A little LOVE to start the year right…

Cleanse and Condition, Nourish & Nurture, Pamper & Protect: Love your hair with Almocado.

Happy New Year guys!

I hope you’ve had a fabulous start to 2018. If, like me, you’ve hit the ground running with To-Do lists, Resolutions and Back-to-School chaos, here’s something to help reduce those stress levels.

Rock those locs, fluff up that fro and primp those curls! With 20% off our hair care range – you may have 99 worries but your hair won’t be one!

After all… when you look good, you feel good and when you feel good , you’re unstoppable!

Enter code “LOVEJAN” at checkout.

Offer expires 31st January. Cannot be used in conjunction with any other promotional codes.

Holiday Closures 2017

On behalf of my family and I, and everyone who lives and breathes Almocado, we’d like to wish you a very Merry Christmas and prosperous New Year.

May those who mourn be comforted, those who are at war find peace, may those suffering from illness or despair find health and restoration and may love, joy and laughter be found in your homes in abundance. May you always have enough and then some.

Thank you for the love and support you have shown us this year, and every since we first opened our doors in 2010.

Last orders for UK delivery before Christmas should be placed by 21:00 on December 20th.

Orders placed between December 21st (9am) and December 28th will be shipped from January 2nd.

Our online store remains open but our telephone line and our boutique-lab will be closed from Friday 22nd December until January 2nd.

Thank you as always for allowing us to spend Christmas with our loved ones, as you spend time with yours.

Much love and respect, always.

Annette xxx

3 Easy Steps for Heavy Makeup Removal

picture of a pumpkin


Last week has been filled with Dressing Up and Costumes Parties as kids and adults around the world have celebrated Halloween. I know there are many brands out there that provide makeup-removal products but before you open your wallet to buy any product, let me show you how you can make your existing Almocado products work for you in a novel way.

When I formulate my products, I’m constantly thinking about “what else is this ingredient good for?” and I always ask myself “how else can this be used?” – I mean, who doesn’t love a multipurpose product?  So wherever possible, my products can be used for more than one function.

For example

  • our Seal & Shine Buttermelt doubles up as a decadent body balm for soft supple skin.
  • the Avocado Honey Silk Spritz doubles up as a light sprayable lotion for instant hydration.
  • our Cooling Peppermint Tea Oil can be massaged into the abdomen in cases of indigestion or tummy ache; and is great for refreshing tired ankles and calves or deodorising sweaty feet; and
  • our aromatherapy balancing oil can be used as a makeup remover or for a balancing facial massage after a week of hard work.

Useful right?

So here are 3 steps to use Almocado to remove that heavy makeup and detox the skin.

Suggested Products for Makeup removal, cleansing and moisturising

Almocado Coco Monoi Joy, Skin Renewing Exfoliant, & Renewing Facial Serum


  1. Use CocoMonoi Joy oil (or our  Balancing blended oil). Either massage directly into the skin or apply with a cotton pad. Wipe your face with a clean cotton pad or damp muslin cloth until all traces of makeup have been removed. If you have very dry skin and very heavy makeup you can use the Almocado Pure oil blend instead – not only is the avocado oil great at dissolving stubborn residue, it’s packed full of skin loving vitamins favoured by dry and mature skins.
  2.  Scoop a 20p sized amount (I mean it, trust me less is more with this product, don’t waste it, 20p is fine, 10p at the most!) of Skin Renewing scrub into your palm and add a tablespoon of water. Rub the mixture together between palms to emulsify (watch how it expands!!) and then work the foam into your skin to deep cleanse and exfoliate. Rinse thoroughly and pat with a towel until almost dry. 
  3.  Now apply a few drops of the skin renewing facial serum to your fingertips and work into the damp skin of your face, this sinks in easily and leaves your face feeling soft and hydrated.


#brownbeauty #naturalskincare #halloweenmakeup #cleansing

Back in Stock: Salve My Scalp

Manufacturing day and there’s always one ☝ that wants to stand out. 

See that extra dark green one there? That jar contains all the remaining herbal sediment after the filtration stage of the herbal infusion process. 

As it’s the odd one out (aesthetically) I️ normally keep for myself (it reminds me that it’s okay to be different) but maybe l should do a give away? Is there 

anyone out there who’ll appreciate it? 

Salve My Scalp Herbal Hair Balm is back in stock. (New larger size). #itchyscalp #dryscalp #naturalremedies #herbalremedies #herbalhaircare #oilinfused #organichaircare #ukbrand #smallbusinesssaturday #thamessidestudios #almocado 

Herbal Balm cooling at the Lab

Kids Hair – Using Nature to Deep Condition

It was really warm and sunny this half term  so I decided to use nature to make deep conditioning fun for my 6 year old.

We got the sprinklers out and she jumped into her swimming costume.

After splashing about for a while, I separated her hair into 4 sections and shampooed her hair with Stage 2 Hydrating Hibiscus Shampoo.

I then applied the Triple Whipped Intense Conditioner liberally to her ends and worked it through each section, gently detangling with my fingers until her entire head was completed. I really like this conditioner because it’s blended with organic Castor oil, Coconut Oil and Avocado oil that work together to soften the hair and the combination makes detangling so easy for us.

Finger detangling has been working for us in terms of length retention and reducing breakage because using my fingers gently and patiently helps prevent ripping and tearing.  I’ve also found that using my fingers to fan through the tangles at the ends (using a similar motion as to that of playing a harp) leaves her with fewer split and uneven ends. 

I left the conditioner in her hair while she jumped on the trampoline and chased butterflies, the heat from the sun helps the conditioner better penetrate her hair strands.  The photo mosaic below shows the conditioner immediately after application (top two) versus after half hour in the sun (bottom two).

When I had rinsed out the conditioner, I found her hair felt moisturised – like I could literally feel it in her hair – which meant that I didn’t need to apply loads of butters or treatments afterwards.

I simply applied a light coating of our Cocomonoi Joy oil to seal in the moisture before the sun dried it out too much, and I began banding her hair for the week ahead.

Stay tuned and I’ll show you the final result .

#triplewhippedconditoner#coconutandcastoroil #avocadooil#deepconditioning #hairtreatment #almocado#naturalhair #naturalhairproducts #organic#ukbrand #curls #curlyhair #afrohair

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