Switching to eco-friendly or natural products can be daunting. Conventional over-the-counter antibacterial ointment was all my mom ever used when I was a child. But many of these petroleum-based ointments contain chemicals that I refuse to put on my child. The Honest Company Honest Healing Balm is the only all-natural ointment I’ve ever purchased, but it has worked so well and is so conveniently packaged that I haven’t felt the urge to try other products yet.
My family has successfully used this balm for minor issues such as:
- dry cuticles
- mild sunburn
- minor cuts
- razor burn
- hand and foot balm
- cracked skin
The smell reminds me of salted sunflower seeds, which isn’t a bad thing. The texture is an ultra-thick ointment – it won’t be a runny mess when you’re trying to apply it to a squirming child. It is in a plastic tube, which some people might not like, but it’s acceptable for me. And I have to admit, the flip-top cap and the ability to squeeze a small amount out makes it wonderfully convenient and hygenic, as opposed to glass jars of ointment that must be scraped out with a finger or spoon.
The ingredients are very clean and I have no issues with anything listed. The fact that I can use this instead of conventional ointments makes me very happy. This retails for $12.95 and while that is more than a tube of ointment at the local store, the price is worth it to me because at 3 ounces, it has much more product and is healthier.
This balm is great for a myriad of minor skin irritations, but if someone in my family had a major cut or infectious looking skin issue, I would naturally look into a more appropriate treatment. But for our everyday scraps, burns, and dry skin, this balm has been excellent.
Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil*, Cera Alba (Beeswax), Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil*, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Calophyllum Tacamahaca (Tamanu) Oil, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract*, Anthemis Nobilis (Chamomile) Oil*, Tocopherol (Non-GMO)
*Certified Organic Ingredient