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The beauty of natural balms

Date Posted:19 December 2022 

Natural balms are incredibly versatile. You can use them on your lips and hands, or even in your hair. They're great for soothing dry skin and keeping it hydrated all day long as well as helping you with sleep and muscle tension.

 

Natural balm is great for your skin! Its made with natural ingredients that nourish and moisturise your skin, helping it look and feel its best. Natural balms are also good for you because they don't contain any harmful chemicals or additives. And because they're plant based, they can be used on even the most sensitive skin types.

 

 

So what makes a balm?

Starting with a base, usually beeswax, shea butter or cocoa butter – sometimes all three. The ingredients are naturally nourishing to the skin and contain essential fatty acids to deeply hydrate. The beauty of a balm is that at room temperature it is solid, making it more convenient than an oil or lotion to carry around (which can easily spill). It is also less prone to oxidation (unlike an oil), meaning you can keep in in your hand bag without fear of it going rancid. To make the balm extra special, essential oils and anti oxidants can be added. This will make the balm much more versatile, as it now becomes a fragrance and offers greater healing properties to the skin. 

Natural balms are made from a variety of ingredients. Some common ones include:

  • Vitamin E: This vitamin helps to nourish your skin and improve elasticity
  • Aloe vera: This ingredient is used for its soothing and healing properties
  • Butters or oils: These ingredients are used to moisturize and soften the skin
  • Shea butter: This ingredient is especially good at moisturizing dry or cracked skin
  • Beeswax: This ingredient is used as an emollient, which means it helps to soften and smooth the skin

It is important to highlight that balms sold at Sassy Organics are 100% vegan and don’t contain beeswax.

 

The best things about a beauty balm?

This one little pot of goodness can be used for just about anything. It is the perfect all rounder, making it an essential natural beauty product for your hand bag. Its versatility also means it is perfect for traveling or camping when your luggage must be light. A good natural balm can replace the need for lugging around a whole heap of different natural skin care products, which comes in handy when space is limited.

Natural balms are great for your skin, they smell amazing, and they make you feel like a million bucks. But there's more! They're also:

  • Super portable so you can take them anywhere
  • Made with natural ingredients like shea butter, jojoba oil, and coconut oil—so they won't irritate or clog your pores
  • A way to get your daily dose of antioxidants and vitamins A and E, which help protect against free radicals and keep your skin looking radiant

 

 

Here are some examples of how you can use a balm

  • Make up remover
  • Nourish chapped lips
  • Relieves and heals eczema
  • Soothes itchy and irritated skin
  • Use as an after sun skin healer
  • Soothes nipples for breastfeeding mum
  • Soothes nappy rash for unhappy babies
  • Rub on dry skin to deeply nourish and protect
  • Use on scars and stretch marks to reduce the appearance
  • Can be used to nourish the hair, scalp and even on beards
  • Rub into cuticles to nourish and prevent cracks and hang nails
  • Rub into the soles of the feet to prevent dry and cracked heels and balls of the feet
  • Rub on the pulse points (neck and inside of wrists) for fragrance, if using a balm with essential oils
  • Use as a highlighter on the checks and cupids bow (peak of the lips) before applying your organic make up

 

Which balm is best for headache?

Most of us have experienced a headache at some point in our lives. It's one of the most common health issues, and it can be incredibly painful and frustrating to deal with.

If you have a headache that just won't go away, you'll probably want something that really works. There are lots of different balms out there that claim to help with headaches, but only a few that can actually deliver on their promises.

Here is one of the best balms that is known for helping with headache pain - The Physic Garden Natural Calm Balm – although not specifically created as balm for headache, this balm can be used to allow yourself to relax, which may ease your headache. It contains passionflower & lemon balm, which are traditionally used to relax and reduce anxiety.

 

Which balm is best for sleep?

Sleep balm can help you relax and get a good night's rest. Sleep balm is made from a blend of essential oils that are known to help you relax, such as lavender and chamomile. The best way to use sleep balm is to rub it on your temples, neck, or chest before bedtime so that it can work its magic while you're sleeping!

Sleep balm should not be used as an alternative to sleep aids. If you are having trouble sleeping at night or during the day, please see a medical professional for further advice.

 

 

Which balm is best for muscle pain?

Muscle balm is a great option for people who are experiencing muscle pain. Whether you're feeling sore after a workout or your muscles are tight because of arthritis, muscle balm can provide relief and make it easier to move around. It's also good if you have spasms in your muscles muscle balm will help relax them so they don't hurt as much.

 

Other popular balms

Lip balm

A lip balm is more than just a way to keep your lips from feeling dry and chapped. It's also a great way to protect your lips from the sun, cold, and wind. Anybody who spends any amount of time outdoors will benefit from using a lip balm. They're easy to use and come in many different flavours so you'll never get bored with them!

 

Calm balm

Calm balm is a great way to relax. It's made with lavender and other oils that promote relaxation, so it's perfect for anxiety, stress and insomnia. This balm can be applied directly to the skin or inhaled through your nose if you're having trouble sleeping. The Physic calm balm is made with the gentle and uplifting scents of bergamot, mandarin and cedarwood in a moisturising base of shea butter with passionflower and lemon balm. Free from bee products, gluten, dairy, nuts & seeds and suitable for ages 2 years and up. Under 2 years of age, Calm Balm can be applied to the soles of the feet for a gentler effect.

 

Nipple balm

Nipple balm is a natural product that can help soothe sore nipples and the surrounding area. It's made from shea butter, plant oils, and essential oils like lavender. Nipple balm can be used after each feeding to moisturise and heal dry or cracked skin caused by breastfeeding. The healing properties of nipple balm may also reduce inflammation, irritation, or pain in the nipples during breastfeeding.

The Physic nipple balm combines natural oils and herbs of calendula, lavender and blessed thistle, traditionally used by breastfeeding mums to moisturise dry, cracked nipples. It can also be used by mums to be to promote elasticity and moisturise to prepare for breastfeeding in the third trimester.

 

 

Our top 5 balms

  1. JAK Organics Soothe Pot with Virgin Coconut Oil & Pure Botanicals - Due to the high levels of essential fatty acids, this little pot of goodness containing natural and organic ingredients will protect your skin from premature ageing, will work to re-generate healthy skin cells whilst leaving it hydrated, nourished, and youthful.
  2. Wotnot Natural Baby Nappy Rash Cream & Balm - Wotnot 100% natural nappy rash cream is a multi purpose balm enriched with certified organic pawpaw extract and comfrey oil, both known for their excellent healing properties, and certified organic chamomile and aloe vera to soothe raw and inflamed skin.
  3. The Physic Garden Natural Sleep Balm - This organic balm is naturopathically formulated with soothing oils and the sweet scents of organic chamomile, lavender and lemon balm to help prepare for a restful night's sleep.
  4. PURE Papaya Care Vapour Balm - This is a 100% natural gentle chest rub to soothe, clear & relieve. Breathe easy with this natural & warming blend of traditional Australian essential oils & botanical extracts including papaya.
  5. Simple As That Vegan Vapour Rub Baby - Whilst the baby vapour rub containst the same quality ingredients as Simple As That Vapour Rub Adult, it has been formulated at half the adult strength for precious, newborn skin.

 

Final thoughts

Natural balms are the perfect way to soothe your skin and indulge in the pleasures of luxury. With a wide range of choices, you can find balms that are appropriate for all skin types and preferences.

 

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