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Akamai BLACK BALM

$28.00
Akamai BLACK BALM Skin Care Akamai

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  • Certified Organic

  • Concentrated

  • Cruelty-Free

  • Made in USA

  • Mission Driven

  • Multipurpose

  • Non-GMO

  • Only Natural

  • Unisex

Akamai BLACK BALM

$28.00

Our all-purpose, deep moisturizer, and healing balm.

Powerful plant-based nutrients & nothing else. An essential tool for helping to repair damaged and distressed skin — from chapped lips and minor burns to super dry skin or eczema. It's not your average healing balm.

Why we feel this is the best healing balm on the market...

  • Loaded with over 100 naturally occurring bioactive compounds, think: vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, phytonutrients, polyphenols, and more.
  • Leverages key ingredients known to help improve skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis, while speeding the healing of minor wounds and burns.
  • The natural dark color comes from the polyphenols and biologically active ingredients in unrefined avocado oil, tamanu oil, fulvic acid, and black cumin seed oil - all powerful healers.
  • Helps protect skin from moisture loss and UV damage. Candelilla wax helps lock in moisture while avocado oil, shea butter, and fulvic acid provide some natural protection and cellular defense from the sun’s rays.
  • As always: No synthetic or natural derived chemicals, cheap fillers, dyes, or fragrances. Color and scents are a byproduct of the ingredients we use - no superficial BS, just concentrated healing goodness. Earthy, grassy scent.
  • 87% certified organic ingredients. VEGAN.

2 oz Glass Jar | Made in USA | TSA Compliant 

Why offer a balm, doesn't Skin Fuel already moisturize effectively?

 

Black Balm is the go-to tool we developed to deeply moisturize, nourish, and heal damaged skin. It leverages powerful bioactive compounds, antioxidants & organic plant oils.

 

But you may be wondering, why is it "black"?

 

When it comes to food, experts agree, “to eat the rainbow” for maximum health benefits — that goes for skincare too. Colors in fruits and vegetables contain phytonutrients, and these also benefit the skin.

 

Black Balm leverages key ingredients known to help improve skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis while speeding the healing of minor wounds and burns — and the black color of our balm is a byproduct of these ingredients.

 

The ancient soil of fulvic acid, chlorophyll from unrefined avocado oil, tamanu oil, and black cumin seed oil naturally color our “Black” Balm. These natural pigments pack a punch to help deeply moisturize, heal and repair skin.

How to use

  • Apply directly on any areas of the skin that need extra conditioning - from hands to arms, legs, face, lips. Apply to damp skin for extra hydration and to seal in moisture. To smooth over larger areas, add some Skin Fuel.
  • For help with eczema or psoriasis, apply 2x a day for 4 weeks.
  • For harsh / drying winter conditions sun/cold/wind — apply to face (incl. lips) and hands.

Note: The natural pigments in fulvic acid could accumulate in skin that is overly dry, rough, or damaged (eg. callouses). It is not permanent and will fade over time or can be removed through exfoliation or soap.

Tips

  • Add a squirt of Skin Fuel to a dab of Black Balm to help spread over larger surfaces. This makes a kind of medium weight moisturizer.
  • Make a hair pomade: Combine a small dab of Mineral Toothpowder and Black Balm in the palm of your hand. (For a lighter hair pomade use Skin Fuel instead of Black Balm which is heavier and has a little wax).
  • The natural pigments in fulvic acid may temporarily discolor rough, extra-dry skin (like calluses or dry cracked hands) until the skin is healed. Your skin is sending the message that it needs first aid and our Black Balm can help. If this occurs, try exfoliating thoroughly before applying.

As always: no synthetic or natural derived chemicals, cheap fillers, dyes, or fragrances. Color and scents are a byproduct of the ingredients we use. All products contain only pure, minimally processed, natural ingredients and nothing else.

 

Ingredients / Standards

 

Avocado oil*, Shea Butter*, Candelilla Wax, Black Cumin Seed Oil*, Tamanu Oil*, Fulvic Acid, Sorbitan Olivate, Frankincense Essential Oil, Lavender Essential Oil, Geranium Essential Oil. (*Certified Organic 87%)

 

AVOCADO OIL

Quality Standards

Hexane-free. Unrefined. Cold pressed. Certified Organic by Quality Assurance International.

Ingredient Benefits

Rich in Vitamins A, B, C E, and K, potassium, and healthy fats (including oleic acid and omega 3 fatty acids). Naturally UV protective while enhancing DNA repair due to the high level of carotenoids.

