Why is it called Boho Balm?
It’s actually quite simple, it’s an acronym for the products used in the balm – Beeswax, Olive Oil, Honey and Coconut Oil.
How much do I need to use to see results?
Boho Balm is a ‘less is more’ product so you will only need to apply a thin layer to the affected area.
Can I use Boho Balm if I have sensitive skin?
As all of our ingredients are completely natural this product is anti-allergenic in nature, however if you are allergy prone or have sensitive type skin we would highly recommend that you perform an Allergy Patch Test before applying to large and/or sensitive areas.
Do you use any form of preservatives and/or additives in Boho Balm?
No. At Boho Balm we have created a completely paraben free, petroleum free, synthetic free, preservative free product.
How long will my pot of Boho Balm last?
Obviously this depends on how often and much you use at each application but remember you only need to use Boho Balm sparingly to see results.
The contents of Boho Balm are ‘shelf stable’ so if you replace the lid after each use it will not dry out or perish.
Why does my new pot of Boho Balm look different to the one I previously purchased?
One of the amazing facts about this natural balm is that each batch is unique. With all natural products there will be an obvious degree of variant because they are natural. The Beeswax and Honey are the main offenders here as each will be different depending on the time of year, which geographical region the wax came from and what plants the bees pollinated. The most obvious difference you will see is a change in the colour and scent of the balm. The Coconut Oil can slightly alter the consistency of the balm due to a number of factors: what type of coconuts were used, the quality of the coconut, the moisture content and the extraction process. There is usually only a minimal difference with Olive Oil but some changes may be evident. The benefits and uses remain the same.
What type of Coconut Oil do you use?
We only use organic, cold pressed and unrefined coconut oil in Boho Balm.
Why did you use Beeswax, Olive Oil, Honey and Coconut Oil in Boho Balm?
These natural ingredients have amazing qualities and benefits when applied to our skin. Below is some general information on each of the ingredients.
Beeswax is a natural, non-toxic wax that is produced by honey bees in their hives. It’s formed from fatty acids and long chain alcohols along with oleate esters, hydroxypalmitate, palmitate and palmitoleate which can aid in maintaining skin texture and health. The rich Vitamin A content can assist in stimulating the production and development of skin cells. When applied to the skin it locks in moisture by forming a protective barrier against environmental irritants and dangers whilst allowing the skin to breathe so you won’t experience clogged pores. Beeswax has powerful anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory, anti-allergenic, antiseptic and anti-oxidant properties.
Olive Oil contains Vitamins E and A, polyphenols, phytosterols, squalene acid and oleic acids. The Vitamin E, polyphenols and phytosterols are powerful, anti-aging antioxidants whilst the hydrating squalene acid and oleic acids work hard to help to get rid of free radicals and can assist in the repair of skin damage. With a high Vitamin E and A content, Olive Oil helps to tone, repair, refresh and hydrate the skin, maintain elasticity and softness and can also assist in the regeneration of skin cells.
Honey is a natural humectant. This means that it draws moisture from the air into the skin, and ensures it is retained in the layers of the skin which are most in need, to ensure lasting hydration. Honey is suitable for use on all skin types as it is extremely gentle. It is an incredible product as it can balance oily skin and yet moisturise dry skin. Honey contains phytonutrient antioxidants and enzymes which clarifies the skin, cleanses pores, fights aging and prevents bacterial build up. It has antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal and probiotic properties.
Coconut Oil is a plant based oil which is naturally antibacterial and anti-fungal and is an excellent hydrator. It contains triglycerides, which are found in your natural skin oils, that will keep your skin smooth when applied topically. It also contains the fatty acids; Capric, Caprylic and Lauric which have strong disinfectant and anti-microbial properties. These fatty acids could aid in the reduction of inflammation. The Vitamin E content is essential for healthy skin growth and repairing damaged skin. Coconut Oil is very gentle but is equally capable of clearing away dirt, grime and dead cells from your skin.