Here's what the papers say about us:
December 2011. Daisy Bridgewater in The Telegraph magazine:
'Sof McVeigh, the homoeopath behind the Homemade Company, has worked hard at the relationship between what is fun for children to make and what their friends and family may wish to receive. Last year my boys made her lavender bath bombs, and packaged them up as aunt-pleasing presents with the biodegradable gift bags, ribbons and labels also supplied. New this year is a chocolate-flavoured lip-balm kit and one for making cuticle balm. As both require a degree of heating and pouring, children will need supervision, but the kits really do work, and the pots of balms make lovely presents.'
Susie Forbes in her Easy Living editorial: “This great lip balm kit will keep young girls entertained for hours”
Clemmie Hambro in The Lady magazine: “This beautifully packaged kit contains everything you need to make your own balm”
Angels and Urchins children’s magazine: “We love the make-your own bath bombs and lip balms. Ideal sleep over activities and double up as a perfect going home present.”
Listed in The Independents 50 best Christmas gifts.
Best Seller in Jasmine Guinness's HoneyJam Toyshop in Nottinghill.
Daisy's piece in The Telegraph in full:
'Kindly kits Responding to the pre-teen craze for make-your-own cosmetics kits, Sof McVeigh, a homoeopath, has launched the Home Made Company. 'So often when my daughter is given a kit my heart sinks as I know that not only will I end up making it, but the ingredients will be full of nasty additives,’ she says. Her new kits (suitable for over-eights) use natural cocoa butter and beeswax, scented with essential oils, to make lip balms, or sea salt and dried petals to make bath soaks. Prettily packaged, the kits come complete with pots, labels, biodegradable cellophane and ribbons'