Calm Your Farm Balm
Feel like my life is ruled by those little buggers! Through puberty, menstrual cycles, pregnancy and breastfeeding x 4, dealing with your childrens puberty, peri menopause, man moods, gahhhh! Is it any wonder Im a bit crazy. Hope my husband doesnt answer that one!
I know when Im getting close to my time of the month as my cravings for chocolate and nuts are insatiable! Like eat a big bar of Whittakers insatiable!! I learnt a while back that these particular cravings are a classic sign of Magnesium Deficiency.
Magnesium is an essential mineral that is used for over 300 biochemical reactions in the body. It's vital for energy production, healthy bones and hormonal balance, and helps maintain our nervous system and cardiovascular health.
Magnesium deficiency is widespread with estimates of up to two thirds of the population not getting adequate levels in their diet, bringing with it symptoms of fatigue, pain, headaches, nervous tension, constipation, weakness, abnormal heart rhythms, muscle spasms and twitches and period pain.
One way to increase your magnesium levels is transdermal magnesium application, that is, using an oil or balm to apply to your skin. I have been using the oil after a sessions with my personal trainer to help soothe the sore muscles and thought how amazing it would be blended with some essential oils to help with Shark week!
My favourite oil for womens issues is of course Clary Sage. Often referred to as "The Woman's Oil" this comforting and warming extract is reputed to help ease pain, calm negative emotions and soothe hormone related complaints.
This is blended with Frankinscence, which is believed to be a natural sedative and using it induces a feeling of relaxation and reduces symptoms of anxiety. It can help relieve pain, cramps, constipation, headaches, anxiety, nausea, fatigue and mood swings.
Finally, the addition of Sweet Orange Oil, with its antispasmodic properties, can help reduce the spasms which are involuntary muscle contractions often experienced in those first few days and are often the cause of cramps, muscle pain and abdominal discomfort.
*NOTE - NOT RECOMMENDED FOR PREGNANT WOMEN
Imagine if there was a balm that could be used on your entire body, from your face to your feet.
A balm that is rich in the same type of lipids that are found naturally in supple, youthful skin. Beneficial lipids that create a protective barrier against infection and helps maintain moisture, flexibility and structure of the skin cell.
A balm that is similar in molecular structure and composition of our own skin cells and sebum, our own skin cells. This similar biology allows for fast and easy absorption into the skin without clogging pores or a greasy feeling.
A balm that contains an abundance of naturally occurring fat soluble vitamins such as A, D, K and E and an optimal ratio of Omega 3 to Omega 6 fatty acids.
A balm that has been used for thousands of years by our ancestors until 20th century introduction of petroleum based products, chemicals and synthetic vitamins bring touted as the miracle ingredients for skincare.
So what is this miracle ingredient?
It’s Tallow, the gently rendered down fat of cattle raised on our farm in The Coromandel Peninsula, North Island of New Zealand.
We only use the highly prized, nutrient dense suet fat in our Tallow Balm. This is hand rendered at low temperatures to create a pure, golden liquid that is the perfect food for your skin to keep it moisturised, supple, nourished and glowing.
There are 5 balms so far to choose from. Hopefully you’ll find one that works for you.