This all-purpose balm has been everything I needed it to be and more!
Bruce has had red, dry, irritated, cracking cheeks just about all winter long and I could not find a solution. Every lotion (even the most expensive, unscented, “gentle” face lotions) brought tears to his eyes because they burned his sensitive skin.
After doing some research on healing salves and homemade “boo boo” balms, I decided to infuse some of my favorite oils with Calendula (Marigold), Lavender, and Chamomile.
- Calendula, because of it’s history. This flower has been used as a natural medicine for centuries. It possesses anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, and antiviral capabilities! Definitely the main punch behind this balm.
- Lavender, because of it’s antibacterial properties and it’s aid in the healing process.
- Chamomile, because it calms your skin – just as drinking a cup of Chamomile tea helps you relax! It contains anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties, but most importantly it’s full of antioxidants.
Then, I put together a recipe with a shea butter and beeswax base that would create an easy to use, mess free balm!
Bruce LOVES IT! It does not hurt, burn or sting in the slightest, and he really likes that he can apply it all by himself! I couldn’t dream of any better feedback than my three year old son telling me his cheeks feel all better – especially after this ongoing battle in searching for some relief.
The first picture was taken on Friday afternoon, and the second one was taken this morning. I applied it twice a day for less than three days and I could not be happier with how much it is helping his skin!
I have also been applying this balm on my cracked knuckles and it has done wonders for me!
I plan on making much more, but for now there are a couple available in our shop! Get it while you can!