100% ORGANIC NATURAL SKINCARE
We developed and produce a unique collection of natural and organic skincare products made with sustainably-grown and wild-foraged medicinal plants and herbs grown right here on our Fallston, Maryland property. Each product is made with love in small batches and is carefully tested for safety and efficacy.
WE BELIEVE IN THE POWER OF PLANTS
Conventional skincare products, even many that are more "natural" than most, generally contain ingredients that, at best, do nothing for your skin, and at worst, harm your skin and put your general health at risk. Preservatives, stabilizers, coloring agents, chemical fragrances and other potentially harmful ingredients, as well as a lot of water, fill these products in order to make them easy to use, shelf-stable for years, and in forms and colors that we've become used to. Not only can many of these chemicals harm your skin, but they are absorbed into your bloodstream and can cause other health problems as well.
Our 100% natural and organic skincare products contain nothing but ingredients that benefit the skin. They do require a bit of a shift in your skincare routine, don't look like the products you've used before, and require a bit of practice in order to perfect their use. But with this shift comes a myriad of benefits that not only free you from using harmful ingredients but are also more concentrated, leaving out the 70% water content of conventional creams and lotions which means you can use about 70% less product. They are made only from skin nourishing and healing herbs, natural cold-pressed oils, raw beeswax, vegetable glycerin, vitamin E, and other carefully chosen ingredients. All of the materials used in our skincare products have been scientifically proven to benefit the skin in different ways, helping to restore skin's elasticity, clarity, texture, health and vitality. These ingredients calm irritated skin that has suffered from the effects of years of harmful products, detox and desensitize your skin, and are kinder to our earth.
THE FACE BALM
Deeply moisturizing facial balm with anti-inflammatory and skin-clearing herbs.
Calendula, plantain and violet rush nutrients that calm and desensitize facial skin that is in need of a rest. Witch hazel and white willow bark are clarifying herbs that help to clear up unhappy spots or occasional acne and slough off dead skin cells resulting in a dewy glow. All the oils used are easily absorbed by the skin, are very nutritious in their fatty acid profiles, and extremely moisturizing. Beeswax acts as a humectant and helps hold moisture in rather than allowing it to escape through the surface of the skin. Glycerin helps the oils emulsify with the water on your skin, aiding absorption, and also provides additional moisture. And finally, vitamin E helps both to prevent the oils from oxidizing and turning rancid, as well as providing additional moisturizing properties.
Ingredients: olive, jojoba, hemp, flax seed, sunflower and pumpkin seed oils infused with: calendula flower, plantain leaf and seed, violet leaf and flower, witch hazel leaf and white willow bark; raw beeswax, glycerin, and vitamin E
Directions: after cleansing, dry your hands while leaving your face wet. Scoop out a small amount of balm (about ⅓ of what you normally use of a commercial face cream) and with your fingertips, glide the balm over your face. Gently massage into your skin to emulsify the oils with the water for about one minute. Allow to air-dry.
1 oz tin: $35
THE ACHES & PAINS BALM
A cooling, soothing balm for sore
muscles and joints.
Comfrey and arnica have been used for centuries to reduce mild to moderate pain. These herbs penetrate the skin to ease muscle and joint pain. It is a perfect massage balm, working in tandem with the mechanical actions of massage, the movements of which aid in absorption. Essential oils of rosemary, spearmint, eucalyptus and tea tree combine to produce a cooling effect on the skin to provide immediate relief while the herbs penetrate the skin to the sore muscles, tendons and ligaments beneath.
Ingredients: olive oil infused with comfrey leaf and arnica flower; raw beeswax, vitamin E and essential oils of rosemary, spearmint, eucalyptus and tea tree
Directions: massage into skin over sore body parts. This balm can be used on either dry or wet skin.
1 oz tin: $25
THE BODY BALM
Clarifying and moisturizing aromatherapeutic after-bath balm with soothing anti-inflammatory herbs.
The absorbent, nutritious oils rush moisture to dry skin, resulting in silky smooth skin and soft elbows and knees which tend to get dried up and scaly especially in the winter months. Lavender, rosemary and spearmint provide both aromatherapy benefits to calm and center, as well as anti-microbial actions that help reduce unwanted strains of microflora living on the skin. Lemon balm is a very nutritious and skin-calming herb that reduces inflammation and smoothes and clarifies skin. See under "face bace balm" for the properties of the ingredients that are identical.
Ingredients: hemp, olive, flaxseed, sweet almond and sunflower oils infused with: lavender flower, spearmint leaf, rosemary leaf, lemon balm leaf, plantain leaf and seed, and violet leaf and flower; raw beeswax, glycerin, vitamin E and essential oils of lavender, rosemary and spearmint
Directions: after bathing, leave your skin wet but dry your hands. Apply to the skin, scooping out small amounts and smoothing over skin one section at a time. Massage into skin vigorously to emulsify with the water and allow to air-dry (skin can be patted down gently with a towel if time does not allow for a full air-dry).
2 oz tin: $45
THE CALMING BALM
A powerhouse of wild-foraged herbs known to reduce inflammation and the histamine response resulting in a soothing, itch-relieving balm for irritated skin, bug bites, poison ivy and eczema.
Plantain, a common yard "weed," was used by native peoples as an anti-itching aid--it was chewed into a paste and applied to the inflamed area. Other wild-foraged medicinal herbs contribute to reducing inflammation, calming itching, and comforting unhappy skin. Lavender, spearmint and tea tree essential oils have antimicrobial properties that help to eliminate any bacteria or fungal infections if they are contributing to the problem.
Ingredients: olive, hemp and flaxseed oils infused with: plantain leaf and seed, violet leaf and flower, deadnettle flower and chickweed flower; raw beeswax, vitamin E and essential oils of lavender, spearmint and tea tree
Directions: apply to any irritated skin on the body (do not use balms with essential oils on the face) and massage in. Especially effective on mosquito bites when applied as soon as possible after being bitten; useful for any unhappy, irritated or inflamed skin that is not an open cut or sore
1 oz tin: $30
Perfect blend of technology and magic
PRESERVATIVE AND CHEMICAL-FREE
NATURAL PHYTOCHEMICALS TARGET COMMON SKIN PROBLEMS
We provide individual consultations in our apothecary-studio in Fallston, MD
We are happy to speak with our customers to develop an individualized skincare pack that addresses each person's specific skin issues. Consultation appointments can be either in-person or through Zoom/facetime (video is necessary to allow me to observe your skin). The $50 charge for the consultation will be applied to any products you choose to purchase.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
WHY USE OIL-BASED MOISTURIZERS RATHER THAN REGULAR CREAMS?
HOW DO I USE THE BALMS?
WHAT MAKES ROSE & BEL BALMS UNIQUE?
DO YOU MAKE SKINCARE PRODUCTS OTHER THAN BALMS?
Yes! We are always hard at work making new products. Some of the products currently in testing and nearing full-scale production (for some products, this means that the lables are in production--if you don't mind a hand-written label they can be sold at a small discount now) are: honey-sugar body scrubs, apple cider vinegar-based herbal hair rinses and toners, facial cleanser, scrubs and masks, and facial oils. Products in the early stage of development include DMSO-based pain relief gel, herbal bath teas and natural linen sprays. Products sold in the past that can still be made and sold include our signature aromatherapy hand sanitizer by special order. Contact us for further information and to be notified as these products become available.