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Friday, December 30, 2011

GIVEAWAY: Win a Thea Baby Naturals organic gift hamper - again!

Make sure your child has the best start in life with 100% natural, chemical-free skincare products

 To celebrate the new year, we're offering one lucky mum or mum-to-be the chance to take home our Mother and Baby Starter Kit absolutely free!

Our newly launched Thea Baby Naturals range is a collection of 100% natural, organically-enriched skincare products for infants and young children. From shampoo to body wash and from nappy cream to all-over lotion, every product is scientifically formulated using gentle and soothing natural ingredients, scented with essential oils, to create a range of mild, pH balanced skincare that is kind to even the most sensitive and delicate of newborn skin. They're also vegetarian friendly, vegan approved and never tested on animals.

The Mother and Baby Starter Kit also includes some luxurious skincare products for Mum too - our bestselling Hip, Thigh & Tummy Butter works wonders on stretch marks and caesarian scars, whilst the Ultra Soothing Foot Lotion is the perfect excuse for frazzled Mums to ask for a much-needed, relaxing foot massage!

What's included?
  • Aloe & Rosehip 2 in 1 Calming Bubble Bath & Baby Wash, 100ml
  • Almond & Orange Blossom Soothing Top to Toe Baby Lotion, 100ml
  • Jojoba and Chamomile 2 in 1 Baby Shampoo, 100ml
  • Lavendar and Meadowfoam Soothing Nappy Cream, 50ml
  • Hip, Thigh & Tummy Beauty Butter, 50ml
  • Ultra Soothing Foot Lotion, 50ml
 It all comes in a lovely, reusable wicker basket with a free soft flannel cloth and luxury gift wrapping - perfect for giving as a gift if you don't have little ones yourself!

How can I win?

Entry is simple. Just 'join' this blog or follow by email on the right-hand side of the page and then leave us a comment below to let us know that you've done so. Existing blog members are automatically re-entered. Existing email subscribers just need to drop us a comment below to request an entry. 

Worldwide postage for the lucky winner.

Entry closes at midnight on 31/01/2012 and the lucky winner will be announced in a blog post, so make sure you check back later to see if you've won!

ThePrizeFinder - UK Competitions

Monday, December 26, 2011

Organic Nappy Cream - The Natural Way To Stop Nappy Rash

100% natural, organic nappy cream - only £5.95

Nappy cream is essential to keep your baby comfortable and happy - nappy rash is almost inevitable so it is important to use a good nappy cream right from day one as a preventative measure.

Our 100% natural, vegan-friendly Soothing Nappy Cream formulated with a blend of hydrating Vitamin E and nutritious Meadowfoam Oil is the natural and organic way to keep baby's skin in perfect condition.

It is 100% chemical free, including free from potentially harmful Parabens commonly found in skincare products. Plus it's pH balanced to be mild and gentle on even the most sensitive and delicate of newborn skin.

The scientifically-formulated blend of natural ingredients such as antibacterial Beeswax and soothing Chamomile essential oil work together to calm inflammed skin and to heal and repair painful rashes.

The best part is the price - our 100% natural nappy rash cream costs just £5.95!  

Click here to buy now.

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Get Rid of Stretch Marks Naturally

Keep your skin in top condition throughout pregnancy to avoid stretch marks

Becoming a mother is amazing, but if there's one downside to pregnancy it's the short- and long-term effects that it can have on your body. Stretch marks are often top of women's lists of fears when it comes to worrying about how their body will change during pregnancy. Stretch marks are, as the name suggests, caused when the skin is forced to stretch too quickly or too much and can appear as unsightly, jagged red marks, although over time these will fade to a silvery-gray colour.

However, stretch marks are avoidable. They key is to keep your skin in top condition right from day one of your pregnancy, using rich moisturisers to ensure that the skin is supple and elastic enough to grow at the required rate, without being 'over-stretched'. Vitamin E is one of the best intensley hydrating ingredients and is perfect for pregnant tummies, along with other rich and creamy moisturisers such as shea butter, cocoa butter and aloe juice.

Our best-selling Hip, Thigh & Tummy Butter is 100% natural and contains all of those ingredients plus many more, blended together to create a deeply nutritious all-over moisturiser that works to intensly hydrate and repair the skin's surface and texture. When used regularly, it greatly reduces the likelihood and appearance of stretch marks.

It's never too late to start using our Hip, Thigh & Tummy Butter - it can also be used on existing stretch marks to fade and reduce their appearance, whilst also making it less likely that more will appear. This 100% natural, organically-enriched cream is also perfect for post-pregnancy care and over time will minimise caesarian scars and thread veins.

