I’m constantly being told that I should rename my Heel Balm, as customers have found all sorts of uses for it. The blend of beeswax and cranberry, chamomile and olive butters is super nourishing and can be used from head to toe…
Treating chapped lips
Beeswax often features in lip balms, but unlike some high street ones, my balm doesn’t contain any nasties, such as synthetic fragrances or artificial flavourings.
Softening dry elbows
Not everyone suffers from dry elbows, but for those who do, they can prove unsightly and sometimes even painful. Try to stick to natural, SLS-free shower gels and moisturise regularly.
This might seem a bit of a bizarre one, but I urge you to give it a go. You only need a small amount of the balm. Rub it between the palms of your hands and smooth it through your hair. Leave for anything from 5 minutes to overnight, before washing out.
Taming flyaway hair
Some of my clients swear by the balm in place of a leave-in conditioner, to add definition and shine. It’s particularly helpful for people with wiry, course or afro hair. Again, a little goes a long way, and if you’re planning to leave it in, do avoid the roots.
The balm is an ideal face cream, particularly if you have dry skin. It isn’t great under makeup though and can make you look a bit shiny, so it’s best to use it just before bed, once or twice a week. Your skin should feel much softer in the morning.
One of my customers keeps the balm at the side of her computer, so she can moisturise her hands a couple of times a day. It’s also great for your cuticles.
Warm the balm between your fingers, then gently massage it into your skin. Remove with a damp muslin cloth. It’s surprisingly effective at removing makeup and leaves your skin glowing.
All over body moisturiser
If you’re feeling particularly decadent, you could use the balm all over. It can feel a little greasy though, so do try to leave a few minutes before getting dressed.
Burnt your shoulders or décolletage? The balm contains chamomile and beeswax, so can help to soothe the sting and prevent peeling.
Softening dry patches on feet
Last, but not least, the reason I formulated the balm in the first place! It really does help to soften and moisturise dry, cracked skin on your heels and toes. What’s more, it’s anti-inflammatory and anti-fungal. Take a look at my guide to the perfect home pedicure. Even better, get someone to treat you to a foot rub…