All of the balms contain only pure and natural ingredients
and are free from harmful chemical additives.
These balms are made from natural beeswax from the
Karnali zone in Nepal combined with various kinds of
edible oils, herbs and essential oils sourced from India and
All balms contain the special healing properties of beeswax
and are excellent moisturisers for dry and chapped skin.
They can be applied as an aftershave moisturiser, for hands
that do heavy work and a lip balm.
The type of oil combined with the herbs and/or essential oils
added determine the special properties of the different types.
Where this product comes from and who benefits from
It comes from The Beeswax Processing centre Jumla a
cottage industry based in the mountainous district of Jumla
in West Nepal, a place isolated from motor roads by 5 days
walk. Women of very remote villages extract oil by hand
from the seed of a berry called Dhatelo (Prinsepia utilis)
that grows wild, all around their fields and pastures. It is
traditionally used as a massage and skin-softening oil, as
well as for cooking. The beeswax is produced by the
endangered Himalayan bee species Apis cerana and sourced
from traditional beekeepers, providing them from a preciously
under-used resources. By increasing the benefits from keeping
bees for subsistence farmers, these products help protect
endangered bees and the plant species that depend upon
them for pollination.
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