Bennett Brothers Balm uses only the BEST ingredients in our lip/body balm! Our USDA Certified Organic Shea Butter is completely natural and unrefined! It is made by traditional methods and is full of all kinds of botanical goodies like allantoin (found in aloe and comfrey), circuminoids (anti-cancer compounds found in cumin) and catechins (plant antioxidants also found in green tea). We use 100% Pure Coconut Oil, Organic Carnuaba Wax (natural vegetable wax made from the leaves of the palm tree), 100% Natural Organic (Cold-Pressed, Unrefined) Kukui Nut Oil, 100% Pure Vegan Vitamin E Oil and Kosher certified Gluten-free Flavor Oils. Read on to find out why you should choose Bennett Brothers Balm over those drugstore lip balms!!!
-Harry & Heath
4 common ingredients found in best-selling lip balms (YUCK!):
Petrolatum. An oil-refining by-product that may contain carcinogens (depending on the refining process), petrolatum can create the illusion of hydrated skin while it in fact suffocates your pores. It merely creates a barrier so that moisture does not leave the skin. So while you might feel the instant gratification of a softened surface, you’re actually drying out the skin layers underneath by sealing out air and true moisture.
Mineral oil. This is another petroleum product that coats the skin like plastic wrap, preventing it from breathing, which can cause the skin to age prematurely.
Phenol, menthol, and camphor. These ingredients cool and anesthetize, but also aid in removing the lips’ protective layers of skin, causing drying, redness, and swelling. Phenol is also considered toxic to the central nervous system.
Lanolin. Although it’s considered a natural product, there is controversy around the way lanolin is produced. Sheep’s wool is dipped in pesticides to kill parasites/mites; it’s chemically scoured to remove the lanolin then put through a centrifuge. Next, it undergoes a distillation process, which yields the finished lanolin product. Toxic pesticide residues remain in the lanolin, a fact that has been well documented.
Did You Know?
Not only can you use (our Unscented) Bennett Brothers Balm on your lips and body...you can also use it on your PETS!
When you are looking to protect your dog or cat's paws and skin from dry and potentially painful conditions, all-natural is your best bet. You wouldn't want to put a bunch of chemicals on your best friend, would you?
The same soothing properties of Bennett Brothers Balm that work wonders for human skin can also prevent as well as heal irritation in pets’ problem skin. Bennett Brothers Balm soothes, softens, and hydrates. In addition, BBB moisturizes and conditions the fur to maintain and boost shine.
If you have a dog or cat, you may have noticed that from time to time your bestie's paws get cracked. In this situation, the best thing to do is apply some kind of soothing and healing salve to help their paws seal, heal, and be healthy once more. That's where Bennett Brothers Balm comes in! Simply place a smooth, thin layer of BBB on your pup or cat's paws where needed, and reapply every once in a while to make sure the protective seal stays there, and to help reduce the effects of any licking that your dog or cat might do.
Bennett Brothers Balm is also great for dogs and cats with itchy and dry skin. It is full of healthy vitamins and minerals which protect your pets' skin and heal it. It keeps your dog or cat's skin moisturized and alleviates itching and irritation. It's very simple to use Bennett Brothers Balm for your dog or cat. Simply rub it between your hands to warm it and melt it a bit, and then massage it into your pets' fur down to his/her skin. Make sure that you get a generous amount on the skin, so that the ingredients will work to combat skin irritants. It will help soothe itchy skin, and will make your cat or dog more comfortable while their skin is healing.
Our Ingredients and Your Pet:
Carnauba Wax is an all natural ingredient that is highly effective as a paw protectant because it has strong emollient properties, which means it helps to smooth out and soften skin. That provides comfort and relief to dogs and cats that are dealing with dry, chapped, and even cracked skin on their paws, snout, and elsewhere.
It is a durable wax so that means it will last a long time and hold up under some tough conditions, including heat.
Shea Butter contains a unique substance known as cinnamic acid, and cinnamic acid has natural antibacterial properties that help to ward off infection and speed up wound healing. Shea butter also contains naturally occurring vitamin A, which is known to speed up the recovery and regeneration of the skin.
Don’t worry if your pet licks some of it off of their paws - Shea butter is completely natural and is actually a healthy source of fat that has been used as a cooking oil in Africa for centuries. There’s no additives in Bennett Brothers Balm, so your dog or cat won’t get sick should he or she take a lick.
Coconut Oil can add moisture to your dog or cat’s skin and prevent flaking. It also helps freshen up a dog’s coat if used with a light touch. To use it topically, simply rub a very small amount of BBB onto your hands and then gently pat the coat, run your fingers through the fur, and massage a little down onto the skin. Since coconut oil can be given orally, you don’t have to worry if pets lick themselves after it’s been applied to their coats.
Kukui Nut Oil is a great additive for any solution aimed at being a dry snout remedy. Many dogs are exposed to increased risk of having a dry and cracked snout. When they do, they will need some type of dry dog nose treatment as a way to bring relief and healing.
Vitamin E helps to soothe irritations and speed recovery as well, while the multitude of essential fatty acids keep the skin healthy, elastic, and better prepared to heal itself should the need arise.
THE BENNETT BROTHERS LOVE YOU AND YOUR PET!!!
Did You Know?
Not only can you use Bennett Brothers Balm on your lips... (Shea Butter offers a natural UV protection of SPF ~6!) it can also be used as a cuticle cream, stretch mark soother, an all-natural perfume, a moisturizer for dry patches and you can even use it on bug bites to help relieve the itch!
Shea Butter is a skin superfood that comes from the seeds of the fruit of the Shea (Karite) tree and 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.The concentration of natural vitamins and fatty acids in Shea butter makes it incredibly nourishing and moisturizing for skin.
Bennett Brothers Balm uses Organic, Unrefined, Non-GMO, Vegan, Fair Trade Shea Butter made in West Africa.
Here's a cool video about how Shea Butter is made! Check it out!
*Bennett Brothers Balm is for external use only. Ask a doc or dermatologist before using, especially with underlying skin conditions. Those with nut allergies should avoid or check with an allergist.