Lockdown, Heidrun and our first dedicated range

The last month and a half has been hard on everyone, its difficult times… uncertain times… with no time scale.

As a small business we were extremely concerned when the lockdown came into force, we were still in our first year.. looking forward to getting a tourist season boost, building a growing regular local and uk customer base which we feared may crumble if people couldnt get to our shop…! HOWEVER… thank goodness for the internet!

As much as I personally like to moan and complain about the internet, the time and money invested early on with Heidrun in building a website and reguarly keeping our social media updated has allowed us to offer a service to our customers who in lockdown circumstances cant reach us. We are so grateful that people are choosing to shop with us through these means.

Our products are also proving to be greatly beneficial in aiding the skin repair after the damage caused by chemical filled antibacterial soaps and sanitizers that are being used, we really appreciate hearing the kind words and comments about our products and we are glad to be able to provide some relief.

So with the belief shown in us, we decided that we should use this time to grow our company, grow our products..introduce new fragrances and colours, play about..experiment with new ideas and invest! Give you guys a wider variety of greatly beneficial products that are still maintaining our companies ethical approach but also greating new fun and exciting experiences.

The Bath time products so far and the Deals packages offered have proven to be greatly popular, infact sometimes its difficult to keep up with the demand for bath bombs but aslong as you are still ordering we will just add an hour in the workshop!

‘Gilded Lust’ ‘Rose Passion’

Two ranges shortly to be introduced at Heidrun… Consisting initially of Luxury Candles, Luxury Bath bombs and something for the face (thats all im saying on that one)… notching some of our products up a gear with the addition of further fantastic ingriedients and fragrances.

A taster for the Bomb enthusiasts

Luxury 240g Large Lady Million Fragranced Bath Bomb with Jojoba Oil.

All coming soon so keep your eyes peeled 🙂

Thank you all for your continued support. Thank you also for your patience, we are running a one man show on the ground at the moment.

Stay safe! Heidrun Cosmetics

What is Palm Oil? Why would you not use it in your soap?

One of the most common questions we are asked by our customers is “What is Palm Oil?” shortly followed by “Why don’t you use Palm Oil, Why is Palm Oil bad?”

What Is Palm Oil?

Palm Oil is a vegetable Oil, It comes from the fruit of Oil Palm Trees. It can be found in the majority of packaged food we find in the supermarket as well as soaps and cosmetics to name a few.

Palm Trees are native to Africa but were introduced to South East Asia Over 100 years ago. Now Indonesia and Malaysia produce 85% of the worlds supply with 42 other countries making up the other 15%.

Why don’t you use Palm Oil, Why is Palm Oil bad?

Palm Oil itself isn’t bad or harmful, However methods and aspects of the production are. Huge deforestation of some of the planets most biodiverse Forests allow for the planting of Oil Palm Trees. The destruction of the forests and the changing of the soil type is pushing millions of tonnes of Green house gases into the atmosphere, contributing to climate change. Not only this but the deforestation is destroying the habitats of already endangered species such as the Orangutan, pygmy elephant and Sumatran rhino.

With this into consideration we feel the need to promote this issue and make people aware of the destruction associated with Industrial Palm Oil Production. Our products represent quality that can be obtained without using Palm Oil. We are 100% Palm Oil Free.

Heidrun Cosmetics to visit Milton Keynes for Christmas 2019

We are pleased to announce that we will be visiting Milton Keynes from the 15th December until the new year! our pop up shopping pod will be based in The Centre: MK during the Christmas Market. We will be bringing along a large range of our luxury handmade Goats Milk products including:

  • Skin Care Soaps
  • Fragrance Soaps
  • Shampoo Bars
  • Dog Shampoo Bars
  • Hand & Body Butters including out limited addition Christmas fragrances.
  • Liquid Soaps & Body Wash
  • Christmas Gift Sets
  • Plus Much More
Our shopping pod will be positioned between Cafe Nero and Next, just along from Primark.

This is a fantastic opportunity to reach out to our customers further afield and to also introduce and promote our exceptional Palm Oil Free products from the wilds of Orkney to the wider market. Unique products and Unique gifts that truly benefit your skin. we hope to see you there!

Skin Care Soap… which one is right for you?


Here at Heidrun we have have 3 specific types of luxurious skin care soap, all containing Goats Milk as a base but also including Blackcurrant Seed Oil, Argan Oil and Marula Oil.

we have a massive amount of positive feedback from our customers that suffer from Dry skin, Psoriasis, Eczema and other sensitive skin conditions claiming that our skin care soaps have helped to relief their symptoms.
 

Made using only quality natural Ingriedients including locally sourced Goats Milk, our unfragranced skin care soaps are by far our best selling Items. This is because not only are these soaps designed in such a way to leave your skin soft and moisturised they are also designed to specifically try and help you. You won’t find any harmful or nasty substances in our soaps, only natural goodness.

