well as being great to use.”

V.W.,  Chichester

Really helped my psoriasis

I only ever order from Mellow Skincare ever since I discovered her range in early April 2014 and have been using them ever since, in particular the bath foam and body souffle. Wow! They are fantastic!

I have psoriasis and Carole made up a special anti-irritation formula for me. Here's my feedback given to Carole after she had asked if I'd used the products...

"I have and they are fabulous Carole. My skin wasn't irritated at all during or after my bath and the lemon souffle!!! Apart from it smelling like a beautiful big bag full of lemons, am in raptures over it because it's so thick and creamy, really moisturises my skin and now it's not red, sore or itchy. Love them, thank you Carole x"

Wholeheartedly recommend Mellow Skincare. Beautiful products.

Tracy – Darlington
2014-04-29T15:39:45+00:00
I only ever order from Mellow Skincare ever since I discovered her range in early April 2014 and have been using them ever since, in particular the bath foam and body souffle. Wow! They are fantastic! I have psoriasis and Carole made up a special anti-irritation formula for me. Here's my feedback given to Carole after she had asked if I'd used the products... "I have and they are fabulous Carole. My skin wasn't irritated at all during or after my bath and the lemon souffle!!! Apart from it smelling like a beautiful big bag full of lemons, am in raptures over it because it's so thick and creamy, really moisturises my skin and now it's not red, sore or itchy. Love them, thank you Carole x" Wholeheartedly recommend Mellow Skincare. Beautiful products. Tracy – Darlington

Helped my soft nails

I suffered from soft, flaking and peeling nails and had tried numerous products and vitamins without success.

Within 4 weeks of using a special oil made by Mellow Skincare my nails had improved dramatically. Within 8 weeks my condition had completely cleared up and my nails are strong and healthy.

I wish I had known about Mellow sooner and can highly recommend products made by Carole Holmes as they actually work.

Kate Lewis – Chichester
2015-08-31T08:58:59+00:00
I suffered from soft, flaking and peeling nails and had tried numerous products and vitamins without success. Within 4 weeks of using a special oil made by Mellow Skincare my nails had improved dramatically. Within 8 weeks my condition had completely cleared up and my nails are strong and healthy. I wish I had known about Mellow sooner and can highly recommend products made by Carole Holmes as they actually work. Kate Lewis – Chichester

Never use anything else

I have been buying Mellow Skincare moisturiser for dry skin for many years, particularly the Rose Geranium fragrance.

It is easy to apply (wonderful consistency). I never use any other product on my face.

Glenys Lepoidevin – Hants
2015-08-31T09:00:09+00:00
I have been buying Mellow Skincare moisturiser for dry skin for many years, particularly the Rose Geranium fragrance. It is easy to apply (wonderful consistency). I never use any other product on my face. Glenys Lepoidevin – Hants

Perfect start to the day!

"Mellow Skincare body lotion is a lovely cream, not at all greasy and the shower gel was a wonderful refreshing citrus fragrance, perfect for an early morning wake up shower to prepare you for the day ahead."

Louise – Lowestoft

2015-08-31T09:00:55+00:00

Louise – Lowestoft

"Mellow Skincare body lotion is a lovely cream, not at all greasy and the shower gel was a wonderful refreshing citrus fragrance, perfect for an early morning wake up shower to prepare you for the day ahead."

Mellow moisturiser for dry skin

“I loved the fragrance and found the lavender relaxing. The cream was easily applied and blended into the skin well. The cream left no greasy residue which can be found with some moisturisers. My skin felt lovely and soft and the moisturiser definitely hydrated my skin”.

Terry Anne Scholes, Hypnosis, NLP and Laughter

2015-09-18T14:12:26+00:00

Terry Anne Scholes, Hypnosis, NLP and Laughter

“I loved the fragrance and found the lavender relaxing. The cream was easily applied and blended into the skin well. The cream left no greasy residue which can be found with some moisturisers. My skin felt lovely and soft and the moisturiser definitely hydrated my skin”.

