The story of B.O.N
Kim Pech tells how her family came to develop these quality, natural oils.
“My husband Jarrett and I started our married life by resigning from our jobs, leaving Johannesburg and buying a farm outside Richmond in KwaZulu Natal. We went from slick Joburg lives to rustic farm living.
Jarrett started off our new adventure by focussing on producing eucalyptus oil in bulk quantities for the pharmaceutical industry. Our new friends and neighbours, who were very interested in our business, kept asking for small bottles of oil to try at home. So began the idea of a retail product range.
A few years later, when I was pregnant with our first child, Stephen, I asked Jarrett to create a tissue oil for me with natural oils that would be safe, nourishing, and would really work. By this stage I was hooked on the power of natural and essential oils.
Jarrett ordered various oils which he blended in our kitchen. Months of trial and error, using me as the test guinea pig, began. I used the blends throughout my pregnancy and by the time Stephen was born we had a product we loved and trusted. Our Pure Tissue Oil was born, and has been in my bathroom and the children’s bedroom ever since.
It’s amazing to think that we now produce more than a ton of Pure Tissue Oil every month for customers all over the world. Using state of the art computerised equipment to manufacture and package our products, at our factory in Pietermaritzburg.
The next challenge was to add to our sensitive skincare range, providing our family, and everyone else, with a range of everyday products. These products now include our Natural Olive & Rose Oil Soap, Moisturising Facial Cleanser, Intensive Hand & Body Moisturiser and our Anti-Ageing Face Creams.
Since launching three years ago, what makes us happiest is the thousands of testimonials that we receive from our satisfied customers. Being able to offer affordable, natural products that really work, is what drives us more than anything else.”
B.O.N has a proud heritage spanning more than 40 years. We are one of the leading producers of pharmaceutical grade eucalyptus oil in the world and we supply a number of large international flavour & fragrance houses. We also manufacture a range of personal care products under our B.O.N Label. These products are formulated to cater for the growing consumer trend towards NATURAL products, which have proven benefits. Even though we focus on high quality natural raw materials our products remain affordable, thereby offering our customers good value for money. We have numerous testimonials from our satisfied customers confirming that our products add value to their lives.
Founded in: 1972 Headquarters: Pietermaritzburg, South Africa Number of production sites: 2 Number of employees: 150
Our mission is to develop and manufacture premium products, which are natural, have proven benefit, and retail at affordable prices.