Meet Our Makers Series - No.1 - Corinne Taylor
Introducing Corinne Taylor, Founder of Corinne Taylor Holistic Therapy
1. What inspired your product range?
All of our products are inspired by my many years work as an Aromatherapist. Through my training and working one to one with clients both in therapy centres and later on in my own practice, I gained an understanding of the incredible benefits of essential oils. It was this that inspired me to create our range of 100% natural Aromatherapy products, so people could experience the benefits of essential oils on a daily basis. Through my research and development, I also began to realise that the majority of skin care and home fragrance products are full of harmful chemicals and toxins, as well as containing unsustainable and unethical ingredients. We wanted to create a different option for the more ethically minded amongst us.
2. Alice & Peg gift boxes are all about encouraging the recipient to take a moment for themselves. What's your favourite way to practice self-care?
I love to nourish my body with healthy foods and enjoy cooking in my spare time. A few years ago I stopped eating sugar, dairy and gluten for my health and I love to experiment with healthy meals and raw desserts. I also love to have baths with aromatherapy salts and candles, it's my favourite way to unwind after a busy day. Also spending time in nature whenever I can, I am very lucky to have the beautiful South Downs and coast on my doorstep.
3. What's the most thoughtful gift you've received and why did it mean so much?
I am very lucky that my partner Dan has bought me many special gifts over the years! My favourite is a beautiful Labradorite pendant which I received for my Birthday, it was really thoughtful as weeks earlier we had been shopping and I had seen it in a shop window and commented on how beautiful it was. So I was happily surprised that he had remembered and gone back to get it for me!
4. How have you connected with your loved ones who have been physically distant during lockdown?
Technology has really come in handy through lockdown for staying connected with friends and family! Most of my family live quite far away and spread out so we haven't been able to see each other in the flesh until recently. We have been having regular zoom calls and have even done a few quizzes on there which has been good fun. We also have a family whatsapp group so we can all stay connected and share what we are up to. I have a young niece and nephew so it's been particularly good seeing videos and photos of them, they are growing so fast! Other than that just making sure to pick up the phone and have regular check ins with friends and family is important.
5. Did you learn anything new about yourself during lockdown?
Although I have missed friends and family I love to spend time on my own and am very happy in my own company!
6. Did you pick up any new hobbies during lockdown? Do you have any podcast/ book recommendations?
To be honest we have been so busy throughout lockdown I haven't had time to take on any new hobbies and have barely had time to read any books! I have recently read The Surrender Experiment by Michael Singer which I really enjoyed and took a lot from. I am currently re-reading Journey of Souls by Michael Newton, which is fascinating!
The Soothe Face Mask, handmade using French Pink Clay, Rosehip, Chamomile Extract and organic Lavender Essential Oil, this face mask calms, soothes and softens skin. Available in our Calm Box