I am fortunate to have the opportunity to interact with lots of my customers in person, and to receive personal messages of thanks from many about my skin products. I pore my love and energy into the products I create, and the letters I receive are heart warming and make all the work worth it:
"Thank you again. I can't even tell you how I love your products. So healing on my hands and nails, then I rub the residual in my hair! Proud to display on my bathroom counter. Cheers to you!" Q.S.
My skin balms are designed to be used on your face, hands and body. A couple of these are formulated to be applied to your hair, as well.
Each Slow Botanicals Skin Balm begins at the time of harvest. I go out into the forest, the field or my garden, and hand pick each plant, flower, mushroom and bud at the optimal. I don't cut back swaths of leaves and stems of flowering plants, but instead pick individual blossoms. All plant materials that I process for my skin balms and soap bars are harvested at the right time of the year, as well.
"I'm very pleased with the balm I bought yesterday, you created a beautiful product. Thank you." C.W., Aesthetician
While deciding for the first time which skin balm to purchase, each customer invariably asks me which one would be best for her. I always respond with a few questions of my own, and also ascertain whether she has mature aging skin, or has younger skin. I look for any facial redness and puffiness under the eyes. I ask questions about dry skin, eczema, psoriasis, and allergic reactions. Once we have talked openly about the skin she is in, then we can talk about which skin balm is ideal for her., persoally.
"I must tell you, I am absolutely obsessed with your herbal balm!! It is EXACTLY what I was needing!!" T.F.
To assist you too, with choosing, I have created a list of my skin balms and just what skin each is best for.
Many Plants Healing Balm This was the first skin balm I ever made. I first made this balm thirty years ago and have refined it over the years, finally transforming it to perform exactly as I want. Many Plants Healing Balm is extremely healing, nourishing and hydrating. It is a fantastic facial night cream for those with aging skin and many of my customers with dry skin use it for the daytime as well. One customer remarked: "I no longer have dry skin!".
Many Plants is a great balm to apply to dry and chapped hands and feet. It is a gardener's friend. This can safely be used on the skin of babies and young children, as well.
For those with eczema and psoriasis, this soothing skin balm feels heavenly and and has cleared up the eczema of many customers. Paired with any of my organic soap bars, Many Plants Healing Balm is a great daily skin regimen for anyone with these skin conditions.
Anti-inflammatory + Antioxidant Balm This skin balm is my most recent creation and the results have been very exciting. A strong anti-inflammatory, this skin balm is great for use on rashes, skin eruptions, bruises , and even puffy under-eyes. A customer talks about how she used this on an allergic skin reaction to some not-so-friendly wild plants she came into contact with on a walk. Needing to go to work, she didn't feel comfortable taking Benadryl and tried this skin balm instead. Within fifteen minutes her rash went away. I am grateful about how much she talks up with this skin balm!
It is also a great daily balm for any skin type. I tend to alternate between Many Plants Healing Balm and Anti-inflammatory + Antioxidant Balm as nighttime creams before bed. I also use it in the morning if I happen to wake up puffy. This balm can be safely used as an eye cream.
Anti-inflammatory + Antioxidant Balm is also wonderful for the hands. It has another use, too. The anti-inflammatory effect means that it is also used for muscle soreness and other forms of pain, as an alternative to Rub A535 or Tiger Balm.
Floral Balm This is a lighter skin balm created from wild rose petals and organic lavender buds and is good for both younger skin and older skin. For older skin, Floral Balm is a wonderful daytime moisturizer and this is what I apply to my own face each morning.
It is never too early to begin to care for your skin, and this skin balm is a great night face cream for younger skin. Wild Roses are very soothing and the olive and coconut oils help to remove impurities while you sleep.
Floral Balm is a good hand cream to use during the day while you are active. While not as healing as other Slow Botanicals balms, it is lighter and easier to wear for daytime.
Floral Balm can also be applied to your hair as a nourishing styling product to provide hydration and give shine. To apply, use a small amount on fingertips and gently pinch it onto the surface of your hair near the roots, then apply the remaining balm on your fingers onto the lower portion of your hair and then continue to blend it all through your hair.
Winter Blend Skin Balm This is a limited edition skin balm that I make only once a year during, (yes you guessed it!), the winter months. Properties are similar to Anti-inflammatory + Antioxidant Balm, but this balm also contains Wild Rose Hips and Usnea Lichen. I gather Usnea that has blown to the forest floor during winter storms. The fragrance of this balm is woodsy and earthy and is lovely for face and hands. Winter Blend sells out fast and has a great following.
I hope this list helps you decide which skin balm is for you!
All my best,