While researching the best ingredients for a baby balm to make for my niece, I realized that all of the ingredients recommended for babies were the same ingredients that would heal and nourish my eczema and dry skin, which made me determined to create a product that could successfully multitask. The goal was to reduce the need for multiple products specified for just one thing, to a select few that would cover a variety of our skincare needs, both for baby and us.
Organic Fair-Trade Unrefined Raw Shea Butter: Moisturizes, nourishes, and heals dry skin. Loaded with Vitamin A, a rich antioxidant that heals and prevents scars by strengthening our skin’s outer layer, Vitamin E, a moisturizing antioxidant that heals and soothes irritated skin, Oleic Acid, a soothing fatty acid that softens skin and repairs damaged cells present in skin conditions like eczema, Stearic Acid, an essential fatty acid that creates a protective barrier on the skin and helps lock in moisture, and Cinnamic Acid, a unique acid with highly anti-inflammatory and gentle UV protection qualities that assist with healing.
Organic Olive Oil Infused with Organic Calendula Flowers: Soothing, healing oil with natural anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties. Gentle enough for babies, yet strong enough to heal skin irritations such as rashes, cuts, eczema and chapped or split skin.
Organic Castor Oil: Healing natural oil with antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties that soften, hydrate and protect the skin.
Made for Babies, Perfect for You Too!
Why is it that we’re lead to believe if something says the word baby on it that we can’t use it, or that’s it’s not strong enough for us? The safest, purest products are the ones we should be using. While we call this our baby balm, this healing moisturizer is truly designed for anyone who has delicate, gentle skin, dry, chapped skin, or is prone to skin sensitivities such as eczema, psoriasis and the like.
Here are my favorite ways to use this balm:
Eczema Repair: I’ve suffered from eczema since high school and struggled to find a cream that could bring me consistent relief, as well as heal my dark, scarred patches of skin. While I’ve eliminated the foods that cause my breakouts, winter and dry environments still trigger flare-ups every now and again. The best way to use this balm to heal eczema patches both for baby and you is to apply a pea-sized amount to the affected area as needed. I’ve learned to carry this balm around with me in the winter months to help me resist the need to itch!
Tip: Rub the balm between your fingers to warm it before applying to the skin. This will prevent pulling or irritating the skin during application.
Heal Scars: This balm is great for healing and lightning scars. This will take time and consistent, daily application. For best results, apply to the scar 2x/day. You should notice the scar lightening within a few months. Continue daily application until the scar is barely visible.
Heal Dry, Chapped Skin, Cradle Cap + Diaper Rash: This balm is perfect and safe to use from head-to-toe to heal dry, chapped or cracked skin, cradle cap, and diaper rash. Simply warm a small amount between your fingers and apply as needed to face, body, hands, feet, cuticles, bum or scalp.
Tip: I also use this as a leave-in conditioner to heal my split ends. Simply rub in a small amount on the ends of your hair and leave in overnight. Wash out well in the morning for shiny, healthy ends!
Daily Moisturizer: Excellent as a daily moisturizer for baby and you, especially in colder, drier months. Apply half of what you would normal cream or lotion as a little goes a long way with natural ingredients. Works best when applied after bathing while skin is still moist.
Tip: I like to use this on my face at night during the winter months to combat dry, flaky skin.