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.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!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 email@example.com. We will pick a winner at random on 21st February. Good Luck!