Life, Lather & Luxuries

Mother’s Day: Give thanks with the language of flowers…

March 25th, 2014 | Comments Off | permalink



Flowers are not only prized for their beauty and fragrance, they’ve been used to carry hidden messages for centuries. Give an extra thoughtful gift this Mother’s Day (Sunday 30 March) by letting the petals do the talking. Here’s our guide to decoding what those blooms have to say, and some accompanying gift ideas…


The purple Iris might be Miss Popular, but the flower is available in a rainbow of colours with over 200 varieties. Personifying the rainbow, the Greek goddess Iris is the namesake of the bloom and was said to be a messenger between heaven and earth.

Meaning: Faith, hope and wisdom

Give the gift of: Crabtree & Evelyn’s Iris Triple Milled Soap to leave skin super soft and scented.



In Thai culture the Jasmine flower represents motherhood and is symbolic of a mother’s selfless virtue to give life to her children. The flower is given as a traditional gift on Mother’s Day in Thailand, which is celebrated on the Queen’s birthday (12 August).

Meaning: Love, modesty, attachment

Give the gift of: A new fragrance for spring in the form of our enchanting Old World Jasmine Flower Water.




Lily of the Valley

The woodland dwelling flower is associated with motherhood. According to Christian legend, when Eve was driven from the Garden of Eden, Lilies of the Valley grew where her tears fell. It’s no mistake that the flowers hang very much like a teardrops.

Meaning: Humility, purity, the return of happiness

Give the gift of: Top-to-toe pampering with our Lily Ultimate Luxuries Gift Set.



Sculptural and robust in form, the magnolia flower is associated with splendour and magnificence. Interestingly, it does not have true petals, but complex structures called ‘tepals’. In China the magnolia flower is the symbol for beautiful women.

Meaning: Beauty, perseverance, dignity

Give the gift of: Silky soft, sweet smelling hands with C&E’s new Pear and Pink Magnolia Hand Therapy. As Part of our Buy it with Love campaign, we will be donating £1 to Breast Cancer Care for selected hand care products sold in store and online (until 31 March).




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Coming soon – new Pear and Pink Magnolia

March 10th, 2014 | Comments Off | permalink


6 delightful ways to discover our New Pear & Pink Magnolia Collection


Pear and Pink Magnolia_body_bar LR

This soap is fragranced with the enticing aroma of pear blended with the floral notes of pink magnolia, jasmine and osmanthus. Shea and cocoa butters gently moisturise and condition the skin.

Triple Milled Soap 100g £6


Our conditioning cream leaves hands feeling softer with each use. Formulated with shea butter and macadamia nut oil to moisturise and soften hands, along with myrrh to condition cuticles and nails.

Hand Therapy 100g £15 Hand Therapy 25g £5


80477 Pear and Pink Magnolia Souffle LR

This luxurious, easily absorbed cream contains moisturising glycerine and shea butter for soft, silky smooth skin, and is gently fragranced with pear & pink magnolia.

Body Soufflé 250g £22


80476 Pear & Magnolia Body Wash LR

Our gently cleansing body wash, fragranced with pear & pink magnolia, contains moisturising glycerine and is soap free for soft and silky smooth skin.

Body Wash 250ml £15

80475 Pear and Pink Magnolia Body Lotion Resize LR

Our lightweight moisturising and conditioning body lotion, fragranced with pear & pink magnolia, contains glycerine and panthenol for soft and silky smooth skin.

Body Lotion 250ml £16

80472 Pear and Pink Magnolia EDT LR

The enticing aroma of fresh, juicy pear is blended with the delicate floral notes of pink magnolia, jasmine and osmanthus.

Eau de Toilette 100ml £35 Eau de Toilette 30ml £20




Buy it with Love – Crabtree & Evelyn support Breast Cancer Care

February 3rd, 2014 | Comments Off | permalink

Crabtree & Evelyn for Breast Cancer Care

February – March 2014


Crabtree & Evelyn is delighted to announce it will be supporting Breast Cancer Care throughout February and March and will be featured on its new Buy it with Love website. Selected products from Crabtree & Evelyn’s Rosewater and Pomegranate, Argan & Grapeseed hand care collections will be available to buy with a £1 donation made for every one of these products sold in-store and online*.

Crabtree & Evelyn’s new Pear and Pink Magnolia range will also be included in the campaign from the launch on March 13th.

The Perfect Gift

From award-winning hand creams to conditioning hand washes and skin-buffing hand scrubs, there is plenty to choose from for both Valentine’s Day and Mother’s Day.

Breast Cancer Care

Crabtree & Evelyn is looking to raise over £5000 for Breast Cancer Care. Breast Cancer Care is the only specialist breast cancer support charity working throughout the UK.


A £1 donation will be made to Breast Cancer Care from the sale of each of the following products during February and March.


Pomegranate, Argan & Grapeseed


Inspired by the succulent fruits and nourishing oils of Morocco, our Pomegranate, Argan & Grapeseed collection features rich, restorative botanical ingredients and natural antioxidants to nourish the skin. The distinctive fragrance blend of tartly sweet Pomegranate with a burst of zesty citrus and fresh fig leaf will leave your skin beautifully scented.

Hand Therapy 50g/ 100g/ 250g Price: £9.00/ £14.00 / £20.00

Hand Recovery® 100g Price: £16.00

Hand Wash 250ml Price: £14.00



Handcare BCC Poster MIX comp_SMALL (2)The simple distillation of rose petals and pure water is a classic English beauty tonic for the skin. Our Rosewater collection uses a distillation of Rosa centifolia – the legendary “hundred petal rose” that is cherished for its clear, sweet fragrance.

Rosewater Hand Therapy 50g/ 100g/ 250g Price: £9.00/ £14.00 / £20.00

Rosewater Hand Wash 250ml Price: £14

Rosewater Hand Recovery 100g Price: £16.00


Pear and Pink Magnolia Collection – From March 13th  


Be enticed by the new bath and body collection infused with a fruity floral fragrance that perfectly creates the aromatic impression of pear and magnolia. Let the scent of delicious fruits and delicate flowers linger beautifully on the skin.

Eau de Toilette 30ml / 100ml Price: £20.00/ £35.00

Body Lotion 250ml Price: £16.00

Body Wash 250ml Price: £15.00

Body Soufflé 250g Price: £22.00

Soap 100g Price: £6.00

Hand Therapy 100g Price: £15.00