Arthritis Relief – Introducing the Comforting Massage Balm

Arthritis Relief : Comforting massage balm to ease stiffness in joints

After asking clients and followers on my social media channels, what new balm they would like me to create,  arthritis relief, and joint pain was a popular request.   I have created a new balm for arthritis relief and joint pain. Introducing the new Comforting Massage Balm (100g), your natural solution for targeted relief.

Here’s how the Comforting Massage Balm can help Arthritis Relief

  • Soothe Aches & Stiffness: Experience targeted relief in your hands, fingers, neck, knees, and feet. Say goodbye to stiffness and hello to increased comfort throughout the day.
  • Natural Relief with Essential Oils:  the gentle, anti-inflammatory blend of lemon, juniper berry, and grapefruit essential oils provides a refreshing scent while offering potential comfort for everyday aches.  There is no strong-smelling menthol scent,  just a pleasant and uplifting aroma.
  • Improved Mobility & Flexibility: This balm may help soothe joint stiffness and reduce swelling, potentially leading to improved mobility and a wider range of motion.

Reviews so far on the Comforting Massage Balm

Google review 5***** S.B.

I’ve tried Me-Time Therapies balms before and love the products so I was excited to try the new comforting balm. I was not disappointed. I’ve suffered from knee pain and joint pain in my hands for some time now but since using the comforting balm, my pain has considerably improved. I have found the results to be quite amazing and it feels lovely in your skin which is an added bonus. I’m closely keeping my eyes open for any new product from this company!

Google review 5 ***** J.T.

I’ve tried the new Comforting Massage balm for over a month now and it’s certainly easing my aches and pains. Took a few days to start seeing a difference but my osteoarthritis in my hands isn’t as painful and neither is my lower back. Think I’m just going to put it on my knees now too. It’s great that it doesn’t smell either so people don’t ask you if you are using deep heat as soon as you walk through the door. Worth the investment.

Google review 5 ***** E.W.

Me-time therapy balms are incredible. There is a new balm out called Comforting Balm. It’s a miracle balm. It soothes all types of pain and especially arthritis complaints. As a therapist (25yrs) my hands get very sore. Not now! Thank you Me-Time Therapies

How to Use  for Arthritis Relief:

For soothing comfort, gently massage the balm into affected joints twice daily.

Where can you buy the Me Time Comforting Massage Balm?

You can purchase the Comforting Massage balm on .  Cost £12.50 per 100g tin.



Small Business Saturday UK

Small Business Saturday UK

Me Time Therapies has been selected as one of the nation’s 100 most impressive small firms by the Small Business Saturday UK campaign, as it kicks off its second decade in the UK.

Speaking at an event in London, where the SmallBiz100 line-up was celebrated,   Geraldine summed up her reaction: “As a solo entrepreneur, it feels wonderful to be recognised as one of the 100 inspirational small businesses in the UK. The SmallBiz100 is an amazing campaign for Me-Time Therapies as it allows me to network with other small businesses across the UK and gives exposure to my own business.  I am proud to be based in East Lothian and this gives me a wonderful opportunity to spread the word and reach out to a much wider audience across the country.”

Small Business Saturday will return on 2 December 2023, with a mission to support and celebrate the UK’s 5.5 million small businesses. With small firms facing huge challenges due to the cost-of-living crisis, the campaign is more vital than ever as it moves into its second decade in the UK.

“It’s fantastic to celebrate Me-Time Ethical Skincare as part of this year’s campaign,” said Michelle Ovens CBE, Director of Small Business Saturday UK.“The impressive small businesses featured in this year’s SmallBiz100 sum up the phenomenal contribution that small firms make to our economy and local communities.”

Small Business Saturday is a grassroots, non-commercial campaign, which celebrates small business success and encourages consumers to ‘shop local’ and to support businesses in their communities.

The campaign was originally founded by American Express in the U.S. in 2010, and the brand remains the principal supporter of the campaign in the UK.

On Small Business Saturday customers across the UK go out and support all types of small businesses, from independent boutiques and eateries to small service and b2b-based businesses like wholesalers and digital marketers. Many small businesses take an active role in promoting the day by hosting events and offering promotions.

Over the time the campaign has run in the UK, it has engaged millions of people each year and seen over billions of pounds spent with small businesses across the UK on Small Business Saturday.

Small Business Saturday attracts huge attention on the day itself, with an impact that lasts all year. Last year the campaign trended at number one in the UK on social media platform X (formally Twitter), with the Prime Minister and the Mayor of London among those publicly supporting the campaign. Over 90% of local councils also supported the campaign.



Christmas gift ideas for her


The Self-Care kit is included in this year’s Christmas gift ideas

After a year of hard work and challenges, a relaxing spa day or self-care items can be just what she needs.

