'My Bliksem' aftershave balm 'Hitting the town'

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This fragrance has some old school vibes blended with some modern day likings. I am not sure why, but the minute I smelled this fragrance it made me think of the prohibition period in the US, when guys and dolls dressed to kill, and times were wild and unpredictable. It does not quite fit in with our local SA theme, although I can definitely imagine the same sort of lavish parties and legendary characters in the cities of Cape Town, Kimberley, Johannesburg and a few other places during the 1920's. Our Mafioso's Fedora has top notes of Lavender, Neroli and Bergamot. If middle notes were his neatly pressed suit it would surround this sinister character with Pepper, and Lilly of the Valley (we hope he did not deflower Lilly). His well shone, handcrafted footwear would tap the base notes of Leather, Moss, Sandalwood and Patchouli. The subtle blend of all of these fragrances would have a broad as popular as Lillian Gish give up her acting career to become a devoted wife to the man who was lucky enough to get his hand on a smearing of this stuff.

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 tub contains 100 ml of soothing goodness, refills will be available soon at around R100 bucks a pop, so hang on to your tin!