A big thank you to Country & Town House for the lovely page on 100 Acres products in the August 2018 edition of the magazine.

 

Country & Town House Magazine is a stylish monthly magazine for those who love town and country life.  It features fashion, interiors, food, property and luxury travel.  In August’s edition the Country & Town House team have put together, with the help of Fiona Duncan, The Country & Town House Great British & Irish Hotels Guide 2018/19.

Country & Town House

This is the sixth edition of the annual Great British & Irish Hotels guide and inside you’ll find the top 250 hotels and inns in the British and Irish isles.  Each one is handpicked by Fiona Duncan while researching and writing her weekly hotel review column in the Sunday Telegraph.

Country & Town House August 2018

In this year’s edition, you’ll find a great mix of addresses, from luxury to affordable, seaside to city centre, just opened to long-established, trendy to traditional. There’s this year’s exciting and diverse crop of new places and also some of Fiona’s trusted old favourites. One thing is for sure: you won’t find bland, corporate hotels in these pages; you will find the ones that Britain and Ireland are best at, whether lavish or simple: ones that are full of character. These hotels have soul and we, at 100 Acres, were very happy to be included in the Magazine alongside some of the fantastic hotels that stock 100 Acres.


Summer’s Best Beauty Products

100 Acres Natural Beauty Travel Range – This Summer’s Best Beauty Products

We’re finally allowing ourselves to get excited about the summer holidays with what we think are this Summer’s Best Beauty Products, The New 100 Acres Travel Range.  We know we’re biased but our products really do smell amazing.  Its that expertly blended, unique combination of over ten essential oils in each product and the natural botanicals we use.

We’re not the only ones to think so either.  Take a look at Vogue:

http://www.vogue.co.uk/gallery/farm-to-face-natural-beauty-products or Libertys of London http://www.libertylondon.com/uk/search?q=100+acres.

Winter is finally over

It really feels like winter was a long time ago.  The sun is shining, its the Royal Wedding next weekend and our festivals and holidays are planned.  So its now time to start planning which beauty products you need for your summer holiday.  At 100 Acres we feel that you really need, not just any beauty product but this summer’s best beauty products. So when you do get round to thinking about packing, take a look at our travel range.

We’re really excited that we’ve just launched our new 100 Acres travel range.  You can now find all your favourite 100 Acres products (hand wash, hand cream, body wash, body lotion, bubble bath, shampoo & conditioner) in the smaller sizes.  This means that they are perfect for flying with.  No need to check them into the hold – you can take them in your hand luggage.

Summer's Best Beauty Products

Summer’s Best Beauty Products – 100 Acres Travel Range

100 Acres Signature Hard Soap

We have also added 95g bars of hard soaps to our range. You’ll also find these on the website and with our select retailers soon.  Naturally scented with the heady combination of at least 10 essential oils you’ll be able to take these with you too on any plane journey.

This Summer’s Best Beauty Products

We know that we’re biased but we think the 100 Acres travel range should be in your top 10 summer’s best beauty products. Our products are available in both 100 ml and 50 ml sizes so don’t forget to pack them.  Especially the body lotion.

100 Acres Body Lotion – perfect for summer skin

The body lotion was specially formulated to soothe your skin and senses.  So its perfect for your skin after a day in the sun.  The essential oils were chosen to encourage a restful night’s sleep by choosing those essential oils associated with calming and soothing.  Bearing this in mind, we combined the sedative properties of lavender and the relaxing properties of camomile.  They were blended with other essential oils and botanicals to make what we think is the best body lotion on the market.

Calming & relaxing essential oils

Lavender has long been recognised for relaxing nervous tension and reducing stress whilst camomile is renown for its calming effects.  Its best to use this lotion after using the body wash.  This is because all of our products are specially formulated to compliment each other.  So the hand wash goes perfectly with the hand lotion.  The shampoo goes perfectly with the conditioner.  The body wash and the body lotion go perfectly with each other too.  We feel that the natural fragrances, the essential oils and the botanicals within each product work perfectly together to make your skin smell and feel heavenly.

Once you’ve applied the lotion, with its camomile and lavender blend, you should feel like drifting off into a blissful night’s sleep.  And that’s what we all really need on holiday……sleep.  A bit of sunshine, lots of delicious healthy food, friends and 100 Acres Body Lotion.  What more do you need in your life.

Click here if you’d to buy the body lotion: https://www.100acres.co.uk/product/body-lotion/

(remember to pick the 100ml or 50ml if you want the travel sized version)

Have fun xx


Spring is finally here.  The daffodils & tulips are out and we’re all slowly emerging from one of the coldest winters for a while.  This year we’ll be launching some more beautiful candles and other products so look out for them on our website, blog and newsletters.  

