Suffering from dry skin is irritating enough, but it’s a whole lot worse when you work, live and play outdoors.
Our family live and work on a farm in Mid Wales, caring for and riding horses, running, cycling and kayaking are among the many sports activities we participate in.
We have all from an early age, suffered from dry skin which can become itchy, sore and chapped on the face and body, and worse still, feet and hands, are prone to soreness and cracking, particularly in the winter and when going barefoot in the summer.
Over the years, we have tried many off the shelf high street creams and salves to try to alleviate this but to no great success! We then decided to combine with these, some natural additions of our own, lanolin, arnica tea tree and beeswax (from bees we keep on our farm), to provide a more stable and healing salve. What a difference we started to detect!
Not happy, though with many of the ingredients used in high street skincare products, we decided to undertake some further research into making or own organic and naturally based formulas.
We were fortunate in finding a local chemist formulator who had spent 20 years working for and developing products for The Body Shop.
And so the idea for Balmy Fox was born!