From time to time I am asked by friends and customers about my career path from nursing to running Mellow…

In a way it was a natural progression for me to move from a hospital environment to the private care sector and then starting a business which had wellbeing and personal care at its heart.

Most of my career was spent as a trained nurse in the NHS, the private sector and finally owning and running a nursing home which was my business interest until 2006.

Retirement was never at the forefront of my mind and I loved learning new skills.

Even when I had the nursing home, I trained in complementary therapies with the added bonus of being a very welcome distraction and a way of relaxation for me. My residents enjoyed receiving these therapies so whether it was massage, reflexology, Indian head massage, remedial massage and even beauty treatments, they enjoyed the benefits.

It was when I started courses in making natural skincare products and toiletries that I realised I had found something that really interested me.

It also provided an opportunity to develop a bespoke business at a time when women …and men … were taking a greater interest in what was available in their bathroom cabinets. So it was a natural progression from the therapies that I practised to the products with specific health benefits that I was keen to create.

Mellow Skincare was born in 2006 and over the years has really expanded with the addition of ranges based on customer feedback.

All the products are handmade and created as much as possible with natural ingredients and not tested on animals. The fragrances are created using essential oils. There is something for everyone within the Mellow range, particularly among people suffering from skin conditions like eczema or psoriasis or people that react to chemicals in products causing reactions.

One of my specialities is making bespoke products for people with particular skin issues involving products blended specifically with the customer in mind.

I’d love you to explore the Mellow website shop where you will find all the natural products laid out in specific categories according to my customers’ needs. This popular online facility enables regular and new customers to shop at their convenience and then buy directly from the maker. I would also be very happy to answer any queries you may have and can be contacted at info@mellowskincare.co.uk.