Symondsbury, Dorset Wild English Bulrush Mat

This beautiful and completely unique mat was created for a customer in Oxfordshire from this years harvest of Wild English Bulrushes from the Symondsbury Estate in Dorset.   The rushes were harvested by hand in early July so the mat has a soft green mixed with golden tones and will fade gently and naturally to a […]

Only Natural has moved!

Only Natural has found a new home as part of Bridports Best Gallery for Art and Crafts, Studio Forty Eight. Located in Tarworks Cut in the heart of St. Michaels – Bridports Famous Art & Vintage Quarter, Studio Forty is full of light and colour.  The Gallery celebrates the work of Artists and Craftspeople for […]

Bushcraft Bulrush Weaving

Absolutely brilliant two days with the gentlemen of Wilderness Survival Skills in Wiltshire harvesting and plaiting bulrushes to make a foraging basket. They bravely went deep into the ponds to get the best rushes and were excellent students picking up 9 strand flat plaits in no time at all and producing a great basket of […]

The Bug Fest!

On 5 July 2015 Only Natural will be at The South West Insect and Spider Show! At Westlands Leisure Complex, Westbourne Grove, Yeovil, Somerset, BA20 2DD, Sunday 5th June 2015 10.00AM – 4.00PM We’re going just ’cause we like bugs! Join us for what looks like a fascinating and fun day. We’re bringing gorgeous bug […]

Only Natural at Breamore

Craft and Garden Fair at Breamore House Saturday 27 June, Sunday 28 June 2015 Come join Only Natural and other Artisans from Manor Barn, Symondsbury at Breamore House Craft and Garden Fair this coming weekend. Breamore House is a magnificent Elizabethan manor house on the edge of the New Forest, with beautiful views from the […]

Bulrush & Bramble becomes Only Natural

New name – New Website – Same pure stuff, handmade plus new Artisans, new products, new Home! , Bulrush & Bramble has moved to Symondsbury Manor Yard, to a new workshop and a gorgeous new retail space and a new name. Only Natural includes all of Bulrush & Bramble; handmade natural soaps and skincare and […]

Natural Soap Making

Natural soaps have been made by people all across the world for thousands of year. The earliest record of soap being made is 2800BC by the Babylonians. Natural soap is made using several different processes but all relying on the natural ability of the chemicals Sodium Hydroxide and Potassium Hydroxide to convert oils and fats […]