Monday, 27 June 2016

My Favourite Multi Purpose Balms and Lotions

I love me a good multi purpose balm, I collect them. My house abounds with multi purpose balms, from paw paw to lanolin and everything in between. Today I thought I'd share a few of my favourites with you. 

The reason I love multi-purpose balms so much is because of their many uses. I use them as nappy rash treatments, wound healers, hair treatment, hair smoother, lip balm, make-up remover, hydrating face mask, face and body moisturiser, hand cream, foot cream, cuticle cream, brow tamer. On the odd occasion that I travel I'll take a multi-purpose balm with me in place of cleanser, moisturiser, hair treatment, hand cream, lip balm and nappy rash cream. Packing one product is a lot easier than packing six products.

These are the ones I can't live without. 

Kosmea Skin Clinic Rescue Balm - This is my first aid cream. I use it on rashes, sores, irritated skin, hayfever eyes, anywhere that needs soothing or healing.

Egyptian Magic -I mainly use this as a night cream, it's a lovely, rich treatment for parched skin. Used sparingly it makes a good day cream, but I much prefer to lather it on at night and let it do it's magic whilst I sleep.

Sugar Baby Vita+Skin Wonder Balm - I couldn't resist the pretty pink tin of Wonder Balm, it looks so cute. I keep mine on my bedside table and use it on my lips and cuticles.

Trilogy Everything Balm - I've talked about Everything Balm before. It really is a multi-purpose balm. I use it as a cleanser, moisturiser, lip balm, hydrating face mask and nappy rash balm.

Lush Ultrabalm - Scent free and non irritating, I use this on angry skin and nappy rash. It also works well as a lip balm.

Boho Balm - This is the most recent addition to my collection. Initially I loved it because of the beautiful scent, after using it for a while I love it because it covers all bases. If you are after a natural, Australian product, this one is for you.

Handmade and Marina Nourishing Rose Balm - The sole reason I bought this is because it smells like roses. My favourite uses for my Nourishing Rose balm are as a perfume and as a night cream because I get to enjoy the beautiful smell of roses.

MooGoo Shea Sorbet - Shea Sorbet is the most unique of all my multi purpose balms, the texture is just like a thick sorbet. The lime scent is beautiful, very refreshing. I can see myself using this one a lot in summer.

Lanolips Lano Allover - Lanolips recently repackaged and I'm loving the new packing, it's so retro cool. They also released the new Lano Allover. It's a rich cream that, as the name suggests, can be used all over. My favourite use is as a rich, overnight face mask.

Weleda Skin Food - Skin food is the one that I take when I'm travelling because I can use it as a face moisturiser, nappy rash treatment and hand cream. It does work as a lip balm but it's quite creamy so not ideal for use on the lips. It makes a great face cream as it's quite light.

Dr Lewinns Multi-Moisture Balm - Tiger has a tube of this in his work bag. It has a strange texture, kind of like a gloss, it's a bit sticky and can be tacky if I use too much. Use the right amount and it's a super moisturiser. Tiger uses it on his dry patches, sore lips, sunburn and irritated skin. The tube packaging makes it ideal for carrying around in a handbag (or manbag).

Natralus Paw Paw Ointment - Prior to Natralus releasing their lip butters, this was my go to lip balm. I still use it as my night time lip treatment, it's rich, hydrating and tastes great. I also use this on the boy's lips, on cuts and as a nappy rash treatment.

What's your favourite multi-purpose balm? 

*Note - Boho Balm was provided for review. All other products I purchased myself.

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