Beauty balm, how do I love thee? Let me count the ways!
In the short time that beauty balm has become part of my routine, I’ve grown to love and appreciate it more than almost any other Badger product. Why? One word: versatility. I have found so many uses for this little jar of magic that I could have titled this post “101 Uses for Badger Beauty Balm.” From intensively moisturizing facial treatments to polishing a scuff out of my leather shoes in a pinch, and from hands to feet and every inch of skin in between, this stuff never disappoints. So here are my current top seven favorite uses for Beauty Balm.
Note: these tips can apply to just about every balm we make – so if Beauty Balm is not your thing try these tips with any balm you have handy. Except for Anti-Bug Balm and the Sore Muscle Line!
1. Gentle Eye Makeup Remover:
Even the most natural eye makeup can be challenging to remove. That’s because eyeliners and mascaras are based in oils and waxes, meaning they cannot be removed with water alone. To gently and effectively remove eye makeup, it’s best to dissolve it using a “like” substance. Since Beauty Balm is oil and wax, it gently dissolves eye makeup without tugging on eyelashes. I like it especially because it doesn’t sting my eyes, and helps to condition and moisturize the delicate eye area.
2. Lip Balm:
A long time ago, I used to carry around a pot of another “rose scented” salve, and I often used it on my lips. It was nice, but since I’m the type of person that eats everything I put on my lips, I wasn’t crazy about it being based in petroleum. So now, I carry around our Damascus Rose Beauty Balm for the lips. It’s based in culinary grade organic extra virgin olive oil (EVOO) – so I don’t feel bad ingesting it. (That being said: it does contain castor oil, so please don’t actually eat it.)
Note: if you’re not a huge fan of carrying a glass jar around, you can have a similar experience with our limited edition Chai Rose Lip Balm. It’s made using the same high-end organic EVOO and comes in a convenient lip balm stick.
3. Eyebrow Tamer:
Ladies and gents, I’d like to introduce you to my eyebrows.
They’re big and they’re bushy – and 9 times out of 10, they’re going in a million different directions. So to avoid looking like I’m wearing a Groucho Marx costume I use a touch of Beauty Balm in the morning. I add just a dab to my eyebrow and comb through using my sustainable brow brush. If I add too much I simply dab with a tissue and continue to comb.
4. Cheek and Brow Bone Illuminator:
Using a clean finger, I transfer a small amount of beauty balm onto my finger and dab along the crest of my cheekbone, around my eyes, and on my brow bone above the crease of my eyelid. I just keep dabbing until it looks like I’ve just emerged from a morning meadow! It gives my skin a dewy, healthy glow while improving the appearance of the delicate skin around the eyes.
5. Tame Flyaway Hairs:
If I ever have leftover beauty balm on my hands, I’ll smooth it over my hair to tame pesky flyaway hairs. I have hair that extends past my shoulders, so I gently smooth the hair from my ears to the tips. And always with residual beauty balm, lest I be going for the “wet look!”
6. Night Mask:
Apply a liberal amount of your favorite beauty balm to your freshly cleansed face. Give yourself a relaxing face massage, and allow the product to sink in. Then, cover your pillow with an old (clean) towel, and leave the excess on all night. I like to couple this with a hair oil treatment, for extra pampering!
7. Solid Perfume:
Damascus Rose Beauty Balm, Argan Beauty Balm, and Seabuckthorn Beauty Balm are subtly fragranced with pure essential oils. They smell lovely, but not overpowering since essential oils evaporate quickly. And because there are no fragrance stabilizers (like in commercial perfumes), I don’t feel as though I am offending people who are sensitive to strong scents.
Do you have any unique uses for Badger’s beauty balms? Share them in the comments below!