Judith Watson and Norman Ogden
Judith Watson and Norman Ogden are both ex teachers who have become
holistic therapists specializing in Bowen Therapy. We both live in a
small village about 9 miles from Staithes. Judith became interested in
natural skincare products, as she has always tried to avoid harsh chemicals;
when she discovered that it was possible to make premium products herself,
using ingredients of her choice, it seemed a good hobby to take up.
couple of years down the line, she was joined by Norman, who felt it would fit
in nicely beside his therapies, and they have now been developing and making a
range of products for around five years.
Having a lifetime of using lotions and potions, Judith is the “creative genius”
(Norman’s words!) and develops the products, and Norman helps to make the
creams whilst being the “legal genius” (Judith’s words!)
Our products are as natural as we can manage, and the base ingredients are
organic wherever possible. All products are made with at least 98% organic or
- All the oils &
active ingredients are chosen for their therapeutic effects; we use no
cheap fillers to increase our profit margins. Instead, every product is
full of the best possible plant-based ingredients
- The emulsifiers, which
are needed to bring the ingredients together, are mainly developed from
fruit or naturally occurring substances. In fact they are used in
the Danish food industry to make vegan ice cream
- The preservatives are
passed for use in organic products, whilst giving the products a 24 month
- All are petroleum,
sulphate, parabens, and mineral oil free. Except for one soap, the
only fragrance is from essential oils
- We never test on
animals or use animal based ingredients; except for one shampoo which
contains honey all are products are vegan. In fact since last year
the majority of our products have been registered with The Vegan Society.
As well as St Peters, our products are available online and at a selection of
Vegan and Mind, Body and Spirit fairs around the country (diary on our
website). They are only available from us – we don’t retail through any
other shops as we want to keep the products totally hand made just by us –
everything is made by hand, with love, by either Judith or Norman.
Our website is www.naturallysmartskincare.com
you can continue to buy any products you have found you can’t do without if you
aren’t local to Staithes.