Bedford is really lucky to have two health food shops, Wholefoods in the Bus Station and Pumpernickel in the Arcade. They are both interested in the products they sell, knowledgeable and willing to obtain products on request. My favourite shower gel for people with sensitive skin is made by Urtekram. The unperfumed version of the shower gel contains no essential oils as even these can aggravateskin problems. It has very few ingredients: vegetable glycerine, palm soap, coconut and corn sugar soap, Himalayan sea salt, palm oil products and citric acid, and so far I haven’t heard of any of my patients having problems using it. It seems to last for ages and is relatively inexpensive for an organic product. Bedford Wholefoods stocks it and MK Organics on Castle Road (another worthy store that deserves our support) does too.