We are Ben and Vicky Lyons. We're the founders of Lyonsleaf. The business is run entirely from our small farm, set in the idyllic Mendip Hills in Somerset, England.
Lyonsleaf began by selling the vegetables and herb plants we grew on our farm to local restaurants and at small markets.
We had always been interested in using our amazing herbs to create natural skincare products. We thought people might be interested in them too, so we began to sell small numbers at local markets.
Whilst we were developing our ideas we had an experience that steered us and gave us confidence in our blossoming ethos.
Our mission is to provide 100% natural, safe, effective, cruelty free skincare, suitable for the whole family at a price affordable to ordinary people, with the least environmental impact as possible. These infused oils are then blended with other pure plant oils (mostly organic), organic beeswax and mineral ingredients (and nothing else) to hand-make small batches of what have been described as ‘little pots of wonder’.
We use a high percentage of tropical oils in our products which have evolved to be sun-stable by way of a myriad of antioxidants. These oils will not oxidise on the skin and will neutralise free radicals. Our products are not certified organic, but they are 100% natural. We do use a very high percentage of organic ingredients.
Lyonsleaf is proud to be a Conservation Circle partner of Rainforest Trust, one of the most effective conservation charities in the world. Rainforests safely store billions of tonnes of carbon, helping to mitigate climate change and stabilise global weather patterns. We also donate £3 for every review of our products to the British Red Cross. We have donated a total of £1,004 (running total) and you can read about the charities we support on our website.
We're on a journey to establish ourselves as the go-to brand for skincare at an affordable price with a low environmental impact.