Category: Blog

7 Ways to Give Your Empty Candle Jar New Life

As the evenings grow darker, it’s time to close the curtains or draw down the blinds and shut out the cold world outside. And what more effective way to create an atmosphere of warmth and comfort inside than lighting a scented candle or two? Here are some inventive ways to re-use your empty Noble Isle

Top five tips to get you in the festive spirit

At Noble Isle we are determined to make this Christmas as festive as possible. We have been sharing our top festive tips amongst ourselves as a team and wanted to share them with you too… Music Music has the power to uplift and bring joy; it can bring back memories of past happy times. We’re

The Top Tips To Getting Your Day Off To A Great Start

What you do in the morning sets the tone for the rest of your day, so it’s important to get it right. If you can develop a morning routine that suits you, you’ll face the hours ahead feeling motivated, energised and relaxed – in short, mentally and physically prepared for whatever the day may bring.

The Noble Isle Guide to Forest Bathing

‘Wherever there are trees, we are healthier and happier.’ Dr Li Qing, Forest Bathing (2018) The idea that woodlands and forests have magical powers has for centuries served as a catalyst for both fairy tales and folk rituals. But more recently, the notion that spending mindful time among trees wields a magic that is beneficial

An Interview With Neil Gordon, Our Extracts Partner For The New Scots Pine Collection

We spent some time chatting to Neil Gordon, who manages the pinewood forest of Pluscarden, in the northern Scottish Province of Moray. The extracts of scots pine and heather which build the luxury fragrance in our new Scots Pine collection are sourced from this very forest. Pine is a fragrance associated with Christmas, what other

Scots Pine, Moray Forest, Scotland

Tucked away in the northern Scottish province of Moray is the pinewood forest of Pluscarden; overlooking the 13th century abbey of the same name, it’s the impressive home to a myriad of wildlife, flora and fauna. Part of a network of forests in Moray, Pluscarden is a much-loved area attracting hikers, spiritualists and nature-lovers alike.

7 Small Acts of Kindness

Many of us hoped that after lockdown we would emerge into a more caring world – a world where we would be kinder both to each other and the world around us. The immediate future may look uncertain, but we can still apply the lessons we’ve learned during this period and try to practice acts

Interview with Graham Gannon, The Peninsula Kelp Company.

We interviewed Graham Gannon, owner of The Peninsula Kelp Company, based in Strangford Lough, Northern Ireland, who supply us with natural Sea Oak and Samphire for the new Wild Samphire Collection. Can you tell our readers a little about what you do and a typical day? I have to work with the tides, sun, moon

Wild Samphire, Strangford Lough

Strangford Lough is a large sea loch in County Down, Northern Ireland. It is the largest inlet in the British Isles, almost totally enclosed by the Ards Peninsula and heads out to the mouth of the Irish Sea.  The lough contains seventy islands along with many bays, coves, headlands and vast mudflats which provides a

How and when to use Hand Sanitiser

With the continued presence of coronavirus in our communities – and the return of schools in September – basic hygiene is more important than ever to contain the spread of the disease and protect ourselves from infection. Frequent hand washing is one of the pillars of infection control – and if soap and water are

6 Reasons To Take A Cold Shower

For centuries, Scandinavian cultures have extolled the benefits of cold-water dips, usually as a wake-up for the body after time spent in a sauna or steam room. More recently, the popularity of all-year-round sea bathing and wild swimming has brought the pleasures of immersing the body in cold water to our attention in the UK.

Six Things To Make At Home With Tea And Roses

Like lots of our ingredients at Noble Isle, our extracts are extremely versatile. We’ve rounded-up a few of our favourite things to create at home with Black Tea and Rose Petals, the two natural extracts found in our Tea Rose collection. Rose Infused Oil Fill a jar with about half-way with dried rose petals and

Feelgood Gift Ideas

For many of us, the world is opening up again and we are able to take our first tentative steps towards the ‘new normal’. There seems no better time to acknowledge the value we place on family and friends and to celebrate our hopes for the future with a feelgood gift. Maybe you want to

The benefits of bathing

At Noble Isle we are strong believers in the joys of bathing – and our luxury Bath & Shower Gel collections are designed to make this pleasurable experience into a glorious sensation for the senses. But did you know that taking a bath has health benefits too? Read on to find out more… Get happy

Our Top Summer Products

As cities, towns and villages around the world are beginning to open up and stimulate our minds once more, our senses are gradually being aroused with the scents of summer. Read below to find out what are our top six products for summer. Golden Harvest Reed Diffuser The Golden Harvest Scented Reed Diffuser is a

6 ways to celebrate summer

The UK has experienced its sunniest spring since records began almost a century ago, fuelling our hopes for a glorious summer ahead. At Noble Isle, our thoughts are turning to the natural bounty – whether foods or fragrances – that a British summer has to offer. Here are six ways you can celebrate the new

