Bum Balm - Travel Tin
Moisturising balm with zinc, for bums.
The replacement for our old Happy Nappy Cream, ladies and gentlemen, I present to you Bum Balm, it does what it says on the tin. We've improved the whole product here, replacing a water based formula with an oil based one to intesify the moisturising properties of the product, the combination of babassu, jojoba, avocado, borage and beewax in here means that your little one is provided with some of the best emollients there are on the market. Zinc Oxide gives the product antibacterial and anti odour elements that are new and incredibly effective. We have kept our signature scent of lavender and chamomile however, partly because it's nice smelling and partly because both of those essential oils do a job here, they're soothing, they're healing, they're calming, all good in this instance. The texture is solid enough to present a barrier to moisture, protecting fine skin from the ravages of nappy rash, yet silky enough to apply and even coat without the use of a spatula. The feedback from our testers on this (all of whom were firm fans of the Happy Nappy product) was so overwhelmingly positive that we knew we were on to a winner so we've produced tow sizes of this, a hefty 120ml jar for use at home and this handy tin for when you're out and about.
Ingredients in descending order of proportion. Click an ingredient to find out more.
- Zinc Oxide
- , Babassu Oil (Attalea Speciosa)
Babassu Oil (Attalea Speciosa)
- , Jojoba Oil (Simmondsia Chinensis)
Jojoba Oil (Simmondsia Chinensis)
This is not actually an oil, but a fine, oily wax extracted from the jojoba bean. Its chemical composition is very close to that of skin’s own natural sebum, and it's high in antioxidant vitamin E, which makes it an ideal choice for sensitive skins.
- , Avocado Oil (Persea Gratissima)
Avocado Oil (Persea Gratissima)
This wonderfully fragrant, deep green oil is extracted from the flesh of the avocado fruit. It's a very thick oil, but still easily absorbed, so is really useful for deep moisturisation.
- , Beeswax (Ceris Adstringitur)
Beeswax (Ceris Adstringitur)
Ususally used to give the oils in a product a stiffer base, so the finished article isn't quite so melty.
- , Calendula Oil (Calendula Officianalis)
Calendula Oil (Calendula Officianalis)
This is a light golden oil made by infusing marigold flowers. With its soothing and softening properties, it's excellent for sore, inflamed or itchy skin.
- , Borage Seed Oil (Borago Officianalis)
Borage Seed Oil (Borago Officianalis)
Also known as starflower oil, borage is a brilliant skin-rejuvenating oil which is loaded with essential fatty acids such as omega 6 and GLA (gamma linoleic acid).
- , Vitamin E (Tocopherol Acetate)
Vitamin E (Tocopherol Acetate)
- , Lavender Essential Oil (Lavandula Angustifolia)
Lavender Essential Oil (Lavandula Angustifolia)
Lavender buds/flowers are steam-distilled to produce this oil.
- , Chamomile - Roman (Anthemis Nobilis)
Chamomile - Roman (Anthemis Nobilis)
The flowers of the Chamomile plant are distilled to produce an incredibly blue essential oil that will brown with age.
This oil has all the same qualities as chamomile (German) but is a much milder oil.
- Zinc Oxide