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Archive: January, 2013

When Life Gives You Lemons

I’ve always thought of lemon oil on either end of the spectrum.  It can either force you to screw up your face with bitterness, or the complete opposite when drizzled on a pancake.  I was really quite surprised with the amount of health benefits that lemon oil claims to have!

–>Suddenly find yourself with a nosebleed?  Lemon oil.
–>Coming down with a fever?  Lemon oil.
–>Feel yourself developing a throat infection?  Guess what… lemon


THE 2014 Tour de France will begin in Leeds with a second stage the following day setting off from York and finishing in Sheffield.

Leeds will host the Grand Depart on July 5, with the stage then proceeding through Harewood, Otley, Ilkley, Skipton, Kettlewell, Aysgarth, Hawes, Reeth, Leyburn and Ripon before the competitors cross the finishing line in Harrogate.

The next day’s race will start in York, passing through  Knaresborough, Silsden, Keighley, Haworth, Hebden

It’s Tropos Time!

Months & months of anticipation, planning & hard work has gone into it & on a snowy Monday morning on the 14th January 2013 it is finally here… The Kerfoot Group TROPOS Launch!

Our new ERP system, TROPOS, is set to revolutionise the way we operate making us even more efficient & increasing our already very high standards of customer service.  We were all very excited to start using the system so to mark the day of the launch we had balloons all around

OIL Systems GO!!

Treasury Team finished off 2012 in our usual no.1 spot… yes, we won the Kerfoot Christmas Quiz for the 3rd consecutive year!  This was the highlight of our year – the quiz proved more tense than dealing with Tropos queries, I can promise you that!

2012 however also saw KSO go LIVE on our new TROPOS system with very little teething problems; with KPO & KBO going live this week we are expecting their transition to be as smooth – all orders flying through

Olive Oil To The Rescue

A very new use for our beloved olive oil has been thought up by boffins working on the preservation of York Minster – coating its walls in olive oil!  The building, the largest Gothic Cathedral in Europe, was built between 1220 and 1470 mainly of magnesium limestone. It is susceptible to pollutants like sulphur which seeps in the stonework through rainfall, then crystallises and forms cracks and even crevices.

Previously linseed oil had been used but now scientists are testing an

Pistachio Nut Oil

(Pistacia vera)

Background: The Pistachio Tree originates from southern Europe and Asia. It is now grown in France, Turkey, Italy, Iran and the USA. Pistachio Oil is cold pressed from the pistachio nut; it is emerald green in colour and has an aromatic, assertive but subtly sweet scent and flavour.
Benefits: Pistachio Oil is used mainly in Middle Eastern dishes, as it has a powerful, sweet flavour which

Lemon Seed Oil Refined

(Citrus limon)

Background: The source of the lemon is unclear; however it is thought that the Lemon Tree is native to India, Northern Burma and China. Our Lemon Seed Oil is extracted from the fruits seeds then refined leaving it relatively odourless and colourless. However it does have a slight sharp, fresh smell, and is pale greenish-yellow in colour.
Benefits: Lemon Seed Oil claims to be beneficial to

Borage Oil

(Borago officinalis)


Background: The Borage herb originates from the Middle East and is now widely grown around the world. Our Borage Oil is cold pressed from the seed of the Borage plant, it has virtually no odour, but it is pleasant if smelt. Borage is easily distinguished by its hairy greyish-green leaves and pinky-blue star shaped flowers.
Benefits: Borage oil is an

Aloe Vera

(Aloe barbadensis)

Background: Aloe Vera is thought to have originated from Northern Africa, however today there are no natural occurring populations. It is widely cultivated around the world, including Mexico, USA, Japan and China. Our Aloe Vera is expressed from the centre fillet of the Aloe Vera plant producing a colourless and odourless Gel or Juice.

Benefits: Aloe Vera is thought of as an

3000 miles, 2 men & 1 boat

I was reluctantly separated from my bed at 4am on the 22 December 2012, fortunately for a great cause.  An old friend of the Kerfoot family is to soon set out on a journey like no other & as it is an INCREDIBLE journey of course TKG had to be involved…!

In December 2013, Dan Howie & Will North will embark on the greatest challenge of their lives by competing in The Talisker Whisky Atlantic Rowing Race, which is renowned as one of the toughest endurance races on earth.