Currently Loving – Silvan Skincare Body Balms

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I love a good multi-purpose balm and I’ve built up quite a stash of them. I recently discovered Silvan Skincare so today I’m sharing some of their body balms I’ve been loving recently.

MARIAN’S SKINCARE PHILOSOPHY

GENTLE, CRUELTY-FREE VEGAN SKINCARE

My mission from the outset was to create effective, affordable and gentle skincare using the highest quality organic and sustainable plant-based ingredients. My products are registered as cruelty-free by the Leaping Bunny Programme. 

Every single ingredient is there for a reason, thoughtfully placed to make a well rounded effective product. I make everything by hand, in small batches.

Our organic ingredients, certified by the Soil Association, are trusted to be as environmentally friendly and as natural as possible. Where available, they are sourced from traditional communities and modern community projects or co-operatives.

Our organic ingredients certified by COSMOS Organic are sustainably sourced biodegradable ingredients and made with minimal recyclable packaging.

Our vegan face and body balms are carefully formulated from blends of organic shea butter, plant oils, natural infusions, and essential oils to nourish, calm and treat your skin. Certified as cruelty-free under the Leaping Bunny programme and registered with the Vegan Society. They have plastic free packaging, a glass container and aluminium lid. Recyclable or reusable.

 
Silvan Skincare Muscle Balm 60ml

Muscle Balm is a muscle and joint restoring vegan massage balm. It is packed with organic oils, shea butter, comfrey, arnica, marjoram, eucalyptus and cedarwood to ease out muscle tension. Certified as cruelty free under the Leaping Bunny programme and registered with the Vegan Society.

Massage gently into sore, tired or tight muscles and joints.

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KEY BENEFITS:
  • Shea butter. This organic shea butter is sourced from a women’s cooperative in Ghana. Shea butter moisturises the skin and restores elasticity. Its protective and healing properties make it especially suitable for dry and damaged skin.
  • Olive oil. A classic organic oil offering nourishing, softening and protective properties to relieve dry and chapped skin.
  • Comfrey oil. This is a maceration of organic comfrey leaves in cold-pressed organic sunflower oil with rosemary antioxidant. With natural anti-inflammatory properties, comfrey is wonderful for use after activity to aid tired muscles and joints.
  • Arnica oil. A hugely beneficial herb used widely to help reduce inflammation and soothe over-used muscles and joints.
  • Sweet marjoram. Steam distilled from the dried flowers and leaves making an oil perfect for cramps, muscle aches and pains. Sweet marjoram is also a diuretic so can help to clear soft tissue congestion
INGREDIENTS

Prunus armeniaca (apricot) kernel oil*, olea europaea (olive) fruit oil*,   helianthus annuus (sunflower) seed oil*, simmondsia chinensis (jojoba) seed oil*, butyrospermum parkii (shea) butter*, euphorbia cerifera (candelilla) cera, symphytum officinale leaf extract, arnica montana flower extract*, tocopherol (vitamin E), origanum majorana (marjoram) leaf oil*, cedrus atlantica (cedar) bark oil*, eucalyptus smith leaf oil*, rosmarinus officinalis (rosemary) leaf extract*, d-limonene°.

*organic, °natural component of essential oil

HOW TO USE

Use to ease out tension in sore, tired or tight muscles and joints. Scoop out about a teaspoon of balm, rub together in palms, massage gently into skin.

Top tip: Massage towards your heart to help the drainage of waste fluids in the muscles.

I chose this balm to help relieve the aches and pains in my knees. It is a wonderfully soothing balm that sinks into the skin well without leaving it greasy or sticky. The scent is wonderfully warming and it really gets the circulation going. It has been very effective at reducing any pain and swelling.

 

 


 

 

Silvan Skincare Rescue Balm 60ml

Rescue Balm is a calming and healing vegan balm. It is packed with organic oils, shea butter, chickweed, lavender and calendula to soothe and calm the skin.

KEY BENEFITS:
  • Shea butter. This organic shea butter is sourced from a women’s cooperative in Ghana. Shea butter moisturises the skin and restores elasticity. Its protective and healing properties make it especially effective for dry and damaged skin.
  • Apricot oil. A gentle organic oil suitable for everyday use for soothing and nourishing sensitive skin, dry, mature skin and babies.
  • Pomegranate oil. Naturally rich in vitamins, Pomegranate oil is a powerful antioxidant and high in punicic acid, an anti-inflammatory which helps to reduce inflamed skin and regenerate new skin cell production.
  • Our organic, UK grown chickweed herbs are macerated in high oleic (omega 9) sunflower oil with rosemary antioxidant. Chickweed is excellent for relieving irritated and itchy skin.
  • In the form of CO2 extract from organic calendula flowers, this oil is widely known for its exceptional healing properties.
  • We use organic Bulgarian lavender oil which is fruity and more mellow than high altitude lavender. This wonderfully calming and relaxing oil is excellent for use on sore and itchy skin.
INGREDIENTS

Prunus armeniaca (apricot) kernel oil*, olea europaea (olive) fruit oil*,  simmondsia chinensis (jojoba) seed oil*, butyrospermum parkii (shea) butter*, punica granatum (pomegranate) seed oil, euphorbia cerifera (candelilla) cera, helianthus annuus (sunflower) seed oil*, stellaria media (chickweed) extract*, tocopherol (vitamin E), lavandula angustifolia (lavender) oil*, citrus nobilis (mandarin) peel oil*, helichrysum italicum (everlasting) flower oil*, calendula officinalis flower extract*, rosemarinus officinalis (rosemary) leaf oil*, d-limonene°, geraniol°, linalol°.

