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Gifts For Mothering Sunday


Mothers come in all shapes and sizes...

Mothering Sunday is a time when we traditionally say thank you to our mothers for all their love, care and hard work. But it can also be a difficult time for people who no longer have their mother in their lives, have never known their mother or who have wanted to become a mother themselves but have not been able to. Many of us know that “mothers” aren’t always the people who gave birth to us but who are, nonetheless, key women in our lives - women who teach us, support us and love us.

So, this Mother’s Day, let’s celebrate all the different kinds of mothers out there.

We've gifts galore in our store!

If you’re wondering what gift to get the mother in your life then we’re here to help. Our shop is packed full of goodies to make her feel special including gorgeous scented soaps and bath time treats, aromatherapy oils, haircare, bodywashes and creams and skincare including organic Eminence and Guinot.

When it comes to skincare, we know your mum will love our own D. Atkinson natural skincare range. Our Bitter Orange Flower Cream contains Bitter Orange essential oil, Avocado oil and Shea butter and is a nourishing cream which is great for dull, congested and acne prone skin as it increases collagen metabolism. Whilst simultaneously hydrating and softening the skin, the scent of bitter orange helps to lift the spirits and calm the mind.

Our Three Roses Cream is packed with naturally protective ingredients to help soothe, heal and nourish your skin. Rose Hip Seed contains anti inflammatory acids as well as vitamins A and C to repair skin damage, reduce scars and fine lines as well as correcting dark spots and fighting the signs of ageing. Rosewood essential oil is of special benefit to mature skin as it helps skin elasticity, can be used on oily, dry or combination skin and is great for use at night.

Our Vitamin E and Geranium Cream possesses both astringent and moisturising qualities and has a wonderful balancing effect on the skin. Ideal for sensitive, ace prone and combination skin it has good healing and anti microbial qualities. Containing Evening Primrose Oil, this cream is wonderfully moisturising as well as helping to soothe and reduce inflammation and irritation.

Stay nourished and hydrated with our ultimate Skin Hydrating Balm. The potent combination of moisturising Shea butter, soothing Marigold oil and protective Hemp oil helps your skin to retain elasticity whilst boosting absorption and calming inflammation. Evening Primrose Oil and Rose Geranium help to reduce wrinkles and tone muscles whilst Sandalwood essential oil brings calmness and clarity.

We’re also delighted to have in stock new and exclusive essential bodycare Mother and Baby kits from Dr Hauschka – a perfect gift for the brand new mother. Designed specially to care for both baby’s delicate and sensitive skin and for mums during or after pregnancy, these kits contain 100% natural and certified organic ingredients. Choose from ‘Bath-time Baby’, ‘Mum and Baby On The Go’ or the ‘Just for Mum’ kit.

Too much choice? Why not treat your mum to a soothing facial or massage in our clinic next door to the shop? If you present her with our gift vouchers then she can use them for the treatment and/or products of her own choice. Vouchers come in £5, £10 and £20.

DON'T FORGET we're open on Sunday from midday... Happy Mother’s Day!



Dee Atkinson MNIMH

Dee is one of the UK's top herbalists and owns and runs D. Atkinson Herbalist in Edinburgh - a herbal dispensary and shop which provide a wide range of herbal medicines, vitamins, supplements, herbal skincare as well as a herbal dispensary. Next door is Napiers Clinic.

Dee qualified as a Medical Herbalist in 1988 and took over Napiers the Herbalists in 1990, building it up into one of the UKs most respected and trusted Complementary Medicine Clinics.

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