We’re also going to be at various festivals throughout the UK including http://www.portelliotfestival.com, http://www.wildernessfestival.com, http://www.latitudefestival.co.uk, http://www.thebigfeastival.com in some of the most beautiful and luxurious yurts and bell tents around all provided by http://www.yurtel.co.uk.

If you’ve never been to any of these festivals nor had the Yurtel experience (all with https://100acres.co.uk products) then may be 2018 is the year for you?  Yurtel have the most beautifully furnished canvas accommodation to be found anywhere in the world but its not just that.  They also build a stunning restaurant, bar, reception & bring in the finest event loos and showers available (no queuing in mud with a 1,000 other people for you), a pop up a cinema tent to entertain the kids and even install a luxury spa.  Add in some lovely staff, talented chefs, magical mixologists and you be booking back in every year.

Its all so 100 Acres…….


We’re preparing for a Cotswolds Christmas here at 100 Acres.  With Christmas not far away we’re determined not to have a last minute panic on the 24th December running around red faced and packing at midnight again.

100 Acres can definitely help.  With a few clicks you’ll be sorted and who doesn’t like receiving a scented candle at Christmas time? Our 100 Acres candles are hand poured and made from 100% natural soy & rapeseed wax – choose from our festive Winter blend of Cinnamon, Sweet Orange and Clove or our classic Signature blend of Lemon Myrtle, Rose & Lavender.

Our Winter candle was recommended by Red magazine as one of the Best Christmas Candles http://www.redonline.co.uk/beauty/product-reviews/best-scented-candles#image=25

We’ve also got a special offer for Christmas on all our 300ml Bath & Body products. Purchase any two 300ml’s from our natural beauty range and we’ll wrap them in pink tissue and put them into one of our beautiful gift boxes for £30.  The perfect gift.  Just enter coupon code xmas17 at checkout https://www.100acres.co.uk/

As you may know, we are based in the beautiful Cotswolds, so here’s a few ideas of some Christmassy things to do and places to visit during the month of December to make it a Cotswold Christmas:

  1. Westonbirt Arboretum’s Enchanted Christmas where hundred of trees will be lit by thousands of festive lights, Father Christmas,  stilt-walkers including Jack Frost, carol singing performed by local choirs and festive market stalls with food and drink, hot chestnuts, hog roasts, toffee apples and a traditional sweet stall : www.forestry.gov.uk/westonbirt
  2. Daylesford Organic Farm – founded by the Bamford family, this is not a normal farmshop.  You won’t find much mud and manure here.  Packed full of not just the most wholesome, organic food around but also with beautifully designed household items, a yoga studio, beautiful farmshop and café has the most amazing organic produce, and this year they have opened a shop entirely dedicated to Christmas! They have visits from Father’s Christmas ( as well as his very own reindeer Donder & Blitzen) and lots of lovely activities for children. Visit their website for more details: https://daylesford.com/events/
  3. Stroud Farmer’s Market – there is only one place in the Cotswolds to buy your Christmas turkey, goose, cheeses, vegetables, oils, breads, chocolates, cakes and other Christmas foods.  Stroud Farmers Market is where the local farmers come from all over the Cotswolds to sell their produce.  Hundreds of different stands line the narrow streets.  Look out for the actor, Keith Allen (and dad to Lily Allen), who has opened a diner here selling burgers with meat from Princess Anne’s estate, Gatcombe Park , which is 5 minutes away from Stroud.  The area is renown for being the most creative part of the Cotswolds with its vallies packed full of creatives from novelists, to designers and artists.  Pop into the Stroud Wine Company (www.stroudwine.com) which sells interesting organic wines and other shops like Made in Stroud highlighting the area’s amazing creativity (www.madeinstroud.org), Allomorphic (www.allomorphic.co.uk) set up by Paul Herve-Brookes having won numerous gold medals at RHS Chelsea Flower Show (www.rhs.org.uk) Fourteen (www.fourteenlifestyle.co.uk), Cornflower & Callico (www.cornflowerandcalico.co.uk), Lewis & Wood (www.lewisandwood.co.uk) for beautiful British fabrics or go to Trainspotters (www.trainspotters.co.uk) for interesting antique and industrial lighting.  There’s also lots
  4. Burford Garden Company – much more than a Garden Centre, this amazing store in Burford really comes into it’s own at Christmas time. With an incredible selection of Christmas decorations, a new mini shop dedicated entirely to Chocolate, a wonderful toy department jam packed with traditional toys, and the most amazing range of (all extremely good quality) non-drop Christmas trees, this is where we’ll be heading to get everything we need to make our homes look beautifully festive this year: https://www.burford.co.uk/

Love the 100 Acres Team

 


Its starting to look a lot like…….cloudy grey skies, knee deep mud, barren lifeless trees, damp misty mornings and rain and not much else for a few more months.  We think, and we know we’re biased, but the only way to get through these barren times is to light the fire, run a bath, pour in lots of 100 Acres Relax Bath Oil like the one featured in Elle Decoration http://www.elledecoration.co.uk this month and then light a 100 Acres natural wax candle.

