I have a baby with eczema or similar skin
condition, should I use baby balm?
naming of this product can make it more confusing but for all serious
condition our Skin balm is recommended. To check the right balm for the
you please use our product
What are the ingredients in
In our Pot of Gold skin balm and Pot of Gold baby balm we use what we
call "responsibly active" ingredients. This means that we will not use
an ingredient if we feel that it may harm a person (excluding those
allergic to our ingredients) now or in the future. Instead, we use only
truly active ingredients that can assist a person's healing without
risking their health in any way. Our skin balm and baby balm use only
the following ingredients: organic Colombian palm oil, coniferous tree
sap extract, raw organic beeswax, grapefruit skin oil, and vanilla
essential oil (used in baby balm only).
Is that really all, don't you
have any hidden ingredients?
No, that's it. Nice and simple.
Are Pot of Gold balms safe for use during
and allergy to the ingredients listed above our balms are totally safe
for use during pregnancy and on your baby. If you still have concerns
note down our ingredients and consult your health care professional for
Why has my skin balm
developed a white surface?
This is usually because the balm has been left with the lid off for a
long period of time or has been exposed to fast changing temperatures
and sunlight. In these situations the balm on the surface can undergo
what is called natural oxidisation. This is a natural process and will
not affect the quality or healing ability of the balm. This whiter
layer will easily warm in your hands and can be applied as usual. In
some cases this whiteness may also be caused by a natural beeswax
process called "wax bloom".
What is wax bloom?
This is a powdery appearance which naturally forms on the surface of
most beeswax after a period of time. The time it takes to appear
depends on the storage conditions. Because Pot of Gold skin
has a high percentage of beeswax, this same bloom may occur on the
balm's surface. This in no way affects the quality or healing
properties of the balm and will only occur on the surface layer.
Where did your skin balm come
Our skin balm has been shared and used within our New Zealand family
for five generations. Originally made by my grandfather's grandmother,
the balm was used to treat almost any skin condition. We felt that, as
eczema and other skin conditions have become so disturbingly common, it
was time to share this important gift with the world.
Where do you ship online
All orders placed via Pot of Gold Malaysia are shipped from Malaysia.
Is your balm safe to use on
With special consideration given to people with allergies to the ingredients list
above who may see a contact allergy, our balm is totally safe to use on
anyone of any age. For more than 100 years this balm has been used on
every member of our family. Now that's a long testing period! If you
have a known allergy to any of the ingredients above you may see a
reaction to our balms over a period of 24 to 96 hours and it is not
recommended that you use them. To read more about contact allergies click here
Pot of Gold skin balm be used on open wounds?
short answer is yes. Our skin balm has been used by our family for open
wound treatment for five generations. Historically the skin balm was
used for all wounds from small grazes to large open wounds requiring
stitches which could often be avoided by the use of a compression
bandage and daily application of the skin balm.
Is your balm safe for people
with a peanut allergy?
Some people may be concerned with the palm oil used in our balm. Palm
fruit oil is not part of the nut family and will not cause any allergic
reactions for these people.
Is your balm safe for people
with a bee venom, pollen or propolis allergy?
Because Pot of Gold uses beeswax in our balm, there is the inherent
possibility that there may be trace levels of bee venom or bee pollen
left in the wax. These levels are very small and for most people with
these allergies no reaction will occur. If you have a sever allergy to
bee products then we recommend that you do not use our products.
What other allergies may
involve the use of your balm?
The only other ingredient with allergic potential in our balms is the
coniferous tree sap. This is also known as tree rosin or colophony.
This ingredient is the sap or sticky substance that comes from pine and
spruce trees. Its "stickiness" lends itself to being used in a wide
range of products including skin care. This substance is also used in
sticking plasters so if you have a known allergy to these or anything
else on the page linked here then avoid use. To read more
about this contact allergy click here
How can I check if someone is
allergic to your balm?
A contact test is the best way to see if someone with a possible
allergy to the ingredients in our balm is in fact allergic. To do this,
apply a finger print sized amount of our balm to the inside elbow pit
of the person concerned (if this area is fatigued by eczema or a
similar condition then use either the other elbow pit or knee pit that
is clear and healthy). A reaction may take 48 to 96 hours to present
itself. If by then no visual effects can be seen then the balm is safe
to use. If at a later date an area being treated with Pot of Gold
begins to appear inflamed or raised, discontinue use.
Still have a question that
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