Hip, Thigh & Tummy Butter, £22.95

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Christmas Gift Ideas for New Mothers, Mums To Be and Newborns

Natural skincare is the perfect, luxurious, eco-friendly gift this Christmas
With exactly ten days until Christmas time is running out to buy those last-minute gifts and stocking fillers. The last posting dates for Christmas delivery are rapidly approaching but there's still time to make those final purchases. If you're struggling to find the perfect present for a new mother or mum-to-be, check out our Thea Skincare gift guide below for present ideas that are luxurious, affordable and, above all, sure to be appreciated.

Thea Baby Naturals Blissful 3 Bathtime Kit
Was £19.95 - Now just £14.95 + FREE GIFT WRAPPING

Make bathtimes quick and easy (and Mum happy!) with this luxury trio of 100% natural, organic skincare products for infants. The set contains everything baby needs for clean and perfectly nourished skin, including a Calming Bath & Baby Wash, a 2-in-1 Baby Shampoo and a Soothing Top-to-Toe Baby Lotion.

Thea Baby Naturals Blissful 3 Bathtime Travel Kit
Was £12.95 - Now just £9.95 + FREE GIFT WRAPPING

The perfect stocking filler for any new mother, this travel-sized version of the Blissful 3 Bathtime set is the perfect companion for Christmas and New Year holidays, ensuring that baby's skin stays soft, clean and healthy wherever you go.

Thea Baby Naturals Wash & Go Duo
Was £12.95 - Now just £10.95 + FREE GIFT WRAPPING

 This 100% natural skincare duo for infants is enriched with organic ingredients and is perfectly mild and gentle on baby's delicate skin. It contains a 2-in-1 Baby Shampoo to soothe and cleanse baby's scalp, plus a Calming Bath & Baby Wash to calm and relax baby ready for bedtime. It comes in a lovely organza presentation bag - perfect for present-giving!

Thea Baby Naturals Mother & Baby Starter Kit

 The ultimate starter kit for any new mother! This luxury gift set contains absolutely everything needed to make the transition into motherhood relaxing and stress-free so that Mum can enjoy her time with her new baby without worrying about whether she has the right products. The six-piece set contains a Calming Bubble Bath & Baby Wash, a Soothing Top-to-Toe Baby Lotion, a 2-in-1 Baby Shampoo and a Soothing Nappy Cream for baby, plus our popular Hip, Thigh & Tummy Butter to minimise stretch marks and an Ultra Soothing Foot Lotion so Mum can have some much-needed pampering! 

It comes in a luxury, reusable presentation basket, and as with all Thea items, the set is 100% natural, Paraben free and pH balanced, making it perfectly safe for baby's delicate and sensitive newborn skin.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Thea Baby Naturals Gift Hamper winner announced!

Last month we launched our first ever Mother and Baby competition to celebrate the release of our brand new range, Thea Baby Naturals, a collection of 100% natural, organically-encriched skincare products for mothers, infants and young children. View the full Thea Baby Naturals range here.

The main prize of the competition was a luxurious Thea Baby Naturals Starter Kit, pictured above, filled with natural and organic skincare treats such as our Lavender and Meadowfoam Soothing Nappy Rash Cream for baby and our popular Hip, Thigh and Tummy Beauty Butter for mother to reduce the likelihood and appearance of stretch marks. It's the perfect gift this Christmas for any new mother or mother to be! Didn't win? You can still get hold of yours here at the current special offer price of just £29.95.

And the lucky winner is...


19 runners up are also receiving a free sample of the Thea Skincare Super Nourish Dry Skin Hand and Body Beauty Butter to keep your skin soft and smooth this winter. If your username is on the list below please contact thea@theaskincare.com with your full name and postal address to claim your sample!

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Friday, October 28, 2011

How to Look After Baby's Skin in Winter

The new Thea Baby Naturals range - 100% natural skincare for infants

My youngest son was born at 7am on the 26th December, about 5 days late. I went into labour on Christmas Day, fortunately very late in the day so my family were still able to enjoy the Christmas feast that my mother had prepared for us all! My baby came quickly and I was only in hospital for a couple of days.

I knew from the experience with my first child how to look after my new son's skin. For the first few weeks  I only used water to cleanse and bathe him, then after a few weeks I would add a single drop of Lavender Essential Oil to the tepid water and bathed him in that.

With both of my sons, once they were a few months old I began to introduce more skincare, using only natural skincare ingredients such as Olive and Coconut Oil. My mother used a lot of Coconut Oil when I was growing up so I was familiar with its beneficial skincare properties.

I would add a drop of Chamomile and of Lavender to their bathing water. These were the days when Natural and Organic Skincare Products such as the Thea Baby Naturals range were not readily available so if you wanted a natural alternative you had to make your own home-made concoctions!

Thea Baby Naturals Jojoba and Chamomile Shampoo, only £6.95

Lavender is also great for pregnancy - a few drops in warm bath water can relieve muscle pain and tension, plus it is a fabulous ingredient for children who suffer from skin infections as well as being a great natural healer.

