Posted: September 27, 2023
ABOUT: ETHICAL PRODUCTS HANDMADE FOR YOUR HOME, SO PEOPLE CAN REBUILD THEIRS.
The founder, Aaron Probert, is a business management graduate and social entrepreneur who has worked on impact ventures for four years. In his second year of University, he heard a homeless woman's story whose usual spot was across the road from him.
It was a story of domestic abuse which led to alcohol escapism and becoming isolated from her support network due to her abuser. Then her kidneys failed and she was faced with a decision - her partner, consumption and death, or a life on the streets. She chose the streets. After hearing this, Aaron wrote his dissertation based on a business model and decided to make it come to life.
He placed soap and other cosmetics at the centre of revenue streams because he wanted a solution everyone could join in on - and what better way to do this than your daily wash and care routine? So, he trained how to formulate cosmetics and studied skincare.
This led to Labre's Hope coming to life after a three year journey which involved countless consultations to maximise impact and testing product to ensure they are able to transform people's skin.
THE ARTISAN PROCESS:
Here at Labre's Hope, we have perfected hot-process soap crafting to bring you bars unlike you have seen before. We combine plant oils like Avocado Oil and Shea Butter with a base to begin the saponification process. We then blend our soap batter until we finish the process of turning oils in to soap molecules. Following on from this, we infuse natural essential oils like Lavender and Geranium Rose into our products to give you a
Posted: April 11, 2023
Parkinson’s Awareness Month commences Monday 11th April 2022 on World Parkinson’s Day to raise awareness. It's harder than people realise to live with Parkison's, however you can still live an amazing life in spite of it.
Parkinson’s is a long-term neurodegenerative disorder affecting the central nervous system, symptoms include muscular rigidity, tremor, and slow, imprecise movement and generally develop slowly over years. The progression of symptoms is often a bit different from one person to another due to the diversity of the disease, and predominantly affects middle-aged and ederly people. According to Parkinson’s UK, it’s estimated that 145,000 people in the UK are living with this disease.
5 Facts about Parkinson’s:
- Parkinson’s affects everyone differently. No two people have the same symptoms or may not experience symptoms in the same order.
- Men are more likely to be affected by Parkinson’s than women.
- Non-movement symptoms can be more troublesome than motor symptoms.
- Common early signs of Parkinson’s are loss of smell and small handwriting.
- Exercise helps to slow the decline of health and symptoms, helping to maintain balance, mobility and activities of daily living.
Other symptoms of Parkinson’s include:
- Sleep issues, such as insomnia
- Mental health issues - including depression and anxiety
Though there is no cure for Parkinson's, people are still very capable of enjoying a good quality of life. We’ve put together some products we recommend for people who are dealing with tremors and muscular rigidity to help make everyday tasks easier.
Posted: March 14, 2023
What is World Oral Health Day purpose?
World Oral Health Day is observed annually on March 20th, and launches a year-long campaign to provide people with knowledge, resources and the ability to obtain and maintain exceptional oral health.
Why is World Oral Health Day important?
Oral health is a common issue for all groups of people across the world. These diseases cause discomfort, social isolation, and loss of self-confidence. If left untreated they can even lead to other health issues. And yet, if treated in their early stages majority of these complications and conditions are preventable.
Who is World Oral Health Day targeted to?
- Individuals to take personal action.
- Schools and youth groups to deliver learning activities about oral health.
- Oral health professionals and the wider healthcare community to educate the populations they serve.
- Governments and policymakers to champion better oral health for all.
- Seniors must have a total of 20 natural teeth at the end of their life to be considered healthy.
- Children should have 20 baby teeth.
- Healthy adults must have a total of 32 teeth and 0 dental cavities
Posted: September 16, 2022
Warm & Well
Winter is coming and is a period when heating is most needed. But with the current energy crisis and cost of living rising year-on-year, some may be tempted to cut back on their heating. In times like this providing your customers with tips and alternatives are more valuable than just selling stock.
Cold Weather Tips:
- Wrap up warmly in the house and before going out, no matter how short the trip. Thick clothes and winter essentials that cover your externals such as gloves, hats & scarfs are highly recommended.
Hot water bottles:
- Keep your main living room at 18–21°C & the rest of your house at 16°C at least. Time your heating to come on just before you wake up and turn off an hour before your bedtime. Top this up with a hot water bottle throughout the day and at night.
- Boost your circulation - exercise will help keep you healthy and warm. Making sure blood stays pumping around your blood is key and you don't necessarily have to leave the house.
When you stay still for long periods of time e.g. watching TV blood pumps slower around your body causing temperatures to drop, so occasionally getting up and moving around the house can really help.
Warm food & drink:
- As well as warm food, drink warm beverages. The liquid will feel toasty going down, and a hot mug is excellent for heating cold hands.