B a l m y - BOTANICAL BALM
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Balmy Botanical Balm is an all purpose balm that harnesses the power of plant essences to soothe and heal dry, irritated or damaged skin. It is a handbag essential as it can be used on such a variety of skin ailments.
Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil which contains three major antioxidants, including anti-inflammatory vitamin E. It is a "humectant" meaning it draws moisture into the skin and assists with the absorption of the other healing botanicals.
Organic Fair Trade Unrefined Coconut Oil soothes irritation, penetrates skin and hydrates deeply. It's naturally antibacterial and antifungal and contains medium chain fatty acids, which retains the moisture content of the skin.
Bush Beeswax - Like honey, Beeswax has a range of benefits for the skin. It forms a protective layer, sealing in moisture without clogging pores. Due to it's antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties it is an exceptional wound healer. The Vitamin A it contains promotes cell turnover and it can reduce the itchiness associated with dry skin.
Organic Chamomile is antibacterial, anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory and antiseptic. It is also considered to be hypoallergenic with the ability to neutralise skin irritants.
Organic Plantain Leaf - A lesser-known medicinal herb in Australia but widely used in the States and Europe, Plantain has a range of benefits to the skin. Its natural antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties make it great for speeding recovery of wounds, and for itching or pain associated with skin problems.
Organic Comfrey - has been used since ancient times for healing wounds, acne, dry skin, ulcers, insect bites, and other dermatological conditions. It's has a range of beneficial compounds including Allantoin (which helps skin to heal more quickly and retain moisture) and Tannins (defensive compounds that protect the skin from bacteria and environmental toxins, while drawing out impurities and encouraging healing).
Organic Calendula - The moisturising antibacterial and immune stimulant properties of the plant make it extremely useful in treating slow-healing cuts and skin irritations. The herb stimulates the production of collagen at wound sites and minimizes scarring.
Organic Marshmallow Root - contains flavonoids, which contain anti-inflammatory properties. The flavonoids are able to reduce inflammation while mucilage holds them in place and prevents further damage. The extracts also induce phagocytosis, which is the process in which certain cells engulf bacteria, dead cell tissues or other solid particles. This helps speed up the healing process.
Organic Yarrow Flowers - Yarrow is one of the most useful wound herbs, as it has been known to slow the bleeding of wounds, is antimicrobial and pain relieving too. It can reduce skin itching, rash or other issues when applied topically.
Organic Echinacea - can prevent damage to the collagen in our skin as well as preventing the breakdown of hyaluronan, an essential component of your skin that keeps it impermeable to toxins and bacterial invaders.
Clary Sage Essential Oil is a powerful antiseptic and astringent skin healer that can reduce inflammation and balance oil production making it beneficial for both oily and dry skin.
*Some of these herbs have not been tested for their safety for use during pregnancy so it may be best to stay on the safe side and avoid during this time.