Awake Organics – Hands & Feet Nourishing Butter Balm
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The Hands and Feet is a rich balm with the texture of buttercream frosting. It goes on richly but has a great absorption rate since it’s loaded with Ceramides, special fat molecules that are naturally present in your skin cells. If you have dry hands, feet, elbows, knees, etc., you will love this decadent treat. It’s quite concentrated, so a little will go a long way to restore dry skin and refresh tired, hard-working hands and feet. We love using this nourishing butter balm just before bed to give ourselves a soothing hand, foot and calf massage. The delicious peppermint scent is just divine and it makes a great balm to rub on temples, massage your scalp, back of the neck and anywhere else where you’re feeling tight or achy. Just remember to watch out for contact with your eyes after application, as this is quite minty.
- 100% Natural and biodegradable
- Cruelty free & vegan
- Plastic free, 100% recyclable packaging
- Free from Sulphates, silicones & synthetic perfume/colour
- Free from colours, alcohol, parabens or mineral oil
- Made in the UK
The Awake Organics Hands and Feet Nourishing Butter Balm is a 100% natural balm which is ideal for replenishing, smoothing and softening very dry hands, feet, elbows and knees. The rich balm nourishes rough/dry areas, hydrates and leaves skin feeling silky soft. High in Ceramides, which act like a barrier to reduce dryness and irritation from frequent hand-washing. Rich in Palmitic and Oleic acids, which soften the skin and helps it retain moisture. Made with fresh peppermint to rejuvenate and refresh hard-working hands and feet. It also makes a great temple balm and muscle rub to soothe headaches and massage away tension.
Ceramides are a special type of lipids (fat molecules) that are naturally present in your skin cells. In healthy, youthful skin, Ceramides make up 30% – 40% of the outer skin layer (epidermis). Ceramides are important for retaining your skin’s moisture and barrier function. When your skin’s barrier function is disrupted, your skin will feel dry, inflamed, and be at risk for inflammatory skin conditions like eczema, psoriasis and more. The good news is that you can boost your skin’s outer layer by supplementing your skincare with oils naturally high in Ceramides. We use organic Sunflower seed oil (68% Ceramide content) and gluten-free Wheatgerm oil (55% Ceramide content) in Dry Patches for this exact reason.
Organic Shea Butter
Shea Butter is renowned for its skin moisturising and protective properties. It has been widely used for centuries to help heal burns, sores, dermatitis, psoriasis, dandruff, and much more. Shea Butter is very high in Palmitic and Oleic Acids, which are essential fatty acids that help soften, smooth and replenish dry skin. It also contains antioxidants (Vitamins A, E and F), which may help protect your skin from environmental and free-radical damage. This luxurious butter is known for leaving a silky-soft, making it perfect for dry patches, eczema, etc.
The Sustainable story of the Shea Butter Awake Organics use is another of its best assets, and they are proud to support this initiative. The organic fairtrade Shea Butter has been hand-crafted by local women of the Sub-Saharan Savannah-Sahel for decades, providing women with a secured income for their family. After harvest, the local women will negotiate their price before selling their product on to Europe for refining. This fairtrade Shea Butter trade makes a significant and positive impact within their families and on their wider community, supporting new and better infrastructures for a higher quality of life.
Organic Peppermint Oil
Peppermint oil is the essential oil distilled from the flowers and leaves of the peppermint plant. Records dating from ancient Greece, Rome and Egypt mention that it was used for digestive disorders and other conditions. Today, peppermint oil is widely used in aromatherapy to help reduce symptoms of anxiety, sinus infections, coughs and colds, and many other conditions via inhalation. It’s also used topically (applied to the skin) to help soothe headaches, muscle aches, reduce joint pain, and help relieve itching.
Organic Coconut Oil
Coconut oil is so special and versatile because of its unique combination of natural fatty acids, including linoleic acid (which allows it to penetrate your skin) and up to 50% lauric acid (which is hydrating and antimicrobial). It’s moisturising, nourishing and perfect for dry hands and feet.
*^^Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Stearic Acid (Coconut-derived), *^Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, *^Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Tocopherol ( Non-GM Vitamin E), *Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Leaf Oil, **Triticum Vulgare (Wheatgerm) Oil, +Limonene, +Linalool. (*Certified Organic Ingredient, **Gluten Free Ingredient, ^Food Grade, ^^Fairtrade, +Occurs Naturally in Essential Oils)
Warm a small amount of this nourishing hand and foot balm between fingers and apply sparingly as needed. For headaches, tensions and general aches and pains, apply sparingly to temples, back of the neck, scalp and/or on sore muscles. Cup your hands over your mouth and nose to breathe in the organic peppermint aromatherapy. Do not use on broken skin. If irritation occurs, please discontinue use. Avoid contact with eyes, mouth and nose (it’s minty!). Keep out of reach of children. For external use only. Keep away from sunlight and store in a cool location.
Widely recyclable glass jar and aluminium closure packaging. Carton packaging made from FSC recycled materials and veggie inks.
I love Awake and its founder Melisa for their holistic approach to skincare and cosmetics. Her passion for the natural world and alternative health has inspired the natural formulas of her products. This drive for clean and natural beauty has led them to create a range of effective skincare with no nasties. That means non of Awake’s products contain any parabens, SLS, petrochemicals or aluminium. 89% of their ingredients and packaging are also sourced from within the UK helping to keep them local and sustainable.
Be Kind Beauty is a one stop shop for all of your cruelty free, vegan and ethical beauty products. We stock more than 1300 cruelty free products with plastic free options as well, including shampoos and conditioners, foundations and blushers, mascaras and eye shadow, moisturisers and serums, with everything else in-between.