6 Habits for Better Sleep

Do you find sleep eludes you even when you are tired? Or do you fall asleep easily then spend an anxious time awake in the small hours? Experts such as the National Sleep Foundation believe that getting into good habits – both during the day and at bedtime – can help us to make sure

Noble Isle: It Doesn’t Just Smell Good

At Noble Isle, we are great believers in the power of scent and the ability it has to remind you of a person, place or a special moment in time. Each scent is created in a similar way to a perfume, with top, heart and base notes. These notes gradually wear off with time, revealing

How to make the most of your time outdoors

Here at Noble Isle, our major inspiration is the abundance of nature to be found within the British Isles. Not only are the products made here, but all the ingredients for our unique extracts are sourced here in the UK. Different parts of Britain provide us with inspiration for collections that we hope bring the

Go Green Fingered to Blast the Lockdown Blues Away

The lockdown period combined with the glorious weather has seen many of us turn to gardening. Gardening is proven to be incredibly therapeutic, peaceful and a form of exercise – something the whole family can get involved in and enjoy. Growing your own produce and creating an “at home allotment” has been one of the

Vegan Sticky Toffee Pudding

Ingredients 115g vegan margarine 115g soft brown sugar 1/8 tsp ground nutmeg ¼ tsp ground ginger ¼ tsp ground cinnamon 200g self-raising flour For the sticky toffee sauce 100g golden syrup 150g vegan margarine 200g soft brown sugar 1tsp vanilla extract 100ml soya cream Instructions Heat the oven to 190oC (gas mark 5). Line a

VE DAY 75: How To Celebrate At Home

The Royal British Legion calls on the nation to mark the 75th anniversary of VE Day from home.  Join us on Friday 8 May as we pay tribute to the service and sacrifice of the entire World War generations, from British, Commonwealth and Allied Forces to evacuees and those who served on the home front. As

Relaxing Scents For The Home

Fragrance has the power to take you back to a moment, memory or place in time. It can relax you, invigorate you, put you to sleep after a long-hard day. During this unsettling period of uncertain and worry, try to take one night per week to calm and rebalance the mind, body and soul. After

The Noble Isle Bubble Bath & British Gin Tour

There is nothing more relaxing than taking a long hot bath, and now it seems that we have all the time in the world to do it! At Noble Isle, all of our products use natural extracts sourced from celebrated producers around the British Isles. We’ve matched up the regions where we source our signature

An Easter Staycation

For most people, Easter weekend is a four-day celebration involving gratuitous eating and drinking with family and friends. This year, it is going to be quite different for many people, so we’ve put together a list of things you can do to at home instead. How to Cook Duck Casserole Recipe from our Founder, Katy

Best of the British Isles Movies

We can’t get out at the moment so we thought what better way to visit the beauty of the British Isles than through the comfort of your own home? We’ve highlighted some of our favourite feel good movies set in iconic locations around the British Isles for you. Sit back, relax and enjoy the show!

DIY Afternoon Tea

The weather this week has been glorious and hopefully it will last until the weekend. We have the perfect activity for you and the family – DIY Afternoon Tea! Find some recipes below that you can make with some store cupboard ingredients and then sit back in the sun with a nice pot of tea

Time To Look After Your Hands

The Government’s advice is to wash our hands for 20 seconds, perfect for removing bacteria but very drying for our skin. We take care of our bodies, our hair, our faces but our hands are often neglected in our usual self-care regime. It is important to ensure that hands are dried properly in between washes

How to Give Yourself a Body Scrub at Home

A full body scrub instantly gives you a lift, your skin will also feel incredibly soft, smooth and silky. Body scrubs help to remove dull, dry skin cells, improve the skin’s texture and cell turnover and promote velvety soft, healthy, toned and radiant skin. Our Willow Song Luxury Body Scrub uses fine sugar granules that

Our Team Pick Their Favourite Mother’s Day Gifts

This year Mothering Sunday (or Mother’s Day) falls on Sunday 22 March. Mothering Sunday has a long history here in the British Isles, with its origins believed to go back to a time when domestic servants were given a Sunday holiday to celebrate at their ‘mother church’. As they walked along the country lanes, they’d

Our Favourite Noble Isle Product Pairings

At Noble Isle we take the art of gifting very seriously and think beautiful presentation is a key part of the pleasure. Rather than layers of single-use disposable packaging, our founder Katy Simpson designed our signature hat box as a keepsake to be treasured and used time and time again. Each hat box is hand-made

What to Write in a Valentine’s Day Card

You’ve chosen a Valentine’s Day card but now there’s the question of what to write. A quick Google provides lots of ideas but they all sound a bit generic and insincere – so how do you write something with real meaning that will create a memento to treasure? Here’s how to get started: Start with

The Noble Isle Sustainable Beauty Guide

Join us in our pledge to become a cleaner, greener force for environmental change. This year we’ve made a commitment to champion a greener future and have partnered with Clean Conscience, a charity that repurposes leftover toiletries and packaging from the hospitality industry to distribute to those in need and to generate sustainable energy –

