I love London when the sun comes out. It’s got a completely renewed energy; people slow down, there’s more chatter, every patch of greenery and open space is full to the brim with shiny happy people. Another thing I love about London is that no matter how long you’ve been here, there is always an undiscovered spot to be found. Cue the Skip Garden, an urban oasis amid the dirt, crowds and commuter mayhem of Kings Cross, and the setting for the Honey Club’s ‘Nature Calls’ event.
We were welcomed with honey based cocktails and deliciously addictive honey peanut brittle to get us in the mood for making – that’s what the ‘Nature Calls’ session was all about – understanding the health benefits of honey and how we can use organic and natural ingredients to create our own beauty products at home with everyday stuff we could find in the kitchen cupboard. Julie of Global Generation lead the session with help from Sajida and we were first asked to introduce ourselves and talk about our thoughts on honey before we got down to the messy stuff. Interesting to learn that honey is a natural antiseptic, good for soothing burns (apparently better than water) amongst a whole heap of other benefits that I for one, certainly wasn’t aware of.
In less than two hours we made heavenly lavender & honey bath salts with natural rose petals – I have already sampled since and can confirm that my bathing experience was spa worthy – and moisture rich orange and grapefruit lip balm. Everything we made has a wealth of benefits for the skin, is non-allergenic, smells wonderful and is derived from such natural ingredients you can literally eat the products… if you wanted to of course. I can’t wait for the next event!
Corinne Shields, Wolff Olins