Our Ingredients

From the kitchen sink to the high street.

Our award-winning Skin Salvation ointment still follows the original recipe created by the founder over 20 years ago. Even now, our whole range is still produced and packaged in-house by our small team of 5, so you can be sure that nothing synthetic has snuck its way into our products, and that they are produced in a safe and fair environment. Let’s take a closer look at what makes Balmonds stand out from other skincare brands…

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Our supply chain

We are firm believers in sourcing all our ingredients as organically and locally as possible, and only select the highest quality of ingredients – because your precious skin deserves the best, and what better way to treat it than with fairly sourced, luxurious and natural ingredients that support other small businesses like ourselves!

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Herbal tinctures

We procure our herbal tinctures from a biodynamic farm in the East Midlands that practices regenerative agriculture, a farming approach that rehabilitates and enhances the entire ecosystem of the farm. Their Biodynamic and Organic certification ensures complete traceability as well as sustainability, and with the staggering number of trees they plant yearly, the activities of the farm itself actually absorb more CO2 than is generated. The biodynamic farming of our four hero herbal tinctures ensures that the soil they grow in has never seen a drop of synthetic chemicals, herbicides, pesticides or fertilisers. Instead, they just let nature do its thing!

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Beeswax

Everyone know that bees play a crucial part in keeping our ecosystems alive, so we are adamant that the beeswax we use in our Skin Salvation comes from happy, healthy bees that have the freedom to go about their business in a natural environment. The family-run farm we source our beeswax from was founded in 1922 and is just down the road from us in Brighton. They are just as passionate about the environment as they are about bees, which is why they are based all across Sussex, Hampshire and Kent so the bees have a diverse and colourful array of flora to forage.

A very lovely and down-to-earth video all about Payne’s bee farm: Click here

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Shea butter

Where the shea plant only thrives in savanna regions, we had to compromise on location for this wonder of an ingredient. However, the company that supplies our shea butter has created job opportunities for 15,000 women in rural communities of West Africa. Empowering women to earn an income and promote social responsibility, they use women’s co-operatives throughout Ghana to the to gather and process the nuts into the beautiful shea butter that we are incredibly lucky to be able to use in our products. The company is certified organic and is even able to trace each nut back to its original harvest location! The shea is Fair For Life and supports the Hippo Sanctuary in Ghana to contribute some of its profits back into the local eco-system to support education, environment, and welfare of the communities.

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Balmonds skincare

We pride ourselves on being a small, all-natural skincare company, so it really matters to us where our ingredients come from and how cultivating them affects their surrounding nature and environment. This is why we have been extra careful in selecting our suppliers, to ensure that we can be as environmentally friendly as possible and do our part for mother nature, because where would Balmonds be without her!?