Five Vegan Beauty Products to Boost Your Wellbeing

All our products have always been vegan – we don’t believe animal ingredients are needed to make luxurious bath and body products or exquisite fragrances. So when you pamper your skin, scent your home or sit back and relax in an indulgent scented bath using a product from the Noble Isle collection you can rest

Our Christmas Gift Guide – Part Two

Continuing our guide to gift pairings, read on to discover our ideas for presents inspired by the British provenance of our unique extracts. For those who love roses Our founder Katy Simpson’s inspiration for our Tea Rose Collection came from the decadent experience of a London afternoon tea with its rituals, finesse and attention to

Meet the Producer: Ruth Simpson and the Story of our Grape Extract

Grapes contain powerful antioxidants and help to promote clean, bright and healthy skin. Here at Noble Isle, we’ve loved watching and tasting as wine-making in England has blossomed. Simpsons Wine Estate, based on the North Downs near Canterbury, has been a pioneer. When our founder, Katy Simpson, first visited the estate she was immediately struck

Our Christmas Gift Guide – Part One

Welcome to part one of our Christmas Gift Guide. This year we’ve focused on gift pairings, drawing inspiration from the British provenance of our unique extracts. For the wine enthusiast The antioxidant English grape extract in our Golden Harvest collection is created using a blend of three grape varieties – Chardonnay, Pinot Meunier and Pinot

How do you choose the perfect scent for your home?

Fragrance is so important as it has the power to take you back to a moment, memory or place in time. It is not unusual for people to associate a scent with an individual and this is also very common practice in the home – so you need to make sure it is the perfect

Memory in a Bottle: How do You Create a Fragrance?

Most of us wear perfumes every day, but who comes up with these famous fragrances? We speak to the head ‘nose’ for Noble Isle to find out a bit more about the evocative world of fragrance. What’s the first step in coming-up with a fragrance? A frame, be it an official brief, a picture, a

Christmas in Edinburgh

Have you ever been to the Christmas market in Edinburgh? Found out more below from one of our wonderful partners – Destiny Scotland. It’s the most wonderful time of the year, and it’s approaching faster than Rudolph on a rocket!  That’s right – a whole year really has come and gone, and now Christmas is

Meet the Producer: Sarah Hudson and the Story of our Beetroot Extract

Our founder Katy Simpson is passionate about food and cooking – and, nine years ago she came across the The Bell in Skenfrith, a former 17th century coaching inn, in Monmouthshire. A gem in the British Isles, Monmouthshire is known for its rolling green hills and babbling streams and is nestled in the south-east of

Scenting Your Home – Discover our New Home Fragrance Collection

“But let him range round; he does us no harm; We build up the fire, we’re snug and warm; Untouch’d by his breath see the candle shines bright, And burns with a clear and steady light;” ‘Address to a Child during a Boisterous Winter Evening’ by Dorothy Wordsworth This autumn we’re thrilled to launch our

Why do people buy perfume?

Ancient Egyptians first used scents on a lot of things like religious ceremonies, burial of royalty, and daily wear. The rich used to utilise it as a tool for social status — by creating an aura of elegance. Then the Persians took over and used it for political status, until the Greeks and Romans began

Noble Isle: Tackling the millions of used beauty products left in hotels

The luxury fragrance, bath and body care brand is recovering, repurposing and redistributing its partially-used products from hotel partners Noble Isle, the luxury UK fragrance, bath and body care brand, is taking steps to reduce the amount of product waste left in hotels. Partnering with charity Clean Conscience, the brand is able to recover half-used

Interview with Katy

Noble Isle launched in 2012 and although we have progressed and grown at a rapid pace, we are still a small, niche, British company. Every day we strive to make sure our products are unique – telling an interesting story of a local producer to really offer something different to our customers. We thrive on

Noble Isle Shop The Nest At No 9

By now you will have heard on the news about the challenges of the British High Street and the difficult Christmas some areas in the country had. There has been a growing trend of consumers shopping from their arm chairs and turning to online shopping instead. But would you want the British High Street to

Noble Isle Shop Collen & Clare

By now you will have heard on the news about the challenges of the British High Street and the difficult Christmas some areas in the country had. There has been a growing trend of consumers shopping from their arm chairs and turning to online shopping instead. But would you want the British High Street to

Noble Isle Shop Carnill & Company

By now you will have heard on the news about the challenges of the British High Street and the difficult Christmas some areas in the country had. There has been a growing trend of consumers shopping from their arm chairs and turning to online shopping instead. But would you want the British High Street to

Noble Isle Shop Bell Northampton

By now you will have heard on the news about the challenges of the British High Street and the difficult Christmas some areas in the country had. There has been a growing trend of consumers shopping from their arm chairs and turning to online shopping instead. But would you want the British High Street to

Noble Small Shop Minchin & May

By now you will have heard on the news about the challenges of the British High Street and the difficult Christmas some areas in the country had. There has been a growing trend of consumers shopping from their arm chairs and turning to online shopping instead. But would you want the British High Street to

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