Gift her a spa gift certificate or create a DIY spa basket with scented candles, bath salts, luxurious bathrobes, and skincare products to help her unwind and rejuvenate.self-care-wellbeing-gift

You could buy the perfect Self-Care Kit from Me-Time. It is a uniquely experiential gift, which combines beautiful products with both physical therapy and mindful relaxation. It is the perfect excuse to create some well-deserved and rewarding Me-Time. With it being an award-winning Vegan product it would be the perfect gift for anyone who needs some self-care time.


Entrepreneur Geraldine McCullagh wins Scottish Women’s Awards prize

Entrepreneur Geraldine McCullagh

Entrepreneur Geraldine McCullagh wins Scottish Women’s Awards prize – Avril Campbell (East Lothian Courier)

A  Musselburgh entrepreneur was “delighted and totally shocked” to win a top accolade at The Scottish Women’s Awards 2023.

Geraldine McCullagh, a qualified clinical aromatherapist and founder of Me-Time Therapies, was named Beauty Entrepreneur of the Year.

The awards, which marked their fifth anniversary this year, celebrate female talent in Scotland, honouring the success and achievements of professional women, their businesses and organisations, whilst recognising their contribution to society and the wider economy.

The successful candidates are shortlisted from public nominations and the winners were announced at a gala dinner hosted by radio presenter Gina McKie in Glasgow’s Marriott Hotel last Saturday.

Geraldine, a passionate advocate for small businesses, faced stiff competition in the beauty entrepreneur category and was especially delighted that the accolade was awarded to her sole trader business, “proving that size is no obstacle to success”.

She said: “I am delighted to win such a prestigious award and also to share the evening with other talented Scottish professional females. This has given me a real boost and the encouragement to keep moving Me-Time Therapies forward with my natural aromatherapy product range.

“I am so proud of winning Beauty Entrepreneur of the Year and very grateful to The Scottish Women’s Awards for giving me this recognition.”

A spokesperson for The Scottish Women’s Awards 2023 said: “The Scottish Women’s Awards 2023 has showcased the extraordinary talents and achievements of these women, highlighting their significant contributions to society.

“These winners represent not only excellence in their respective fields but also the qualities of determination, resilience and a commitment to making a positive difference in the world.

“We would like to congratulate all winners and nominees for their amazing achievements and we hope their success stories will inspire others to reach for excellence.”




Scottish Women’s Awards: East Lothian businesswoman shortlisted

Musselburgh Entrepreneur

Embody summer edition featuring Me-Time Massage balms

Embody Magazine - Me Time Massage balms

Embody ( a magazine for CThA members (COMPLEMENTARY THERAPISTS ASSOCIATION) has featured Me-Time Massage balms in their Summer Saviours feature. (page 33)

The trio of Me-Time Massage balms are

Relaxing Massage Balm

Muscle Relaxing Massage Balm

Invigorating Massage Balm

The massage balms can be purchased on Me-Time Therapies Store on Amazon UK – Me-Time Therapies Store Amazon UK


East Lothian Courier: Entrepreneur enjoys invite to House of Lords

East Lothian Courier: Geraldine McCullagh at House of Lords business event

by Avril Campbell

East Lothian Courier wrote a feature about my visit to the House of Lords in June 2023.

Me Time Therapies at the House of Lords

A Musselburgh entrepreneur attended the House of Lords to mark the end of a programme to support the growth of small businesses.

The visit by Geraldine McCullagh, founder of Me-Time Therapies, followed her involvement with Small Business Britain’s Small & Mighty Programme.

Having won several awards for her products, which are sold on Amazon, Geraldine continues to make all her natural products by hand at her Denholm Avenue home. Offering a range of natural products that enhance relaxation and rejuvenation, including massage balms and gift kits, Me-Time Therapies is “committed to providing individuals with the ‘me-time’ they deserve”.

Geraldine discloses all the natural ingredients used with her products and, with a commitment to sustainability, almost all the products are vegan. Every product is handmade, chemical-free, gluten-free, skin and eco friendly, she said.

In addition to promoting the importance of self-care, Geraldine is a current mentor at Musselburgh’s Queen Margaret University, supporting students who are looking to start their own ventures.

Enrolment on the Small & Mighty programme has supported Geraldine and other small firms with ideas for business growth and their decision-making processes.

The end of the six-week programme was celebrated at the House of Lords in London.

Geraldine, a Musselburgh resident for the past 20 years, said: “As a qualified clinical aromatherapist and reflexologist for the past 27 years, I embedded my expertise into a unique range of handmade natural products six years ago to deliver self-care and support to as many people as possible.

“The help given throughout the programme has been amazing and to cap it all off with an invite to the House of Lords is incredible.

