We have a Baby Balm, 100% natural, with some lovely ingredients. I'm talking about it this month as October, November, December are the most popular months for babies, so many of us will know someone who is pregnant, or has just had a wonderful bundle of joy added to their household.
We've kept our Baby Balm very simple - just 4 ingredients.
Extra Virgin Olive Oil.
This we source from Isobel Olives, a lovely olive grove in Rarangi. The Olives are grown Biodynamically and are spray free. Oriwa Naturals even helps out in the harvest. The Oil we use in the Baby Balm is an award winning Silver Medal and is certified with Olives New Zealand. It's so good you can eat it. Extra Virgin Olive Oil has high polyphenols which benefit the skin and is reknowned for its emollient and moisturising properties.
Extra Virgin Olive Oils antioxidant properties protect skin cells from inflammation, which means proteciton from irritation and redness (e.g.Nappy Rash). It's also rich in vitamins A, D, K and E, all great for the skin which aids in minimising skin damage.
The anti-inflammatory ingredients found in Extra Virgin Olive Oil, may aid wound healing. It's full of Triterpenes which aid in many biological reaction, in particular for wound healing. They enhance wound repair by speeding up the healing process.
Shea Butter. i
The Shea Butter we use is Certified 100% Organic by Ecocert under the USDA National Organic program and EU Organic under the European regulation. No chemicals are used to extract or preserve the Shea butter. Traditional methods of processing ensure a very clean butter free from additives or chemicals.
The Shea Butter we use is also 100% Vegan with no animal derived ingredients is not tested on animals. It comes from the Gumo-Kumbugu district in Tamale and supports women in Ghana. Our unrefined Shea Butter comes from seeds of wild shea trees scattered throughout the fields and forest of the wooded savanna. The moisturising and healing properties of shea butter have recently been discovered by the western cosmetic industry, but shea butter has been a mainstay of African Pharmacology for centuries.
Shea butter has many useful properties and has been traditionally used as an anti-inflammatory for sprains and arthritis, a healing salve and a lotion for hair. However, the protective and emollient properties of shea butter are most valued for skin care. It can be very useful in controlling eczema.
Moisturising & Healing Benefits of Unrefined Shea Butter
Unrefined shea butter contains an abundance of healing ingredients, including vitamins, minerals, proteins and a unique fatty acid profile, and is a superior active moisturiser. Unlike petroleum based moisturisers, shea butter actually restores the skin's natural elasticity. Shea butter enables your skin to absorb moisture from the air, and as a result, it becomes softer and stays moisturised for longer. In addition, shea butter has natural sunscreen properties and anti-inflammatory agents. Shea butter has also been shown to help with skin conditions and ailments such as extreme dryness, psoriasis, eczema, dermatitis, skin allergies, fungal infections, blemishes, wrinkles, stretch marks, scars, scrapes, and more.
Beeswax can create a protective layer on the skin. It’s also a humectant, which means that it attracts water. Both of these qualities can help the skin stay hydrated.
While there are many types of organic natural lotions on the market for nappy rash, the best should contain beeswax. This potent natural healing item has a variety of benefits that makes it a crucial healing tool for managing the painful situation of nappy rash. Beeswax is a surprisingly useful healing tool that has been used for centuries. It provides your skin with a variety of incredible benefits, including anti-inflammatory, germicidal and antibacterial elements. Each of these benefits help fight against nappy rash by calming and soothing the skin in a comfortable and natural way.
Chamomile Essential Oil.
Traditionally, Roman chamomile has been used as an anti-inflammatory an healing agent to treat skin problems including skin irritations, wounds, burns, acne, rashes, bruises, and eczema. As such, it can be extremely beneficial in reducing the symptoms of skin irritations, soothing and helping the skin heal faster. You can even use it to relieve symptoms of skin overexposure to the sun such as redness and peeling. It's also calming, a stress reliever, and can aid sleep. What's not to like?
So - there you have it, our wonderful, simple Baby Balm, that you can use to prevent and sooth Nappy Rash, use as a gentle baby belly massage, and in turn use it on yourself too to help with all manner of skin conditions or stretch marks.
It comes in a 100ml Tin and is priced very reasonably at $20.00. A little goes a long way. It makes a great gift for the Baby Shower too! You can pick yours up here: https://bit.ly/3idLBxx