This is a very nourishing hand and foot balm that soothes dry skin and relieves tension.
Ceramides are a special type of lipids (fat molecules) that are naturally present in your skin cells. In healthy, youthful skin, Ceramides make up 30% – 40% of the outer skin layer (epidermis). Ceramides are important for retaining your skin’s moisture and barrier function. When your skin’s barrier function is disrupted, your skin will feel dry, inflamed, and be at risk for inflammatory skin conditions like eczema, psoriasis and more. The good news is that you can boost your skin’s outer layer by supplementing your skincare with oils naturally high in Ceramides. We use organic Sunflower seed oil (68% Ceramide content) and gluten-free Wheatgerm oil (55% Ceramide content) in Dry Patches for this exact reason.
Organic Shea Butter
Shea Butter is renowned for its skin moisturising and protective properties. It has been widely used for centuries to help heal burns, sores, dermatitis, psoriasis, dandruff, and much more. Shea Butter is very high in Palmitic and Oleic Acids, which are essential fatty acids that help soften, smooth and replenish dry skin. It also contains antioxidants (Vitamins A, E and F), which may help protect your skin from environmental and free-radical damage. This luxurious butter is known for leaving a silky-soft, making it perfect for dry patches, eczema, etc.
The Sustainable story of our Shea Butter is another of its best assets, and we are proud to support this initiative. Our organic fairtrade Shea Butter has been hand-crafted by local women of the Sub-Saharan Savannah-Sahel for decades, providing women with a secured income for their family. After harvest, the local women will negotiate their price before selling their product on to Europe for refining. This fairtrade Shea Butter trade makes a significant and positive impact within their families and on their wider community, supporting new and better infrastructures for a higher quality of life.
Organic Peppermint Oil
Peppermint oil is the essential oil distilled from the flowers and leaves of the peppermint plant. Records dating from ancient Greece, Rome and Egypt mention that it was used for digestive disorders and other conditions. Today, peppermint oil is widely used in aromatherapy to help reduce symptoms of anxiety, sinus infections, coughs and colds, and many other conditions via inhalation. It’s also used topically (applied to the skin) to help soothe headaches, muscle aches, reduce joint pain, and help relieve itching.
Organic Coconut Oil
Coconut oil is so special and versatile because of its unique combination of natural fatty acids, including linoleic acid (which allows it to penetrate your skin) and up to 50% lauric acid (which is hydrating and antimicrobial). It’s moisturising, nourishing and perfect for dry hands and feet.
More about the benefits of Coconut Oil:
Coconut oil for Dermatitis
Aroma: Fresh peppermint scent with hint of sweetness from the coconut oil
Texture: Very rich, buttercream balm
Absorption: Oily on application but absorbs thoroughly (a little goes a long way)
*^^Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Stearic Acid (Coconut-derived), *^Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, *^Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Tocopherol (Non-Gm Vitamin E), *Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Leaf Oil, **Triticum Vulgare (Wheatgerm) Oil, +Limonene, +Linalool. (*Certified Organic Ingredient, **Gluten Free Ingredient, ^Food Grade, ^^Fairtrade, +Occurs Naturally in Essential Oils)
All natural, 100% Plant-based, Plastic Free, Vegan and certified Cruelty-free. Made in the UK. No synthetic fragrance or colour. Paraben and alcohol free, no petroleum-based ingredients. No genetically modified organisms (GMOs). No added water. Widely recyclable glass jar and aluminium closure packaging. Carton packaging made from FSC recycled materials and veggie inks. Read more about what makes us different.