Boulder Balm is a hard lotion & skin recovery salve formulated specifically for rock climbers to combat the drying effects of chalk and abuse from the rock.
Each Boulder Balm kit includes:
-1oz Balm bar. A solid half sphere than can be applied to skin by warming in your hand and rubbing on affected areas or by using the back of your thumbnail to scrape off an amount you need.
-Skin file sander. Attached to the outside of the tin for convenience (180 grit) Used for maintaining even skin for tear and "flapper" prevention while climbing.
-One Acupressure massage ring. These rings helps stimulate blood flow and aid in recovery after a brutal workout. The ring also helps massage the balm into the fingers.
Offered in three scents:
-Mount Lemmon (Lemon, Tangerine, Lime and Lemon)
-Magic Wood (Atlas Cedarwood, Virginian Cedarwood and Orange)
-sToKed Mint (Pepermint) Our favorite
-sToKed Mint Vegan (Pepermint) Our favorite VF -Wax instead of bee's wax
100% Pure Beeswax- Carries antiviral, anti-inflammatory, and antibacterial properties that are essential in fighting chapped skin and bacterial infections. Beeswax forms a protective wall by sealing in moisture in our skin without smothering and clogging up the pores and helps protect from environmental assault. Simply put, beeswax is your skins force field. Beeswax is a "humectant" which means ingredients attract water molecules, which helps keep your skin hydrated over a long period of time. Perfect for avoiding split tips. (Our vegan substitutes wax for the bees wax)
Shea Butter- Known as the skin "superfood". Shea butter comes from the seeds of the fruit of the shea (karite) tree and that is naturally rich in vitamins A, E and F. It offers UV protection (it is SPF ~6) and provides the skin with essential fatty acids and the nutrients necessary for collagen production. Shea butter has been used in Africa and other countries for years to improve skin and hair. Shea butter moisturizes your skin while helping to protect your skin's natural oils. With continued use, shea butter will certainly strengthen your skin.
Hemp Seed Oil- The fats or lipids in hemp oil are similar to those found in the skin. This makes it an effective moisturizer and protectant for skin. It increases the elasticity of the skin and brings new life to dry, tired or dehydrated skin. This ingredient is what gives our balm a slight green tint. I know what you may be thinking and the answer is no, this oil will not make your hands high;) The oil is produced from the seeds of the Cannabis plant, it does not contain THC, the active ingredient in marijuana. It is derived from a tall-growing variety of cannabis that has a low concentration of THC. Hemp also hydrates the skin and brings more oxygen to it, which makes it a good treatment for eczema and dry, itchy skin. When I have a long day of climbing I noticed my palms would get super itchy from being so dried out from the chalk. This stuff has worked wonders!
Apricot Kernel Oil- extracted from seeds of apricot ( Prunus Armeniaca ). It is quite possible that this seed has been used to extract oil since ancient times. Apricot kernel oil has been mentioned in TCM ( traditional Chinese medicine ) where it is used for treating tumors and ulcers. It contains anti-inflammatory, anti-aging, anti-bacterial, & antiseptic properties. It is a very light oil and is a great carrier oil for massages. Forearm massage anybody?
Wheat Germ Oil- Derived from wheat germ, which is considered the "heart" of wheat since it's found at the center of the wheat berry. It feeds the wheat plant with nutrients to help it germinate and grow. Wheat germ is the most nutritious component of the wheat kernel and contains 23 different nutrients, including protein, B vitamins, omega-3 fatty acids, iron and calcium. Wheat-germ oil is readily absorbed by your skin, which makes it an effective moisturizer and an appropriate topical treatment. When applied to your skin, wheat-germ oil delivers a healthy infusion of vitamin A, vitamin D, B vitamins, antioxidants and fatty acids. These nutrients not only moisturize and heal dry or cracked skin, they also help prevent scarring. In particular, wheat-germ oil is a rich source of vitamin E, which helps reduce skin damage, fight free radicals, support healthy collagen formation and maintain even skin tone.
Sweet Almond Oil- Relieving muscle pains and soreness is one of the main traditional uses of sweet almond oil. Massage this protein-rich oil into tired muscles to rejuvenate them. Aromatherapy uses almond oil to relax knotty muscles. Almond oil is naturally endowed with this highly potent antioxidant vitamin E naturally. Regular application of the oil can protect your skin from oxidative stress and UV radiation damage.
Vitamin E- As indicated by its vitamin classification, vitamin E is a nutrient to the skin. The National Institutes of Health Office of Dietary Supplements (ODS) explains that it is an antioxidant that helps neutralize free radicals, which damage cells and might contribute to cardiovascular disease and cancer, reactive oxygen species (ROS) formed in the body when it converts food to energy, and environmental exposures such as pollution and ultraviolet radiation. Most importantly for our use it acts as a natural preservative for the balm.
Tea Tree Oil- Also known as melaleuca, is well-known for its powerful antiseptic properties and ability to treat wounds. Tea tree oil (TTO), the volatile essential oil derived mainly from the Australian native plant Melaleuca alternifolia has been widely used throughout Australia for at least the past 100 years.
Lavender Oil- The health benefits of lavender essential oil include its ability to eliminate nervous tension, relieve pain, disinfect the scalp and skin, enhance blood circulation and treat respiratory problems. The Latin name of lavender is Lavare, which means “to wash”, due to its aroma which has a particularly clean aroma.
Lemon Oil- A good remedy for increasing the luster of dull skin. It is astringent and detoxifying in nature, and rejuvenates sagging or tired-looking skin. Its antiseptic properties help in treating pimples and various skin disorders.
Cedarwood Atlas- A soothing, calming and grounding oil that is beneficial for meditation. This oil is produced by steam distillation from the wood of the Atlas Cedar, grown in Morocco. Is said to act as an aphrodisiac....enough said :)
Cedarwood Virginian- Anti-septic & anti-inflammatory properties. It is produced from the wood of the Southern Red Cedar, a slow-growing evergreen tree, up to 18 m tall. Cedarwood Virginian grows from the east coast to the mid-west of North America and the USA.
Orange- Produced by cells within the rind of an orange fruit (Citrus sinensis fruit). Anti-inflammatory & anti-septic properties.
Tangerine- Is known for its anti-fungal and antiseptic properties, making it a popular ingredient of skin care formulas. It's a great remedy for acne and skin impurities.
Lime- The essential oil of lime is extracted by cold compression of fresh lime peels or by steam distillation of its dried peels. Lime essential oil tones up muscles, tissues and skin as well as the various systems that function in the body, including the respiratory, circulatory, nervous, digestive and excretory systems.