Nut-free... better safe than sorry

30 November 2018


Serenity... dictionary definition: an oasis of calm 

Serenity Massage Oil was born out of my desire to create a sensual body oil safe for use by those with a nut allergy while still leaving the skin feeling soft and silky smooth. I was also keen to ensure the oil had the right therapeutic qualities for professional use in spa and salon as well as being easy to use for couples at home.

Recent events as reported in the media, some with tragic consequences, have reinforced the critical importance of being extra-vigilant not only in terms of what is eaten but when it comes to choosing skincare products.

Our unique formulation combines four premium mood-enhancing essential oils (neroli, geranium, rose and lavender) with a carrier oil of safflower rather than the most common base oil of almond. Safflower is known for its anti-inflammatory and skin soothing properties which gives Serenity added benefits.

We like to think the beautiful fragrance helps create a sensual and totally relaxing experience, an oasis of calm and a little bit of well-deserved 'me time' in today's hectic world.

Working with our in-house chemist we were aware that some people with an allergy to nuts may also be advised to avoid seeds, which means they should probably not use oils based on grapeseed, a common alternative to almond.

So-called 'plain' non-fragranced oils such as those designed for use on babies, may be gentle and nut/seed free but not necessarily suitable for adult skin or for use in a professional environment. Our light therapeutic oil can be used for professional massage or applied on warm, dry skin after a bath at home. If you have a willing partner who is happy to give you a massage, even better...!

While it's true that not everyone is so severely affected that the mere touch of nut can cause a reaction, it is surely better to be safe than sorry.

Annette x

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