Having began in the heart of the Burren, Co. Clare, the Airmid Irish Skincare range is now produced in the Dromid Gaeltacht, set in a stunning landscape on the banks of the Inny River in Cillín Liath, Mastergeehy, Waterville, Co. Kerry by organic horticulturist Kevin Lynch.
His partner Tina Robinson, designs all packaging and promotional material. After their second son was born with eczema in 2009 the family had to find a pure and safe source for skincare products. Tina's search for relief for both Kevin and her children led her to begin making chamomile soap at home for her family. Tina created handmade soap that was chemically free and soft enough even for her baby's skin, because it contains natural glycerin which occurs in the soap making process. Glycerin is a humectant, which means it has the ability to attract moisture in the air to the skin.
In 2010 Kevin enrolled in The Organic College in Dromcollogher, Co. Limerick and their outlook on life changed; like many parents they wanted a natural and sustainable lifestyle for themselves and their two boys. Kevin set up Burren Herbs - supplying herbs and vegetables to local restaurants while Tina began working as a freelance graphic designer while still making soap and completing a professional soap making course.
With a wealth of knowledge in herbs and plant biology, Kevin took over the business and developed it into Airmid Natural Irish Skincare in October 2015. Their range of products now includes handmade soaps, shaving soap, bath melts, shampoo bars, lotion bars, lip balms, aromatherapy eco soy candles, gift sets and hampers.
Products are in solid form and are ideal for travel.
The business relocated to new premises in Waterville, Co. Kerry in October 2016 just off the Ring of Kerry and the Skellig Coast on Ireland's Wild Atlantic Way.
Proud Members of Original Kerry Craft Trail and Design & Craft Council of Ireland