My Gypsy Child Happy Nappy Bum Balm
Specially formulated to help prevent and soothe red nappy rashes and yeast infections. Enriched with the antibacterial and antifungal properties of essential oils, plus the soothing benefits of calendula and natural vitamin E, this bum balm will help eradicate germs, bacterial and fungal infections such as thrush, while at the same time soothing your baby’s delicate skin. Gentle and safe to use for new babies, 100% natural and organic this balm is nutrient rich and the beeswax will help form a protective barrier on baby’s skin to help prevent further rashes and infections. It goes on clear, unlike all the other awful white gunk on the market. Safe to use with modern cloth nappies, and this large jar will last the distance!
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- No synthetic chemicals
- 99.8% Australian Certified Organic
- Large jar easy to use
- Concentrated formula, only need to use a small amount
- Mild natural protection
- Healing properties in essential oils
- 100% natural ingredients
- Essentials oils safe for use on babies
What’s in it?
We only use natural unbleached organic beeswax. It forms a protective barrier on the skin to guard against irritants and lock in moisture while still allowing the skin to breathe. It is excellent to use for skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis, we use it as it has skin healing properties, is antibacterial and soothes tender skin! Beeswax is our only ingredient derived from animals – BEES! No bees are harmed by taking their wax, and we are very grateful to our bees!
Organic Castor Seed Oil
This is a rich, non-drying oil perfect for both skin and hair. It is naturally rich in anti-oxidants and works as a deep conditioner and moisturizer. Because of castor oil's healing qualities, we like to use it to soothe skin disorders such as eczema and psoriasis and it can help to thicken hair too!
Organic Shea Butter
This extraordinary skin care ingredient is an amazing body healer and its rich in precious constituents, which include unsaturated fats, essential fatty acids, phytosterols, vitamin E and D, provitamin A and allantoin. All these are natural and make Shea butter a super food for your skin (and hair). Rich in cinnamon acid, it possesses protective properties against environmental influences, including UV rays and sun allergies. It can also be used for minor skin wounds and irritations, a great alternative to lanolin.
Organic Coconut Oil
Coconut oil is one of the best natural nutrition for hair. It helps in healthy growth of hair providing them a shiny complexion. Regular massages of the head with coconut oil ensure that your scalp is free of dandruff, lice, and lice eggs, even if your scalp is dry. It is an excellent conditioner and helps in the re-growth of damaged hair. It acts as an effective moisturizer on all types of skins including dry skin. It is an amazing skin moistuizer and is perfectly safe to use for babies and during pregnancy. Coconut oil is known as a safe solution for preventing dryness and flaking of skin. It also speeds up the healing process of bruises by helping to repair damaged tissue, it penetrates deeply and is nutrient rich, we love it!
Organic Safflower Oil
Safflower oil is a source naturally high in vitamin E antioxidants, a single tablespoon of safflower oil contains 4.6mg of vitamin E. It helps maintain the skin's outer protective layer, by coating your skin and also enhancing its natural moisture barrier. This helps shield the environmental damage to your skin cells by the sun or dry air.
Organic Avocado Oil
Rich in protein, lecithin, vitamins A, B1, B2, D and E. It has skin healing properties, absorbs ultraviolet radiation from the sun and is said to be most like the body’s own natural oil. It penetrates easily and deeply and is therefore excellent for treating most skin conditions.
Natural Vitamin E
We use this in a lot of our products. It helps normal red blood cells, muscles and other body tissues to grow and remain healthy. It is an anti-oxidant and reduces the cells’ and heart’s need for oxygen. It stimulates the immune system, helps block lipid peroxidation in cells and tissues, and can alleviate allergic reactions and help heal scar tissue. We also use it extensively as it acts as a natural preservative and prevents formulas from becoming rancid.
Organic Calendula Co2 Extract
This is excellent for use in formulas for babies and children. It has very powerful skin healing properties which makes is great for cracked skin, cracked nipples, burns, eczema, inflammations, stretch marks, nappy rash, grazes and wounds. It can also help old scars fade. It contains vitamins A, B, D and E and has outstanding wound healing benefits.
Organic Tea Tree Oil
Among many other valuable properties, Tea Tree has a particularly powerful anti-infectious action. Our knowledge of the uses and properties of this oil derive from a very long history of use by our Indigenous Australians. The two most important and inter-related facts about Tea Tree Oil are:
1. Its unusual in that it is active against all three categories of infectious organisms – bacteria, fungi and viruses
2. It’s a very powerful immunostimulant, so when the body is threatened by any of these organisms, Tea Tree increases its ability to respond. It is perhaps this action which is the most important property of Tea Tree Oil.
Similar to Lavender, it can be used neat on the skin, and is safe for use on babies and during pregnancy. It is very beneficial to use for most infectious childhood complaints such as nappy rash, chickenpox, colds and flu. The are many essential oils which are active against bacteria and viruses, however there are only a few which are also anti-fungal. Tea Tree is a powerful anti-fungal oil which helps to control the Candida organisms by reducing the rate at which they reproduce and strengthening the body’s ability to resist them. Tea Tree is perhaps Australia’s most important native essential oil.
Organic Lavender Essential Oil
We love this oil so much it features in nearly all of our products. It is undoubtedly the most versatile essential oil and consists of a complex chemical structure. It is one of the few oils which can be used neat (undiluted) on the skin or in wounds. The detailed array of therapeutic properties of lavender are too vast to list here. Lavender is a very useful and safe essential oil to use for many of the minor upsets of babies; colic, nappy rash, teething, burns, rashes, infections, colds, irritability and sleeplessness. It is also very safe to use during pregnancy. Lavender is one of the three essential oils which most powerfully stimulate the growth of healthy new cells – Tea Tree and Neroli are the others. Lavender has numerous active constituents but above all, it is primarily the balancing and normalising action of the oil which makes it so beneficially versatile.
Organic Chamomile Essential Oil
There are several varieties of Chamomile essential oil and their properties overlap to a large extent. We choose to use both German and Roman Chamomile oils in our products as they are also very versatile oils and their properties often overlap with those of Lavender. Chamomile essential oil has a gorgeous and distinctive apple-like scent and is also very beneficial to use for most infant upsets. It is very soothing, calming and anti-inflammatory. It is particularly effective for internal inflammatory conditions such as colic and teething, and its analgesic action is perfect for dull aches and pains. Chamomile tea is widely known for its profoundly calming effect, and is invaluable for use of nervous tension and anxiety. Chamomile is extremely valuable for treating skin conditions and allergies such as eczema, psoriasis and all rashes and dry itchy skin problems. It is one of the most gentlest of oils and is particularly suitable for babies.
How to use it
Simply apply a very small amount to baby’s nappy area after every nappy change. Certainly if baby is showing any signs of redness or rashes apply Bum Balm more liberally. Change baby’s nappy as often as possible to help prevent any types of nappy rash or thrush, fresh air is good for them too!
How does it smell?
In developing this product we really didn’t put much thought into its pleasant smell, but of course as we are using such beautifully organic ingredients such as the sweet honey aroma of beeswax and the delightful aroma of coconut oil and shea butter, it just so happens that this Bum Balm smells delightfully clean and fresh, right where you need it! Essential oils of lavender, chamomile and tea tree are always a winning combination for your nasal passage.