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  • WIN minty treats to pep up your January

        You may have heard today referred to as ‘Blue Monday’.  The day was dreamt up by a PR company based on a combination of factors; from the weather, to our post-Christmas bank balance and low motivational levels. Yes you may be feeling sluggish, craving lighter mornings and not even started your New Year’s …

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  • Boost your body this January

          The Summerdown collection harnesses the power of peppermint for body, bath and home   Winter blues. Post-Christmas Seasonal slump. Blue Monday. Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). It’s very normal to feel like you’ve lost your mojo at this time of year. Though there are many contributing factors, there’s a clear link between our …

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  • Wellbeing benefits of peppermint tea

    We’re all feeling a little sluggish after the last few weeks of over-indulgence. With new year’s resolutions front of mind, we caught up with Nutritional Therapist Jo Saunders over a cup of peppermint tea to share some of the natural benefits of peppermint and gain some useful tips and quick wins to get 2018 off …

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  • As spotted in The Observer Magazine

      Sunday 16th December. We were delighted to feature in Annalisa Barbieri’s feature on mint chocolates in The Observer Magazine this Sunday.

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  • National trust welcomes Summerdown

        We’re delighted that our Body, bath and home collection is now stocked locally in Hinton Ampner, Polesden Lacy and the Vyne National Trust shops.

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  • Summerdown wins farm diversification award

      We’re delighted to have won the Basingstoke Agricultural Society’s award for the Farm Diversification category. The judges’ reasons for awarding this honour to Summerdown included; growing such a rare crop on the farm; the invention of the distilling process, using standard farm equipment, the forage harvester and farm labour; selling both the raw peppermint …

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  • Autumn days on the farm

      Harvest 2019 may be over and the peppermint oil distilled and barrel-aging as we write, but work never stops on the farm, with Ian and the farm team as busy as ever. Current jobs include planting 20,000 plugs of lavender, putting in cover crop for wildlife, which also helps keeps our soil as nutrient rich …

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  • Autumn skin essential

      The season change can wreak havoc on our skin so our mint & lemongrass body lotion is here to help. Made from nourishing oils of macademia, jojoba and sweet almond, and blended with shea butter, it not only softens and moisturises but the peppermint oil picks you up after a long day.

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  • National Baking week – recipe inspiration

      In honour of National Baking week, here is a link to all our recipes using Summerdown – for a little inspiration.

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  • Paul Hollywood’s Chocolate & mint roulade

    Ingredients 125g/4½oz dark chocolate 4 free-range eggs, separated 125g/4½oz caster sugar, plus extra for dusting 2 tbsp cocoa powder, sifted For the filling 325g/11½oz icing sugar, sifted 100g/3½oz butter, softened 2 tbsp milk 3-4 drops peppermint flavour oil (Paul used Summerdown Mint’s pure peppermint oil) 2 tbsp dark chooclate chips   Method Line a 24x35cm/9½x14in Swiss roll …

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  • New diffuser refill subscription

      After the success of our tea subscription, we’re delighted to launch a new subscription for our best-selling reed diffuser. Save 15% when you sign up to our diffuser refill subscription, which costs from £12.25 per month for one diffuser. Shop now

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  • Tis the season…. of relaxing long soaks

              Autumn hails the unofficial start of the bath season so here are Summerdown’s six steps to the perfect bath time experience.   Prioritise self-care. Find 30 minutes to yourself – you can’t rush a bath. Either at the end of the day before your evening starts, or just before bed. If …

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