 

Able to increase water-soluble collagen content in the middle layer of the skin (dermis). In addition, the phytosterol content (a bioactive) supports the collagen and skin structure helping to prevent age spots and cell wall weakening, calming inflammation and regenerating tissues, and protecting the barriers functions of the skin.

 

Has been shown to help relieve symptoms associated with eczema and psoriasis.

 

BLACK CUMIN SEED OIL or Nigella seed oil, or Black Seed Oil

Quality Standards

Hexane-free. Unrefined. Cold pressed. Certified Organic by Quality Assurance International.

Ingredient Benefits

Black Cumin seed was an ancient treatment for psoriasis, eczema, sore joints, and dry skin.

 

The seeds are packed with over 100 identified nutrients, including EFA, ALA, Zinc, Calcium, Folacin, Iron, Copper, and carotenes.

 

It contains many bioactive components including thymoquinone, thymohydroquinone, dithymoquinone, thymol, carvacrol, nigellimine, nigellicine, nigellidine and alphahederin which have been studied extensively with many pharmacological effects, including antimicrobial, antiviral, antifungal, antiparasitic, acne, vitiligo, skin cancer, and percutaneous absorption.

 

TAMANU OIL

Quality Standards

Hexane-free. Unrefined. Virgin. Cold pressed. Certified Organic by Quality Assurance International.

Ingredient Benefits

Also known as Foraha, is an oil pressed from the nuts of a large tropical evergreen tree found throughout the Pacific basin.

 

It is referred to as “green gold” in many cultures due to its deep green hue and incredible healing abilities. Tamanu absorbs deeply into all 3 layers of skin where it has been shown to rapidly regenerate new skin, repair nerves and diminish scarring.

 

Calophyllolide (CP), a major constituent isolated from C. inophyllum, has been reported to have anti-inflammatory, anti-coagulant, anti-microbial, and even anti-cancer activities and is effective at wound healing.

 

LAVENDER ESSENTIAL OIL 

Quality Standards

Steam distilled. Hexane-free. Made in the USA. GFSI and cGMP certified.

Ingredient Benefits

Used for over 2500 years for medicinal, spiritual, and grooming purposes.

 

According to ancient texts, it's been used to clean cuts, soothe bruises and skin irritations, as well as to scent the air and add fragrance to baths and laundry. It is a classic skin healer that is both calming to the skin and as well as the mind.

 

Due to its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, it is a versatile oil that can help repair and treat all kinds of conditions, from acne to dry and aging skin.

 

GERANIUM ESSENTIAL OIL 

Quality Standards

Steam distilled. Hexane-free. Made in the USA. GFSI and cGMP certified.

Ingredient Benefits

Used extensively for skincare it helps eliminate dead cells and promotes the regeneration of newer, healthier skin, benefiting all skin types.

 

Given its astringent properties, it helps tighten the skin and diminish the appearance of the symptoms of aging, such as sagging and wrinkling skin.

 

Has a sweet, uplifting scent that is balancing and soothing.

 

FRANKINCENSE ESSENTIAL OIL 

Quality Standards

Steam distilled. Hexane-free. Made in the USA. GFSI and cGMP certified.

Ingredient Benefits

A well studied, ancient remedy for all things due to its aromatherapeutic benefits and active component boswellic acid.

 

Potent anti-inflammatory and repairer of skin for all skin types. According to a review published in the Journal of Traditional and Complementary Medicine, frankincense oil reduces redness and skin irritation, while also producing a more even skin tone.

 

Studies suggest that it’s the pentacyclic triterpene (steroid-like, bioactive component of boswellic acid) structure of frankincense oil that contributes to its soothing effect on irritated skin.

 

SHEA BUTTER 

Quality Standards

Unrefined. Raw. Certified Fair Trade. Certified Organic by Quality Assurance International.

Ingredient Benefits

Comes from the nut of the African Shea tree (Vitellaria paradoxa). Our Black Balm contains a raw, unrefined butter with all of the naturally occurring nutrients.

 

Shea butter contains Vitamins A, D, and E, which helps protect and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles while keeping the skin looking firm and tight.

 

Rich in phenolic compound cinnamic acid and high vitamin E, it is UV protective.

 

CANDELILLA WAX

Quality Standards

Meets National Formulary (NF) standards.

