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Plastic Pledge

To celebrate Earth Hour 2018 we’ve put together a pledge to reduce our plastic footprint. We’re excited to make a start and hope you can join us! Why a plastic pledge? We want to show our commitment to making a lighter impact on the natural world. We don’t want to be part of the problem! While […]

Plastic Ocean

I always look forward to spending time by the sea, it is one of my favourite places! I am very lucky to have Pembrokeshire on my doorstep – it is a beach lovers paradise. I have always loved the open space of the sea and the moody changes of the sky and water. Standing there, […]

Why I love to shop small…

Ever since I can remember, I have always loved buying products from small businesses. I find it very easy to get enthusiastic

Sunshine oils for a natural glow…

I work with so many lovely oils, it is almost impossible to pick a favourite. However, on a dark winter day I will always choose what I like to call, my sunshine oils. Whether it be zesty lime,

Promoting positivity with plants…

Walking in the woods is one of my favourite things to do. I love being surrounded by trees, they bring me a sense of calm and stillness and make me feel peaceful. For me personally, it is one of the

The earth laughs in flowers…

It’s my favourite time of year. The earth is waking up after it’s long winter sleep and the world around me is alive with bright green leaves and vivid colours. The beauty of the natural world is something I never get tired of seeing! Flowers are a particular favourite of mine, they are bursts of […]

Happy Earth Day!

Happy Earth Day! We are passionate about nature, it inspires us every day! We’re committed to living a lifestyle that promotes health and well being for everyone – we hope that our love for healthy living and nature shines through each of our products 🙂

Shea Butter Nilotica…a story of hope for African women

This little tub of organic skincare goodness comes from East African forests and is harvested by women rebuilding their country after years of unrest.  It carries with it a wonderful story of hope and renewal from the heart of Africa. This lovely shea butter nilotica comes from wild trees growing deep in the forests of Northern Uganda. A country scarred by [...]

What is African Black Soap?

What is African black soap? In our house, we actually call it magic soap. Black soap is an extraordinary product

Frankincense ~ finding time for stillness

Frankincense has to be one of my favourite winter oils. It’s the oil I always reach for whenever I feel like hibernating

Handcare

Maintaining soft, smooth skin is super easy with an army of natural ingredients just waiting to assist you! The condition of our hands and nails can often be indicative of our physical health and well being. Everyday wear and tear is also most apparent here too, so a little daily TLC can really help to improve […]

National Eczema Week

20% OFF EVERY PRODUCT MENTIONED IN THIS BLOG POST UNTIL MIDNIGHT SUNDAY. Use ECZEMA at the checkout. It’s National Eczema Week! Unhappy, irritated,  hot and angry skin can pretty much take over your life, having a physical and emotional toll on your health. If you have a baby or a small child who suffers with chronic […]

Bright eyes…with natural skincare

Late nights, emotional stress and self neglect can often reveal themselves in sad, tired skin around the eyes. There are a whole host of natural ingredients ready to take care of the delicate 

Akamuti Beauty Guide for Mature Skin…

Are you looking for something to help bring back some natural glow to your skin? Whenever we’re designing mature skincare products, we look for ingredients which are renowned for their excellent rejuvenating and revitalising properties,

Holiday essentials…

Are you looking forward to going on holiday or maybe even a staycation? I have to admit that I’m not the most organised of people when it comes to packing for holidays. I always find myself wishing I’d brought a particular pair

Oils for sunkissed skin…

Sunshine makes my skin hungry! While I enjoy using oils on my skin all year around, I find them particularly beneficial during the warmer months, when my skin just seems to drink them in. Oils excel as after sun care moisturisers.  At this time of year my skin responds

Happy Birthday!

Time really does fly when you’re having fun doesn’t it? It’s our thirteenth birthday next week!

Wave goodbye to dry skin…

Treating eczema and other dry skin complaints, naturally… Unhappy skin can impact daily life in a big way – I hope this post will help you on your way to find a solution! Firstly, it’s really important to check the ingredients in your skin products.

My skin is really angry – help!

We’ve all had those days, weeks or even months when your skin seems to be a law to itself. Having upset, unhappy skin can be very frustrating when you’re not sure what is going to help and what you need to avoid.

Treating problem skin naturally…

Natural products have a lot to offer unhappy skin and they really can help to settle and bring balance to the most upset skin. There are lots of reasons people turn to natural skincare.

