Lanolin Borage Ultimate Healing Balm


Heal those stubborn dry patches of skin, and even painful, cracked skin. Lanolin locks in moisture like nothing else – this ingredient helps heal the worst of dried, raw skin, while borage oil has higher amounts of omega fatty acids than even evening primrose oil which helps speed healing. Chamomile & lavender infused organic olive oil feeds & soothes the skin, while organic shea butter & thick nutritious vitamin E oil moisturize & feed the skin.

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  • Lanolin
  • Organic olive oil infused with calendula & chamomile
  • Organic shea butter
  • Local natural beeswax
  • Vitamin E oil
  • Borage oil
  • Lavender essential oil
  • Organic tea tree essential oil
  • Rosemary essential oil
  • Peppermint essential oil

Lanolin is one of the most skin-loving ingredients around. It is derived from the grease extracted from sheep’s wool. Its molecular structure most closely resembles that of human skin lipids, and it’s a semi-occlusive breathable barrier, so it protects and absorbs at the same time. Once it penetrates into the skin, it holds up to 400 times its weight in water, so it’s a fantastic moisture reservoir for skin. Excellent for very dry, and even chapped skin.


Borage, aka Starflower, aka Bee Bread, contains high levels of calcium & iron, potassium, zinc, B & C vitamins, and beta carotene. It has very high levels of gamma linoleic acid, an important essential fatty acid. Borage is anti-inflammatory, helping with arthritis, and reduces itch & dryness associated with eczema & other skin disorders.

Borage is used to restore the adrenal glands to their natural balance, which in turn creates a calmer body & mind. Its natural soothing effects lifts the spirits & softens the nerves. Borage works well to ease depression & mood swings.

Vitamin E Oil

Vitamin E prevents water loss from the skin, and helps it to retain its natural moisture. Thus, it makes dull, dry skin look healthy and well-moisturised. If it is used for the purpose of deep pore cleansing of dry skin on a regular basis, it restores the normal oil balance of the skin.


Calendula (the Marigold flower) can treat and disinfect minor wounds. The antibacterial and immunostimulant properties of the plant make it extremely useful in treating slow-healing cuts and cuts in people who have compromised immune systems. The herb stimulates the production of collagen at wound sites and minimizes scarring. It is also known to brighten skin and protect from blemishes.


Chamomile is a great herb for its anti-inflammatory properties – it has been scientifically tested and proven to be highly effective for skin care conditions such as eczema. It is particularly suited to sensitive skins that are prone to inflammation. Chamomile is suitable for all skin types, and is used in skincare for babies for its gentleness.

Organic Unrefined Shea Butter

Organic Unrefined Shea Butter “is a skin superfood that comes from the seeds of the fruit of the Shea (Karite) tree and that is naturally rich in vitamins A, E and F. It offers UV protection (it is SPF ~6) and provides the skin with essential fatty acids and the nutrients necessary for collagen production. Shea butter has been used in Africa and other countries for years to improve skin and hair.” Read More: 21 Shea Butter Benefits and Uses

Lavender Essential Oil

Lavender essential oil is an excellent tonic to help relieve stress, anxiety, and nervous conditions. It is often recommended as a sleep-aid, as an alternative to insomnia treatment. It helps with headaches & depression, relieve pain, disinfects the skin, encourages blood circulation, & aids with respiratory issues.


Tea tree Essential Oil

Tea tree Essential Oil has powerful antibacterial & antiseptic properties, helping to heal bacterial infections, combat acne, and heal wounds. It reduces scarring, helps flush toxins, and cleans out pores.



What Does “Saponified” Mean?

Saponification is the chemical reaction used in the soap making process. When the oils and fats are combined with lye (a strong alkali) they are called saponified. At the end of the process the lye is all gone, and you are left with just soap. To learn more about this, have a look at my blog post on the subject.


About “Filler” Oils

Cheaper oils are often used as a “filler” but I don’t use them because they don’t add much nutrient value to the soap.

I don’t use palm oil in any of my products, since its production is harmful to the environment, destroying critical habitat for many endangered species, as well as being linked with the eviction of forest-dwelling peoples. Find out more here.

I only use high quality oils and butters that are filled with beneficial nutrients for the skin. Learn more about this on my blog.

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