Recently Dawn emailed me to say:
I love your company! With 6 sons, I never had to worry about the 'make-up and toxins problem, but with one of my daughters, now 14, and very into making things,you are perfect!I have ordered a selection of items and your book, which hopefully arrives soon ,for Christmas!And I ran across you by randomly googling 'make your own make up kits'!
Lucy emailed to say:
"just wanted to say how much I'm enjoying your book and that your workshop at the handmade fair was lots of fun."
Penny commented on Sofs blog:
I bought your book, "Treat yourself natural' today that you so kindly signed. I think it is a fantastic book! With so many things in that I cant wait to do. Thank you
We are very excited that we were seen on Channel 4s programme all about Libertys in London.
You can watch a short clip on YouTube - just click here
Here's what the papers say about us:
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'