Benefits of our natural skincare

At Boxworth Botanicals our passion is to make skincare creams that are natural and really make a difference

 Staying indoors, hand washing and using sanitisers are currently super important for all of us at the moment and quite rightly so; we want to beat this Virus as soon as we can. I am getting calls from people whose skin is suffering badly as a result of the constant hand washing and chemicals from the gels. This can severely affect the skin; drying it out, making it sore and itchy and is especially so if you suffer, perhaps, from eczema, dermatitis or psoriasis. So, I thought I would explain about some of our natural plant based creams and how they may be able to help you at the moment.

 All of our creams are

 Free from 

  • Parabens (chemical preservatives)
  • SLS (Sodium Laurel Sulphate: known to be a main cause of increasing dryness and dermatitis)

 We use           

  • Natural flower waters like Chamomile and Lavender
  • Natural herbal extracts like Ginseng and Borage
  • Natural flower extracts like Calendula and Echinacea
  • 100% pure fresh essential oils for therapeutic and treatment quality products

 The benefits 

  • Freshly made in small batches so are effective and really work
  • Non greasy so they easily absorb into the skin
  • Economical - a small amount goes a long way
  • Specialist blends for different purposes
  • Only plant based ingredients
  • Fabulous fragrances that are uplifting and a pleasure to use




Here are just a few of our creams that will be good to use at the moment and what our customers say about them

 Calendula Cream

Calendula cream is one of our great favourites. It is loved by many people. It is almost fragrance free and is deeply moisturising and healing. It is really useful for eczema, skin infections, very dry sore skin. The cream is light and easy to use all over the body including the face. It is really helpful for post chemotherapy and radiotherapy skin as it helps to heal and reduce the effect of burning. I wouldn’t be without it!

 What our customers say…

For the last few years I have suffered from eczema on my eyelids. My eyelids would itch and swell and weep and be extremely uncomfortable. The only thing that kept it in check (and I had tried a lot of things) was steroids, and obviously these were not a long-term solution. Then I started applying this cream in place of the steroids, and the change has been remarkable: the eczema has gone. I cannot recommend this cream highly enough, and it is not an overstatement to say that it has changed my life. (I have not written for a review for any purchase before, but I feel this cream merits my first ever review).


Lavender Cream

This cream is really rich, made with English Lavender that is grown in the depths of the countryside; cooling, calming and healing for hands and body. It’s a strong effective blend and beautiful to use. It’s also fabulous for rubbing around shoulders and chest at night time for restful sleep.  

 What our customers say…

My skin has never been in such good condition since using the Lavender Cream. Also whilst on holiday I used it to prevent mosquito bites and it worked a treat.


Lavender and Tea Tree Cream

This is our unique blend that has fantastic healing properties and is selling fast. It is antiseptic from the Tea Tree but calming with the Lavender. It is more astringent than Lavender Cream on its own but is also good for all of you who don’t want a very floral fragrance.   

 What our customers say…          

My daughter has sore and cracked hands and has found this cream to be the best she has used to sooth and heal them. And it smells good too!


Nourishing Cream

This is a cream made with Lime, Geranium and Sandalwood Amyris essential oils. It’s a super intensive blend, designed for dry skin including dry winter skin. The cream has an uplifting floral and citrusy fragrance, just like a natural perfume.

 What our customers say…         

I have dry skin, especially on my hands which develops into eczema if untreated. This cream is amazing. It clears up dry skin in a flash. It smells incredible and is easily absorbed. I love it and won't buy anything else. I love that it has nothing nasty in it - simply good food for the skin with great results.


Gardeners Hand Cream

This is our strongest cream and is for hands only. It is a proper gardeners hand cream but is also useful for anyone who works outside. The cream has the added benefits of being anti-fungal and a barrier cream. It blends patchouli, which is very healing, and Rosemary which is antiseptic and will heal cracks and splits. It has a wonderful herbal smell.

 What our customers say…

I work in a very busy garden centre and for past 2 years have suffered dreadfully with sore cracked hand BUT no more this cream turned my hands around in just a couple of days .... 10/10 it’s brilliant!


Try one for yourself with our special offer of 15% off all sizes of these selected creams

  • Angela Deavall
Top TEN essential oils

Top TEN essential oils

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Evening Primrose Cream

Evening Primrose Cream


Evening Primrose Cream


What is Evening Primrose?


It is a delicate small yellow wildflower found in Northern Europe and it is well known for its sought after oil. It has been used for centuries in health and beauty areas.


The Benefits

The oil is full of Gamma Linoleic Acid (GLA) which has a multitude of skin benefits. Used regularly, it can help to reduce the formation of wrinkles. Rosehip oil also shares the benefits of high levels of GLA. Evening Primrose Cream is the skin friendly way of using evening primrose oil which is often taken internally by capsules.

