When you spend a lot of time outdoors, like I do – out on the hills with the dogs and the sheep in all weathers, it’s important to look after your skin. The thought of some summer sunshine is a welcome respite after the winter we’ve had. However sunburn and a rise in the number of mosquitos are the downsides of the hot summer of ’21 that we’re told is on its way.
I really like Natural Elements – natural and effective, these creams and oils work well, go on easily, won’t do you any harm and they’re reasonably priced. I mainly use these to ward off midges, flies and horse flies throughout the summer months.
Here are some of the summer products that I like… and remember you get 5% off just by using the code CSJ when you’re buying on the Natural Elements website.
|With the summer forecast looking sizzling hot. Yes, it’s coming soon, health experts have warned that the UK will see an increase in bugs such as mosquitos carrying potentially lethal diseases include Zika virus and Dengue fever. Natural Elements are here to help with our summer tool kits of products that will keep you safe in the sun, act as natural repellents and also help soothe any irritated bitten skin!|
Mosquitos like to bite at night too
Now one of the times that people get bitten is at night, in bed, so use the oil or cream to keep them well away. A positive side effect to this is if you have animals that sleep on your bed, having these oils on you stops the bed getting infected with bugs from them…
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|Stay safe in the sun with powerfully antioxidant Body Oil |
Synergistic Body Oil
You can use the synergistic oil on the face. If you want something lighter then use the Hydrating Facial Oil which will provide a high level of antioxidant protection. If you can’t be parted from your sunscreen, then applying it after the oils will help minimise damage.
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Active Rescue Cream is designed to soothe skin from everyday ailments, rashes and irritations, ideal for bites or other irritations. Lavender, Tea Tree & Patchouli essential oils are all known for their anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory and insect repellent properties. This cream is also ideal for post vaccine skin reactions.
Active Rescue Oil is Loaded with insect repelling Lavender, Tea Tree and Patchouli Oils can be used as a gentle but effective repellent for long summer nights. As well as preventing bites and other irritations, this oil also has healing, anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory and anti-viral properties. A must have for your summer first aid kit.
|FOR THE FACE – An ideal facial insect repellent has to be Balancing Facial Oil, rich in Tea Tree, Grapefruit and Lavender will also calm and balancing the skin reducing breakouts and irritations. |
The perfect summer shower shower gel which balances refreshing and insect repelling vital plant oils is Invigorating Shower Gel. An enlivening mix of Peppermint, Tree Tree and Cucumber.
I discovered Moorland style Dedito boots while at the Game Fair in Scone. I hate wearing wellies as my back always aches by the end of the day and I needed a new pair of hardworking comfortable, waterproof boots.
I had heard very good things about this brand from many gundog folk, so I decided to find out more about them. I talked to Dario Martina, who works closely with a boot manufacturer in Italy, to produce these boots specifically for the needs of the UK market.
First impressions were the boots looked heavy and a bit clumpy but no – they weren’t. They fitted like a glove from the first moment I tried them on – and are still. I virtually live in them here on the farm and when training and trialling. I especially love the fact that they are easy to clean, provide support while keeping your feet toasty – thoroughly tested recently in the snow and ice conditions experienced here.
While certainly not the cheapest boots on the market, for me they are proving to be the best and still look as good as the day I bought them. One of my best ‘investments’! Want to know more?
Here’s a photo of an event that Dario organised and CSJ sponsored.