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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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  • Mint on the move at Christmas fairs

      It’s that time of year again when the super-organised amongst us are starting to think of Christmas shopping. We’re going to be dashing around the South East again popping up at the finest Christmas fairs. Please do come and say hi to Catherine, try a sample of our chocolates and experience Summerdown first hand. …

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  • Win Afternoon tea for two

    We’re raising a cup of tea to the end of our mint harvest with this amazing giveaway!     Prize draw now closed.  Did you know that not all of our peppermint gets distilled into pure peppermint oil? We retain some of the leaves for drying and then, using our own secret method, we reintroduce …

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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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