Monday, December 07, 2009

Christmas @ WuChi

Give something luxurious this Christmas  make it Christmas @ WuChi.
Christmas is a time to give, a time to share, time to indulge, splurge and reward for all your hard work.
Christmas is also a time to be thankful and spend time with your loved ones.

Give something different, make it Christmas @WuChi with our ultimate indulgent gift ideas handmade with you in mind.

Complete Pamper Box 

Christmas Gift Ideas

If you are not sure what to buy drop us a line, email or call us and we can make up a bespoke indulgent box just for you.

Body Oil Collection

Merry Christmas to you all.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

WuChi by Maks wins Online Business of the year @ the Precious Awards 2009

I am still overwhelmed that WuChi by Maks won Online business of the year at the Precious Awards 2009. Thank you to every one who voted for us.

We are delighted to have won. 

For more information on the PRECIOUS Awards visit the website:

Winner of the'Online Business of the Year' 2009

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

WuChi CoCo Passion Luxury Body Scrub Feature


Our WuChi Coco Passion Luxury Body Scrub is featured in the latest How TO Look Good Naked book out September 2009. This book contains expert advice from the hit TV series as seen on channel 4.

So if you want to look good naked, before you bare all one of the secrets of holly wood stars and smooth glowing skin is to Exfoliate, Exfoliate and Exfoliate. Just Once a week will do. The benefit is rewarding.
Grab a pot here before it runs out.
 Book info here on Amazon

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Wear It Pink @ WuChi was a success!

Our latest event Wear it pink at WuChi in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign was a success.  Thank you to everyone who found time to attend and support this cause. We all had a great time and it was a pleasure to meet everyone.
We have uploaded more pictures of the event on our facebook fan page, thank you to David for the quick paparazzi moves and capturing the fun of the day.  Visit our fan page to view more pictures of the event here.

Thursday, October 22, 2009


We are pleased  to announce that WuChi by Maks is finalist in two categories of the 2009 PRECIOUS Awards. We are up for
Best Online Business and Best Business.
PRECIOUS Awards celebrates the achievements of women of colour..

We are honoured to be nominated and thankful to everyone who voted for us.
This is fantastic news! We are happy to have made it to the finals.
 To find out more about the Awards visit the awards website here for further details.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

The Healing Power of Honey

For centuries honey has been used for its therapeutic purpose to heal all sort of ailments including cough and sore throat and of course as a natural sweetener for food.
According to research, the antiseptic and antibacterial properties of honey is as effective as modern medicine.
A senior lecturer in biochemistry at the University of New Zealand Dr Molan, found that Manuka honey from the flower of the famous New Zealand Tree Bush has medicinal properties not found in other honey. Mauka honey is known to strengthen the immune system, it helps heal wound and fights all kinds of infection internally or externally. As a drink, natural honey and lemon juice also make a great drink to start the day, as the honey will boost your energy level with a gentle detoxifying effect.
Honey is versatile and the effectiveness is noted across the food and beverage industry, health, beauty and in complimentary medicine.

Mauka honey contains nutrients vitamins, amino acids and minerals the benefits are extraordinary it is moisturising, rejuvenating, nourishing, protecting and healing.Honey works as a humectant by drawing moisture into the skin.

Here at WuChi by Maks we love our honey, we use honey in our products and are very careful where we source our honey from and the honey we use in our products is from sustainable resources.

While at the natural and organic product exhibition I  became an fan of a company called Tropical Forest honey.. very delicious honey sourced from wild bees that thrive in forest across Africa. They were so kind to also give us some sample of their Organic Beeswax to try in our products.

For a home spa  beauty experience try using honey at home for a facial.  Apply honey on your face leave for 5-10min and rinse off.

The healing power of honey to stimulate wound healing and rejuvenate healthy skin is well documented.

Monday, October 05, 2009

Wear it Pink @ WuChi

We are delighted to invite you to WEAR IT PINK @ WUCHI, our Open Day in support of breast cancer campaign which is taking place on Friday 30th October 2009.Our mission is to help beat breast Cancer by funding ground-breaking research.

All you have to do is wear pink spread the word and make sure that everyone knows that wear it pink is happening on Friday 30th October 2009

Come along wear pink try our products, enjoy coffee and home made cakes.
Contact us for more information if you would like to join us and visit

10% of product sale proceeds on the day to Breast Cancer Campaign

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

WuChi Connecting on Social Media

With businesses and everyone going social media mania, like twitter, flickr, blogger, and Facebook we do not want to be left out so we decided to create a WuChi by Maks fan page on Facebook where we can connect, talk more and share more behind the scene information with our subscribers and customers about our products and what we are doing. Hopefully to build a closer interactive relationship.

