Why Use Baby Vapour Balms?
With winter just about to descend, those annoying little sniffles, nasty colds and flus also start to feel more severe and prevalent than at other times of the year. We naturally turn to using well-known remedies like baby vapour balms and rubs to help alleviate symptoms such as coughs and runny noses. We rub them into our children’s skin (and our own) throughout the day and night in order to soothe and protect them.
Vapour balms are well known remedies to help:
- Bring warmth to the body
- Clear congested breathing
- Clear the sinuses
- Clear the air when used in a vaporiser
Which Vapour Balms Should You Use?
Unfortunately, it is common practice for many people to use traditional vapour rubs which have a heavy petroleum base, however we now know that there is the potential for nasty chemicals to be absorbed into the body via the skin. It’s a popular practice to use these rubs on the chest, back, neck, feet and also under the nose, which means quite a bit of product is being used around the body at any one time.
Lets take a look at the ingredient lists and some of the safety instructions for the Vicks Baby Balsam and the our own Winter Blues Balm:
Vicks Baby Balsam: Petrolatum, Fragrance, Eucalyptus Extract, Coconut Oil, Mineral Oil, Aloe Extract, Rosemary Extract, Lavender Extract.
The Vicks box also states that is not suitable for children under 3 months of age and not to use in a vaporiser. It also states that you should KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN, although they are a happy for your to rub it all over their skin.
Little Innoscents Winter Blues Balm: Sunflower Oil*, Shea Butter*, Beeswax*, Avocado Oil*, Spearmint Oil*, Wintergreen Oil, Lemon Oil, Lavender Oil, Rosemary Oil, Eucalyptus Oil, Peppermint Oil. *Certified Organic by ACO
The Little Innoscents Vapour Balm is completely free from nasty petrochemicals like petroleum and mineral oil, so it’s safe to use from birth on delicate newborn skin. Instead, it is made from natural Beeswax, Certified Organic Shea Butter and infused with essential oils of Spearmint, Lemon, Eucalyptus and Rosemary. Our fresh and zesty balm absorbs gently into the skin to melt away discomfort and restlessness.
It’s time to throw out the greasy salve lurking in your bathroom cabinet and say hello to the Little Innoscents Winter Blues Balm Vapour Balm.