About Valley Mist
Natural and holistic
Sustainability at our core
Low impact living
About the maker
Hi I’m Jo, creator and maker of most things Valley Mist. I am in my mid 40’s and have been making my own natural skincare products for roughly fifteen 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 we can afford to literally grow most of our 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
Sustainable and eco friendly
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 fibres 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.
This image is from one of our Facebook page albums. @myvalleymistsmile. We observed the decay of the lip balm tubes over a period of time in the Valley Mist chive plant pot. There is a more recent insight on our Instagram stories; take a look at the 6th week video saved on our highlights. We submerged several tubes into our two types of compost bins to record the decay.