What the heck is Kawakawa Balm?
Kawakawa is a native New Zealand bush whose leaves have famously anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial and analgesic properties. Treebrush Apothecary balms infuse these leaves into a skin-nourishing carrier oil, then blend with natural butters and waxes, a few choice essential oils, and packaged in convenient, reusable tins/jars. It can help soothe all manner of angry skin – bug bites, dry or cracked skin, chapped lips, cuts, scrapes, abrasions, eczema & psoriasis, razor burn, overwashed hands, and so much more.
So, what’s the difference?
Each balm’s blend of carrier oil, butter and essential oil is formulated with a texture, fragrance and general use in mind. All Treebrush Apothecary kawakawa balms are intended to help with soothing angry skin, so you can’t go wrong there!
The shea butter and sweet almond oil in Thun have conditions like eczema and psoriasis in mind. This balm is also next to fragrance free.
The cold pressed hemp seed oil and kokum butter in Thuck make it delightfully green and creamy, and excellent at bringing condition back to dry, lifeless, thirsty skin.
No Regerts is a more luxe experience! With mango and kokum butters, and hemp seed and tamanu oils, this balm is also infused with Horopito for extra cooling and soothing effect. It also smells like a spa in a jar, with the addition of rose geranium and lavender essential oils!
How big are these tins?
Aside from fear-of-commitment sized, our 10mL Minis are pocket-sized, lip balm-sized, whoops-there-you-are-sized, glovebox-sized, Santa mode-sized, take-on-an-adventure-sized! These tins seal well and take knocks…we’ve even had people put them through the wash and plop out of the dryer intact…they are battle-ready.
To use: take a small amount of balm and gently massage into the affected area until it absorbs. If the balm is cold, you may find it easier to run your fingernail across it backwards. It can also be used as a lip balm – a little goes a long way.