Goats Milk & Blackcurrant Seed Oil Soap: Our top selling and very first original soap. The recipe for this particular soap took around 1 year to perfect, like all of our Skin care range this soap remains unfragranced and so can be used on the Face and body. Our customers have identified this soap in particular in helping relieve the symptoms of dry skin, eczema and psoriasis

Black Currant Seed Oil is very rich in antioxidants and Gamma-linolenic acid making it a highly effective anti-inflammatory agent, is vitamin rich and also contains steriodonic acid, also high amounts of omega 3 and 6 . The oil is said to increase elasticity in skin.

Goats Milk & Argan Oil Soap: This Soap with the addition of Argan Oil helps with Oily Acne prone skin. Argan Oil Also helps:

  • Heal damaged skin.
  • Fight skin infections.
  • Provide sun protection.
  • Moisturize the skin.

Goats Milk & Marula Oil Soap: A very rich creamy moitsurising soap, with the addition of Marula Oil which can be found in many expensive anti ageing products and has the following properties:

  • AminoAcids: L-arginine and glutamic acid, which have hydrating, anti-aging properties
  • Fatty acids which have emollient and moisturizing benefits.
  • Antioxidants, such as phenolic compounds and vitamins E and C, which fight free radicals and may stave off skin damage caused by the ultraviolet rays of the sun and pollution

All of our products are 100% Palm Oil Free, please check out our online store.. click menu and select shop.

Heidrun Black Saturday Sale!

We figured, you know what? Most peo0le are working on a Friday and won’t get the time to take advantage of deals in-store…So instead we are having Black Saturday! 30th November, in-store Stromness……

Not only that! As of 1 minute past midnight tonight we will be having a Black Saturday Sale online!!

Many products at reduced prices, including:

Body butters, Skin care Soaps, Christmas gift sets, Shampoo Bars and more!

Check out our online store, click menu and then click shop! Grab a bargain!

Hand & Body Butter, why is ours different??

A finely tuned recipe containing rich & beneficial Ingriedients makes this one of our best products!

There are a huge range of Body Butters and Hand creams available on the market in every price range, but how do we know which one we should choose, which one will work for us …And not only that how much should we be paying for it?

HEIDRUNS HAND & BODY BUTTER

MUlTIPLE SKINCARE PRODUCT IN ONE: When we created the recipe for Heidruns Hand & Body Butter… we wanted to do just that.. make a Hand AND Body Butter, we wanted to make one product that done the work of many! An all in one product that could be used all over the body but also worked specifically to moisturise, soften and feed your skin. Why lump around more than one product in your handbag when you can have just one tin of quality saving you money and space …and that brings us onto to the next topic….

QUALITY: The fine selection and the amount of different benefiting Oils and Butters that go into our Hand & Body Butter ensures that you receive a high quality product that goes over and above the recommended retail price of £10, Here are just a few examples of what you can find in our magic tins:

GOATS MILK: Goat milk contains many vitamins, but is particularly high in Vitamin A, which is necessary to repair damaged skin tissue, and maintain healthy skin. There have been several medical studies showing that creams made with Vitamin A reduce lines and wrinkles, control acne, and provide some psoriasis relief.

SHEA BUTTER: High concentrations of fatty acids and vitamins make shea butter an ideal cosmetic ingredient for softening skin. Shea butter also has anti-inflammatory and healing properties.

COCOA BUTTER: Cocoa butter is high in fatty acids, which is why it’s often touted for its ability to hydrate and nourish the skin and improve elasticity. The fat in cocoa butter forms a protective barrier over skin to hold in moisture

KOKUM BUTTER: Has antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, and antioxidant properties that make it ideal for damaged skin. Kokum Butter is especially a great alternative for those with sensitive skin. Its ability to rejuvenate damaged skin cells is a killer way to combat wrinkles, fine lines, and age spots

MANGO SEED BUTTER: Since mango butter is a natural source of vitamin A, it helps reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and increasing skin’s overall youthful look.

ILLIPE BUTTER: Illipe butter is highly moisturising and has emollient properties which makes it ideal for dry skin. Illipe butter is nourishing and promotes elasticity and vitality for the skin

SWEET ALMOND OIL: Thanks to the Vitamin E, sweet almond oil keeps your skin cells healthy, protects your skin from UV radiation damage, and helps your skin look smooth, soft, and free of fine lines. The fatty acids help your skin retain moisture and can heal chapped and irritated skin.

And MORE……

PALM OIL FREE: All of our products are free from Palm oil, Parabens, SLS and any other nasties.

IT LASTS A WHILE: a little really does go a long way.

A VARIETY OF FRAGRANCES: Our Hand & Body Butter comes in un fragranced this has been recommended by our customers for use on the face. But there are fragrances to choose from including Raspberry Sloe Gin, Rapberry & Pomegranate, Clementine & Prosecco, Strawberry Shortcake and Rose,Lavender & Patchouli.

All in all this is a fantastic product, great value for money that really does benefit and care for your skin!

Check out our online shop and purchase your Heidrun Hand & Body Butter now!