For 2 Years in A Row Oat Rich Lotion is named 'Best' by UK Dermatologists

For 2 Years in A Row Oat Rich Lotion is named 'Best' by UK Dermatologists

  We are so very delighted that the Vanilla Spice version of our Oat Rich Aloe Vera Silk Lotion has been named the 'best scented lotion for dry skin' by The Strategist's panel of dermatologists. First garnering this title in 2021, Oat Rich Lotion has been recently crowned again in July.  Made with finely milled oats, aloe vera juice, faire trade shea and cocoa butters, Oat Rich lotion is designed to calm and moisturise very dry, irritated skin. It is quite an achievement that the fragranced version of Oat Rich Aloe Vera Silk Lotion is being lauded. It also exists in a child-friendly fragrance-free version. The lotion exists because when Kadian moved to the UK, she was diagnosed with eczema on...

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Embracing a mindset of natural hair

Embracing a mindset of natural hair

  Throw back to 2010 when I did a big chop.. I must say, It was way more than just a hair cut.   To me, my big chop represented change, resilience, authenticity and most importantly, acknowledgement and acceptance of myself. I was literally returning to my roots.    I know a lot of women have reservations about having short hair. Especially if you grew up in the Christian church, we were taught that long hair was closer to God’s glory. And also that longer hair was more feminine and desirable. My mom put my first relaxer in when I was seven years old. That was her choice, not mine. I was excited about starting over again without chemicals because...

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Join our 30-Day Healthy Natural Hair Challenge

Join our 30-Day Healthy Natural Hair Challenge

Join Bourn Beautiful Naturals in a month-long challenge of healthy natural & curly hair. 7th August to 4th September

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Natural Hair Stories: ‘I'll always be natural’ (Mia Santo)

Natural Hair Stories: ‘I'll always be natural’ (Mia Santo)

When I had a perm, oh man! When I was in my senior year in high school, I was saving up the whole year and letting my hair grow out because I wanted to start my locs when I was…

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Sun Exposure & The Horrible Illness of Heatstroke: How to Recognise & Avoid

Sun Exposure & The Horrible Illness of Heatstroke: How to Recognise & Avoid

With heatstroke, the danger is not just for the elderly and young children. In no time at all you can find yourself suffering dreaded heatstroke. Learn what it is, how long it can take to properly recover from it, and how to avoid...

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Happy Earth Day and Zero Waste Shopping

Happy Earth Day and Zero Waste Shopping

Why you should make the effort to shop at a zero waste retailer.

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Ashay, Dr. Nicole Andrews: A Tribute to a Friend & Founding Inspiration for BBN

Ashay, Dr. Nicole Andrews: A Tribute to a Friend & Founding Inspiration for BBN

At BBN, we have been inspired by pivotal women who have made our 5 years in business more impactful than we could’ve imagined. So, it is with a heavy heart that we share that our friend, Dr. Nicole Andrews, succumbed to her battle with cancer this March. In addition to being one of the kindest, most thoughtful and light-radiating people I knew, she's also an enormous inspiration behind Bourn Beautiful Naturals. Nicole was one of the first friends I truly bonded with after moving to the UK. It took me a few years to feel that connection with someone here. It has been just over a week since I received that horrible early morning phone call about her death, but it...

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Mothering: When Your 'Children' Aren't the Human Kind

Mothering: When Your 'Children' Aren't the Human Kind

I may not be a mother to human children (sorry, Pope), but I have all the maternal instincts for these little hellion Maltese-Shih Tzus, Bobigny (gift giver) and Livvie. They got me the perfect gift. 

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5th Anniversary of BBN: 5 Weird, Wacky or Wonderful Things That have happened since 2017

5th Anniversary of BBN: 5 Weird, Wacky or Wonderful Things That have happened since 2017

Bourn Beautiful Naturals is celebrating five years. Here are some weird and wonderful things that have happened between 2017-2022. Things like Samuel L. Jackson buying our products?

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Living with Raynaud’s Disease: Practical Tips from a Long-time Sufferer

I've lived with Raynaud's disease for over 20 years. Here are very practical some tips I have learned to ease my suffering and prevent Raynaud's attacks.

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