During the 1870s, John Richard Roberts set up as a chemist in Bethnal Green, East London.
He knew, as did many others, that lanolin was highly efficacious as a treatment for soreness of human skin and he successfully combined a suitable proportion of lanolin with other constituents and essential oils.
By the early twentieth century Melrose, produced by Roberts & Sheppey was known throughout the country and available from all chemists and stores.
Today the business is run by Ella May, granddaughter of John Richard Roberts.
Melrose soothes lips and dry rough flakey skin. Soften hard skin with Melrose.