Beat January Blues and Win

January 17, 2014

Determined to pamper ourselves this January, we have teamed up with boutique cosmetics brand Balm Balm who are experts in making us feel good the natural way.  Balm Balm has created a collection of award-winning 100% organic, natural balms, oils and fragrances and offer beautiful gift boxes (we have our eye on a Detox set...)  We asked feel good guru Glenda Taylor about the inspiration behind their family company.

What inspired you to start Balm Balm?

I was intrigued to learn that the only difference between Cream & Balm was the addition of water and chemicals to the cream so I had a eureka moment when I realised there was no need for the chemicals if I switched to simple balms and the difference in my skin was tangible so I just had to share it.   The whole thing grew from there!

How do you create new products and fragrances?

Concepts for new products come usually as a result of customers asking for something specific.  Therapists who use Balm Balm are best in this respect.  Because they are using Balm Balm in treatments, they have first hand experience on a daily basis on what would be useful additions to the range. 
For fragrance it just comes naturally – essential oils are a treasure chest of therapeutic properties and as an aromatherapist I know exactly which ones are needed to get the desired effect and then from my choices I mix and match which ones blend well with each other.  



How and where things are made is becoming more and more important. What makes something truly organic?

All certified organic ingredients have to show complete traceability and proof that no chemicals have been used on them or  on the ground they have been grown on.  Most organic products have an element of non organic content but Balm Balm is 100% organic which is what makes us special!

What are your feel good tips for winter?

Beautiful warm, bold essential oils combined with bright, light ones to give us a boost – Rose Geranium, Black Pepper, Ylang Ylang, Frankincense for  warm & bold and Grapefruit, Mandarin & Lime for bright & light.  Our new frankincense range has Frankincense & Grapefruit in and smells divine.  It's great for Winter but you know?, it's going to fab for Summer too!

What would you have been in another life?

A bird!

What is your favourite boot from the Seven Boot Lane collection?

Really hard to say as they are all gorgeous but Aretha Black Leather size 40 yes please!

Let us know which Balm Balm gift set you would like to win and share your feed good tips for January to win one of five. All you need to do is post on our Facebook page, tweet us, or email with your answer to  We will pick a winner at random on 21st February. Good Luck!


Terms and Conditions:
There is no entry fee and no purchase necessary to enter this competition.
Closing date for entry will be midnight on Friday 21st February 2014. After this date no further entries will be permitted.
No responsibility can be accepted for entries not received for whatever reason.
Seven Boot Lane reserves the right to cancel or amend the competition and these terms and conditions without notice. Any changes to the competition will be notified to entrants as soon as possible by us.
No cash alternative to the prizes will be offered. The prizes are not transferable. Prizes are subject to stock availability and we reserve the right to substitute any prize with another of equivalent or greater value.
The winner will be chosen at random by Seven Boot Lane from entries sent to us and to Balmbalm.
The winner will be notified by email within 7 days of the closing date. If the winner cannot be contacted or does not claim the prize within 14 days of notification, we reserve the right to withdraw their prize and pick a replacement winner.
The promoter’s decision in respect of all matters to do with the competition will be final and no correspondence will be entered into.
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