 The cream is fragrant but not strongly perfumed, soothes and moisturises the skin, enhances elasticity, and can promote a healthy rejuvenated radiant clear complexion. This hard working cream can tackle rough parts of the skin and helps with redness, real dryness and irritation.

Use it regularly on the face, neck and body for healthy skin.

 As well as the natural beauty elements Evening primrose oil is recognised for being valuable for nerve pain and rheumatic pain, for balancing hormones especially at menopause.

 I have been taking evening primrose oil in capsule form for the last thirty years and have seen the benefits of healthy strong hair and a clear complexion. I feel certain that my journey through the menopause was helped considerably by taking evening primrose oil daily. I’m a great fan!


It is another amazing example of Flower Power at its best


Boxworth Botanicals Evening Primrose Cream for hands, face and body is on introductory offer at £10 for 150ml (will be £14.95 from April 2020)


  • Angela Deavall

Our Plastics Challenge


Environmentally friendly packaging is really important to us at Boxworth Botanicals. We take this very seriously.Our policy is for all our beautiful, plant based products and packaging to be compostable, biodegradable, recycled,recyclable,reusable and refillable .

Read out latest blog to find out the challenges and what we are doing about it ! 

  • Angela Deavall
Focus on wellness with a natural medicine chest of herbs, flowers, oils and plants

Focus on wellness with a natural medicine chest of herbs, flowers, oils and plants


 Herbs, flowers and essential oils are often not the first things that spring to mind when struggling with coughs and colds and dull chapped skin , it’s mostly a quick trip to  the chemist to make us feel better.

Now’s the time to think again- We  are all working on reducing the amount of plastic in our lives  and  perhaps it is also time to find out about the benefits of  using natural  products  and not using chemicals on our skin  .

 It’s a great time to plant herbs and flowers. Choose ones you like the smell or texture of or can use in cooking to add flavour. Try planting parsley and peppermint as well as chives, tarragon or thymes together with colourful calendula and fragrant lavender. Why? Well  parsley which has been relegated to a garnish these days is a nutrient rich green herb  containing  Vitamin K, Vitamin C and Vitamin A (great for the skin) so plant some seeds on Good Friday  ready to chop liberally into omelettes, salads, sandwiches and casseroles.

 Peppermint has a myriad of uses at home. Not only is it used in everyday things like toothpaste, tea and soap, a few drops of pure peppermint essential oil mixed with an oil like coconut or grapeseed is really effective for indigestion or stomach ache. Just massage gently around the stomach. Do you suffer from car sickness and nausea? Just smell the peppermint from the bottle to help you feel better. If you have a cold and stuffy nose and sinuses breathe it in deeply to open the airways and invigorate the senses!

When your peppermint plant is in full swing, remember to pick some leaves to make some tea, wonderful, refreshing and healthy…. And finally ants hate peppermint so keep a plant on your windowsill.


Everyone knows and loves Lavender! It is certainly one of the most useful flowers for health and wellbeing. It is soothing and calming and easy to grow and looks beautiful too. Harvest the flowers in summer and leave in a muslin bag by your bedside to help with those sleepless nights. You can strengthen it by adding pure lavender essential oil to the bag or putting a drop on your pillow. Mix some flowers with salt for a calming bath or even use that mixture as a seasoning for barbecues in the summer. Don’t forget your skin, try adding a few drops(max 5-6) of oil to your hand cream or shower gel … And finally recent research suggests breathing in lavender every day is good for the whole body and mind.


Calendula flowers are a stunning orange colour that will last through until autumn. The flowers grow easily and reseed themselves and come back each year. Calendula is one of the oldest natural healing remedies for skin infections, for sore chapped skin, for rashes or bug bites. It’s gentle, anti-inflammatory, fragrance free and can be helpful for skin prone to eczema. You can make your own calendula balm. Here’s the recipe:


  1. Dry a cup full of calendula flowers  and place in a cup of oil (light olive oil, coconut, sweet almond)
  2. Leave on a windowsill to infuse for 2 or 3 weeks. Strain the oil.
  3. Gently heat the oil in a double boiler and add beeswax, a one ounce piece, heat until it has dissolved. Carefully pour into tins or jars. Leave to cool completely before use.


And finally add a scattering of calendula petals to a fresh green salad, it looks amazing and is so good for you!


Please remember:  Never use essential oils directly on the skin, use a carrier oil to mix them with. Only use a few drops, they are very powerful. Do no use essential oils if you are pregnant. For external use only.

  • Angela Deavall

Spring cleaning with essential oils

There is a growing realisation that many household cleaners contain toxic chemicals that can be harmful. However, it is quite simple to make safe and eco-friendly cleaning products using natural ingredients and beautifully fragrant essential oils.
  • Angela Deavall