The rule to remember is never to use undiluted essential oils directly on the skin. One or two drops in tepid water or in a carrier oil such as Olive or Coconut Oil is generally sufficient to give the desired effect.

Thea Skincare products contain special blends of essential oils suited to different skin types.

Thea Baby Naturals the newest addition to the Thea Skincare range, containing essential oils, vitamins and natural moisturisers to protect and hydrate your baby's delicate skin.

All Thea Baby Naturals products are suitable for even the most sensitive baby skin and are pH balanced to suit the pH levels of both newborn and growing babies, giving them healthy, glowing skin.

All babies are special but there is something particularly joyful about having a Christmas Baby!

Thea x

P.S. You can win a Thea Baby Natural skincare gift hamper until November 18th and you can also get 10% off all baby skincare items until the end of November - simply pop the code babythea11 in at checkout!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

10% Off Natural Organic Baby Skincare

10% OFF

To celebrate the recent launch of the brand new Thea Baby Naturals range, featuring a selection of natural, organic skincare products for mother and baby, we're offering you 10% off all items until the end of November!

This Thea Naturals Mother & Baby Starter Kit makes the perfect gift for a new mum or mum-to-be and with this great offer currently on it's the perfect time to start your Christmas shopping! Originally £34.95, right now it's on offer at just £29.95 - that's only £26.96 when you take advantage of the 10% off voucher code.

To redeem, enter code babythea11 at checkout before midnight, November 30th 2011.

Thea Baby Naturals on Show at the East Midlands Mother and Baby Show

Natural and organic Thea Skincare products laid out at the East Midlands Mother and Baby Show

On Sunday 16th Thea Skincare made its offline debut at the East Midlands Mother and Baby Show in Nottingham.

The day started very early at 6am with very little sleep the night before, but I was excited as it was going to the first official day Thea Baby Naturals was available to the public.

All products in the Thea Baby Naturals range packed full of natural, organic ingredients

Visitors were allowed to test out the products for themselves before buying - everyone loved them!

The doors opened at 9.30am with a rush of early visitors. I was delighted that there was so much interest in Thea Skincare products. I was surprised to learn how many mothers were experiencing skincare problems with their young babies.

I had no idea that skincare for babies was such a big concern. The main concerns that I heard from chatting to the mothers were eczema and having very dry skin to the point of babies scratching incessantly until their skin bled. Some of the mothers were seeking medical advice others just did not know what to do.

The understanding of Paraben and Sulphate Free skincare products is still quite low so many mothers were keen to learn more about the benefits of chemical-free, Natural and Organic Skincare products.

Mothers gathered around the stall to test out the skincare products 

I spoke to the mothers about the benefits of natural skincare for themselves and their infants

After letting them try out samples of my products and speaking with parents expressing their skincare concerns, it became clear that the most common skincare problems on the day were very dry skin and eczema.

Thea Skincare Super Nourish Hand and Beauty Butter crème (want a free sample? Enter my blog competition - the first 20 will receive a tester of this fabulous cream!) is a fabulously rich but not greasy 76% Organic Butter Crème which is fantastic for very dry skin, stretch marks, and eczema conditions.

The rich properties of Shea butter, cocoa butter, kokum butter, mango butter, avocado oil and carrot oil make this blend of creams the ultimate base for very dry and distressed skin. It has a high level of absorbency into the skin despite its high oil content.

I have always had very dry skin and can relate to some of the problems being mentioned at the Show but since using the Thea Super Nourish products that I created my skin has significantly improved and is perfectly protected for the winter months ahead!

Thea x

Many of the guests bought these lovely gift sets - they're perfect for Christmas gifts!

The show was a massive success and I can't wait until the next time!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

WIN an organic Thea Baby Naturals skincare gift set!

Win this gorgeous gift hamper of Mother & Baby skincare - perfect for new mums, mums-to-be and mums with not-so-little ones!

To celebrate the launch of our brand new Mother and Baby range at Thea Skincare, we're giving away this lovely gift hamper filled to the brim with natural, organic skincare products for both mother and baby!

Whether you're a mum-to-be, have young or not-so-young children or you just know a mother who would appreciate a surprise, this Thea Baby Naturals Mother and Baby Starter Kit combines pampering with practicality, offering wonderfully luxurious skincare products that are 100% natural, organic and PH balanced for sensitive skin, meaning that they won't harm baby's delicate skin.

These ethically-produced skincare products for mother and baby are, like all other Thea Skincare products, Paraben and chemical free, plus they're vegan and vegetarian friendly - perfect for the eco-friendly mother who's worried about using chemical-based high-street products on either her or her child's skin!


