I love the sense of renewal spring brings and promise of warm summer days just around the corner. My favourite spring flowers are in bloom and our family can start spending more time out of doors, exploring our beautiful beaches and parks. At this time of year I like to update my skincare routine and tweak things for the change of season. Right now I’m loving or Porcelain Brightening Serum – a light and lovely moisturising serum to brighten and even skin tone – which seems like a better and better idea as the years slip by! I’m also loving our new Regenerating Elixir. It’s a great way to add nourishment to your skincare routine without the weight of a thicker cream. Boost radiance and renew your skin with the natural goodness of kiwifruit seed oil, organic rosehip oil and organic white tea. My morning routine: add two pumps of Porcelain Brightening Serum to 2 drops of Miraculous Facial Oil & blending the palm and apply. My evening routine: add 1 pump of Regenerating Elixir to our Essential Facial Moisturiser or Regenerating Night Cream (depending how dry my skin feels), mix and apply. Spring is also the perfect time to change up our home fragrance. After a winter of cosy Vetiver & Violet, as the days get brighter I like to bring a bit of sunshine into the house with my favourite Clementine & Basil fragrance. This beautiful, 100% natural scent reminds me of walking into a spa with its luxurious, beautiful sunlit top notes of clementine and orange layered over a softly herbaceous heart of basil and lavender. For a crisper fresh scent I also love Green Verbena – with fresh top notes of verbena and bergamot with citrus highlights, layered over herbal middle notes with a touch of freesia. If you are looking to freshen up your bathroom with some pretty pastels, our In Bloom range of wash and lotions look lovely on the counter and make a gorgeous gift too. Available in (bestselling) Pink Petal, crisp Green Verbena and fresh Aqua Lily. Gentle formulations, these products are paraben and sulphate free, suitable for sensitive skin, 100% vegan and made right here in New Zealand to care for your hard working hands. My girls love anything pink so Pink Petal has been a great way to encourage them to wash their hands! Post by Juliet Blair – Linden Leaves Creative Director & mother of two.