Although it takes a while to get used to and eventually learn /understand how to manage all the social media sites we still took the plunge. Recently we just discovered tweet deck which some how seems to make it a bit simpler by having three of the most used social media sites in one.. twitter, Facebook and my-space; on it you can post and see everything all in one. Please don't ask me for more information because we are still getting used to the new gizmo's and getting used to the newly acquired freedom of speech.

However, this will all take a while and some getting used to.

Feel free to add us as your friend on facebook or to join our fan page.
so what do you say.. Lets connect via social media the next big thing.. since slice bread
Facebook fan page,
Blog, or simply click on the images above to link directly to the page.

Hope to see you there.

Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Best Night Cream Award 2009 for WuChi

We received "Best Night Cream Award" for our Nourishing Night Cream from Miss Eco Glam Awards .

Click here to read the full review
Follow this link to find out more about our nourishing night cream.

Thank you to the team at MissEco Glam for this wonderful review and award.
Click here to visit Miss Eco Glam website.

Friday, September 04, 2009

Soap Making fun Day@ WuChi

These are the images from our latest Soap making workshop. This workshop however had kids in attendance.

We decided to add a kiddies fun workshop day to our workshops due to demand from parents wanting creative activities for their children
so we decided to create one.

We all had a lovely fun day making soaps coloring them adding botanicals and making different shapes. Wow!

Who better to make the perfect audience at one of our Soap making workshop but kids. Their feed back is absolute and they say it just as it is. They all had beautiful handmade soaps to take home. We got their creative minds buzzing. Well, For me it was therapeutic to watch them happy, excited and make their own soaps by hand to take home and as presents for members of their family.

Visit our Flickr photo gallery to view the full photo collection.

click here

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Wednesday, August 12, 2009

A Sneak Preview of our Soap World

Here is a sneak preview of what we have been up to lately.
I took photos of our latest soaps in the curing rack they look so beautiful I thought I would share the images with you. Although it takes 4-6 weeks to cure properly before they are ready to use.
No worries I will post when this batch is wrapped and ready to go.
ooops!I forgot to mention the soaps in the picture it is;

CoCo Passion exfoliating soap &
Goat milk & Rose soap here's a quick link on our website for more information about them and how to order
I will upload images of the rest of batch when they are ready.


Sunday, July 12, 2009


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The perfect introduction to the WuChi luxury skincare range. This is a perfect way to introduce yourself or a friend to our range of facial skincare products for younger looking healthy skin. Contains the following products in 30 ml glass jars:

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Friday, July 10, 2009

WuChi by Maks receives BFIIN 'Special Recognition' AWARD 2009

Amaka Olateju, Founder WuChi by Maks received a special recognition award for our achievements at the British Female Inventors and Innovators Award (BFIIN ) held at the Hilton Hotel in Cardiff, Wales on the 29th-30th 2009.

We are excited honoured and happy to be recognized for all our hard work. Thank you to everyone who voted for us.

"Special Recognition Award BFIIN International 2009"

Special Endorcements

We got the loveliest email from Mary Linehan beauty editor about our Rose face oil and thought we should share this with you.

Mary wrote

Hi Maks
"I just wanted to say- my sister -in-law is a COMPLETE convert to your Rose face oil . I got her to use half of my own bottle and she's is totally revamping her beauty products to include your oil.
Always nice to get an endorsement!

M x

Thursday, May 21, 2009

WuChi Featured in Woman & Home

WuChi by Maks- Sensual Body Oil featured in woman& home as Tuesday's buy for May 2009. by beauty editor Lynn Cardy.

"While drifting around the natural and organic show last week, we discovered Wu Chi - a gorgeous new organic skincare range and literally fell on their luxurious Sensual Body Oil and wouldn’t let go.
This exotic multi-purpose oil can be used right after a bath to soften and hydrate, or be smoothed on as a delicate fragrance.
What’s in it? A blend of cold pressed oils, including wheatgerm, Bulgarian rose otto and Ylang Ylang essential oils."

Warm a little in your palms, apply with long strokes and massage into skin for a truly sensual experience. Better still get someone you love to do it for you!
£25.90 for 200ml.