Toxic skincare?

If you’re browsing our website, there’s a pretty good chance you’re interested in natural skin and hair care. Maybe it’s because you believe, as we do, that natural ingredients give you far

Celebrating cacao…

Ah, the humble cacao bean – a treasure trove of fatty acids, antioxidants and other nutrients, not to mention the giver of chocolate….

Finding Peace…

Anger and repressed frustration can also be factors in taking up the sword. Hostility towards another can cause an automatic attack-and-defend stance in the body. Essentials to sooth powerful negative emotions are clary sage, frankincense, cypress, lavender, marjoram, petitgrain and chamomile oils. To ease the nervous anxieties that accompany attack-mode, some oils are bergamot, chamomile, […]

Massage is good for you!

Therapeutic Massage I went back to yoga class the other day (after a long break!) and couldn’t understand why I felt so stiff, inflexible and downright achy afterwards. But then I remembered how much time I spend sitting

Rose, the queen of flowers…

Rose Essential Oil and Aromatherapy My childhood favourite, no flower can quite come close to the queen of flowers for beauty and fragrance.

Sweet sleep…

Sweet sleep – aromatherapy oils for sleep and relaxation It’s been an exhausting day. You want nothing more than to collapse into bed and sleep for a decade. But you just need to check Facebook one last time before you close your eyes…

Bathing Beauty

We’ve all heard the story of Cleopatra bathing in milk, but did you know that most ancient Egyptians bathed by taking a dip in the river, using a cleansing paste made with ash or clay?

The Oil Cleansing Method

I’m a big fan of oil cleansing. Not only is it an effective way of removing makeup and other grime, it also leaves my skin really soft, supple and settled. “It’s all very well if you have dry

The flower of flowers…

Are you thinking of escaping to a warm, tropical paradise? Madagascar might be just for you. It is a beautifully diverse island in the Indian Ocean.

For the love of Lemon…

Whenever it gets dark outside and the winter months close in, I almost instinctively find myself drawn to the bright, sunshine nature of lemon. This fresh, invigorating essential oil

Oils for haircare…

Oils for hair Want glossier, more manageable, healthier hair? You need some oil in your life! Nut and seed oils really can help to transform your locks.

Moroccan mud…

People have been using rhassoul clay to cleanse and nourish their hair and skin for more than a thousand

Small Business Saturday!

Today I want to say thank you!

Party prep…

Partying, it’s all in the preparation. Forget dieting, if you really want to look great in that little black dress, follow our top tips for glowing skin, glossy locks and a strokeably smooth body!

Frankincense, Gold and Myrrh…

Are you getting into the Christmas spirit yet? Or do you want to throw your biscuit at the screen because I’m mentioning the C word in November? If you fall into the latter camp, you might want to move onto another post

Winter skincare tips…

Are we officially in winter yet? There seem to be so many different opinions as to when it starts that I’m never quite sure! One thing is for certain, I am in and out of ‘hibernation mode’, craving log fires,

Radiant rosehips…

Fat, juicy, radiant rosehips.  I love how they start their botanical journey as beautifully pink wild roses, delicately dancing in the sunshine. I love how they transform into bright robust jewels, clinging like rubies to frosty branches.

Our stress free, ethical gift guide…

We know it’s a bit early, but some people in our office have already finished their Christmas shopping, so we thought we’d better get a move on with our gift guide! Whether you’re shopping for your other half, or your mum, we’ve got it covered…

The power of cleansing…

Sweet Orange Cleanser – how we do love thee Every beauty brand has hero products that they’re particularly proud of – those creams, balms and lotions that customers come back to time and time again.

People of the Forest…

What’s all the fuss about palm oil? As you may have noticed, we have a tree theme to our blog this month. (I’ll admit that I am a little obsessed with trees.) They give us so many of the ingredients we need for a healthy diet and healthy skincare.

Shea butter – good for the soul and the skin

I really could wax lyrical about the wonders of shea butter (as my friends would no doubt agree!). To me, it’s proof that nature really has provided everything we need for our skin care. It nourishes dry skin, soothes sore, cracked patches and can help to treat a myriad

Olive branches

At Akamuti it’s important to us that our ingredients not only deliver results to our customers, but also provide a fair income to the people who produce them. Take the olive oil in our Olive & Avocado Night Cream – it’s the world’s first Fairtrade-certified olive oil. Pressed on the day the olives were picked,

Beauty