*organic, °natural component of essential oil

HOW TO USE

Use to soothe dry, itchy patches of skin. Scoop out about a teaspoon of balm, rub together in palms, massage gently into skin.

Top tip: Use as a barrier balm on areas prone to irritation to strengthen and support skin.

This balm is intensively soothing and moisturising so it’s perfect for dry, itchy skin. It works wonders on my kids eczema prone skin. It smells amazing, the texture is smooth and it absorbs well into the skin without any greasy residue.

 

 


 

 
Silvan Skincare Breathe Balm 60ml

Breathe Balm is a gentle clearing vegan balm. It is packed with organic oils, shea butter, peppermint, eucalyptus and rosemary camphor to soothe and clear. Certified as cruelty free under the Leaping Bunny programme and registered with the Vegan Society.

Massage gently into temples, chest and back.

KEY BENEFITS:
  • Shea butter. This organic shea butter is sourced from a women’s cooperative in Ghana. Shea butter moisturises the skin and restores elasticity. Its protective and healing properties make it especially suitable for dry and damaged skin.
  • Olive oil. A classic organic oil offering nourishing, softening and protective properties to relieve dry and chapped skin.
  • Oat extract. A totally pure and natural botanical extract chosen for its soothing and calming Our organic oat flakes are grown in the polar area of Finland. The oat extract is 100% natural and not blended, diluted or formulated in any way.
  • Eucalyptus is an invigorating oil with a penetrating, camphor aroma which is both stimulating and calming.
  • Rosemary camphor. A potent aroma which is wonderfully clean and woody, Rosemary camphor is highly effective as a decongestant.
INGREDIENTS

Prunus armeniaca (apricot) kernel oil*, olea europaea (olive) fruit oil*,  simmondsia chinensis (jojoba) seed oil*, butyrospermum parkii (shea) butter*, euphorbia cerifera (candelilla) cera, carica papaya seed oil, avena sativa kernel (oat) extract*, tocopherol (vitamin E), helianthus annuus (sunflower) seed oil*, eucalyptus smithii leaf oil, rosemarinus officinalis (rosemary) leaf oil*, mentha piperita (peppermint) oil*, rosmarinus officinalis (rosemary) leaf extract*, d-limonene°, linalol°.

*organic, °natural component of essential oil

HOW TO USE

Use to soothe and clear congestion or as an invigorating rub. Scoop out about a teaspoon of balm, rub together in palms, massage gently into temples, chest, back and feet.

Top tip: Take some deep inhalations of the balm during application to double up the benefits of the aromas.

Breathe balms are a staple in my home as a must-have remedy during the winter cold and flu season.

This is a soothing aromatic balm that helps ease the discomfort of blocked noses, chest congestion, coughs and other cold and flu symptoms. It provides instant relief, helps clear the airways and make breathing easy.

 

 

 


 

 

Silvan Skincare Bliss Balm 60ml

Bliss Balm is a deeply nourishing vegan massage balm. It is packed with organic oils, shea butter, ylang ylang, jojoba and vetiver to balance, soothe and relax. Certified as cruelty free under the Leaping Bunny programme and registered with the Vegan Society.

Use for body massage and relaxation.

KEY BENEFITS:
  • Shea butter. This organic shea butter is sourced from a women’s cooperative in Ghana. Shea butter moisturises the skin and restores elasticity. Its protective and healing properties make it especially beneficial for dry and damaged skin.
  • Jojoba oil. This organic oil is suitable for all skin types and works well for massage, penetrating the skin quickly and leaving it feeling soft and supple. Rich in omega 9 which is wonderful for helping mature skin restore flexibility and locks in moisture in dry skin.
  • Olive oil. A classic oil for dry, chapped skin offering nourishing, softening and protective qualities.
  • Arnica oil. A hugely beneficial herb used widely to help reduce inflammation and soothe over-used muscles and joints.
  • Ylang ylang. Obtained by steam distillation of the ylang ylang flower, this beautiful essential oil is heady and exotic. The uplifting and sedative qualities of ylang ylang are perfect for relaxing massage.
INGREDIENTS

Prunus armeniaca (apricot) kernel oil*, simmondsia chinensis (jojoba) seed oil*, butyrospermum parkii (shea) butter*, olea europaea (olive) fruit oil*, helianthus annuus (sunflower) seed oil*, euphorbia cerifera (candelilla) cera, arnica montana flower extract*, tocopherol (vitamin E), cananga odorata (ylang ylang) flower oil*, vetiver zizanoides root oil, lavandula angustifolia (lavender) oil*, linalol°, geraniol°, farnesol°, benzyl benzoate°, benzyl salicylate°, eugenol°.

*organic, °natural component of essential oil

HOW TO USE

Use for massage and relaxation. Scoop out about a teaspoon of balm, rub together in palms, massage gently into skin.

Tip: Start with long massage strokes to cover the area with balm. Then work more deeply into tight shoulders as the balm soaks into the skin. 

This is the perfect massage balm to help encourage deep relaxation. Ylang ylang is one of my favourite essential oils. It has such a calming and uplifting effect on the mind and body. With the addition of Vetiver and Lavender oils, this blend is sensual, warm and grounding.

The balm has a lush, smooth consistency and it melts into the skin leaving it soft and moisturised. I love using it before bedtime as it’s relaxing and calming.

 

 

 

 
 
Have you tried Silvan Skincare balms?

 

 

Lola  

 

 

 

LoveLula Accredited Blogger Program Member

 

 

 

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Hi there! I’m Lola, founder of Discover Green Beauty, a blog that is all about an organic, non-toxic approach to beauty, health and wellness.

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