News: Indigo Botanicals Essential Oil Aromatherapy & Google v Indigo Herbs & other national news!
Indigo Herbs in the news
Aromatherapy Essential Oil Blends, Private Eye defends us & The Times recommends us!
Well our festival rush is over and things here at Indigo Herbs are back to business as usual.
This newsletter introduces our range of blended essential oils which have been developed by our in-house aromatherapist.
Also in this newsletter, read about our recent battle with Google and our brush with two of the best British national newspapers as well as our local one. And don't forget to get your monthly discount code.
We are delighted to announce the launch of our Indigo Botanicals range of Aromatherapy products.
These products have been developed by Claire Kelly, our in-house therapist. Claire has the benefit of a whole bunch of qualifications in various complimentary therapies including aromatherapy and massage. But, perhaps more importantly, Claire has practiced as a therapist for many years and continues to do so to this day. This means these blends have been developed from years of experience of providing aromatherapy massage in and around Glastonbury.
"I wanted to create blends that would be really useful for a broad range of people from different walks of life. So based on my years of experience as a practising massage and aromatherapist I have come up with the Indigo Botanicals range which includes 14 different blends available as 10ml pure essential oil blends as well as ready to use pulse point rollers and massage oils."
Exploring the Indigo Botanicals range is highly recommended. You can visit the essential oils home page here, and here are some links to make it just a click away...
Private Eye defends us from Google
In a series of events we could not possibly have predicted, we recently found ourselves embroiled in an altercation with the world's biggest internet company.
You can read the full details and the whole story on our blog (see links below). But in a nutshell, Google Checkout issued us with warnings that we were selling drugs. They had mistakenly identified common sage (salvia officinalis) with the legal high diviner's sage (salvia divinorum) a powerful meso-american shamanic psychoactive.
Despite a number of lengthy emails, including links to the relevant wikipedia articles, Google wouldn't listen to us and eventually suspended our Google Checkout account.
Luckily for us, Private Eye magazine picked up the story and decided to publish it. As well as talking to us, they contacted Google who immediately came to their senses, reinstated our account and issued an apology.
Finally, to top it all, our local paper, The Central Somerset Gazette, picked the story up and our headline appeared on the newsboards all the way up Glastonbury high street. PHEW!
To read the stories in full, including the email correspondence, check out these blog articles.
The Sunday Times Recommends us.
We were more than delighted when a magazine article in The Sunday Times recommended one of our products.
Cedar essential oil has many uses and amongst other things is a potent repellant for moths. It therefore makes a nice smelling and natural alternative to mothballs, which contain the awful smelling naphthalene made from coal tar.
Why did The Sunday Times recommend Indigo Herbs as a supplier of Cedar essential oil? We don't know. Maybe the journalist who wrote the piece, Hilary Rose is an Indigo Herbs customer, or maybe her sources recommended us. Who knows?
You can read the full article at www.thesundaytimes.co.uk (If you have a subscription).
Monthly Discount Code
Here is this month's monthy discount code.
Don't forget to add it to the discount code field during the online checkout process or mention it when ordering on the phone.