Marie set up Bloom Remedies in 2012, staring out small selling on farmers markets and now boasts 14 national beauty awards. Small batch producers of award wining natural, organic, skincare and wellness products based in the Wilds of West Cornwall. Every stage of their making process using high quality botanical ingredients is done by hand - from mixing, to labelling and bottling.
Continuing with our Independent women designer/makers series we asked Marie Hall founder of Bloom Remedies to tell us a little about herself.
How did you come to start your business?
I trained with Neals Yard Remedies in an essential oil diploma and started formulating products for private clients - they went down so well, that I decided to set up Bloom, to help a wider audience Bloom each and every day!
What did you do before setting it up?
I worked in marketing for a number of years, then had kids, and by the time I was on daughter no. 3 I'd given up work to become a full time mum.
What's the best thing about your job?
Working with essential oils every day - they're such a joy! Also being my own boss is great as it means I can do extra long days followed by shorter ones to fit around deadlines, my family, life!
What’s your favourite item that you sell?
My favourite item for skin is the Daily Replenish moisturiser and Nightly Replenish face oil - infused with Neroli, my favourite essential oil. From the wellbeing range I love the Tranquility Bath Oil - the perfect way to unwind and ground after a frantic day of mental juggling.
Pick three words to describe yourself.
Dedicated, strong, loving.
What quality do you most value in your friends?
Loyal, fun loving, honest and empathetic friends are the best.
What talent would you most like to have?