Healing Calendula & Plantain Balm / First Aid Balm / Nappy Balm / Healing Skin Balm
Infused with vibrant wild weeds this is a wonderfully nourishing & soothing balm, perfect for dry skin. Harnessing the botanical goodness of Plantain & Calendula + the extra moisturising & nourishing qualities of Shea Butter & Hempseed Oil, this is a rich & luscious balm.
This rich, solid balm, has been created specifically to heal & nourish the skin. Use for cuts, scratches, wounds, stings, burns, to prevent scarring, and to soothe & heal inflamed, dry or sore skin. Perfect to have on hand for any little mishap, to cheer up little people after a scratch, or just to smooth all over your lips & hands because it's so divine! This makes a fantastic nappy balm, to soothe & heal nappy rash and irritations, especially as it has very gentle and natural ingredients (no added essential oils).
As a solid balm this will last a long time so you can leave it in your first aid kit or handbag until needed. Think Healing First Aid + Lip Balm all in one. This is perfect for gardeners hands either before heading into the garden as protection or after a day outdoors, or for dry, chapped, scratched hands that need extra moisture or protection from the elements.
You can also use this balm anywhere on your body.
It's the botanical ingredients of this balm which are the stars:
Calendula is an awesome skin healer, which promotes wound healing and skin cell regeneration whilst inhibiting inflammation. It's soothing, healing & tonifying to the skin. It's an antiseptic which keeps infection from occurring in injuries. It has astringent and anti-inflammatory properties, and its anti-bacterial, anti-viral and anti-fungal activity helps to fight infections. It's used externally for inflammation of the skin and to treat bruises, burns, sores and skin ulcers, along with cuts & scrapes. Calendula has an antibacterial effect on staphylococcus aureus, a common bacteria which causes many skin infections including boils, impetigo & nappy rash.
Plantain's nickname is 'green bandage', referring to it's excellent use as a first aid remedy for cuts and wounds. Given the shape of the leaves it can be wrapped onto the skin like a bandage. Plantain is used topically to soothe irritation & infection, to treat skin problems such as eczema and acne and to relieve itchiness and stinging sensation from bug bites and stinging nettles. Plantain is gentle, toning, soothing & moisturising.
Shea Butter is deeply moisturising, penetrating deep into the skin whilst also forming a protective barrier on the skin, keeping moisture in and dryness from the elements out. Shea butter is emollient, which means it can soften or soothe the skin.
Organic Hempseed Oil is a rich source of omega 3 & 6 known to nourish, pacify, revitalise & moisturise dry skin. Hempseed provides long lasting moisture, over time increasing your skin’s ability to retain moisture. Lavender has a gentle, old-fashioned, soft, floral, herbal scent. It's known to be relaxing & calming the the central nervous system, great for calming nervous jitters.
Organic Beeswax from my best friend's hive in Paekakariki. You can't get more local than that!
Each balm is handcrafted from homegrown organic herbs which have been infused for a month in organic oils. Hand blended in small batches with seasonally available, fresh plant materials. No artificial preservatives are used, please keep your metal tin well sealed in a cool dark place and use within 12 months. The tin can be easily upcycled and reused once you've finished your balm.
Ingredients: Homegrown & Wild Foraged Calendula petals + Plantain leaves, Olive Oil, Shea Butter, Hempseed Oil, Local Organic Beeswax.