Nosy Be is this epic 'little' tropical island just off the northwest coast of Madagascar and is the countries largest and busiest tourist resort. It has an area of 320.02 km2, with a population just over 100 000. Nosy Be means "big island" in the Malagasy language, the island was called 'Assada' during the early colonial era of the 17th century, Nosy Be has been given several nicknames over the centuries, including "Nosy Manitra" (the scented island), and this will give you the clue of why this range of products have this name. The ever popular Ylang Ylang plant that produces the most lovely tropical, monsoon fragranced essential oil is grown here in numerous plantations, it has become so popular globally that it has surpassed sugar cane production and is now the main agricultural product produced on the island. The island is also one of two that are the only locations in the world where you will find this specific little toad, just over 1 cm long!
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!
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!