Hello and welcome! We are mother and daughter, Cecilia Rathe and Claire Huntley, and we are the Founders and Directors of Mary Elizabeth. We started the company in August 2011 and launched the first products on the market in June 2012.
Cecilia was inspired to start making natural skincare after she was diagnosed with skin cancer a few years earlier. Although the treatment was successful it left her skin in a poor condition, with the chance of permanent scarring. She tried a range of products to soothe her skin, but none of them helped and many just made it worse.
Originally a solicitor by profession, Cecilia is also a trained aromatherapist and a Member of the Federation of Holistic Therapists. Her knowledge helped her realise that the chemicals in the products she was using were probably irritating her sensitive skin. Knowing the many beneficial properties of plant oils and essential oils she decided to make a completely natural product herself. Not surprisingly her skin was soothed almost instantly and cleared completely.
From that moment she was dedicated to creating natural products with effective blends of vitamin-rich plant oils and organic essential oils. After further training in product development, we established our company, Mary Elizabeth Bodycare Ltd (The name is a combination of our middle names) and following extensive research and testing the first products were launched, to great reviews.