"I love my workshops, how they include all the senses and allow for discovery, play and questions!"

This is a guest post by Suzie Hacker, founder of Soothe-Me.

Hi there, I’m Suzie the founder of Soothe-me ‘The Art of Healthy Skin'.

Since 1999 I have lived in East London but I grew up in the countryside, enjoying the outdoors, nature, plants. And being a redhead I had always had sensitive, sometimes unhappy, skin with hayfever, allergies, dryness, eczema, hormonal acne all making it a bit over-reactive! So for me using mass produced skincare was a minefield.

After some (well actually lots of) fun studying arty-designy stuff in London, I embarked on a career in digital design and advertising. Settling in East London, life was going well, but I still felt the pull of a different calling, and I signed up to learn holistic massage and aromatherapy where my love and interest of essential oils and how they can be used to help heal the skin and with overall wellness was ignited!

Seeing the incredible healing power of using natural ingredients in skincare first hand, I was inspired and driven to learn how to formulate my own a special skincare range suitable for even very sensitive skin, and my adventure in to making skincare began. And in 2006 I founded Soothe-me - after a lot of hard work and dedication it's now an award winning small batch & handmade skincare company and also a resource for wellbeing – a p