USEFUL BEAUTY: TRAVEL BALMS (here’s one you should know about)
Useful beauty, multi-taskers, great little travellers…who doesn’t love a botanically-powered Balm that does lots of things – from helping heal nails damaged by gel polish to calming insect bites and healing “gardener’s hands”?
“A Mediterranean garden…in a pot, full of natural botanical healers”
– The Beauty Shortlist
With our 2016 Baby Awards entries now wrapped up (not the winners though – lots to get through, entries were up 130% on last year so we had a baby boom this year!) I promised to spotlight a few stand-outs.
The balm edit at The Balm Boutique is a treasure trove of healing beauty – the SOS Balm for Dry Skin is a good one (I’ve tried it) but if you’ve got the kids home for the holidays or are jetting off soon, their Green Healing Balm is one of those “how did I live without this?” products.
It’s completely manic here today, so I’ll let the ingredients and awards speak (see below) speak for themselves…
Really nicely priced at £15, here’s what it can tackle (I’ve taken the what-it-does and ingredients copy below straight from The Balm Boutique’s website) and congratulations on winning a Beauty Shortlist Award this year – AND getting shortlisted for the FreeFrom Awards, too. It’s no-sting, very comforting and there’s no pungent medical/herbal/apothecary smell so that’s 3 reasons people are liking it, right there.
(Keep one in the garden shed and in the bathroom – this would be brilliant for “gardener’s hands – eg if you nick a finger on a rose thorn!)
FOR CUTS, GRAZES, SCARS, MINOR BURNS, CRACKED, CHAFED SKIN, INSECT BITES…AND IT HELPS REPAIR NAILS DAMAGED FROM GEL VARNISH
Nature’s best healers are brought together in this powerful beauty balm. Comfrey, Black Cumin Seed, Tamanu, Wheatgerm, Green Tea & Calendula. Plai is a natural analgesic whilst Tea Tree and Sweet Basil are anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory. Use this amazing balm for all skin ailments such as cuts, grazes, stings, insect bites, scars, minor burns, cracked and chafed skin. It even repairs nails damaged from gel varnish.
One of this summer’s travel and handbag must-haves, particularly if you’re reading this and you are a mum!
Ingredients: Beeswax, Coconut Oil, Olive Oil, Tamanu Oil, Black Cumin seed, Ecosilk, Aloe Butter, Sunflower Seed Oil, Avocado Butter, Wheatgerm Oil, Vitamin E, Calendula oil, Tea Tree, Lavender, Sweet Basil, Green Tea, Plai, Frankincense, Rosemary antioxidant, Comfrey extract.
I can tell you that Carmelina, the founder of The Balm Boutique is a lovely soul and this translates into her products, so if you like the look of this comforting green healer, you’ll find it at www.thebalmboutique.co.uk as well as Not On The High St, too.