The signature candle is a luxurious blend of lemon myrtle, lavender and rose geranium pure essential oils based in 100 % natural waxes.  They look great as a gift in one of our boxes too.  They are available here on this website (click here : https://100acres.co.uk/product-category/all-products/ ) or pop into Libertys London and see the whole collection there alongside other natural candles like Bamford www.bamford.co.uk or if you don’t necessarily want to use natural waxes there are some really beautiful smelling ones like Diptyque www.diptyqueparis.co.uk , Astier de Villatte  www.astierdevillatte.com and Fornasetti www.fornasetti.com amongst lots of others.

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If London is too far and you want to see the products on other websites take a look at www.bathandunwind.com where they have lots of other lovely brands like Neom, This Works, Miller Harris, Green & Spring and lots of others so well worth a look.

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There’s also the Libertys online shop http://www.libertylondon.com  – with all its amazing products there without you having to move from your seat.  Christmas just got so much easier.


We’re over the moon about all the lovely press coverage we’ve been receiving recently and naturally wanted to share it with you…

Stella Magazine featured our best selling Lavender & Rose Bubble Bath in their Best British Beauty brands article. Declaring us as one of the hot new beauty brands to be buying into..not only because our products look and smell amazing, but because we make them here in England too. Read the full article here http://www.telegraph.co.uk/beauty/skin/the-british-beauty-brands-you-should-be-buying-into/

 

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The Telegraph this Sunday asked a high brow selection of interiors and industry experts to name the 50 most stylish British brands that everyone needs in their home and we were delighted to top the Bathroom list http://www.telegraph.co.uk/wellbeing/mood-and-mind/50-stylish-british-brands-need-home/perfumes/

We were also super excited to be part of style guru’s SheerLuxe and Latest in Beauty’s Natural Spring beauty box. £260 worth of cult beauty buy’s all in one box including our gorgeous Lavender & Rose Bubble Bath. These boxes are re-knowned for flying out the door in minutes, so hurry, hurry if you want to snap one up: http://email.sheerluxe.com/q/1427c8CkHFTURzEqb5Zzm/wv

SheerLuxe

 


Autumn is drawing in quickly and we love preparing to hibernate, feel cosy and get ready for the chilly weather.

The buzzword at the moment is ‘HYGGE’, which if you haven’t heard of it, means ‘wellness’ in Danish – it’s all about making yourself happy by relaxing, sitting round a log fire, nurturing friendships, being at home and lighting candles…the Danes are reported to be the happiest people in the world, so we’re willing to give this new trend a try. And of course, we couldn’t agree more with lighting beautiful scented candles around the house!

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Each week in our blog we’re going to be recommending three good things which we think you will want to know about and will make you feel happy, so read on to find out what we’re loving at 100 Acres HQ this month…

1. Healthy Puddings – Yes, for real!

We recently discovered the jewel that is Asparagasm in Nailsworth, a cute little wooden-tabled vegan hideaway where rising star Lauren Lovatt (only 24, but wow is she talented) is making waves with raw, sugar free, dairy-free delights. Dip into soups, salads, vegan cheese (soon to be available at local markets) and hibiscus flavoured kombucha. We get particularly excited about the fabulous ‘Cake Slate’ with beautiful treats such as this no-guilt mini lemon cheese cake with wild foraged berries and edible flowers. Exquisite.

Asparagasm, Market St. Nailsworth, Glos. GL6 0DA, open Mon 12pm-3pm, Tues-Sat 10am-5pm. http://asparagasm.com/welcome/

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2. In the Nood

Ever set out the day with good intentions only to be flawed by that mid-afternoon must-have Sugar Monster craving? Gloucestershire husband and wife team, Sam (wife) and Alex (husband) Kai have cracked the healthy snack enigma with their brilliant little packets of ‘In the Nood’ – little pockets of goodness, packed with delicious ingredients ready for you to roll into your own energy ball. At 100 Acres we found the process of having to slow down a little and prepare our snack also added to a more mindful eating experience. And we were super impressed by the purity of the ingredients.

