November 30, 2020
Overall lightweight, multipurpose, refillable and low impact on the environment
Some may not like the smell, can weigh down fine hair when applied to dry hair, separates in warm environments
Balm has quickly become one of my favorite products from Cult+King. It has a smooth creamy consistency that sinks into the skin quickly but doesn’t leave you feeling greasy.
The Balm current comes in two sizes: 3.4oz and 1oz. The product itself is held in a tin surrounded by a beautiful bamboo body. Both sizes are TSA compliant, but the smaller container fits more easily into a travel toiletry bag.
Do take note that because the ingredients are so natural, it’s normal for some separation to occur if it gets too warm. There’s nothing wrong with your product; just cap it really tight and shake it back together.
These are just some of the tried and true things you can use this great product for (more details given on the included How to Balm insert), but don’t let that stop your creativity from running wild!
- On your face and body
- As a pre and post shave lotion
- Beard and hair
- Exfoliate and soothe
In my own personal life, I use Balm mainly on my feet and under my eyes. When my tattoos are looking especially dry I’ll rub some in as well and I find that it really helps cutting down on tightness and itching in the stage after the healing tattoo is no longer scabby but is still tight scar tissue.
Behind the chair I like it best on medium to coarse textured hair that needs moisture and has some issues with frizz. It adds hydration without being heavy which makes it a good leave in conditioner; just put it in your hair after washing but before styling. I’ve also had really good luck using a tiny amount post blowdry to help knock down flyaways and keep hair smooth. In my experience, the most effective way to do it has been to use a pea-dime sized amount spread out on my hands like I was going to lotion, but then run my hands through the hair starting with my fingers so I didn’t have everything all in one spot.
Cult+King lists the ingredients for their Balm as:
*Musa sapientum (Banana) Fruit Juice, *Butyrospermum parkii (Shea) Butter, *Alcohol (Ethyl Alcohol), *Vaccinium myrtillus (Blueberry) Fruit Extract, *Cucurbita pepo (Pumpkin) Seed Oil, *Simmondsia chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, *Glycerin, *Cera Alba (Beeswax), *Lecithin, *Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax, *Helianthus annuus (Sunflower) Oil, *Vitis vinifera (Grapeseed) Oil, *Cedrus atlantica (Cedarwood Atlas) Oil, *Citrus paradisi (Grapefruit) Peel Oil, *Mentha spicata (Spearmint) Essential Oil, *Lavandula angustifolia (Lavender) Essential Oil, *Piper nigrum (Black Pepper) Essential Oil, *Eugenia Caryophyllata (Clove Leaf) Essential Oil, *Melaleuca alternifolia (Tea Tree) Essential Oil, *Hamamelis virginiana (Witch Hazel) Water, Tartaric Acid, Malic Acid, *Menthol (Menthol Crystals), Caffeine, Xanthan Gum
*denotes organic ingredient
Once I took a closer look at the ingredients I realized why it took so long for the smell of it to grow on me. At first I really wasn’t a fan of how it smelled. At all. But I’m also not a fan of spearmint, and clove can be a pretty acquired smell on its own.
You’ll also notice that it doesn’t list water as the first ingredient, instead opting for Banana Fruit Juice. The reason for this was so that they could pack as much power into each container as possible. Water makes a great filler because it’s inexpensive, but it also evaporates which can sometimes make your product less effective.
Where to buy it:
Of course you can buy your Balm through me either at the time of service or by contacting me to arrange a time to exchange goods for money. I do offer shipping, especially if you want to combine products from different lines, or add on other extras. You can also buy directly from Cult+King using my referral link to have your products shipped direct to you from the manufacturer.
What’s your favorite way to balm?