Greenman’s Bee Balm is a natural lip balm that uses traditional, organic ingredients in a recipe we developed to give the following benefits:
http://restlessfeet.co/2017/10/hanoi-to-sapa-2-days-and-1-night-trekking-in-sapa-vietnam/ Protect – Moisturise – Nourish – Antiseptic
Beeswax has long been used for skin care. It forms a waxy barrier to protect from abrasion and hold moisture in, but is breathable and doesn’t block pores. It doesn’t go rancid so it needs no preservatives. Greenman has tested alternatives to beeswax, but there are no vegan organic alternatives that work well, and are approved for cosmetics use by the EU cosmetics regulators. Greenman uses beeswax farmed by community beekeepers in Ethiopia, using traditional beekeeping methods. The beeswax is certified organic (Soil Association). We think that supporting organic, community beekeepers in a natural setting is good for bees and communities.
The lip balm also contains cocoa butter (to nourish the skin), jojoba (has oils similar to our skin to prevent dehydration), wheat germ (vitamin E and other skin nourishment), and Tea Tree Oil (antiseptic).
All the ingredients are organic and minimally processed. None are chemically processed. They are not tested on animals, instead selected by tradition of human use including by Greenman and friends.
All the ingredients are certified organic.
• Vegetable Oils, cold pressed: Cocoa Butter, Jojoba Oil, Wheat Germ Oil
• Essential Oils distilled from plants: Tea Tree
(These are common names in English. See below for EU INCI names and allergen listing required by EU regulations).
Directions for Use
Use as needed for dry lips.
This product is good for use on most skin types, but there are some known sensitivities – test for sensitivity on a patch of skin before use.
Some possible sensitivities: Some people are sensitive to Tea Tree Oil, and people with gluten sensitivities may be sensitive to the Wheat Germ Oil.
Natural beeswax may contain propolis which may cause sensitivities such as a rash. So to be sure, test for sensitivity on your skin by applying a small amount on a patch of skin 24 hours before use.
The unrefined oils, especially Wheat Germ Oil, have distinctive a golden colour that may gently discolour pale and bleached clothes and sheets. This mostly a problem when excessive amounts come into contact with white cotton, such as when used for massage. In regular use for shaving and moisturiser, pat dry and allow to be absorbed into the skin before getting dressed. That way you will enjoy all the benefits of unrefined natural oils, and avoid getting any on your clothes.
For external use only: don’t swallow or put in eyes. Keep away from children. If you are pregnant or unwell get medical advice before use.
International INCI Names for Ingredients
Ingredients: Cocoa Butter (Theobroma Cacao), Beeswax (Cera Alba), Jojoba Oil (Buxux Chinensis), Tea Tree Oil (Melaleuca alternifolia).