When our son Aaron was young and we developed the olive oil soap for him, we became curious about replicating other common baby care items. Changing his diaper and finding rashes wasn’t ideal and we didn’t want to go back to using harsh, chemical-filled products. His behavioral reactions to just being in the detergent aisle at the market were dramatic and spontaneous. He became uncontrollable.
After weeks and months of fiddling around with new ingredients, we remembered one of the oldest ingredients used in tackling inflammation: myrrh. Long before modern medicine and the Western Expansion, there was myrrh. Even before the Dark Ages, Alexander the Great and the Pharaohs, there was myrrh. You could consider this resin to be a crucial member of history when you learn how important this.
Myrrh is obtained much the same way as Frankincense. It’s pulled from outside the tree bark and dried into a crystal or dissolved to oil. As a member of the Burseraceae family, the myrrh tree has a lot of thorns and thrives best in sun and heat. Most trees grow in West Africa and far regions of Asia. Once harvested, myrrh serves several purposes for the body.
The latest research reveals anti-tumor and anti-cancer properties. It has also been used as a disinfectant, a gum strengthener (that’s why it’s in tooth preparations), and a wound sealant. New research even suggests that it raises good cholesterol and lowers bad cholesterol levels. With the benefit of anti-inflammatory properties, it’s easy to see why myrrh is such a cherished ingredient.
Once we found the right mixture of myrrh and the other basic ingredients used in salves, we discovered the beauty of our Baby Balm. No longer did we settle for manufactured powders and creams. Baby balm keeps things simple.
The next time you need a fix for your little one’s bum, remember myrrh and the balm we’ve created. There’s nothing out there that will heal quite like this salve!