handmade skincare family business photos

I’m Emily and Olive and Joyce are my grandmothers. 

My story and my handmade skincare business really belongs to them. 


I make delicious handmade skincare creams


All my products are from the ingredients I discovered as a child in kitchen cupboards and vegetable plots. My great, great grandmother was a herbalist, my mum an aromatherapist. I come from a gorgeous line of magnificent women who knew how to care for skin, like they knew how to cook family meals and bring up a family. It’s not just about skin, you see, it’s about loving, nurturing and caring for ourselves, like we do our children, our loved ones, and everyone else! 

Each nutritious dollop from each beautiful jar is an expression of loving appreciation.


Skincare doesn’t need to be full of chemicals and other rubbish

It took me twenty frustrating years to realise this. During my twenties and thirties, I entrusted my ‘problem’ skin to the huge, commercial beauty industry which made my skin worse and made me feel unwell. I realised I needed to go home, back into the family kitchen, and start experimenting.  

 My first handmade skincare baby to arrive was my hyper-pigmentation face cream, ‘The Balance’. With the right holistic ingredients, my skin settled and calmed, and my confidence grew. I have more creams now in my family, each unique, perfectly formed and equally loved.


 My mantra is ‘if I won’t eat it, it won’t go on my skin’

I research and create every recipe for my handmade skincare and proudly wrap each order.  Olive and Joyce is my business, named after and inspired by my amazingly uplifting grandmothers and all the other women who deserve to feel gorgeous and cherished every day.


Olive & Joyce skincare range cares for you, for our animals and our environment. 
Thank you for listening to mine and my family’s story.