This is my very own personal review of The Balm, a cloth diaper safe 1st Aid Balm and Diaper Rash Salve. You might be wondering, what makes the balm different from other diaper rash balms? Let me share with you the various reasons I love The Balm and why it truly is The Bomb, just as it's packaging states!
Cloth Diapers- First and foremost, since I am the "Cloth Diaper Geek" and since the majority of you are cloth diaper folks, The Balm is cloth diaper safe. I gently applied the balm to the skin and transferred into the inside of a microfleece lined pocket diaper and also a suedecloth lined pocket diaper and it did not stain or build up on the diapers interiors. I don't have a baby in diapers so I found this to be the best method for testing it as a cloth diaper safe rash remedy.
Lip Balm- My husband is a lip balm addict and I am getting him turned on to more natural balms than the highly medicated tingly kind that he often can't live without. I am being serious, he's been known to drive to the drug store at 11pm to buy his medicated balm if he can't find his. It's taking a little more work than I expected but I have witnessed him using the Balm a few times on his own. For some reason he's hooked on that tingly medicated feeling from his drugstore junk.
Personally I am a lipstick wearer but when at home I've been reaching for the Balm. I love the fragrance, very natural and I love lavender, and it has a silky smooth texture, it's not as dry as some other salves I have tried.
Dry Skin- My sons frequently get red irritated dry skin around their mouths from too much licking their lips ad runny noses, especially in winter and the balm works great for treating it. The redness subsides overnight with just one application of the Balm.
1st Aid- Another funny use for it is as a faux medicine. My little guys are 5 yrs old and from morning til night they've got bump's bruises, bug bites, freckles and often invisible boo boo's that require attention. A little Balm, I dab it on and voila! I've treated them without having to reach for the neosporin.
The Balm, made by Taylor House, Inc is all natural and organic. I can't say enough good things about this product and the family who makes it! Yay for family run businesses!
If you're looking for a new cloth diaper safe rash balm to try and one that has many uses besides just for baby's bottom, you should try the Balm!