Gareth developed an interest in oils whilst researching ways to sleep better while suffering from a prolapsed disc and noticed a distinct difference in the way he felt including his mobility.
With lots of time on his hands he became absorbed in reading about the therapeutic benefits of essential oils and their uses and learned about shaving with oils. Due to being laid up in bed his bank balance wasn't supporting his expensive taste in shave products so he started playing around with the oils and making his own shave products.
He was shocked to see the results and experienced a closer, smoother shave with the shave oil he had created himself.
Gareth then went on to complete an aromatherapy diploma and continued to self-learn about oils and natural, therapeutic skincare ingredients. One of the things he learned was that there is a big difference between the quality of oils and other ingredients available.
Most of the industry uses highly refined ingredients which lose much of their therapeutic properties during these commercial processes. Chemicals and heat are used which strips the oils of their innate natural goodness. The beauty and skincare industry is also awash with cheap synthetic fillers such as silicones, found in most hair products.
And then there's the really bad stuff such as endocrine disrupting synthetic fragrance and formaldehyde hidden under different names on packaging. Talc and parabens that have been linked to cancer.
He was soon making all his own skincare products and formulating for friends and family who were urging him to take this further... Old Faithful was born!