And so it begins…
As I write this I can’t quite believe that it’s September already! Although we’ve had an amazing summer, autumn has crept up on us and before you know it Christmas will be here, eek!!!
And so begins our Christmas prep (well to be honest we’ve been making for Christmas for weeks in the background, but now we are in full Christmas swing!) We always find September and October fly by as we spend most of it making. With lots of new products this year we’ve really challenged ourselves!
So please bear with us during this busy time. As well as website orders, Notonthehighstreet orders, Etsy orders, and stockist orders, we also do a lot of Christmas fairs so it is one hectic time! Our social lives go out of the window until around December 22nd when we collapse in a heap and stuff ourselves silly with Christmas nibbles and drinks 🙂
So here we go again, the run up to Christmas 2018, wish us luck!!!!
Etsy here we come… we are so excited that our new Etsy shop is up and running!
We have actually had an Etsy shop since 2016 but we did not have the time to run it. In fact it only had 1 product for sale for most of the last 2 years!
So, we thought we needed to make an effort and make time for it. We have updated it and added some fab products. We even have five reviews each giving us 5*, yippee!
More unique products will be added over the next few weeks. Also we will be running offers, so be sure to check out our page for the latest ones.
First off we have our travel size award winning body scrub for just £1.00. Plus our new Waggy Wash dog shampoo is on offer for just £10.00!
Our products on Etsy range from just £1.00 – £20.00, so we hope that there is something for everyone. You can try one of our travel size toiletries, or purchase a gift boxed diffuser for a special friend, we have got it covered. And if you are looking for a gift, just let us know if you would like it gift wrapped and we can add a special gift note too.
We keep our postage costs down by using recycled materials, so your postal box may not be brand new, but we are all doing our part to save the planet. Wherever possible we offer free delivery!
Some of the products will only be available on Etsy, we will not be selling them online anywhere else, so it will be worth checking out what we add from time to time 🙂
So please pop over and check out our new look shop at https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/KERNOWSPA
Lowena dhywgh (have a nice day in Cornish language)
Our list of stockists is always growing! We are so lucky to work with such a variety of businesses, and we love working with each and every one of them. From the small independent shop, to bigger businesses like Notonthehighstreet, we pride ourselves on giving the best customer service we can, no matter what the size of the business!
Our trade customers are scattered all around the country so wherever you are there should be a Kernowspa product or two nearby!
If you are interested in stocking Kernowspa products we would love to hear from you. Simply drop us an email at email@example.com, or complete the online trade form for more information.
Our one rule is that we don’t saturate areas, so you won’t find us popping up in the shop next door!
The Kernowspa Team
Our busiest time of the year has hit and the Kernowspa elves are working day and night to get everyone’s orders to them on time 🙂
We’ve added a special Christmas section on here (www.kernowspa.co.uk) with all our of festive fragrances for the home. We’ve also redesigned our packaging for our candles and diffusers, it’s now extra Christmassy! As an extra special treat for our blog readers receive 10% off your next order by entering code christmastreat at checkout (valid until 19.12.16, not valid in conjunction with any other offer).
If you want to see where we are over the festive period check out our Events section on the website, but in summary we’ll be at The White Christmas Fair, Truro (25th-27th November), Padstow Christmas Festival (1st-4th December), Flambards Christmas Fayre (3rd-4th December), Fowey Christmas Market (9th-11th December), Heligan Christmas Fair (10th-11th December), and The Grand Victorian Christmas Market, Truro (13th-18th December), it’s going to be a busy few weeks!!! Don’t worry we’ll be fuelling ourselves with mulled wine and mince pies to keep us going 🙂
So we hope to see some of you lovely people at one of the Christmas events.
In the meantime eat, drink and be merry in the run up to the big day!
The Kernowspa Team
Well 2015 certainly flew by for Kernowspa!
We had a busy start to the year with a big trade show, lots of new stockists, and having our products made available on notonthehighstreet.
The business outgrew our premises at Trereife Park on the outskirts of Penzance, and early summer we moved to King Edward Mine at Newton Moor near Troon. The move meant we had lots more manufacturing space, office space, and more importantly we had space for our own shop!
At the end of the summer HRH Prince Edward visited King Edward Mine to officially open all of the work space units. We were honoured that he visited our workshop during his tour. HRH was very interested in all of the products and how we manufacture them, and before he left he took a gift for The Countess of Wessex.
A few weeks later came another visit, this time from our local MP George Eustice. Mr Eustice was very impressed at the growth of the business and how we use local suppliers whenever we can.
November saw the return of our annual charity evening at Penwith College. For 2015 this was in aid of The Mermaid Centre at RCH Treliske. The Mermaid Centre is a specialist cancer centre in Cornwall, and were delighted to have raised a total of £456.25 for the charity. Guests gave donations for mini treatments and more money was raised from a grand raffle with amazing prizes from local business including Macleod Paul Photography, Zucchini Italian Kitchen, Cornishbirdinthesticks, Premier Water Solutions Ltd, The Cornish Jute Bag Company, Mimis and The Cornish Food Market.
As well as shows throughout the year, our busy Christmas period was jam packed with shows around the county, finishing with the Grand Victorian Market mid December.
We then finished the year on a lovely note by presenting The Mermaid Centre with their cheque which we know will be put to great use.
And now as we enter 2016 we are looking forward to what the year will bring, although 2015 will take some beating!!!
