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  • Mint thins win Great Taste award

    Our rich and velvety chocolate peppermint thins have just been awarded a 2019 Great Taste gold star award. They’re made with the finest 55% cocoa dark chocolate and infused with the single-estate Black Mitcham peppermint oil, grown and distilled on our Hampshire farm. With 20 luxurious discs in every box, they’re the perfect after-dinner treat …

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  • The natural cooling powers of peppermint

        When we think of peppermint, we often think of its cooling and refreshing properties. But why is this? Is it just marketing hype or is is there some science behind it? With summer heatwaves and some of us jetting off to warmer climates, we caught up with Shelley Baker, Clinical Aromatherapy Consultant to Summerdown …

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  • Summerdown – the farm at its very best

      A walk around the farm – now in full bloom British summertime – there’s nothing like it, and right now, just before harvest, our farm in the foothills of the Hampshire downs is looking at its very best. Sadly we don’t yet have farmcam (but watch this space!) so instead,  we went for a …

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  • Two winners – 2019 Veggie Magazine Awards

      Did you know that all of our products are suitable for vegetarians and our body, bath & home collection is cruelty free? We are over the moon that the judges in the recent 2019 Veggie magazine Awards so loved Summerdown Mint that they awarded two of our products winners in their own categories, which …

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  • Summerdown-inspired recipes

    At Summerdown, we’ve been cooking with our pure essential English peppermint oil for years.  Even chefs such as Paul Hollywood have discovered the difference between ordinary ‘peppermint extract’ and our extraordinary Summerdown Mint peppermint oil. Below, Hampshire chef Gee Cartwright shares two summer entertaining recipes that she has created exclusively for us and which we …

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  • How peppermint can help with exam revision

        Are you revising for exams or know a friend or family member who is? We caught up with Shelley Baker, Clinical Aromatherapist consultant to Summerdown and asked her to share some tips on how our pure peppermint oil can really help provide clarity, focus and energy over the coming weeks which can be …

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  • Cook up a storm with Summerdown

    Our pure essential peppermint oil, distilled on the farm, is sold online in 10ml bottles and makes the perfect addition to your larder. Continuing the winning pairing of dark chocolate and peppermint, here we share two delicious and decadent recipes with you, originally published in the Telegraph magazine – using our food grade oil, prized …

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  • Come and visit us at a fair

      Did you know that we don’t just sell online and in selected food halls and farm and gift shops around the UK? You can also find us at gardening and gift fairs around the South this Summer. It’s a great opportunity to come and taste and experience Summerdown Mint and meet Catherine who will …

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  • Shortlisted in Beauty Awards

      We’re delighted that we’ve been shortlisted for not one, but three Natural Health International Beauty Awards. These awards celebrate the very best in holistic and complementary beauty, only awarding the best products with strong natural and ethical credentials. Our entire Body, bath & home collection is up for a ‘Best natural range‘ gong, whilst …

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  • Tea subscription now available

      Due to popular demand, we’ve just introduced our new tea subscription. From £10 per month for 3 boxes, you can now choose to have your tea delivered monthly, every 2 months or every 3 months and can select any combination of our three award-winning teas. So now you never need to run out of …

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  • Summerdown and sustainable farming

      Our bee keeper has been to check the hives we keep on our field borders, ahead of the bees’ busy buzzy season of pollinating. Pollinators are an essential part of life on our farm – they must be the luckiest bees around feasting on the pollen of our unique peppermint! Wildlife plays such a …

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  • Stress Awareness – our top tips for self-care

    To mark April as ‘Stress awareness month’, we caught up with Clinical Aromatherapist Shelley Baker who shares our passion for peppermint essential oil. She strongly believes that sleep and relaxation are key to wellbeing. She is a big advocate of doing little things consistently to get great results and shares her top tips for keeping …

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