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.
Mellow started out as a request from someone for a balm without common allergens – primarily, anything nut-derived. This left hemp seed oil and shea butter as the main ingredients, with beeswax and mānuka essential oil – it’s the best of both Thuck and Thun. If you cannot use nut-derived products or have skin sensitivities, this balm might just be the ticket!
Mellow is an exceptionally smooth, creamy, soft balm designed to soothe angry skin. It has a mild, earthy fragrance and absorbs readily. Give it a try if you have: cracked heels or elbows; eczema or itchy and irritated skin; chapped or cracked lips; dry or damaged cuticles; sore, overwashed hands; or razor burn. Kawakawa balm may also help with minor bruises and joint pain.
How big is this container?
This is the jar or tin you get when you’ve got a favourite in the range, or want some mileage! If you’ve got quite a few places you like to load kawakawa balm onto, or you’re sharing, 30mL will last you a wee while.
Glass jar: ideal for your work desk, bedside table, or bathroom vanity. (currently sold out)
Metal tin: excellent for your bag or hiking pack, on the go, or on your desk.
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.
Ingredients: Kawakawa-infused hemp seed oil, shea butter, beeswax, vitamin E and mānuka essential oil.