We needed a name that connects with a strong character, and for those of you from my era, who will ever forget local hero Wolraad Woltemade? The fragrance name '14' refers to the number of souls he saved from a sinking ship, braving the waves with only his horse and determination, unfortunately their brave efforts led to their own demise on this fateful day, 1st of June, 1773. He never stopped from returning to the people in distress and showed immense bravery, unfortunately the hero and his steed was swarmed by 6 desperate sailors upon his 8th return to the ship and they all drowned in the notorious Cape seas. This fragrance is heavy and manly in the classical sense, and is a superb classical fragrance. The top notes are wavy Bergamot, Coriander and Clary sage, the medium notes that will rescue you from being ordinary are Cloves, Yasmin, Geranium and Cinnamon, while the base horsepower will be galloping Vetiver, Oakmoss, Patchouli, Honey and Leather. This fragrance is powerful, graceful and proud, much the same as Wolraad and his steed.
The name 'My Bliksem' was derived from the amazement we experienced when we first compared this product to other mainstream products that are out there. Typical utterances you may need to exclaim are; 'My Bliksem die goed voel bedonnerd lekker op my vel' or 'My Bliksem hoekom vind ek nou eers uit van die puik produk', or 'My Bliksem man, wie het gesê jy mag MY MB gebruik!!!??? If you use Google to translate phrases above you may think I am talking about the weather, I'm not, just know it feels damn good on the skin!
We have formulated this balm with a huge focus on sustainable skincare. Branding, marketing hype, appearance and cost all took a backseat to the primary objective, to produce a balm that feels damn good on your skin and takes the job of nourishing and protecting your skin very seriously. Fragrance preferences are something that is quite unique to each and every user, and for this reason we have developed no less than 12 differently fragranced balms to allow you to find one that really fits your personality, style and liking. Use less product in the mornings and apply more liberally before bedtime. This balm can be used at any time and anywhere, so keep a few jars at home, work, in the sports bag and even in your car, use whenever you feel a bit ‘rough and dry’. The balm will also do an excellent job anywhere on your body where relief is required from burns, chafing, insect bites and dry skin.
This balm is unlike anything out there, it is made right here in South Africa using only natural main ingredients sourced from small scale farmers and businesses. This balm is highly concentrated and is very economical, it contains no water, preservatives or chemicals so a little goes a long way, a dollop as small as your pinky finger nail or less is all that is required to cover your entire face and neck area. If your skin looks too shiny or feels oily after massaging into your face and neck for 30 to 60 seconds, you are more than likely using too much, it is really that simple. Unlike most modern balms and aftershaves there are no liquids that will evaporate after application, whatever you apply is absorbed by your skin, feeding, protecting and nourishing it to a state of natural well being.
The main ingredient for this series of balms is Highveld grass fed tallow that have been processed by using water directly from the earth and coarse sea salt from the Kalahari desert, to this we have added some lovely plant oils and butters; Virgin cold pressed Olive oil from the fairest Cape, Shea butter all the way from Ghana, Beeswax and Propolis from Gauteng and a touch of cold pressed Coconut oil from beautiful Mozambique. Perfectly natural skin food made for folks who can distinguish between buying a great product versus dropping cash on an extensively marketed brand.
The product has no colorants in it, texture and color (off white to golden yellow) is determined by the ingredients and oils used in the specific balm. The tallow and essential oils used both play a part, and texture can vary from smooth, hard and creamy to soft and airy with small particles of oils or fats in suspension.
The tub contains 100 ml of soothing goodness, refills will be available soon at around R100 bucks a pop, so hang on to your tin!