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No account but? Register*Spiddal artist, Fiona Concannon chopping her bar of cleaning soap the new Airmid Skincare store in Ennistymon.
Airmid Natural Handmade Skincare which specialises in pure skincare impressed by the panorama of the Burren has opened its first retail outlet in Ennistymon.
The company, with a base in Kilfenora since 2012 has seen it’s gross sales soar throughout lockdown, as demand for pure skincare merchandise will increase worldwide.
“It’s a new and thrilling chapter for us to open a store in Ennistymon, which is prospering in the intervening time. The new retailer will give prospects a possibility to return and pattern our merchandise, inhale the customized hand blended Airmid scents and study extra about how they’re made” mentioned proprietor Kevin Lynch.
“Even although we have now had a troublesome 12 months, with lock downs and plenty of of our stockists closed, we have now continued to give attention to the long run and discover new methods of transferring ahead. We have been lucky to have constructed a new workshop, accomplished in October 2020, in order that has additionally helped us fulfil new orders now”.
The new Ennistymon retailer will inventory an enormous array of merchandise, together with new candles and bathtub salts, luxurious physique and fragrance oils, lip balms, beeswax lotion bars in addition to shaving and grooming merchandise and handmade cleaning soap. It will even inventory a spread of eco pleasant toilet equipment.
Hospitality and visitor cleaning soap bars will even be accessible in singles and bulk packing containers. Airmid at the moment provide a variety of 5 star resorts and likewise manufacture for different Irish manufacturers.
Airmid merchandise are specifically formulated for delicate pores and skin and include no parabens, fragrances or synthetic colors. The company started in Kilfenora, when Kevin and his companion Tina Robinson have been struggling to seek out pores and skin merchandise for his or her son who was born with eczema. They developed a singular pure chamomile cleaning soap, utilizing herbs from their very own backyard. This was the primary product created and remains to be some of the widespread offered.
“We develop all of the flowers and herbs ourselves, we gather the beeswax and honey from all of the beekeepers domestically, all the things is as Irish as attainable. We are real producers and the complete Airmid assortment is produced in our Kilfenora workshop. All cleaning soap bars are reduce by hand and are cured for not less than six weeks to make sure a luxurious, long-lasting product.
Creating prime quality sustainable merchandise has at all times been a precedence for the company, who use plastic free and sustainable packaging from Irish suppliers.
“During the previous 12 months we have now seen individuals’s buying habits modified with many purchasers favouring native sustainable companies and merchandise made by hand by expert craftspeople.”
“With this in thoughts, we’re providing prospects the chance to chop their very own cleaning soap in the store and purchase offcuts as effectively. We shall be encouraging individuals to deliver their very own luggage, and containers to hold their purchases residence, as we need to scale back our waste as a lot as attainable” he added.
The design of the new retailer additionally features a classic bathtub, salvaged from a forge in West Clare, upcycled furnishings and Airmid’s personal twist on retail.