Master Gardener's Healing Hand Balm - Yarrow & Tea Tree
An all-purpose hand balm for gardeners, reckless adventurers, and caretakers of magical creatures. Vegan-friendly and scented with essential oils.
Use to soothe and aid in recovery of
- Cracked skin and dry hands
- Skin abrasions
- Small cuts
- Bug bites
- Mild skin irritations
Compared to our lip balms, this has a softer consistency (like a salve). Only a small amount is needed for application as it is richer than normal lotions and cream. Comes in a practical metal tin perfect for carrying around, whether your journey goes to Mount Doom or an intergalactic mining outpost.
What makes this salve so useful? It contains botanical extracts from St. John’s wort and yarrow which have been used for natural wound treatment for centuries due to their anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties. It was said that the Greek hero Achilles used yarrow on the wounds of his injured soldiers, hence its Latin name "Achillea Millefolium". The clean herbal scent comes from essential oils of tea tree and frankincense, known to be beneficial to the skin.
How to use
Massage sparingly into skin or hands. Great for overnight application. Test the ointment on a patch of skin before any liberal applications.
50ml | Use Before Date: 12 MONTHS
Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil*, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter*, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax, Hypericum Perforatum (St. John's Wort), Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Germ Oil, Achillea Millefolium (Blue Yarrow) Oil*, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Oil*, Boswellia Carterii (Frankincense) Oil.
*Certified organic ingredients.
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If you have an allergy to any of the listed ingredients, please refrain from using. Our products may contain sweet almond oil and should not be used if you are allergic to nuts. Please note that all products are manufactured in the same facilities. If you are unsure, please contact us.
Some people might find essential oils irritating. Please try a patch test before use; if irritation occurs, discontinue using.
We offer products free of essential oils, so check the ingredient list or contact us if you are looking for unscented products.
In the case of pregnancy or medical issues, you should always consult your local physician before using our products.
We do not make any claims about the health benefits of our products. Any such information is based solely on the research conducted, product testing, and customer testimonials. The information provided is for educational purposes only and is not intended to treat, cure, prevent, or diagnose any disease or condition.
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In my head, this is a salve that Rosie made for Samwise Gamgee before he left with Frodo, and which kept his hands as soft as his heart. Climbing up Mount Doom was no easy feat, but even back in the Shire, I am sure gardening took its toll on his hands.
But don't worry, you don't have to go on a life-threatening adventure for this balm to do wonders for your hands, it has already revitalized my cracked and dry skin, and my adventuring is mainly dishwashing and papercuts. Treat yourself to this balm for when the road is long and hard and you need something good.
I'm not a gardener (i wish though - maybe a plant could survive for once then) but i get those little papercuts all over my hands that BURN and this balm is so soothing on them!
I'm also a nail-biting person which means my fingers hurt 24/7 - i used it on that too and it helped them heal much quicker!
so basically it became a little life-saver for all kinds of injuries plus i LOVE the scent!
Great to just throw into your bag too cause it's nice and small but lasts forever cause you just need a timy bit!
I was lucky enough to spy this beauty in my mailbox right after getting home from the garden. My hands were thiiiirsty after playing in all that dirt and then scrubbing them like crazy to get the mud off. This hand balm remoisturized my hands within seconds and after an hour I completely forgot how dry my hands had been! Normally I avoid tea tree scents because they're a bit strong for me but this is just the right amount.
More importantly though, I got this specifically for my boyfriend, who has bad eczema on his hands. He also gardened with me that day and upon putting it on it only took about 10 minutes before his hands felt sooooo soft. Usually they're quite scratchy or, even worse, scratchy and oily because the products he uses are greasy! It's only been a few days but I'm looking forward to seeing how using this balm over time will affect his skin. Signs point to hope so far!