We know that not everyone can win which is why we are not only offering one lucky person this luxury mother and baby gift hamper, we're also giving away twenty samples of our Hand and Body Beauty Butter to the first twenty people to enter via email subscription! If you want to follow our blog on Blogspot but would also like to be in with a chance of winning one of these samples, simply follow our blog on Blogspot and by email too.


Deadline for entries is November 18th 2011.

To enter, either...
  1. Publicly follow our blog on Blogspot using the option on the right-hand side of the page
  2. Privately follow our blog on Blogspot using the option on the right-hand side of the page and leave us a comment below to let us know you followed us (so that we know you're following!)
  3. Subscribe to our blog by email using the option on the right-hand side of the page and leave us a comment below to let us know you did so (so that we know you've subscribed!)
Terms and Conditions:
Only entrants who subscribe will be considered for the free samples, all entrants (subscribers and followers) will be considered for the gift hamper. The first 20 people to subscribe to the blog will receive a free sample of our Hand and Body Beauty Butter, the winner of the gift hamper will be chosen at random. You can cancel your subscription to our blog at any time.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Skincare for Babies: The Benefits of Essential Oils

Just launched - the starter kit from the new Thea Skincare natural Mother and Baby range!

I love Essential Oils and the more I learn about them the more I fall in love with them! Essential Oils offer natural scents that no artificial fragrance can compete with. So what are these Essential Oils? They are simply plant-based, concentrated oils offering pure goodness, each with their own set of beneficial properties.
Thea Baby Naturals is a wonderful range of  Natural and Organic baby products made using the purest of Essential Oils specifically formulated for babies and young children. Not only are they Paraben and Sulphate Free, they are pH balanced, totally chemical free and have not been tested on animals. Thea Skincare Baby Naturals products really are the leaders of a new generation of ethical, safe and nutrient-rich baby products.

"Thea Skincare baby products only 

contain Essential Oils... that are totally safe 

and suitable for use on newborns, 

babies and toddlers." 
Thea Skincare baby products only contain Essential Oils that have calming, soothing and healing properties and are totally safe and suitable for use on newborns, babies and toddlers. It is important to recognise that some Essential Oils are not suitable for newborns because they can be too strong. Thea Baby Naturals contain a blend of natural essential oils which have been specifically designed and formulated for babies and young children.
Two of my favourites Essential Oils are Lavender and Chamomile - both are fantastic natural oils for anyone right through from newborn babies to older children. Organic Lavender essential oil is pure magic and just right for babies in small amounts. It's soothing, healing and gentle on the skin. It aids sleep not just for babies and children but for adults too, hence it is ideal for both Mother and Baby alike. Chamomile fights off infections and is relaxing and soothing too. It's often drunk by adults as a bed-time drink so using Chamomile can also help to encourage restless babies to sleep!

Thea Baby Naturals Jojoba & Chamomile 2-in-1 Baby Shampoo ONLY £6.95

Click here to see the new Thea Baby Naturals range for Mother & Baby. 

Not sure what to buy? Try this luxurious Starter Kit - currently on offer at just £29.95 it contains a selection of six products from baby shampoo to nappy creme. It comes gift-wrapped and is the perfect maternity gift for a new Mum-to-be!

Thursday, September 29, 2011

It's a Natural Baby Thing

Some of the lovely skincare products from the soon-to-launch Mother & Baby range at Thea Skincare

I remember when I was expecting my first child I was full of apprehension about which Skincare Products to use on my changing skin. I was becoming more aware of chemicals in the vast range of Skincare Products on the market and only wanted to use natural ingredients, as I did not want to affect my baby with any chemicals that I put on my skin.

I was less aware of the potential harmful affects of Parabens and Sulphates at that time as I am now, so I just tried to avoid buying Skincare Products loaded with chemicals.

The other thing I was concerned about was the dreaded stretch marks, every pregnant woman's nightmare. If you're really lucky you can avoid getting them but not many of us do.

My mum was great she said that I should use a cocktail of Coconut and Olive Oil and massage it into my tummy twice a day, which really helped - thank goodness for such powerful Natural and Organic ingredients!

Thea Skincare has an revolutionary Hip, Thigh and Tummy Butter which is great for stretch marks and cellulite. It's also a brilliant Organic Moisturiser and body butter that is ideal for all types of skin, including sensitive skin.

When I created Thea, one of the ranges I was partiularly passionate about developing was a totally Chemical Free, gentle and organic enriched skincare range for both Mothers and Babies. Thea Baby Naturals was born. Thea Mother and Baby products are 100% Natural Skincare Products, vegan friendly, organically enriched and totally Chemical Free.

Thea formulations are dermatologically and scientifically tested, 100% cruelty, Paraben and Sulphate Free with mild formulations designed to suit even the most sensitive of skins, right from newborn to toddlers. All Thea Skincare Mother and Baby Products are enriched with vitamins and essential oils are carefully pH balanced to ensure you protect and nourish both yours and your infant's skin.