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.
A 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
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 natural ingredients.
- 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
- 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 shelf life
- 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 where you can continue to buy any products you have found you can’t do without if you aren’t local to Staithes.