It was an absolute pleasure to meet sisters Cecily and Dorrie of Sweet Cecily’s at our launch event a couple of weeks ago. They came all the way down to Leeds from their workshop in Whitby, North Yorkshire, where they produce an array of natural skincare, including the cupcake and cocktail-themed lip balms you can find in Thanks I Love It gift boxes. We got the chance to catch up with them and find out a bit more!
Originally stemming from their family’s herbal medicine business, Sweet Cecily’s fabulous skincare products are free from parabens (potentially harmful preservatives), petrochemicals (those made from crude oil and natural gas), and SLS (that’s Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, which is a known skin irritant and not very good for the environment). Perfect for those of us (like Cecily herself!) who suffer from eczema or sensitive skin – there are no nasties or irritants here.
All Sweet Cecily’s unique products have been created in collaboration with their customers, which has resulted in a range of deliciously-flavoured lip balms including banoffee, pina colada and Victoria sponge, as well as the red velvet cupcake, Prosecco cocktail and ever-popular gin and tonic balms that we’ve snapped up for Thanks I Love It. And the packaging is almost good enough to eat as well!
To top it all off, organic and fairtrade ingredients are used wherever possible. Cheers to that!
You can find Sweet Cecily's lipbalms in three (for now!) of our gift boxes here!