Life, Lather & Luxuries

Crabtree & Evelyn Introduces Handy Tips, Handed Down

May 19th, 2014 | Comments Off | permalink

Share your family beauty secrets and celebrate those who inspired them.

We all have that special beauty tip – an ingenious or time-saving idea handed down to us by our mother, best friend, sister or grandmother.

Today, we announce the launch of our Handy Tips, Handed Down campaign. Running from the 15th of May until the end of June, the campaign focuses on sharing beauty tips across generations, particularly those passed down from mother to daughter.

Visit our microsite at to explore our most treasured beauty tips or share your own and we will send you a £5 voucher and the chance to win a Family Photography Experience worth £600! T&Cs apply.

We will be hosting a series of fantastic in-store events throughout our Handy Tips campaign. Customers can come and share their family beauty secrets, have their photo taken, enjoy refreshments and have the chance to win a raffle prize worth £245 at the events. The full list of events will be available here:


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).




What are your favourite floral offerings from Crabtree & Evelyn, and what do they mean to you? Join the conversation on our Facebook or Twitter page.

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