Mellow Foot Cream

“I have been using the cream for the last 10 days, in the morning and in the evening. Wow , what a difference! My skin feels soft and has a lovely colour.


It is very easy to apply, not greasy at all and you won’t feel you are ice skating if you walk barefoot after having put the cream on.


The cream has a pleasant smell, no wonder given the fact that some of the ingredients are lavender, olive oil, almond oil, cocoa butter, peppermint and lemon. I am sure my clients would love having their feet massaged with Mellow foot cream and yes, I would definitely recommend it.”

Renni Prelle, Renni Prelle Reflexology, Maternity Reflexology and Indian Head Massage

2015-09-18T14:16:00+00:00

Renni Prelle, Renni Prelle Reflexology, Maternity Reflexology and Indian Head Massage

“I have been using the cream for the last 10 days, in the morning and in the evening. Wow , what a difference! My skin feels soft and has a lovely colour. It is very easy to apply, not greasy at all and you won’t feel you are ice skating if you walk barefoot after having put the cream on. The cream has a pleasant smell, no wonder given the fact that some of the ingredients are lavender, olive oil, almond oil, cocoa butter, peppermint and lemon. I am sure my clients would love having their feet massaged with Mellow foot cream and yes, I would definitely recommend it.”

Mellow Rose Geranium Hand & Body Lotion

“My first impression of the product was that I liked the very colourful label and it looked enticing. Using it as a body crème after showering, on a daily basis, I found it to be light and easily absorbed, and it would make a good daily lotion.


I loved that it was an all-natural fragrance. It kept my skin well hydrated throughout the day. My skin felt supple and comfortable and it didn’t leave any residue on clothes”.

Jane Tai, Coach & Mentor

2015-09-18T14:19:00+00:00

Jane Tai, Coach & Mentor

“My first impression of the product was that I liked the very colourful label and it looked enticing. Using it as a body crème after showering, on a daily basis, I found it to be light and easily absorbed, and it would make a good daily lotion. I loved that it was an all-natural fragrance. It kept my skin well hydrated throughout the day. My skin felt supple and comfortable and it didn’t leave any residue on clothes”.

Body Exfoliant

"Just wanted to say thanks for the latest package and to let you know what a massive difference the body exfoliant has made over the last few weeks. For the first time in as long as I can remember, my skin feels soft instead of dry and itchy. So pleased."

~Emma S

2016-12-29T17:41:35+00:00

~Emma S

"Just wanted to say thanks for the latest package and to let you know what a massive difference the body exfoliant has made over the last few weeks. For the first time in as long as I can remember, my skin feels soft instead of dry and itchy. So pleased."

Gardener’s Hand Butter

"I received the Gardener's Hand Butter as a gift, and I love it. The butter is very luxurious and smells amazing. I have really terrible super dry, sensitive skin, and the butter so rich and moisturising that I'm not just using it for my hands! Really pleased with it. My skin stays moisturised for longer, and is less itchy. Definitely recommend."

~Tracy S.

2016-12-29T17:43:55+00:00

~Tracy S.

"I received the Gardener's Hand Butter as a gift, and I love it. The butter is very luxurious and smells amazing. I have really terrible super dry, sensitive skin, and the butter so rich and moisturising that I'm not just using it for my hands! Really pleased with it. My skin stays moisturised for longer, and is less itchy. Definitely recommend."

Lavender Body Lotion

“I loved the fragrance and found the lavender relaxing. The lotion was easily applied and blended into the skin well...left no greasy residue which can be found with some moisturisers. My skin felt lovely and soft, and the moisturiser definitely hydrated my skin”.

Terry Anne Scholes, Hypnosis, NLP and Laughter

2017-06-15T11:19:24+00:00

Terry Anne Scholes, Hypnosis, NLP and Laughter

“I loved the fragrance and found the lavender relaxing. The lotion was easily applied and blended into the skin well...left no greasy residue which can be found with some moisturisers. My skin felt lovely and soft, and the moisturiser definitely hydrated my skin”.

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