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In Conversation With: Bloom Remedies

Born in the wilds of West Cornwall, Bloom Remdies’ products capture the very essence of our coastline with their award-winning ranges. We recently interviewed founder, Marie, to find out more about Bloom and the inspiration behind the products that our guests love. Discover the interview below…

Why did you start Bloom Remedies?

I trained as an aromatherapist with Neal’s Yard Remedies many years ago, and used to run a private practice, blending bespoke products for clients. Once my kids got a little older and I had a bit more time on my hands, I began to think about the idea of expanding my business and setting up a product range that I could sell to the wider public. The idea for Bloom was born and what literally started as a small operation with products made and sold from my home, has now over a decade later expanded into a business that is run by myself and a team of people. We now proudly sell products to hotels, retail outlets and more, far and wide.

What is Bloom Remedies’ ethos?

To always think about the bigger picture beyond the bottom line of profit. We will always use ingredients and processing/packaging methods that are of a high quality that don’t compromise the planet. We will also always ensure that our ingredients don’t compromise our customers’ skin by always avoiding cheap non-natural alternatives that aren’t beneficial for their well-being.

What ingredients do you use and can any be found in Cornwall?

We use SO many ingredients from Cornwall and the UK. From base oils like antioxidant meadowfoam and nourishing wheatgerm, to herbal extracts like sea buckthorn. From over 30 essential oils including well known names like lavender and geranium, to some less well known like benzoin and helichrysum! Sea buckthorn and lavender in particular are native ingredients sourced from Cornwall. The bulk of the rest of our ingredients come either from the UK, France or Italy.

How do you think West Cornwall as a place inspired the creation of Bloom Remedies’ products?

West Cornwall is a huge inspiration for me personally and definitely played a huge role in the creation of our two core ranges, Serenity and Radiance. The packaging was directly inspired by the sea, the rock formations and the sunrises and sunsets. Being close to nature ensures that we remain passionate about using natural and pure ingredients. Feeling ‘nature inspired’ all the time.

What’s your favourite place in Cornwall?

My favourite place is probably the windswept moors and carns found towards Pendeen and Chun Quoit. They can be beautiful but bleak in the winter, but with amazing natural flora and birdlife in the spring and summer. Both have wonderful views out across the Atlantic.

Who would you recommend using Bloom Remedies’ products?

Anyone and everyone can use Bloom Remedies’ products. They can be used by men as well as women, and by any age group.

What’s your favourite product from the Serenity range and how would you recommend using it?

Definitely the Dreamtime bath salts, which help me unwind after a busy day at work and also help me to relax tired muscles after a long walk, which I tend to do at the weekends. I usually light a candle and put a handful of salts into a very hot bath. Then lie back, relax and unwind with a book

Do you have any exciting new products in the pipeline that you can tell us about?

Yes! We have lots in the pipeline this year. This includes a whole new range of oil blends, for essential oil diffusers or burners.  These will be aromatherapy aids to help balance different emotional or energy states, or help with different ailments. We also have new sample sets of our ‘Beautiful You’ skincare range launching soon. Plus a new couples’ range called ‘Kindred Spirits,’ which will be available in time for Valentine’s Day. This one is a romantic aromatherapy blend to encourage relaxation and love.

Looking to try Bloom Remdies’ products for yourself?

You can purchase them from their online shop here, or at our reception desk.

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