Sometimes watered down hand lotions just aren't enough...
This balm goes far beyond moisturizing dry chapped skin.
Occupations such as farming, construction, ranch hand, road crews,landscaping, housekeeping, the list goes on...
All these professions result in work worn cracked, chapped hands due to exposure to the weather, frequent hand washing or the bumps and scrapes that come with the job.
Or perhaps the idea of putting those shoes or boots back on in the morning causes you to flinch.
Shea Butter Balm will help repair and heal those sore blistered feet.
Soothing herbal oils can comfort, moisturize and heal the delicate fragile skin of babies and the elderly. Baby bottoms need gentle salves that won't irritate.
Our elderly loved ones often don't drink enough water and have flaky, dry skin. Typical lotions just may not seem to be rich enough. A balm doesn't contain water so may appear greasy at first, but dry skin will soak it right up; just don't use too much at a time.
If using as a moisturizer rather than as a salve, remember that oil based balms help seal in moisture already in the skin.
To be really effective, apply to dampened skin, perhaps right after washing your face.
Find soothing relief for cracked, patchy skin and damage from scratching. Chronic skin condition flares come and go. A physician is often needed to keep an eye on skin conditions, but relief can certainly be helped along with home care.
Shea butter comes from the seed of the African shea tree. It is a therapeutic heavy butter that once it penetrates the skin leaves it soft,smooth and elastic. Very useful for dermatitis and psoriasis sufferers. High in beneficial fatty acids, vitamins A and E, shea butter also acts as an anti-inflammatory.
Olive oil is beneficial on its own but once infused with various herbs it becomes very healing. Chamomile, rose and violets are excellent sources for soothing skin issues. Each of these herbs had been infused in cold-pressed extra virgin organic olive oil. Herbal olive oil and the beeswax used to thicken up the salve are incredibly soothing and help keep the skin from drying out.
Lavender essential oil is added not only for its wonderful scent but its properties earn it a well-deserved reputation in skin care. Lavender has been called the 'mother of all essences'. It has a comforting and calming effect just by its smell.
Like most salves, when you first apply you'll think it a bit greasy, however you'll be surprised how quickly the balm is absorbed, leaving you with nice soft skin.
When using this salve on the hands or feet you may prefer to wear cotton gloves or socks before sleep, as you'll find that by covering the affected area the healing process will be enhanced.
Be aware that those allergic to nuts or latex may have a reaction to shea butter.
This balm is available in a choice of a 1/2 oz 1 oz 2 oz. or 4 oz. size plastic jar.
Below is a bit of information for dermatitis and psoriasis sufferers:
According to MayoClinic.com, Psoriasis is a skin condition that affects the life cycle of skin cells. As a result, skin cells build up rapidly and form thick crusty patches. These patches can be unsightly and can be itchy and irritating to the sufferer. According to OrganicFacts.net, psoriasis can be helped by taking cod liver oil. It is believed by the medical community that EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid), which is an omega-3 fatty acid present in fish oil, restricts the growth of inflammatory-inducing agents that can cause psoriasis. Applying fish oil topically can help to relieve this skin condition.
According to MayoClinic.com, dermatitis is a skin condition that is marked by inflammation of the skin. It can include different types such as sebhorrheic dermatitis and atopic dermatitis or eczema. It causes red swollen and itchy skin to develop. Dermatitis can be controlled and treated by using omega-3 fatty acids such as cod liver oil. According to MayoClinic.com, cod liver oil contains anti-inflammatory properties that can improve skin rashes such as dermatitis. Applying cod liver oil directly to the rash or simply taking a supplement as directed by your physician or dermatologist may help to improve this irritating skin condition.
Natural, environmentally friendly and affordable home remedies and personal body care for the family. Homemade, handmade, organic when possible, all with a touch of the love and wisdom from past generations. Knowledge of what is in your products is the start to taking back control as a consumer.