Wednesday, 31 August 2011

Melt away your woes with a moisturising bath melt!

Phew, that's better!
Needed to give myself a little bit of a treat this morning, so plopped one of these in my bath. Feel all soft, smooth and gorgeously smelling, now.

Packed full of plant butters and oils to nourish your skin, fragranced with essential oils of Jasmine and Ylang ylang, these bath melts by Ceri of Oakwood Soaperie are perfect for a little pick me up and a pamper. Drop into a running bath, climb in and let the nutritious oils feed your skin with vitamins and minerals.

No need for a moisturiser after one of these luxury melts as the oils sink in to your warm skin and provide all the moisture it could need. In fact, you can even split them in two for two baths - they're that packed full of gorgeous scent and moisturising oils.

Our customers love our bath melts, too - see the website for glowing 5 star reviews, such as "it melts really well, smells GORGEOUS and is a little bit of well deserved yummy heaven for anyone in need of a bit of TLC!"

Treat yourself or someone special today with a bath melt (or two!) from The Emporium. At just £2 each, they are a affordable way to really give yourself a proper pamper! Click on any of the images to go to Ceris page featuring the bath melts, or go to The Emporium Oundle website at : to see our entire range of gorgeous handmade goodies!

Monday, 22 August 2011

Bespoke Baby Books to Treasure

Design graduate Amy Lewin (aka 'LewinLoves') creates gorgeous baby books that will last and be treasured.

Each book created completely to order - you can choose the name on the front, the colours and even the bow on the presentation box that it arrives in.

Perfect as a Christening, new baby of babys first birthday present, these books can store all of babys photos, trinkets and mementos safely and with style.

Each book arrives in a lovely presentation box, ready to be given.

Make an impression and show you really care with a fully customised handmade baby book today from LewinLoves at the Emporium.

Simply click on any of the images to go directly to the LewinLoves webpage, or visit the Emporium at: for lots more amazing handmade gift ideas.

Wednesday, 17 August 2011

Rebecca gets boost from Dragon Theo!

We are featured in the Peterborough Evening Telegraph - click the link or the image above to go to the site and read the whole story: Rebecca gets boost from Dragon Theo!


DRAGONS’ Den star Theo Paphitis has given an Oundle craft business the seal of approval on social networking site Twitter.

The well-known businessman chose The Emporium Oundle as part of his Small Business Sunday initiative which uses the hashtag #sbs (Small Business Sunday).

Theo invites small businesses across Twitter to contact him and then handpicks six winners each week, retweeting them to his 152,000 followers.

Rebecca Holder (25), owner of The Emporium Oundle – an online business which sells quality, ethically sourced handmade craft
was delighted when the business guru picked her business from among hundreds of entries and then announced the news to his worldwide Twitter audience.

“This is fantastic news for us. To be recommended by Theo is a real joy and we will be working very hard to live up to this honour,” said Rebecca.

She added: “I have worked really hard to create a professional, ethical business selling the very highest quality craft. It’s great to know that Theo was as impressed by our gorgeous,
hand-picked range of British crafts as we are. It’s a credit to the talent and creativity of our UK artisans who feature on
and I have no doubt this will spur us on to go from strength to strength.”

Monday, 15 August 2011

Natural Gift Bags for Eco-Friendly and Cost Effective Gift Sets

Here at The Emporium we care about the environment and our impact, so feel that using traditional card or paper gift boxes can be a bit of a waste and if we do use them they're always recycled card.

As a result we primarily offer gift options in gorgeous, eco-friendly Jute bags.
These bags are fantastic for the environment, they look lovely and they
can be used again and again as a bag, too.

Jute bags are made from a completely natural fibre, woven to create this lovely, rustic look.
This fibre is completely bio-degradable, making them very environmentally friendly

Our jute gift bags offer a eco-friendly, natural alternative to synthetic bags -
they really are a "bag for life!"

Take a look at some of our gift bags today on the Gift Sets section of the website - just click any of the images on this post to go there.
Our gift sets start at just £10 each, so are an affordable way of treating someone special.

Sunday, 7 August 2011

Natural Beeswax Candles for a Clean Eco-Friendly Home

Helen, aka 'Cottage Candles', creates beautiful handmade beeswax candles from her home in Ketton near Rutland Water in the UK.

Thoroughly luxurious, these candles are clean and natural.

Available in sets of pairs or three, or individually priced (just use the options on the page and the prices will adjust accordingly), the candles make a lovely addition to any eco-friendly, natural home. They give off a slightly honey-like aroma as they burn, plus burn cleanly without any sooty residue or chemicals.

Characteristics of Beeswax

  • Beeswax candles burn with a brighter light than normal wax candles

  • Beeswax does not give off a sooty residue or release chemicals as it burns

  • As a beeswax candle burns, negative ions are emitted which clean the air by latching onto the positive ions which cling to airborne particles of dust, mould and odours, thereby purifying the air

  • Beeswax gives off a wonderful mild aroma of honey

  • Beeswax candles are thoroughly luxurious!

All these gorgeous candles and plenty more natural, handmade and eco-friendly gift ideas can be found on The Emporium Oundle website - just click any of the images to go directly to the Cottage Candles page, or go to :