Thieves Balm

Thieves Balm

SKU: 217537123517253



Winter is definitely here in the Coromandel.


(I'm not using the phrase “Winter is Coming” as I'm pretty disappointed the way Game of Thrones finished, but I digress…)


I’m not a Winter person at all. Give me sunshine, beaches, bbqs, socialising, hot nights, cold cocktails, palm tees. Along with the cold weather, winter comes with all the bugs and lurgies that are circulating around town which the kids love to bring home. I just want to hibernate to try and keep us all healthy but obviously that's not possible, as my sanity would suffer too much!


So instead we use Thieves Balm during the winter months. It is a natural alternative to other petroleum based chest rubs such as Vicks. Our Thieves Balm is a blend of whipped grass fed NZ tallow with an essential oil blend of Cinnamon, Clove, Lemon, Eucalyptus and Rosemary oils, commonly known as “Thieves Oil”.


The origin of Thieves oil is an interesting tale! In the 1400’s, as the bubonic plague swept through Europe, four thieves were charged with robbing the corpses and dying victims of the Black Plague. Yet they didn’t succumb to the  disease itself. After being charged with the burglary offences the judge offered them leniency and to avoid being burnt alive they shared their secret. They were spice merchants and perfume makers and had devised a potent herbal concoction which they would they would apply to their hands, temples, feet and to a mask over their face. They claimed this is what had protected them from infection. 


Thieves Balm is ideal to rub on your chest and back at the first sign of a cold. The warming and comforting effect of the Cinnamon and Clove essential oils help to soothe aching and tired muscles and the Eucalyptus Oil provides respiratory support to help clear your sinuses. A small amount of balm spread on the soles of the kids feet before bed helps relieve their coughs and thus aids in a restful slumber.


Rosemary and Lemon essential oils provide anti inflammatory, antibacterial and disinfectant properties. It is an excellent natural, moisturizing hand sanitizer. 


Finally, I've found a small amount of balm rubbed on the back of your neck helps relieve and lesson the severity of  headaches.





    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.