Nursing balms for nursing mums
A nursing balm is used by nursing or breastfeeding mums to soothe tired, dry or cracked nipples. Many women experience some discomfort due to the suckling of their baby for breastfeeding, so using a nursing balm is a great way to protect the mother’s health. When looking for a nipple balm, you want to avoid any that contain petrochemical derivatives and nasty chemicals or parabens. A natural nipple balm tends to use plant oils and herbs that contain natural healing and soothing properties. You can also use a nipple balm in the third trimester of pregnancy to promote elasticity and prepare the nipple for breastfeeding.
The best balm for you and bub
Our range of natural nipple balms uses the natural healing properties of calendula and papaya to help heal and repair the skin. If you want a calendula nipple balm, we suggest The Physic Garden Natural Nursing Balm. This natural and vegan balm contains calendula, lavender and blessed thistle – all traditionally used by breastfeeding mums to moisturise dry, cracked nipples. The Pure Papaya Care Baby Balm is targeted for a baby’s rough, irritated or otherwise dry skin. Pure Papaya Care use natural shea butter and calendula for their soothing and nourishing properties. You could use the Pure Papaya Care Baby Balm for your nipples as well as to soothe your baby’s skin.