The word “balm” denotes a fragrant, healing or soothing lotion. Derived from the earlier word “balsam” – a fragrant, aromatic, often resinous substance oozing from various plants, balms are synonymous with gentle healing of the skin.
Prior to modern industrialisation, almost all skin care products were balms. These balms were made by shamans, elders and the wise women of tribes or cultures who had a long-standing relationship with natural ingredients, especially plants.
It is in this tradition that Tui Balms has come to make massage balms, Bee Balm and other natural balms. Characteristically, the balms we make at Tui Balms rely greatly upon pure essential oils for their active and fragrant properties.