Natural Lip Balm
We are impassioned about living a natural and holistic lifestyle as much as we can and so want to share our passion with as many like minded souls as possible.
Valley Mist launched in 2016 with just four Lip Balms, over two years in the making and with the goal being to create a natural lip balm free from chemicals and unnecessary ‘nasties’. My intention was to create a lip balm made from raw, natural or naturally derived ingredients with no synthetic flavors or petroleum involved. A lip balm beautifully packaged, completely plastic free.
As someone sensitive to pollution, I (Jo ) believe that allowing our bodies to function in as natural and non-polluted state as possible is key to good health. By considering the ingredients we use on our bodies as well as those we put into them, we can make a change to our health and even our precious Earth.
A few things about Valley Mist & the maker
Hi I’m Jo, creator and maker of most things Valley Mist. I am well into my 40’s and have been making my own skincare products with varying success for roughly ten years.
I am passionate and some would say a little too enthused about a number of things in life but the environment, skincare, growing my own food, yoga, my family and herbal tea, all compete to be at the top of the list … Oh and let’s not forget composting! Together these things and many others work as key ingredients of my attempt at a holistic lifestyle.
Part of my business ambitions are to grow Valley Mist to the point where I can afford to literally grow most of my ingredients … but most of your ingredients are imported from warmer climates I hear you cry! Well, I have a plan for UK grown ingredients that will crank up the sustainability factor of Valley Mist, watch this space 🙂
Equally important and right up there is our commitment to preserving the Earth for future generations.
The paper in our 10g lip balm tube is made using a combination of recycled fibers and wood pulp. Our small steps moving away from petro chemicals used to make plastics can help to reduce the plunder of our planet. Despite our best efforts, we have been forced to ship the paper-board tube from abroad. With help from our customers we hope to reduce the use of plastic and encourage British manufacturers to offer these greener alternatives right here in the UK.
Looking To The Future
As a sustainable skincare company our range is small but our ambitions are considerable and bursting to grow. Check back soon and see what’s new.
In addition, for every sale of the eco-friendly lip balm paper-board tubes AND the aromatherapy candles (made using waste waxes and oils saved from Valley Mist product production since 2014) we will make an annual donation of 8.5% of the profits towards environmental cause charities.