We are a local family business from Anglesey North Wales. The company was established in 2016 to facilitate the commercialization of the Families Traditional Clay Mineral Balm Eliawen which has been passed down from generation to generation. Eliawen is over 200 yrs old and follows the original recipe and consists of two indigenous ingredients one of which is Welsh Slate. Eliawen was launched in 2018 at the Welsh National Eisteddfod in Cardiff.
Ianto Jones - Founder
"Born on Anglesey in North Wales to a Welsh speaking family. Veteran who has seen active duty with the Parachute Regiment. Later perused a career in Voice and Data communications, installing Fibre/Copper Networks all over the UK. Accepted as a mature student by Bangor University. Set up Mon Naturals to commercialise and facilitate a SMART Expertise Project with Welsh Gov. and Bangor University. Runner up Nationally for three award in Manufacturing, Business and Innovation.
Author and Co Author of three Academic Papers yet to be published.... containing Data on the Family's Ancient Welsh Balm that was handed down over generations of the Jones family. Taught as a young child to work with a variety of indigenous ingredient whether plant, animal or mineral based. Creating and manufacturing natural products that have been used in the community on a host of skin conditions. Reintroducing Eliawen the Clay Mineral Balm to the 20th Centaury. Successfully reverse engineered the animal oil and created a plant based alternative that has also been commercialised and certified.
Compounds were replicated and fatty acid index was matched, CBD/Cannabis Sativa Seed Oil was infused to enhance the formulation. Overall aim is gain Medical validation for our products so as to be able to help more people worldwide with a host of skin conditions. Future R&D will facilitate incorporating our products in to a Class 1 Medical Device ie Wound Dressing for the NHS."
Mon Naturals Family
"The Morgan Jones Family stem from Anglesey North West Wales, originally connected to Maritime Commerce based out of Amlwch. Importing and exporting Tabaco....the brand was called Amlwch Shag.
Family's roots also incorporate the Williams family who moved from the Dinorwic area to Holyhead after the Quarry was closed to gain employment in the Port with the Railway.
In more resent times the Thomos/Elim family married in to the Jones family and were based in Llandeusant and Llanfaethlu.... the later being the place of my upbringing.
Originally living on a farm but later all cohabiting on a small holding on the outskirts of the village. Great Grandmother and Grandmother living in small adjacent cottages. My family to the rear and the animals in a small barn.
My Grandmothers still practised natural forms of healing in the community which they in turn had been taught by their Grandparents carrying on this ancient art. People would come to them to deal with different ailments. My father was also taught this and he in turn also helped in the community. I was taught at 6 to collect ingredients, too work with then and create natural indigenous products using local resources.
I found this fascinating as a child and loved the whole process of learning about everything and not to waste anything. Their knowledge and love of nature was inspiring and i am blessed to have been handed down such a gift as Eliawen. Before my father passed away he gave me permeation to commercialise Eliawen so that everybody could reap its benefits...this i have done successfully. This ancient knowledge and experience gained helped me create and formulate a plant based alternative Elienaid, which has also successfully been commercialised and certified. My aim is to leave a legacy befitting my ancestors."