Chamomile & Calendula Repair Balm
For all skin types, especially super sensitive, reactive and damaged
Helena Lane created this balm for her cracked nipples (sorry boys!) when breastfeeding her first baby and it was a miraculous healer and soother. It has since been the only thing she ever uses on sore bottoms, cuts, grazes, skin rashes etc often with dramatic overnight success. Helena got so many regular requests from all her parent friends that she decided to make it an official product.
- 50% certified organic ingredients, 50% medical grade lanolin
- All the wonderful benefits of lanolin (see below) in an easy to use gel-like balm
- Chamomile is cooling and anti-inflammatory
- Calendula actively heals the skin by promoting collagen production
- Jojoba oil moisturizes and soothes irritated skin without being heavy or greasy
- Lanolin mimics our skin’s natural lipids, allowing our skin to breathe and retain large quantities of water (Learn more about lanolin below)
- Gentle enough for babies and broken skin
Lanolin is extracted from the oils found on the wool of sheep. Sheep wool grows continuously so needs to be sheared annually to prevent the wool overgrowing and causing the sheep problems. The lanolin is then removed in a washing process. So lanolin is a cruelty-free by-product of the wool industry.
The composition of fats and water that make up lanolin are almost identical to the fats and water in our human skin. It deeply moisturizes (both with oils and water) our skin while allowing it to breathe. No plant oils can mimic our skin so closely. This makes lanolin so perfect for very dry and damaged skin.
In the ’80s lanolin got a bad reputation and was considered an irritant to our skin. It was later discovered that the irritations and reactions were not to the lanolin itself but to residual pesticides and chemicals used during bad farming practices. The lanolin Helena uses is thoroughly cleaned and tested resulting in a medical grade product. Unfortunately there is no certified organic lanolin on the market at this time. Medical grade lanolin is considered incredibly safe, it is used on open wounds in hospitals, and recommended for cracked nipples of nursing mothers.
Lanolin is incredibly sticky and unpleasant to use when used as is. Helena Lane blends hers with jojoba oil infused with beneficial herbs to create this easy to apply, smooth gel.
If plant oils are not providing the moisture and healing benefits you need, try lanolin!
Why we LOVE Helena Lane Skincare:
Good for you and the Environment: Handmade with all natural ingredients this cleanser is good for the environment and it's wearer. You'll love how this product smells and makes your skin feel.
Locally made: This product was made by Helena in Squamish, BC.
Helena's journey into natural products and fascination with how our skin works started in her late teens and early 20's while battling chronic eczema. A swap to natural, plant based skincare was a major factor in healing her own skin.