And why I’m proud to be a Balmonds Ambassador.
I’ve been an Ambassador for Balmonds products now for many years and first discovered the company whilst speaking at the Allergy Show. Someone from the company had been watching my talk and came over to gift me a free jar and I’ve been a huge fan ever since. That very first product was their Skin Salvation emollient and that remains my favourite product to this day.
What I love most about their skin care range is that it’s safe for eczema skin and there are no harmful ingredients like steroids, SLS, parabens or artificial fragrances or preservatives. They are also paraffin free, an ingredient used in most over the counter products prescribed for people with eczema. Balmonds skincare range is brilliant for anyone with sensitive skin, atopic dermatitis, eczema, psoriasis or topical steroid withdrawal who is looking for a natural skincare range.
As part of my role as am ambassador I was asked to choose my three favourite products to share you with you guys and it was so hard to choose. They now do scalp oil, shampoo, body wash and so much more. However the actually choice for me was an easy one because I have some products that I return to time and time again. So here are my top three Balmonds products. In the interests of transparency I was given samples for this blog, however I also buy Balmonds products myself year round. Using my affiliate code below helps keeps me supplied with the luscious natural skincare I love.
Balmonds Skin Salvation
I just love this product so much, I can use it on any part of my skin, face, body, hands, anywhere and it’s super moisturising and doesn’t irritate my skin in any way.
I would recommend it to anyone with sensitive skin, eczema or who is going through topical steroid withdrawal.
I find I don’t need to use much, it goes a long way and as my skin heals I’m needing to use it less and less.
It comes in 30, 60 and 120ml jars.
Ingredients: Olea Europaea (olive) fruit oil*, Cera Alba (beeswax), Carthamus Tinctorius (safflower) seed oil*, Cannabis Sativa (hemp) seed oil*, Aqua and alcohol (from tinctures), Calendula Officinalis (calendula) flower extract**, Chamomilla Recutita (chamomile) flower extract*, Stellaria Media (chickweed) extract** and Urtica Dioica (nettle) extract**
The skin is incredible and has amazing healing qualities if we let it do what it needs to do. This balm supports healthy healing, alleviates dryness and soothes my sore skin. I’m trying to wean myself off the paraffin based emollients and swap entirely to natural skincare and I’m getting there.
I also love that they use environmentally friendly glass jars that can either go in your recycling or be used to plant little succulents in. Thanks to Amy for this idea.
I’m saving mine to create a little Balmonds windowsill garden.
Balmonds Tea Tree Balm
Love Love Love the tea tree salve. It used to come in a tiny little lip balm pot and I always felt I’d like more of it.
Well they listened and now it comes in a 50ml pot, more lovely healing tea tree goodness.
This stuff works on so many things.
And it’s so simple. Only five ingredients.
Ingredients: Olea Europaea (olive) fruit oil*, Cera Alba (beeswax), Carthamus Tinctorius (safflower) seed oil*, Melaleuca Alternifolia (tea tree) essential oil* and Limonene (from essential oils).
I’ve used it on cold sores, cuts and sores, stings, but mostly on open sores and angry eczema. Those nasty bits that aren’t so easy to heal.
It’s been a godsend throughout my TSW journey and thanks to this product, some Aloe Vera with tea tree inside and also my Dead Sea and Espom Salt baths I think this is why I keep on top of my eczema and don’t get infected skin.
Rosehip scar oil
I have lots of areas of skin that are either scarred or have lost pigmentation altogether.
I also have areas of skin that is deeply wrinkled around my eyes, chin and also legs and arms and I’m starting to use this to see if it can help heal. It smells amazing and I hope that as my skin heals I can rely on this more and less on the thicker emollients.
Ingredients: Vitis Vinifera (grape) seed oil, Rosa Canina (rosehip) fruit oil, Helianthus Annuus (sunflower) seed oil*, Tocopheryl (Vitamin E), Calendula Officinalis (calendula) flower extract*, Anthemis Nobilis (Roman chamomile) flower oil*, Lavandula Angustifolia (lavender) flower oil*, Cymbopogon Martini (palmarosa) oil and Geraniol & Linalool (from essential oils)
Always, always patch test
Ask for sample sizes and always patch test any skincare products before applying on sensitive areas. Just because these work for me doesn’t mean they’ll work for you. There is always a chance that one of the ingredients could aggravate someone’s skin because a lot of them contain essential oils.
However I have tried A LOT of products over the years that have not worked and there are very few products I feel safe enough to put on my skin.
Where can I buy Balmonds skincare range?
If you are in the UK visit their website here www.balmonds.co.uk and use my code WHATALLERGY for 20% off everything you buy.
You can also find Balmonds in most Holland and Barrett health food stores.
Customers in the US can get $5 off their first order if they sign up to the newsletter. Visit www.balmonds.com
You can read about my TSW skin journey in a blog I wrote for Balmonds here, The Brutal Truth – My TSW Story
And I also share My Top 20 TSW survival tips, which features Balmonds skincare products!
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