“I am proud to have been part of the Small & Mighty Programme, who all share the passion small business owners such as myself have for our local community and economy.”


Best Craft & hobby kits for adults Evening Standard Article

I am delighted that my Make Your Own Body Butter & Lip Balm kit was included in the ‘Best Craft kits for Adults 2023’ feature in the Evening Standard.

They say that the devil makes work for idle hands, so keep yours engaged in a productive way – by making your own sustainable body butter. This kit will guide you in making the most heavenly fragrance-free cream to slather onto parched skin. Cruelty-free and vegan.

Make your own Body Butter &Lip Balm kit


Christmas Gift Guide review of my Self-Care kit

Christmas Gift Guide by The Little Life of T recommends my Self-Care kit. Here is their review of the Self-Care kit

Self-Care Kit by Me Time Therapies* – £25.00 (Available at Amazon & the Me Time Therapies Website):
I am a huge lover of anything that can try and grab me precious minutes of ‘me time’ as those moments are few and far between these days. This kit is perfect for busy mums or if you have a busy lifestyle, because you can either use all the treatments in one go for a full pamper session or you can use the treatments individually for a few moments of you time spread out over the week.
As I rarely get longer than 30 minutes to myself I chose to try the treatments separately. First up I tried the rejuvenate facial – a French green clay face mask was applied and I relaxed. I then removed the face mask and applied the orange blossom water (which smells divine). The organic muslin face cloth is very soft, soothing for the skin and a product that can be used time and time again.
I then moved onto the rebalance element of the self-care kit, which was a 15 minute hand reflexology treatment. You follow a video tutorial and the hand chart whilst using the began body butter. I found this a really relaxing treatment and it was not too complicated for me to follow despite having zero experience with hand reflexology. I loved this treatment so much that it will be something I incorporate into my regular routine.
The last treatment in the self-care kit is a 10 minute resting the mind mindfulness mediation or the body scan mindfulness meditation. If you are feeling adventurous you can also do both. I use meditation quite a lot as a way to help my brain relax. I struggle to switch off and have found it to be a really useful technique for quietening my brain. Both of these meditations were well done and relaxing. Certainly meditations I will be coming back to time and time again.
This kit is an absolute bargain. Three great treatments to enable that special person in your life some ‘me time’. Definitely a kit I will be purchasing for family members as its a great little gift set and carving out that time for yourself is so important.

Self-Care Wellbeing Kit wins an Award


The Self-Care Wellbeing kit has won a Bronze Award in the Vegan Category in the Free From Skincare Gift Awards 2022.

Feedback from the Judging panel

Original and thoughtful set, very well presented and very personal too. The video / meditations are genuinely original extras. Terrific value. An ideal gift for someone who has perhaps had a tough time in 2022, in order to enjoy some personal self-care, self-love and calm.

What is the Free From Skincare Award?

The Free From Skin Care Awards celebrates and encourage skincare manufacturers who create cosmetics that exclude some of the allergens, fragrances, and other ingredients sometimes associated with skin and health issues, ethical and environmental concerns, and which some consumers may need to or want to avoid, especially if looking for more ‘allergy friendly’ or natural cosmetics, and struggling to find suitable products.

More information about the Self-Care Kit

The Self-Care box is vegan and also designed to be eco-friendly.

It contains Orange Blossom (Neroli) Water, French Green Clay, Whipped Vegan body butter, Organic Cotton Muslin Cloth, a link to exclusive access to a Hand Reflexology video, and links to exclusive access to 2 Mindfulness Meditations.

The cost of the Vegan Self-Care kit is £20.00 and can be purchased on my Amazon store – Amazon store – Self-Care kit.   

Free delivery by Amazon UK.

How to use the Self-Care kit

The Self-Care set is designed to use in 2 different ways

Create your own spa pampering experience at home and doing all 3 Self-care nourishing rituals


Daily wellbeing: picking one of the Self-Care Rituals depending on your mood

The nourishing Self-Care rituals are

  • Rejuvenate:    Facial – French Green clay & Orange Blossom Water & Organic Muslin Face cloth.
  • Rebalance:  Hand Reflexology Treatment following a 15-minute Hand Reflexology video and Reflexology Hand Chart using the Vegan Body Butter.
  • Relax:Listening to a 10-minute ‘Resting the Mind’ Mindfulness Meditation and/or 10 minutes ‘Body Scan’ Mindfulness Meditation.

Self-care kit - hand reflex video

The Self-Care Wellbeing kit is a perfect at-home gift experience for you or your family/friend who wishes to use 100% natural, eco-beauty, vegan-friendly products on their skin. The kit has been designed to create a calming and nourishing well-being experience at home. A perfect Well-being Christmas gift.