January 2022 A Five Minute Interview with Carolyn at Flowery Whiff



Tell us a little bit about where you live and whats the most exciting or interesting thing to do in your town.

Hello we're Flowery Whiff based at the fresh Scarborough seaside in North Yorkshire. As today is 26th December a very exciting thing to do in our town is sail around the harbour on a homemade raft whilst other people pelt you with flour bombs and washing up liquid! (But only on Boxing Day and only if you like being wet, freezing, sticky and floury!)



Whats the weather like there today?  Which one of your products would be the best to use in this type of weather?  Is your local climate a big factor in the choice of products you make and sell?

Today there has been loads of rain, fog, drizzle and then later on a lovely blue sky! It's very cold but no sign of snow yet. for some reason we don't get a lot of snow at the seaside. It's said that's because the salty air stops it snowing!? We do face oils and lip balms that are geared to protecting skin in all these weather conditions. One is called Four Seasons which we can get all on one day.



Tell us about a famous person from where you live. Have you got a "must-have" product for them that they could use?

There has been a few famous actors from Scarborough but Arthur Brown from the band The Crazy World of Arthur Brown is from just up the road in Whitby. (Definitely worth looking him up on Youtube if you've never heard of him!) Famous for setting a headset on fire as part of his act (and sometimes setting his hair on fire too!) We have the perfect balm for him that takes care of minor burns or sore skin, Thieves Oil Balm.


What beauty product do you think is overrated or even a load of rubbish?

A lot of very expensive moisturisers seem overrated. If you can get a cheap simple moisturiser without too many ingredients/additives then you can add oils and serums to it and change them around depending on what your skin needs at that particular time. We do like some of the Holland & Barrett moisturisers as they are simple formulas and good value for money (especially if you can get them in the buy one get one for a penny sales!)


What is your favourite ingredient?

There's loads of ingredients that we love. In fact we always try to put too many into our formulas but if we had to pick just one that would be cocoa butter.We can't get enough of it! It adds a nice texture to formulations and smells lovely. Its in a lot of our products!


The comedian Richard Herring said that if he had to pitch a product on Dragon's den it would be "hairgel that turns into shampoo in the shower" (although he wasn't sure what would happen if it rains!) Have you got a crazy/genius product for the Dragons? (it doesn't have to be something that will actually work!)
If we could invent a great beauty product to pitch to Dragon's Den it would have to be something that saves loads of time and effort as we are a bit lazy with our beauty regimes. The ultimate all in one product would be great. We sometimes use jojoba oil for many things as it helps heal spots, calm problem skin, cleanse, moisturise and can be used on hair. Maybe we've got it and just need to re-label it as a miracle cure!



Do you have a passion - play an instrument - have a quirky hobby or strong eco /political views and go campaining or has your beauty business become all consuming!?

We get involved in local and national actions for environmental issues. The last few years has seen us campaigning against fracking in the UK as we believe it causes too much damage to the land and can be catastrophic to wild life and water supplies


Have you got a good joke?

I can't think of a good joke but as I belive in good sun protection and always use sun screen let this cartoon be a dire warning to everyone!!


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