It's worth saying at this point that I'm not going to turn this blog into a natural eczema blog: Sarah at Sugar Puffish has got that covered. I don't regularly suffer from eczema (like my sister does) but I get little patches every now and again - but with a trusty collection of natural salves and shea butters, it never lasts for long. This is my current favourite antidote.
I was actually sent the Living Naturally Ayurvedic Herbal Powder Hair Mask to review (which I will, it's lovely) but I thought this Living Naturally Bergamot, Ylang & Rose Soapnut Salve deserved a little post of it's own.
It's a rich natural salve infused with anti-flammatory herbs, with soapnuts as the special not-so-secret ingredient. There are three different scents to choose from, this one, Cardamon & Lavender and Chamomile & Rose. I'ved reviewed the Cardamon & Lavender one before, and it has a rich, herbal scent, but oh my goodness, the Bergamot, Ylang & Rose is literally like sticking your face in a bouquet of roses. Without the thorns. If you love an authentic rose scent (from essential oils) you will be very happy.
This is also such a multi-purpose product. It would be perfect on heels, elbows or dry skin, sunburn, insect bites, or small cuts and grazes. Think of it as an all over soother - or a natural beauty equivalent of Sudocreme.*
*I say Sudocreme because when we were growing up it was my Dad's fail-safe response to any tiny cut or graze. Sort of like the father with Windex in My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding.
What's your favourite natural balm or salve?
£8.50 for 60g
Full Ingredients: Shea butter, olive oil, Jojoba seed oil, candelilla wax, sunflower seed oil, Soapnut extract, Calendula flower extract, marshmallow extract, Chickenweed extract, Plantago Species leaf extract, Greater Burdock extract, Dandelion extract, Grape vine seed oil, Damask Rose flower oil, Bergamot Fruit oil.