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Based in Suffolk, England, we are a small family team headed by Margaret, Colin and daughter Abi (see picture, from left to right: Abi & Margaret). Since establishing the Essential Care brand as a trademark and mail order company in 2003, we have been on a mission to make the purest skincare on earth.

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Top 5 Organic Ways to Have Halloween Fun! - Odylique Blog

Top 5 Organic Ways to Have Halloween Fun!

Oh we love Halloween - spooky nights, crisp, wintry days and all the rich colours of autumn. You may have already seen our Halloween Beauty Tutorial, but just in case not we have listed it below again in our Top 5 Organic Friendly Ways to celebrate the Witching Season!


Carve a Pumpkin:

Our favourite way to celebrate the season.  Most Organic Veg providers have Organically Grown Pumpkins in.  Cut of the top, scoop out all the flesh and seeds, separating the seeds and pumpkins for other purposes and draw scary faces on the outsides, then simply cut them out, light a candle and scare away - brilliant!


For the leftovers try pumpkin soup with coriander or pumpkin pie and roast the seeds with salt and pepper for a super nutricious snack!




Get Pretty-Ugly:

organic halloween beauty

It’s the season to get spooky, but that doesn’t have to mean ugly!  Abandon the fake fangs and dubious witchy outfits this year and go with a grown-up, glamorous gothic theme using our super-quick how to.


Step 1:   Prep the skin with a foundation or mineral powder in a shade paler then your own and use a light concealer, like our mineral concealer in Fair to hide any blemishes, redness or dark circles.  The trick is to create an ethereal blank canvas.


Step 2:  Shade from lid to brow with a light nude shadow – our mineral powder in ‘sand’ is perfect, then using a fine eyeshadow brush smudge a smokey brown or grey just above and below the upper and lower lash lines.  Using our brown pencil and light strokes, deepen the eyebrows and comb into place.  Finish with a coat of mascara.


Step 3:  No-one thinks “I need to look healthy” for Halloween and this look is no different but an Edwardian blush high on the cheekbones will add a timeless vintage to your look and an otherworldly feel.  Simply dust either a light pink, like our shadow in shell or a red colour, like our lipstick in Cherry Tart on the fullest part of the cheek only, using circular motions and dabbing in to blend. Ignore any of the normal rules of beauty and feel free to be slightly more heavy handed then usual – this isn’t a natural look and it is fine to get a little creative.


Step 4: This look is all about the lips.  Prime the lips with our concealer to mask out the natural shape, the line with our brown eye and lip pencil.  Fill the lips in with the pencil then using your pinky finger and either Cherry Tart if you are feeling a bit Snow White or Little Red Riding Hood, or my favourite Rasberry Coulis, a gorgeous sheer plum you can build intensity with, for a Miss Haversham  vibe.  Dab the colour onto the centre of the lips, blot with a tissue paper then dab again to build up the colour.  I like to go for a stain but you can add a final slick of colour if you prefer a glossy look et voila, spooky and glamourous, whilst totally on trend for the season!


Organic Treats:  Trick or Treaters abound but you dont have to cut your ethical credentials with fat filled junk food - try Fairtrade Chocolate Treats or Homemade Goodies for a friendly way to enjoy the season.


Apple Bobbing:  What is more fun then ducking for apples?  In season right now, most of the organic food providers have a delicious variety.  Simply fill a bucket with water, fill with apples, blindfold the player and let them grab the apple with their teeth - do beware to watch out for little ones though and keep them thoroughly supervised at all times!


Make Your Own Costume:  Why pay out for petro-chemical filled suits from the supermarkets, when a few boxes, some paint and tissue paper mean you can have so much fun at home!  Use old newspapers to stuff tights for cat tails, recyclable bin bags for zombies and boxes and rubbish for robots and spacemen - let your creativity go wild!


So there you have it - our easy, fun and organic ways to enjoy Halloween - share your pics on our Facebook wall here .

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