Eldar Herbal Unguent for Sensitive and Acne Prone Skin. Indigo, Reishi, Cupuacu Butter, Sacha Inchi Oil. Soothing, Calming Facial Balm.


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Indigo, sacha inchi, pracaxi, kokum, cupuaçu, sangre de drago, chaga, ling zhi, apple seed oil, schizandra berry, reishi mushroom, licorice root, bisabolol


This listing is for one (1), 20ml amber glass jar of product. 50ml sizes available upon request with a price of 80CAD.


“It is said by the Eldar that in water there lives yet the echo of the Music of the Ainur more than in any substance that is in this Earth; and many of the Children of Ilúvatar hearken still unsated to the voices of the Sea, and yet know not for what they listen.”
― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Silmarillion

The Eldar Herbal Unguent is a smooth and creamy balm for skin seeking relief from irritation and dryness caused by harsh weather. The active ingredients within the formula have the ability to calm the skin, be it dry or blemish-prone, and soothe chapped skin caused by environmental stressors. Tested in the dry climate of Alberta, only a small amount is needed to lock in hydration from watery essences, serums or lotions, while also providing a smooth base for makeup application.


This is a multi-purpose balm, so don't be afraid to use it wherever and whenever. Some of the best ways to use the Eldar balm:

Remove a very small amount from the jar (pea-sized amount or less) with a clean utensil. Place the balm in the palm of hands, rub together and press evenly into the skin as the last step in your skin care routine.

You may also apply the balm to the 4 points of the face; forehead, cheeks, and neck, and use the tips of your fingers to gently massage the balm in. In place of fingers, you may use a gua sha utensil. This method is beneficial for lymphatic drainage.


INGREDIENTS (New as of September 2019)

Garcinia indica (kokum) seed butter, Theobroma grandiflorum (cupuacu) seed butter, Pyrus malus (apple) seed oil, Plukenetia volubilis (sacha inchi) seed oil, Limnanthes alba (meadowfoam) seed oil, Punica granatum (pomegranate) seed oil, Daemonorops draco resin extract, Bisabolol (alpha), Actinidia Chinensis (kiwi) Seed Oil, Pentaclethra macroloba (pracaxi) seed oil, Sambucus nigra (elderberry) fruit extract, Schisandra chinensis berry extract, Rosmarinus officinalis leaf extract, Lithospermum erythrorhizon (gromwell) root extract, Punica granatum (pomegranate) CO2 extract, Pistacia Lentiscus (Mastic) Gum, Boswellia Neglecta Resin Extract, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (licorice) root extract, Ganoderma Lucidum (reishi mushroom) extract, Indigofera Tinctoria extract, Isatis Indigoteca extract, Inonotus Obliquus (chaga mushroom) extract, Rhodiola Rosea root extract.

Each ingredient was chosen to serve a purpose, and the formula of this balm has undergone many alterations over the years as I continue to learn more about plants and skin with each day. The ingredients written here will always be accurate and up to date.



Cupuacu Butter:
Sourced from the Amazonian rain forest, cupuacu butter is prized for its benefits to dry, dehydrated and damaged skin. While of the chocolate family, cupuacu does not clog pores or leave a greasy feeling on the skin in the same way cocoa butter may. Instead, a bounty of phytosterols within the butter operate at the cellular level to regulate water balance, enhancing skin elasticity as the moisture-barrier regains its strength. One of my favourite things about cupuacu butter is the texture! It has a silicone-like feel that makes it a great base for makeup, as well as a powerful protective layer against the environment.

Kokum Butter:
Native to India, this organic butter is non-greasy and absorbs almost instantly to promote healthy skin cells. It is solid at room temperature, but melts on contact with the skin into a thin, fluid texture. It has great oxidative stability which is just as beneficial to the skin as it is in extending the shelf-life of a product. What's really interesting about kokum butter is its ability to deal with extremely dry, cracked, and sensitive skin while being so light in feel. It acts like a rich treatment, yet does not clog the pores.

Apple Seed Oil:
Rich in antioxidants, apple seed oil assists in the neutralization of free radicals, making it a beautiful oil for use during the day, underneath a high SPF sunblock. The oil has a light texture, much like a "dry oil", and a good amount of slip which enables it to spread evenly. This is one of my favourite oils for oily and sensitive skin.

Pomegranate Seed Oil:
One of my personal favourites, organic pomegranate seed oil from Turkey is an excellent source of punicic acid; a strong anti-inflammatory. Just like the juice, the oil contains a high amount of antioxidants which are key weapons in the fight against premature aging, and may even aid in the production of collagen.

Sacha Inchi Nut Oil:
Another South American native, the sacha inchi nut is shaped like a star, and has been a staple in the diets of Peru's indigenous peoples for hundreds of years. The cold-pressed nut oil contains a high percentage of omega-3 fatty acids that have been known to be of benefit for sensitive and reactive skin.

An incredibly soothing ingredient that can also help to improve the absorption of other actives. It is naturally found in chamomile.

Pracaxi Bean Oil:
Yet another oil from South America, pracaxi is one of the most unique oils I've come across and has been touted for it's ability assist in improving the look of scars, evening skin tone, and zapping zits. While it is a powerful ingredient, even sensitive skin may benefit from this oil as it is anti-inflammatory and full of antioxidants.

Dragon's Blood Resin:
Used like a natural Bandaid by inhabitants of the Amazon for centuries, this resin is also anti-inflammatory and may speed the recovery of blemishes and irritation.

Frankincense Resin:
As with many other resins, frankincense is an astringent, meaning it assists in tightening the skin and calming blemishes. Because Boswellia neglecta is an oleoresin, it contains no water-soluble gum. This allows the resin pieces to completely melt into warmed oils. With this, the skin benefits from the whole resin, not just the essential oil. I purchase this resin from Apothecary's Garden, a company out of Ontario that sources resins from Somalia and surrounding regions. They take great care to ensure that their products are of high quality and are sustainably sourced. This type of frankincense is non-sensitizing and a non-irritant.

Purple Gromwell Root:
A Traditional Chinese Medicine herb used for "damp" skin conditions with "heat", meaning skin prone to certain forms of dermatitis. This is a very soothing herb that has been studied extensively for one of its main compounds, Shikonin.

Licorice Root:
One of my favourite ingredients for sensitive skin, licorice root is brightening, softening, and soothing. It is often used in formulas to help with evening the skin tone. In Traditional Chinese Medicine, it is used for its ability as a harmonizer to neutralize potentially irritating properties of other herbs in a blend.

Schisandra Berry:
Known as the beauty herb, the 5-taste herb, and a superherb, schisandra berries contain many benefits for the skin. It is an adaptogen, making it full of antioxidants, vitamins and minerals that keep the complexion even and radiant, and capable of better adapting to changes in the environment. Schisandra berries also work synergistically with dragon's blood resin and gromwell root.


Storage and Shelf-Life

Keep container away from contact with moisture, excess heat, and direct sunlight. Please use a clean utensil to remove product from the jar, and sanitize the utensil regularly to prevent germs from getting trapped within the jar. Pay close attention to the smell and colour of the balm, and if things start to smell rancid, or the colour turns towards a brown-like orange, discontinue use immediately. With proper storage and handling, a shelf-life of 10+ months is to be expected.

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