BEHIND THE BRAND:
After a 17-year journey with the international jewellery brand Miglio, founder and owner of Balance Cape Town, Debbie Jackson, got to meet women from all over South Africa and as far afield as Australia, New Zealand, Ireland and the UK.
Travel has influenced me in so many different ways. My products have a very South African look and feel, mainly due to me having driven mostly alone many 1000’s of km’s with a car packed with products to hold solo shows around the country. I fell in love with our people, their kindness, and just the beauty of this diverse landscape. I have tried to pull this into the Home Scent collection naming items after the place that inspired me the most – think St Lucia, Jacobsbaai, and the BoKaap to name only a few.
Traveling internationally even before I started Balance Cape Town allowed me to meet so many entrepreneurial women, to see the international trends, the packaging and the marketing angles applied. And so when it came to my turn to start up it seemed the natural step to take to develop a brand where women supporting women was my main goal.
Add to this my love of natural products and, of course beautifully smelling products that not only spoil your skin but your home too.
From the most natural ingredients and unique formulations, to our unwavering commitment to quality and safety:
your beautiful skin and home is our passion.
What started as a dream has become a reality!
Choosing to start a brand that would not only create a sustainable eco-footprint business, but one that had the power to heal troubled skin and reward me and our followers as an exceptional part-time hustle or full-time career – this was my dream!
We support local: from the pomegranate farmers and suppliers of essential oils right through to our packaging and printing requirements.
The Balance Cape Town skincare and home scents ranges are developed with innovative plant-based oils and fragrance personalisation, respectively. We are obsessed with developing products that deliver the real results you expect and deserve.
You are never on your own in a business like this – we have so many integral branches. Our soap maker, Theresa, has become a close friend – Shannon who manufactures the wooden aroma burner and candle lids, Lizelle who creates our gorgeous crochet items, all work off-site running their own businesses, but journeying together with us.
And of course: our amazing resellers – our distributors who are as passionate about these products and the business model as I am; the carefully selected beautiful wellness pods and retail outlets that showcase the products; and the online platforms that collaborate with us in growing our business.
In-house I am blessed to have Sange who has worked side by side with me for the past 4 years, and more recently Nomhle, a beautiful young mother from Khayelitsha who is being trained as our Soy Queen! She manufactures with great pride the candles, wax melts, and firelighters!
We still produce all our products from my home in Durbanville (although we are slowly taking over the entire house!) and each of our serums, spritzers, masks, diffusers, and sprays, as well as the soy products, are created with loads of love and meticulous attention to detail.
I am so proud of what we have accomplished in only 4 years and really believe our future is as big and successful as what we want it to be!
Interested in becoming a reseller?
If you are interested in learning more or becoming a reseller, please get in touch.