Meet the Maker - Kernow Spa
Meet Helen, chemist and founder of Kernow Spa - a Cornish small family business specialising in luxury skin care, toiletries and spa products
Please tell us a little bit about yourself
I'm Helen and I run local business Kernowspa, specialising in natural skincare and home fragrance products. I am a qualified Chemist and formulate all of the products myself, and we make them all in our workshop in Cornwall
What can people expect to find on your stall?
Lots of lovely Christmas gift ideas. From hand balms, body scrubs and face oils, to scented candles and room diffusers, plus lots of lovely and beautifully packaged gift sets. Our stall smells heavenly with lots of festive fragrances too!
Where did you get the idea to make your creations?
I worked for many years in the cosmetics industry formulating skincare products and ranges for large high street companies. I grew up in Penzance and wanted to come home and start my own brand, with a Cornish theme.
What is your favourite part of the creation process?
Blending the scents that we use, I like to make our products unique and create scents that people love
What inspires you most?
Living in Cornwall and seeing all the wonderful and talented makers here
Describe your creations in three words
Unique, scentsational, Cornish
Where in Cornwall can you be found when not making and creating?
In the countryside or at the beach walking my two crazy terriers!
What is your favourite thing about Christmas in Cornwall?
Spending it with my family