In the Nood packs come in three flavours: Orange and Cacao, Crunchy Cacao Chip, and Hired Muscle (which contains pea protein). Alex and Sam say: ‘We created In the Nood as healthy snacks with nothing to hide. They come in a pack with fully mixed dates, almonds and cashews, cacao and other amazing ingredients. With three flavours available we’ve created something that’s nutritious and jazzed, with no added sugar, they are a great pre or post work out snack, or a snack on the run, or, if you fancy I you can eat it from the bag. Kids love them too – and can create fun cookie cutter shapes with our mixture”. All round genius. http://www.inthenood.com

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3. A Dreamy Jumper

What could be easier? Guaranteed to become a want-to-wear-every-day staple, this Suri Alpaca jumper comes in beautiful Ecru or this gorgeous grey melange colour. Perfect for pub lunches, afternoon walks and slumbering by the fire next to one our divine candles. You’ll thank us for this.

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Suri Alpaca Pullover, £165, TOAST, 82 Promenade Cheltenham, GL50 1NB, or on-line https://www.toa.st/uk/


It’s been a while since we’ve written a blog, so sorry we’ve been rather quiet…but things have been pretty busy at 100 Acres HQ with new products launching and lots of new customers discovering us. However, we promise we’re back on track and will be posting regularly from now on.

If you don’t already know about our new scented candles and bath and body oils, well, they are out now, and selling like hotcakes!

We have two beautifully scented candles, made from 100% natural soy & rapeseed wax. Imagine breathing in the scents of the English countryside with our Signature blend of Lemon Myrtle, Rose and Lavender or relaxing by a log fire with our Winter blend of Cinnamon, Sweet Orange and Clove.

We also have two amazing Bath & Body oils which will nourish and sooth your skin, as well as revive your spirits. Enjoy either the relaxing Lavender and Jasmine or the invigorating Grapefruit and Ylang Ylang.

As you may know, we are based in the beautiful Cotswolds. We are so lucky to live and work here and so we thought it might be nice to recommend a few of our favourite places to go round here:

  1. No. 131 Cheltenham – if you are after the trendiest and quirkiest Cotswolds retreat, then look no further than no.131 http://theluckyonion.com/ Described by Tatler as ‘one of the coolest places to eat in England’ and with interiors to die for, it’s a must for a visit.
  2. Daylesford Organic Farm – founded by the Bamford family, this beautiful farmshop and café has the most amazing organic produce, straight from field to table and gorgeous this to buy. Don’t miss out on the heavenly spa treatments.http://daylesford.com/
  3. Meggie’s Gift Shop – this cute little gift shop in Painswick http://www.shopmeggies.co.uk/ is well worth a visit. Meg, the owner, has sourced lots of lovely local things from around the Cotswolds, including our very own natural beauty range 100 Acres. Stop by the Falcon Inn http://www.falconpainswick.co.uk/ next door for a delicious lunch.

 

We’d love to share with you our favourite things we’ve seen, done, or been inspired by each month here at 100 Acres HQ, so here comes for the first of our 100 Acres what we’re loving this month…

As you all know, we are inspired by everything that is natural and hails from the countryside, so this new wave of healthy eating is right up our street. We are loving (and enjoying in the office!) the amazing recipes in Anna Woodard’s ‘A new way to eat’ book. It’s full of delicious, really tasty, vegetarian recipes, and promotes using what’s in season right now.  Get more inspiration from the following super-healthy foodie bloggers: www.hemsleyandhemsley.com, www.deliciouslyella.com, www.madebymargie.com, www.nurturewithnature.com, www.honestlyhealthy.com.

If you fancy a movie night out, we wholly recommend going to see ‘Wild’ with Reese Witherspoon. Based on the novel of the same name by Cheryl Strayed, expect drama, amazing scenery and raw emotion..tissues at the ready!

We’ve also got some exciting news about two products joining the 100 Acres range very soon. We’ve been working hard developing an amazingly scented massage oil and our first ever candle..so watch this space for their on sale date!

Let us know what you have been loving this month by posting your comments on our blog or facebook post and our favourite will receive a 100 Acres Body Wash.

 


100 Acres were at The Big Feastival this summer .  Based in the beautiful English countryside under amazing skies with artisan food producers and music strumming, there isn’t really a nicer way to spend a day.  Our 100 Acres therapists introduced the luxurious bath and body skincare products to festival goers and the feedback was fantastic.

Our products are, we find, best experienced when massaged in by someone else’s hands, although if you’re good at massaging yourself then that can work too but at the festival which is quite public we found that people preferred our therapists to do it.  Then they really could close their eyes, unwind and imagine our 100 Acres of heaven.  Other great festivals in the area are Cornbury and Wilderness .  You can book our therapists for your event or festival too.  Click here to find out more