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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

Keep the dentist at bay with Coconut Oil

Believe it or not, recent research has suggested that our much loved Coconut Oil can now help to fight tooth decay, and it could soon be winging its way into your toothpaste and mouth wash!  Yet another accomplishment to add to an ever growing list of benefits for one of our favourite oils.

Without boring you, here is  the scientific part… the bacteria Coconut Oil attacks includes streptococcus mutans, an acid-producing microbe that is a major cause of tooth decay. 

Kerfoot Argan Oil Challenge

Argan Oil is all over the media, it really is the hot topic as the “new super oil for hair and skincare.”

Kerfoot Speciality Oils stock Argan Oil & even we are shocked by how popular this product is proving.  Our own Elizabeth Kerfoot, Executive Director, has been using it for the last few months & now swears by it – forget Creme de la Mer & Lancome apparently!

So the KSO girls and Jennifer Kerfoot have taken up the challenge too.  Instead of

Yorkshire according to our Traders

Yorkshire, Yorkshire, Yorkshire…

The humble Yorkshire pudding has been at the heart of the incredible “God’s County” cuisine for as long as anyone here at Kerfoot HQ can remember.

Many beyond the boundaries of this fine county will tell you “you won’t get owt for nowt” from a Yorkshire man, but in an attempt to dispel myths and stereotypes here you go… the recipe for just how Granny used to make ‘em, packed with

Keeping it natural!

The promotion of vanity is an ongoing theme on our TV screens, tabloids and advertising boards.  In the past decade the importance of maintaining ones skin has shifted up the priority list of the average shopper.  Despite there being a decline in the overall retail segment this year figures have proved the health and beauty sector to be one of the most resilient during this economic downturn.  Undoubtedly the larger brands within the industry have had to make significant discounts in