The MOA The Green Balm is a product I’ve received in a miniature size via a beauty box subscription but I don’t recall ever trying it. It’s a product I hadn’t heard much about before receiving in my Cult Beauty birthday box, but after looking online I’ve been wowed by how many uses this little balm has. The Magic Organic Apothecary (MOA) started in 2010 and was created by Charlie Flower after wanting to try a more healthy living as his baby daughter suffered badly from eczema. After learning about the long-term effects of the petrochemicals being prescribed, MOA decided to produce a simple and effective organic balm to ease the itchiness and discomfort and that is how The Green Balm was created.
“Our original product, The Green Balm is an organic multi-purpose healing balm, and some might say, it’s a miracle! The Green Balm combines MOA’s hero herb yarrow (Achillea millefolium), used for centuries to soothe, heal and repair, along with tea tree oil, nature’s powerful antiseptic and a nourishing base. A favourite family product, it’s a vital part of any first-aid kit, this essential multi-tasker is ideal for taking on holiday or camping. Keep handy for any little crisis.
- Soothe dry and itchy skin conditions like eczema, psoriasis and minor rashes
- Help heal minor cuts, grazes, blisters, bruises and burns on all the family
- Zap those pesky insect bites and stings
- Treat chapped, weathered lips and kiss goodbye to the dreaded coldsore!
- Apply to sore, red nostrils when you have a cold and mix with a little hot water and gargle to soothe a sore throat
- Use between the toes to help combat athlete’s foot
- Calm inflamed skin after shaving, waxing or threading
- Help fade scarring or stretch marks after pregnancy
- Soothe new tattoos or piercings, whilst helping to avoid infection
- Moisturise, soften and nourish dry hands, nails and cuticles
- Remove make-up, use as a hot cloth cleansing balm“
The MOA The Green Balm starts at £6 for a travel sized 15ml pot, and the full size is 50ml and £15. The whole MOA range is available from Cult Beauty and I’ve read nothing but rave reviews for this little balm. It’s packaged within a green glass jar with a black metallic lid and the balm itself is white and colour and solid in format. In the jar it reminds me of the Clinique Take The Day Off Cleansing Balm, but it’s not as soft as the Clinique Balm. MOA The Green Balm is a little firmer and you can scoop out a little product with your fingertips or a spatula, or circle your finger across the top depending on how much product you need.
I’ve tried MOA The Green Balm for a fair few different ways from the lengthy list of uses. I’ve used it for soothing my psoriasis on my scalp which it does really well as it’s not too greasy or oily so it doesn’t effect my hair. I’ve used it on bruises and I’ve not noticed any improvement but that could be because I’m currently anaemic but hopefully when I recover it’ll help them to heal quickly as I’m always covered in bruises. I’ve used it for hydrating my cuticles and hands and I think it might be my favourite use as it’s lightweight, but it also works well when applied to fading blemishes to reduce scarring and keep them from drying out, making them easy to conceal.
It’s such a great product to have within your stash as you can have it ready to use for when you need it. It’s not the kind of product I’d use every day, but it’s a product I think is very handy to own as the uses are endless – you can even use it wit hot water to gargle if you have a sore throat, it’s that natural. This balm was the bestselling beauty product from 2010 for Cult Beauty and it’s easy to see why, I love a good multipurpose balm.
Have you ever tried anything from MOA before?