Wishing you all lots of happiness and good health for 2016 (and beyond),
Best Wishes from Cornwall,
The Kernowspa Team
We are so excited to let everyone know that KERNOWSPA has moved business premises! After three wonderful years at Trereife Business Park near Penzance, we are now based at King Edward Mine near Troon. We needed bigger premises to cope with the growth of the business, and the development at King Edward Mine is perfect for us. We now have a much bigger manufacturing area as well as a shop which is due to open next month. This means that if you live locally you will now have the option to pick up your order from us and save on the postage costs!
King Edward Mine is the oldest and best preserved mine site within the Cornish Mining World Heritage Site, and it was Camborne School of Mines training mine from 1888 until recently. It is home to the award winning King Edward Mine Museum, which tells the story of tin and copper mining in Cornwall, and it has daily demonstrations of a working mill.
At KEM nine work spaces have been created by carefully restoring and renovating the derelict Grade II* Listed historic Carpenters’ Shop and Count House. The renovation work has been funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and Cornwall Council.
We are very lucky to be in the largest workshop in Carpenters’ Shop. It has been beautifully restored to it’s former glory, and with views over the surrounding countryside it is an amazing and inspiring place to work.
The Assay Office complex opposite our workshop is also being converted into a cafe that is due to open in June 2016. We are looking forward to some lovely lunches there!
We look forward to welcoming customers old and new to our new place soon!
Best Wishes from Cornwall,
The KERNOWSPA Team
We have made it through the dark damp months!
The winter has passed, the days are getting longer and the sun is starting to shine through, summer is our favourite time here in Cornwall.
We were recently able to take advantage of the nicer weather and get to the beach near to Marazion for a photo shoot with Macleod Paul Photography and the results were certainly worth waiting for.
Our new home fragrance branding looked beautiful in the shadow of the unique St Michael’s Mount, and the collection of our fragrance products looked quite at home on the sand and in the rock pools on the beach.
Our newest products are our candle tins, which are scented soy wax candles encased in a recyclable aluminium container and decked out with our unmistakable Cornish inspired black & white KERNOWSPA branding. We are sure that they will be a winner with our lovely customers, especially our new grapefruit and basil scent which is perfect for summer.
But don’t just take our word for it, why not try one for yourself! They come in 5 different and gorgeous scents so there is a fragrance for everyone. If you already have one these then don’t keep it quiet, let us know what you think on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or by leaving us a review on our website.
Thanks for reading and bring on the sun!
“Tereba Nessa” (Until next time in Cornish) 🙂
The KERNOWSPA team
Now that Christmas has gone the planning is firmly underway for the next 12 months and that includes booking and organising all of the shows that we take part in. Keep checking our website for more details on where we will be and when we will be there so that you can find us and say hello!
We are all home fragranced up in the KERNOWSPA lab at the moment and in particular the focus is on candles. We make several different types of candle (extra large 3 wick, large square, smaller tins) but the common factor with all of our candles is the fact that they are poured by hand by us in our lab. Many other candles will look and smell nice but how many of the bigger, more well known brands can say that they pour every candle by their own fair hands?
We also only use soy wax to make our candles, not paraffin based wax as you will find if you buy the products made by some of the other brands. But what is the point of soy wax we hear you ask? Well…..
Soy wax burns “cleaner” than paraffin wax, which releases soot into the air that you breath. Soy wax candles also burn for longer than their paraffin based ones meaning that although you may pay more for your candle, you are getting better value overall. And finally soy wax is a sustainable product as soy beans are naturally grown.
We love making our candles and we put that love into each one.
If you have any questions check out our website or chat to us on Facebook or Twitter, we love that!
Best wishes from Cornwall,
The KERNOWSPA Team
Well we have finally finished the last of our “summer shows” after completing the Newlyn Fish Festival. We fought our way through the early wind and rain to get our stand set up, and when the clouds finally parted it was a great day and we met some lovely people.
On more than one occasion during the Festival we had conversations with people who told us that they are already buying gifts with Christmas in mind!!! This filled the KERNOWSPA team with a mixture of excitement and dread as Christmas is a great (but very busy) time of year for us but it had the effect of bringing it to the forefront of our minds!
A busy few weeks of development, manufacturing and gift making lies ahead we think!
Is there anybody else thinking of the festive period? If you are then why not check out the gift section of our website for some inspiration!
The KERNOWSPA Team
What better way to kick off the summer than with The Royal Cornwall Show. This 3 day show at the start of June is a must for thousands of Cornish folk, and attracts people from far and wide! The variety of things to see and do for the whole family is great and we love exhibiting there. We were in the Westcountry Art and Craft Marquee again, surrounded by lots of talented crafters from the South West.
It was then on to The Stithians Show, Cornwall’s biggest one day show! We were in the Craft Marquee again surrounded by lots of talented crafters. It’s always hard to resist buying lovely goodies at these events, and each time we exhibit we find something new that we love and have to have!
A quick turnaround and just 3 days later we were setting up for The Exeter Craft Festival. This has been an annual event for nearly 40 years, a combination of art, craft and entertainment within a unique tented village on the Cathedral green! The setting was absolutely breathtaking looking up at the Cathedral! This was our first show in Devon and we thoroughly enjoyed it.
Next it’s on to Trereife Summer Festival (1 minute walk from our workshop!), and then The Newlyn Fish Festival (also on our doorstep!) so we are looking forward to these and hopefully more of the lovely sunny weather.
That’s then our summer events done and dusted and we move on to planning for The Country Living Magazine Christmas Fair in London!
It only feels like yesterday we were planning for last year’s London Christmas fair, time flies when you’re having fun!!!