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Home Grown: Botanical Beauty

Cityscape catches up with Brigit Blair on the 20th anniversary of Linden Leaves.

Linden-Leaves

How did you get into the natural beauty business?

I began in a very small way, focussed on natural ingredients that could be used daily by 2 of my children who had the daily challenge of dealing with severely itchy, raw, inflamed, infected and sensitive skin.

How would you describe the past 20 years with Linden Leaves?

It has pretty much been my life and my passion, a time filled with gaining knowledge and insight and building a team of talented and dedicated people around me with some success.

What are the requirements of your ingredients?

Our skincare range is 100% natural and NATRUE certified, as I believe the facial skin is the most delicate and visual and the products are function-specific to give the utmost protection. Other general body care products in larger sizes range from 98.5% natural to a blend of natural and gentle synthetic ingredients.

Career highlight?

Receiving the Order of Merit, but my family and team are the force behind the scene.

The one Linden Leaves product you can’t live without?

Oil – both our unique handmade body oils with beautiful freeze-dried botanicals and our miraculous facial oil.

What’s your favourite beauty tip?

Less is more – well-cared for, nourished skin looks beautiful without much embellishment.

What’s next for Linden Leaves?

We are releasing a luxurious Gold range, based on the attributes of ancient grains, to celebrate 20 years. It marks the milestone appropriately, and is unique with every product containing 23kt gold leaf.

Beauty is …

...about confidence, authenticity, positivity, kindness and a sense of wellbeing.

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