This is a super simple, easy, natural all purpose balm. You can use it as a ultra moisturiser for cracked heels, as a balm for baby rash on their bottoms or chins, it is great on chapped lips, for burns* and abrasions, or a nipple balm for breastfeeding mothers.
On the homestead it can also be used as an udder balm for goats or cows, as a smother for ear or leg mites and for covering cuts or grazes to keep the air, dirt and germs out. You really should have some of this in your first aid kit!
*I work with a plastic surgeon in my other job (a nurse on an acute ward). He stated that immediately after a burn you obviously need to take the heat out with plenty of cold water, 10 minutes on 10 minutes off until it no longer feels like it is burning. After then the best thing is to keep it moist with a heavy, oily product like vaseline, or this balm, applying at least 4-6 times per day. This aids healing and minimises scarring. Of course if it is a bad burn you should report immediately to accident and emergency to be medically assessed.
This balm replaces several different products and can be used as a natural alternative in place of vaseline in any application. You can make a very effective vapor rub by adding eucalyptus, rosemary, peppermint and lavender oils.
Dana is a homesteading, homeschooling mama to 3, based in the south of New Zealand.
She is a Certified Ketogenic Living Coach, and natural wellness expert, as well as a Registered Nurse, with post grad training in mothers and babies. She has struggled with infertility and PCOS and conceived all 3 babies naturally.
Dana is passionate about natural health and gentle parenting. With a background in well child / baby nursing she loves sharing what she knows with mamas, mamas-to-be and mama-want-to-be’s.
She enjoys getting out in the garden, or just sitting at the beach in the sun. Dana also blogs about fertility and pregnancy at naturalearthymama.com, coaches people through Simplyketogeniclife.com and creates meal plans for earthlarder.com