Tuesday May 23 2017

Natural beauty business wins major contract

A bespoke business creating natural beauty products has been chosen to make a signature range for a world class resort spa

Natural beauty business wins major contract

A businesswoman with a distinctive range of natural beauty products and treatments has won a key contract with the Lake District’s first world class resort hotel.

Jo Evans who runs Bespoke Aroma will provide a specially-created signature range of products for the re-developed Low Wood Bay on Windermere.

She and a colleague are also training staff to deliver a range of therapeutic and beauty treatments at the hotel’s new Spa which opens in September.

It’s another coup for Jo whose natural products are being used at some of the Lake District’s leading hotels.

She has created an exclusive range of natural products for the Armathwaite Hall Hotel Spa at Bassenthwaite where therapists have been trained in the bespoke signature treatments; Jo is a trained massage therapist. And she’s creating a distinctive range for the new Spa at Ambleside’s Salutation Hotel.

Meanwhile Jo worked with Michelin-star award winning chef Kevin Tickle on recipes for a range of bespoke Bath Teas which are available in guest rooms at Grasmere’s Forest Side Hotel, and Windermere’s Ryebeck Hotel, both owned by Andrew Wildsmith.

Jo is also producing a Gingerbread pot pourri which is on sale at the Grasmere Gingerbread shop. And earlier this year she was chosen to handblend the tasting note salts for Martell Cognac’s launch of their new VS single distillery cognac: 1000 mini bottles of salts with plum, apricot and candied lemon blends.

It’s dynamic progress for the young woman whose business is mainly about inducing relaxation. She developed her range initially after listening to massage clients. “One had undergone treatment for breast cancer and her skin was very sensitive. Another was allergic to many products on the market. Others had dermatology problems, eczema and dry skin” says Jo.

“I decided to develop a natural range of skin care products because some brands still contain known skin irritants, ingredients we promise never to use.

“My range contains well researched ingredients that are skin nurturing, to help with different skin conditions and needs, as well as helping ease aching muscles and either promote relaxation or sharpen senses.”

She has been selling her own range – including hand creams, mists, bath teas and oils – at  top class hotels, and selected retail outlets in Cumbria and beyond.

The manager of the Low Wood Spa, Annabel Berry, said: “We chose to take on Bespoke Aroma on as our signature range simply because they are a naturally honest company who deliver the highest quality products. Working alongside Jo and her team to create a luxury bespoke range has been a fantastic venture and we are very excited to launch in September."

"I developed a natural range of skin care products because some brands still contain known skin irritants, ingredients we promise never to use"
Jo Evans

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