Unique beauty products made by a family-run Funding Circle business

Protect your skin this winter with Organic Beauty Products from Balm Balm

Close to 2,500 different businesses have accessed funds through peer-to-peer lender Funding Circle over the past 3 years, which is not only exciting for the businesses themselves, as they can fulfil their growth potential, but also means there are some great stories to tell. With that in mind, we’ll be digging deep into some of these businesses to showcase what you have helped them create.

Following our initial feature on Saber Powersports in Southampton, this month we’ll be looking at Balm Balm; a family-run organic skincare company in London.

Balm Balm was established in 2005 by Glenda Taylor, an aromatherapist, perfumer and natural formulation consultant. Their products are sold online, through stockists and they have also supplied One Aldwych with professional size products for their spa. Balm Balm has an extensive range of products including lip balms, body balms and perfumes as well as a variety of home scents; making them the perfect gift for birthdays and housewarmings.

One of their unique selling points is that their products are all 100% organic and 100% natural, and nothing has been tested on animals. Even their packaging is eco-friendly; it’s all carbon neutral and decorated in organic inks. They really are feel-good beauty products!

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We received a box full of goodies from Balm Balm, which were beautifully packaged and all smell wonderful. My favourite product was their Aromatherapy Bath & Shower Oil Collection (pictured below) which contains 7 bottles so you can use a different fragrance for each day of the week!

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Balm Balm has won numerous awards and is well respected within the organic beauty industry. The business won The Soil Association’s Organic Industry award for the Best Organic Beauty and Bodycare product, as well as the Sunday Times Style Award, for the Best Organic Lip Balm.

Balm Balm came to Funding Circle in July looking for a loan to assist them with their expansion plans. You can read other peer-to-peer lending success stories like this in our case study category on our blog.

Jack Pritchett

Senior Communications Manager