What is and what’s in Moa the Green Balm?
Moa the Green Balm is a 100% natural multipurpose balm. I’m a massive fan of products that you can use in a variety of ways – you can check out my review of Balm Balm’s Rose Geranium Face Balm here, Balance Me’s Stellar Face Balm here and I will soon be reviewing Antipodes’ Saviour Skin Balm as this is one product I have grown to love, definitely a natural beauty cabinet essential!
Moa contains the following active ingredients –
- Yarrow (achillea millefolium) – renowned for its nourishing and healing properties that are described by many cultures as “miraculous”. Did you know that if you want to catch a fish, cover your hands in yarrow and this will attract them to your hands when you place them in the water? Just watch out for the biters!
- Tea Tree Oil – a powerful antiseptic
- Beeswax, Coconut, Sweet Almond and Soya Bean Oils – help soften, nourish and protect the skin.
Uses for Moa the Green Balm
There is a list way longer than my arm of ways you can utilise this balm, multipurpose could almost be replaced with every-purpose!
- Helps soothe and smooth conditions such as eczema and psoriasis
- Calms and aids the healing of bumps, grazes and minor burns
- Treats dry, chapped lips and helps rid them of cold sores
- Use as a cleansing facial balm; warm in hands to liquify, massage in upwards and small circular motions before covering the face with a hot flannel or organic muslin cloth to steam away the oils along with any grease, dirt and makeup
- Nourish and protect the skin on both face and body after shaving, as well as waxing and threading
- Use around the nose area when you have a cold to help ease redness and prevent dry flakey skin
- Mix with a little hot water and gargle to soothe a sore throat
- Treat sunburn, windburn or weathered skin ailments – even mild frostbite apparently!
- Use on rope burns and blisters and avoid scarring
- Calm insect bites and stings preventing further infection and halting itchiness!
- Athlete’s foot can even be treated with it, and if applied prior to walking/exercising, Moa the Green Balm helps to prevent athlete’s foot
- Applying daily to eyelashes helps condition and nourish – encouraging them to grow longer
- Stretch marks are faded over time when applied daily
- Use on new tattoos and piercings to aid the healing process and avoid infection
- Target dry patches of skin and those areas that need a little bit more help such as feet, knees, elbows and hands=
- Dry split ends of hair can be revived (at least partially) leave on overnight before shampooing
- Treat and help prevent future dandruff by applying to a flakey scalp and leaving on as a treatment before washing the hair
- Use as a gentle and safe but effective makeup remover – even safe for use around the eyes
Biteable Beauty puts Moa the Green Balm through its Paces
The packaging is very simple but functional – available in both 15ml and 50ml – the larger one is far more economical so I would recommend investing in this size. Knowing my love of multipurpose products, I am sure you all believe me when I tell you I have tried many of the above uses for The Green Balm also known as Moa! Moa has been in my handbag as a lip balm and emergency hand treatment where I found it very useful and effective. I used Moa the Green Balm as an aftersun on a trip to Egypt earlier in the year and my skin was soothed post days in the sun and remained smooth the whole trip with no dry patches in sight! It was effective at treating my insect bites – I get terribly itchy as I react badly to bites from some of those critters, however bites were much less itchy and hardly inflamed at all (which believe me is a massive bonus as when bites on me swell they turn in to enormous red welts – we’re talking inches not centimetres here!) Skin was also calmed post-wax and a slight irritation I had was smoothed over and did not become too inflamed. The ends of my hair were smoother and more manageable than before after applying Moa to the ends. For a makeup remover, Moa was excellent – dealing with even waterproof mascara. Finally – I left the best till last – I loved using Moa the Green Balm as a facial cleansing balm! I’ve really gotten into these type of products recently and I find using a steaming flannel or muslin cloth extremely cleansing for both the skin and mind! In the morning it’s a great way to wake up and in the evening it takes the day away, leaving clean, soft and dewy skin.
Unfortunately, I only discovered about the eyelash advantages of Moa when writing this post up, however, I am going to order another pot to test this use out – will be sure to update you all on my findings. Have you tried the Moa Green Balm and how did you find it? Do you have any surprise uses?!