By October 31, 20196 Comments

To BATCH #001 and me – Hello, I’m so happy you are here. I wanted to share a bit more about how and why I founded BATCH #001 with you all, so you get to know me and what we at BATCH #001 are all about.

So let’s start at the beginning….

I was inspired by my allergy and eczema prone girls, to create our range of completely natural and organic products they could use to soothe and repair their inflamed and irritated skin – but couldn’t find anything.

Both of my girls suffered terribly with eczema and allergies from birth, endless doctors’ appointments and even late night trips to A&E.  Having always had dry skin and sometimes psoriasis myself, I was looking for something completely natural, to help ease our skin flare-ups and lock in moisture (something which is crucial for eczema sufferers).

What was really frustrating was the enormous ingredient list on all the moisturisers I was using, which had so many preservatives, sulphates and parabens in.  It just didn’t seem logical to be putting all of these chemicals onto their already sensitive skin!

During the time we were in the middle of a bad flare up, we happened to be in Dorset visiting a beekeeper friend who told me about the incredible, natural properties and benefits in beeswax.  I had no idea that beeswax was revered by our ancestors for its magical properties – did you?!   Used in skincare, it hydrates, conditions, soothes and calms the skin, and also repairs damaged skin, promotes skin regeneration, and creates a hydrating, long lasting protective barrier against environmental pollutants.

I have since become somewhat obsessed with the stuff, as you might have realised. Here’s why…

Beeswax is:

  • Anti-bacterial
  • Anti-fungal
  • Anti-oxident
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Anti-microbial
  • Edible
  • Naturally aromatic
  • Non toxic
  • 100% natural and renewable resource
  • The healthiest candle you can use – it burns cleanly, slowly and without smoke

My beekeeper friend had these stunningly aromatic beeswax candles burning, completely free from toxic paraffin wax and synthetic fragrance oils, which the majority of the big candle brands used, and I was inspired to start experimenting, not only by creating the 100% Beeswax Candle but also to look into how this wonderful wax could work in skincare, considering it’s loaded with natural anti-fungal, antibacterial and antimicrobial properties.  Oh, and making the products looks super stylish too 😉

And so there you have it, this is the story of how BATCH #001 was born – a desperate Mum of eczema sufferers who happened to discover the amazing healing properties in beeswax, and became totally inspired to share its goodness with others!

I am so proud to be creating products which are 100% ethically sourced, cruelty free and made using all natural and organic ingredients. My biggest hope is that you and your family will also enjoy all of the benefits from our organic skincare and candles – and that you’ll love them just as much as we do.

Paula X


  • Dawn Woodhouse says:

    Absolutely gorgeous products, beautifully packaged and a real treat. The Tea Tree & Lavender Salt & Oil bath soak is just delicious as is the Beeswax Balm and Prickly Pear seed oil balm.

  • Georgie Pelser says:

    Hi Paula, Vasha (our mutual friend) gave me one of your lovely candles last Christmas and she just gave me your wonderful bath soak for my birthday -I have now ordered some more goodies. I love your products! Georgie 😊

  • Andrea Wimbleton says:

    Absolutely fantastic products. This has changed my life in less than a week. Have been suffering for 6 months with eczema and other related problems. Seen the doctor I dont know how many times in the last 6 months and prescribed lotions and potions and nothing had worked. This has been a life saver. Thank you once again Paula.

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