Ingredient Benefits

Also known as euphorbia cerifera, is a vegetable wax from the wild Candelilla shrub.

 

It helps protect skin from moisture loss while acting as a nourishing skin conditioner.

 

(It takes the place of Beeswax in our updated, 100% vegan formula.)

 

FULVIC ACID 

Quality Standards

Chemical free / cold water extraction.

 

Independent 3rd party laboratory testing for strength, potency, composition and integrity.

 

cGMP certified, FSMA & HACCP FDA Compliant.

 

Mined from pure, USA clay deposits of ancient plant and marine material.

Ingredient Benefits

Contains 74 plus active compounds; vitamins, minerals, organic acids, amino acids, and beneficial actives. Key component for optimal cellular metabolism, helping skin to more efficiently take in nutrients. Helps heal, repair and regenerate skin. Read more about our Fulvic Mineral Complex.

 

Learn more about our natural ingredients and their quality standards.

 

Specs

  • 2 oz Amber Glass Jar
  • Metal Lid
  • Made in USA
  • TSA Compliant

Q: Why offer a Balm, doesn’t Skin Fuel moisturize?

A: Our Skin Fuel is great as an all-purpose everyday light moisturizer to maintain healthy skin. It sinks in quickly and is non-greasy — even though it is oil. Black Balm, goes deeper into the skin, it’s richer, more nutrient-dense with powerful natural actives that can help “treat” and heal the skin.

 

Q: Why black in color? (technically very dark green)

A: It just so happens that the best, most healing ingredients are deeply colored. Comes from the polyphenols and biologically active ingredients in unrefined avocado oil, tamanu oil, fulvic acid, and black cumin seed oil - all powerful healers.

 

See our help section for more questions and answers...

What makes this product sustainable?

  • Glass jar + metal lid = no plastic.
  • Concentrated.
  • Replaces multiple products.

What's not in it

  • No nasty chemicals such as parabens, fragrances, DEA, PEGs.
  • Cheap fillers like water, etc.

100% Satisfaction Guarantee

100% Satisfaction Guarantee

We stand behind everything we make — investing an enormous amount of time and energy in developing them. If for any reason you are not happy with an item you purchased, you may request a refund or store credit.

 

Learn more here

 

We stand behind everything we make — investing an enormous amount of time and energy in developing them. If for any reason you are not happy with an item you purchased, you may request a refund or store credit.

 

Learn more here

 

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Customer Reviews

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Lyn J.
Black Balm

I absolutely love Akamai Black Balm. It feels so great to my skin, and it has such a beautiful calming effect. I use it with Akamai Skin Fuel as well which seems to keep my skin soft all day. Anything I have leftover in my hands, I use on the tips of my hair. What an awesome discovery!

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Barbara R.
Black Balm

I so love all your products and wish all the research you have done was available to me decades ago. The Black Balm feels wonderful on my dry skin. Finally found a product that is nourishing and good for my body. I apply it liberally so my dream is for the product to be available in a larger jar. Thank you so much for the products you have created and the biggest high 5 ever!!!

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11732 S.F.9.A.
Akamai Black Balm

I have a growth on my head and have been using the balm. It is actually going away. My hairdresser always tells me about it. Find out tomorrow what she thinks. It definitely feels smaller to me.

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Allex A.

Akamai BLACK BALM

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C D.
Love it!

Love this stuff! Works wonders on dry skin and hair.

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Kate
Very healing

I use it regularly on my body after showering, mixed into a body balm with a couple drops of argon oil. It's slightly oily but that sinks into my skin within a half hour. My skin is really healing and becoming smooth and soft after being dry, scaly and rough from years of sun damage and neglect. Thank you Akamai for your wonderful, simple products!

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Anonymous
Not My Favorite Smell But is GREAT for My Skin

Not My Favorite Smell But is GREAT for My Skin

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Mart
Effective

The Black balm is wonderful. I M love the fact that it doesn't come on black at all & dissipates being absorbed by the skin to make it soft.

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Sue S.
Soothing

I like this ointment so far. I have an autoimmune condition called Lichen Sclerosis and I’m always on the look out for healing soothing ointment rather than use a steroid. I’m not having much luck getting relief but I have high hopes for this cream. Only been using it a short while so will let you know if it eventually helps bring some relief.

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Ariana N.
Black Gold

Black Balm has healed my cracked and peeling heels beautifully, and it's helping with athlete's foot fungus, too. It has helped my 92-yr-old mom's dry skin, too. Love it!