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The Purple Sage range of creams and gels

Gardener's handcream (60g) - with lavender essential oil and comfrey and marigold infused oils, for hard-working gardeners and hands that do dishes. Mildly antiseptic too, so suitable for cuts and abrasions. £5.25

Aloe vera moisturising cream (60g) - a gentle, unscented moisturiser for sensitive skin, and for men who don't want to smell like a bouquet of flowers. £5.25

Frankincense & Rose moisturising cream (60g) - a beautifully scented cream based on an ancient Arabian recipe and suitable for mature or sensitive skin. Great for the relief of sunburn.  £5.25

Horsechestnut Gel (60g) - for tired, aching legs £4.75 

Horsechestnut and Calendula cream (60g) £5.25

Arnica Gel (60g) - for bruises and sprains £4.75

Seaweed and Aloe Vera Eye Gel (20g) - for tired eyes and to reduce puffiness. Helps to relieve the irritation of hay fever. £3.25

Insect Repellent  Balm (30g) - with Neem oil and a blend of essential oils. Midges and mozzies beware!  £5.00

Muscle & Joint Ease (60g) - a powerful blend of warming and anti-inflammatory herbs; suitable for tired, weary muscles, joint pain, sprains and sports injuries. This is my  all-time bestseller. £5.25

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Infused Herbal Oils

The following herbs have been macerated (infused) in sweet almond oil for a number of weeks. For topical application.

St.John's Wort (Hypericum) Oil (100mls) This may be applied externally for neuralgia and may ease the pain of sciatica and shingles. It also soothes burns by lowering the temperature of the skin. NB: St John's Wort may occasionally cause sunlight-sensitivity, so don't expose the skin to bright sunlight after applying this oil  £5.75

Calendula (Marigold) Oil (100mls) Great for cuts and grazes and to soothe sunburn £4.75

Comfrey Oil (100mls) Traditionally used to treat sprains and inflamed joints £4.50

Choose from the following oils


Distilled Aromatic Waters

These are for external use only

Bitter Orange (100mls) A wonderful toner, particularly for oily skin £5.25

Damask Rose (100mls) A nourishing toner for dry skin in particular.  Uplifts the spirits too! £5.25

Witch Hazel (100mls) (Non-aromatic) Apply to bruises or sprains, or use in a compress for tired eyes. £3.25

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Bio-Health Plant Ointments

All these light, creamy ointments are lanolin, artificial colourant and perfume-free. They are well proven and are suitable for all age groups and skin types. They have been tested on humans only. Base contains natural sweet almond and coconut oils, and approved cosmetic preservative to ensure stability.

All are suitable for vegetarians and vegans.


Arnica Ointment.jpg (3181629 bytes)Bio-Health Arnica Ointment


42g    £5.99    


Chickweed Ointment.jpg (3223549 bytes)Bio-Health Chickweed Ointment


42g    £5.99    


Comfrey Ointment.jpg (3223278 bytes)Bio-Health Comfrey Ointment 


42g    £5.99    


Marigold Ointment.jpg (3200091 bytes)Bio-Health Marigold Ointment


42g    £5.99    


Vit E cream.jpg (3522443 bytes)Bio-Health Vitamin E beauty cream - a light, fragrant lanolin-free cream that can be used during the day as a moisturiser, base or general face cream. It is also suitable as a light night cream and ideal for all skin types.

50ml    £4.35    


Vit E Lotion.jpg (2241625 bytes)Bio-Health Vitamin E lotion - a lighter version of the cream, for all-over use. Comes with a handy pump dispenser for ease of use.


250ml    £5.97   




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For your safety I am prohibited from giving specific medical advice to individuals over the internet or telephone so please do not waste your time or mine by emailing or calling me with detailed information about your health problems - I can only undertake face-to-face consultations for what should be obvious reasons. Diagnoses cannot be made remotely, and I am unable to offer any advice or treatment until I am completely satisfied that I know what I'm dealing with!  The herb profiles and treatment suggestions on this website will help enable you to choose which herbs might be appropriate for minor ailments. For more serious or chronic conditions you should seek professional advice. This is particularly important if you are taking medication from your doctor or pharmacist, as some herbs can interact adversely with other drugs. If you would like to have a consultation with a medical herbalist then you should click here  then scroll to 'Professional Organisations' at the bottom of the page to find a qualified practitioner in your area.

Christine Haughton, MA MNIMH MCPP FRSPH

Wold Farm, West Heslerton, Malton, North Yorkshire YO17 8RY, UK

Last updated 27th November 2014     �Purple Sage Botanicals