Thank you Lynn for this feature.
see link here

Friday, April 17, 2009

WuChi Stand at the Natural & Organic Exhibition 5-6th April 2009

Thank you to everyone who visited our stand at the recent Natural & Organic product exhibition on 5-6th April 2009 at Olympia London.

It was nice to meet old friends, colleagues, buyers, therapist and new business associates.

It was also a chance to make new friends and establish new business relationships.

We hope you all had a nice time at the show, even though there was so much to look at and too much to take in , in a space of two days. It was still a pleasure to meet you all. We look forward to establishing new business relationships and stockist to represent our luxury skincare brand.

Our unique bespoke Wallpaper was designed for a second by Anette Taylor Anderson of

Monday, March 30, 2009

NIGHT OILS Feature at Optima Magazine

Mary Linehan, beauty editor writes on her top personal favourite night oils and the wise choice for peachy skin; featuring WuChi Rose Face Oil

“a truly beautiful and very rich oil with rose hip and rose Otto, so especially good for dry or mature skin” March 2009

Visit our website to find out why our Rose face Oil is becoming a firm favourite with customers and the press. Visit Optima magazine website here

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Latest WuChi Exhibition 2009

WuChi by Maks will be exhibiting for a third time at the Natural & Organic Products Exhibition, Grand Hall Olympia Kensington London.

5-6th April 2009.
Stand Number: 1074
Opening hours:
Sun 5th April- 9:30-5.30
Mon 6th April- 9:30-5.00

We look forward to seeing you!

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Body Oils: Why it is Good for you

One of the best things you can do for your body is to use a body oil. Body oils contain a multitude of moisturising properties found in oils like Olive, Almond and JoJoba oil, a good source of essential fatty acids and vitamins that are good for you and your skin..

It is understandable that a lot of people believe body oils will make their skin greasy or oilier infact that is not the case, it is the other way round.

Body oils are light and absorb quicker by mimicking the natural oil composition of the body and works in harmony with the skin oils to balance and penetrate deeper leaving the skin soft and moisturised for longer.

To keep the skin supple and stop it from getting dry, it is important to moisturise regularly everyday after bath or shower. Body oils nourish the skin

Experience WuChi Body Oils

Our body oils contain rich cold pressed plant based oils and vital ingredients to feed your skin. We place high importance to where we source our ingredients. We use pure exotic essential oils with aromatic essence, no compromise because we want to offer the highest benefit and the best body oils in the world with all the added benefits.

Sensual Body Oil
: for an exotic experience, contains a combination of some of my favourite essential oils, Rose Otto, Ylang Ylang, Rosewood, Rose Geranium.

Relaxing Body Oil: A combination of Lavender, Geranium and Chamomile oils
relaxes your muscles after a hard day.. soothes and calms if you are having problems sleeping

Toning Body Oil: stimulates the circulatory and lymphatic system,
helps increases the elimination of toxins and improves muscle and skin tone.
Combination of Lemon, Grapefruit, (works wonders after pregnancy, during or after exercise)

Body Oil Collection: three of our beautifully packaged award winning body oils.

My favourite is the Sensual body oil... I cant do with out it, I love it and it is absolutely gorgeous...

Which one is your favourite?

Email me if you still have any further question on our body oils..

Sunday, January 25, 2009

WuChi Featured on Livingethically

Thank you livingethically for your review on Winter Radiance Face Products.

WuChi Rose face oil voted 9/10
"for youthful radiance".

Rejuvenating day cream voted 7/10 "for radiant winter skin".

Nourishing nigh cream voted 7/10 "rich and easily absorbed leaves the skin feeling soft and smooth".

I'm glad you like it.

Vist livingethically's website to find out more.

The following products can be purchased individually or as a complete Radiance face box. click here for more information

Tuesday, January 06, 2009

2009- Stormy Weather

It is very scary what the economy is becoming, people are scared, i am scared.

Every where you go and on the news daily it is news about businesses being affected one way or the other by the economic downturn.Sadly, many companies are folding up and a lot of people have become jobless.

It is sad that companies like Woolworths are no more(best for children costumes)

2009 is going to be a very though year for us small business owners and everyone else.We have not seen the end of it yet.

Bootstrapping, re-inventing yourself and a yes i(we) can attitude to ride the storm should be on everyone's to do list just like mine.

Best Wishes and a Happy New Year