Interview - Mia & Dom Organic Skincare

Mia & Dom Organic Skincare for Pregnancy and Babies
Mia & Dom Organic Skincare is another one of my recent Twitter discoveries. They offer a range of products for pregnancy and babies. I reached out to the founder, Jennifer Feltham and asked if she would participate in an interview.

Tell us a little bit about how Mia & Dom began?
I have always had an interest in herbs, ​I am a qualified Medical Herbalist and a trained Aromatherapist so I knew quite a bit about there benefits and when our son Dominic suffered badly with eczema as a child, we tried many products natural and synthetic to try and heal him but nothing worked, so I decided to learn how to make it myself. Once I had a salve that worked, friends kept asking for some for their children and it grew from there.

Why is natural and/or organic skincare important to you
​Our Skin absorbs whatever we apply to it therefore we should be concerned about the products we use for ourselves and our children.​ Typically, commercial products contain mineral and other petroleum based ingredients like liquid paraffin. These oils are occlusive, they block the skins natural eliminative process for several days as well as drying out the skin.

What was the first product you formulated and why?
The first product was the Soothing Skin Salve for Doms eczema and is our best seller to date!​

What do you find most challenging when formulating products?
​Every ingredient is added for a reason, making sure the combination of botanical oils and essential oils is balanced correctly, and safely for delicate skin, whilst providing maximum benefit.​

Mia & Dom Organic Skincare for Pregnancy and Babies
Do you have a favourite natural ingredient and what makes it special to you?
Oh dear, I have at least three!! Rosehip Seed Oil, Calendula Oil and Tamanu Seed Oil would be the top three. They are all "super" oils in terms of their health benefits on the skin. A recent study in Canada stated "Tamanu oil has been thoroughly researched, and the conclusive evidence on its ability to heal damaged skin is overwhelming. Its benefits are notable for scarring, stretch marks, minor cuts and abrasions, rashes, sores, and much more"I recently wrote a blog about it click here.

What have been the highs and/or lows of establishing Mia & Dom?
The industry has very strict Cosmetic Regulations​, which is fantastic, but also quite daunting when you first start up. Getting your products cosmetically approved and registered is an expensive and quite slow process.

​The highs are the positive reviews I get for my products from people all over the world you have benefited from my products. Also, I have just been stocked in a national retailer Natures Purest ​which make organic childrens clothes and bedding.

What does the future hold for Mia & Dom?
​We want to increase our profile across the UK, Ireland and then take on the world!!​

Do you have any skincare tips to share with readers?
  • Avoid synthetic fabrics and opt for cotton clothing and bedding as it allows the skin to breathe and prevents overheating.
  • Use non-biological washing powder and avoid fabric conditioners and anything perfumed which may cause itching.
  • Keep the bedroom cool at night as heat can aggravate itching.
  • Take care at bath time – hot water is a major culprit at drying skin out. Keep bath time short use soap-free cleanser or pure natural soap.
  • Drink plenty of water, and limit sugar intake – sugar is one of the most important food substances to avoid, as it is often an eczema trigger
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Sarah x

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