Handcrafted balm for all skin types with 100% British ingredients including borage and camelina oils. Naturally scented by the infused botanicals, no added fragrances for the most sensitive skin types.
100% British ingredients, skincare proudly handmade in Britain.
We are extremely proud to bring you our Borage & Calendula Balm, handmade from ingredients that are all grown and produced in Britain – 100% no less! Made from a blend of borage, camelina and rapeseed oils, infused with calendula and chamomile to soothe dry, chapped skin, scuffs and scrapes.
Our Borage & Calendula Balm is a celebration of British ingredients – we’ve chosen and blended the most gorgeous oils all grown and pressed in Britain. We have chosen rich, yet light-weight oils to help nourish and soothe your skin. Made from a blend of oils and botanicals, packed full of vitamins, your skin will feel soft and soothed.
We’ve chosen to let the natural fragrance of the calendula and chamomile come through in the final balm and haven’t hidden it under any essential oils, so it is subtle and suitable for the most sensitive skin types.
Borage & Calendula Balm is VEGETARIAN friendly
50g in an amber glass jar with an aluminium lid.
After use our glass jars can be reused around your home, returned to us to reuse (sorry, we cannot reuse the lids – please recycle these) or recycled. We’re all doing our bit to help reduce plastic use in our homes.
Some of the ingredients we have chosen include:
Borage Oil is one of our favourites here at Boo due to its fantastic source of GLA (Gamma Linoleic Acid) which helps regenerate, firm and rejuvenate the skin's barrier function and maintain skin elasticity. Ferulic acid, an antioxidant more effective than vitamin E, aids skin repair and soothes inflammation, tannins create a dry feeling oil, whilst calming redness, and ellagic acid supports the production of collagen, preventing its breakdown and regenerating skin cells.
Camelina Oil is grown in North Yorkshire, where the seeds are gently pressed to release their oil. It has traditionally been an important food source as a substitute for flax oil. High in vitamin E and omegas 3 and 6 camelina also makes a fabulous oil for skincare. It is quickly and easily absorbed, helping to keep your skin moisturised and elastic.
Beeswax from right here in Somerset is extracted from the honeycombs once the honey has been removed. The colour of the wax varies depending on which flowers the bees have been visiting, so you may see slight colour variations in our balm due to this. The wax has a naturally sweet honey fragrance which comes through in the finished balm. Beeswax is naturally anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial, making it a fabulous choice for a soothing balm. It can form an occlusive layer on the skin, helping to lock in moisture and keep your skin soft and supple.
Calendula has been known for generations as an anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial and soothing herb that can help heal wounds and calm itchy, dry, irritated skin. It can help to alleviate a range of skin conditions, including eczema and psoriasis.
How to use:
Scoop a blob of balm out of the jar with clean fingers or a small spatula, warm in your fingers to melt and apply to areas that need it. Suitable for hands, body and face. Suitable for the most sensitive skin including your little ones.
A little goes a long way with this balm but there are so many uses! Apply to scuffs, scrapes, itchy patches and dry spots. Soften cuticles, cracked heels, and sore lips, add some glow to your cheek bones and smooth rough knees and elbows.