A Rich Heritage

In 1887 my great, great grandfather opened his first retail store on Church Street, Lancaster. The shop soon became synonymous with high quality leather goods and over the past 130 years has grown a reputation for customer service and family values (and is still run by my father today). 

Botanical Beginnings

Fast forward four generations, and growing up with very sensitive skin I struggled to find high street products that didn’t contain chemicals or preservatives plus offered the spa-like pamper I was looking for. 

Following a few experiments and many hours around the kitchen table with my husband, Simon, Banks-Lyon Botanical was born. 

From our offices in Ramsbottom, in the beautiful countryside at the outer-reaches of Manchester, we started to wrap, bottle and mix an ever-changing array of natural bath and skincare products.

Big Adventures

After selling our first soap loaves to friends and family, we’d soon out-grown the kitchen table (and the spare room). Leading us to present day and our current range.

We still strive to pack the best ingredients nature has to offer into all our products. Making everything by hand and wrapping them in luxurious packaging to ensure we portray the love that went into producing them.

That combined with our strict stance on Fairtrade, Sustainability and never testing on animals (all our products are approved by Cruelty Free International), all helps to create an ethos we’re rather proud of.


A few years ago we were blessed with our first child. Naturally as a mummy I wanted the same soothing & nurturing products for Atticus.

Our range of Mini Organics is designed specifically to support little one’s well being. With sleep at a premium, each product has been formulated to provide that seamless transition from bath-to-bed (or maybe just that extra 30 minutes every parent needs!). 

A range of hand-picked baby gift boxes now accompany our Botanical products for the perfect baby shower or newborn treat.