In today's blog we chat beauty secrets with the talented Maddy Dixon, founder of Floral Remedia (pictured above).
You’re a model, author and entrepreneur. Congratulations! That’s an incredible list of achievements. Let’s start with your business, Flora Remedia, can you tell us how that started and what the philosophy is behind the brand?
Sure! My beloved business Flora Remedia is an extension of myself and what I feel to be important in life. I aim to reduce the separation between human and nature by creating heavenly smelling essential oil-based products. I believe that nature has the power to change how you feel so I use only natural ingredients. Each little oil roll-on is designed with a specific purpose (Increase energy, reduce stress etc.)
Your book The Botanical Beauty Hunter gives awesome practical tips on how to find natural beauty at home. It’s accessible, sustainable and good for you and we love what you’re putting down. What are your favourite home beauty tips / hack?
If you follow me on Instagram (@maddy.daisy) you have no doubt heard me go on and on about baking soda. It's just so useful! I use to remove stains from my teeth and keep them white, remove fake tan, and it's also a great dead skin dissolver. You can even make laundry powder out of it. I've always got some in my bathroom. It's no surprise I'm also a huge fan of oils. A quality body oil like jojoba is so much more beneficial for your skin than a conventional moisturiser which is likely carrying a large percentage of water and not a lot of natural, skin-nourishing ingredients designed to look after your skin in the long term.
Let’s talk about oils! What’s your favourite and how do we lather up without becoming an oily mess?
I have a couple of oils which I rotate through. I also recently tried using hemp but I just can't get used to the strong smell! I like to apply my oils all over my body whilst I'm in the shower. This way you won't be over-oily when you get out because the shower will have removed some of the oil. Just pat yourself dry with a towel and be super careful not to slip! Otherwise, you can apply the body before you have a quick shower (some of it will still stay on) OR just apply the body oil and walk around nude until it's absorbed! Some oils absorb better than others. My favourites are rosehip (which has a heap of vitamin c) and jojoba, which is technically a wax and is also great for oily skin.