Akamai BLACK BALM Skin Care Akamai
Akamai BLACK BALM Skin Care Akamai
Akamai BLACK BALM Skin Care Akamai
BLACK BALM Skin Care Akamai
Akamai BLACK BALM Skin Care Akamai
Akamai BLACK BALM Skin Care Akamai
Akamai BLACK BALM Skin Care Akamai
Akamai BLACK BALM Skin Care Akamai
Akamai BLACK BALM Skin Care Akamai

BLACK BALM


Our all-purpose, deep moisturizer, and healing balm. 100% natural, 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.


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  • Ready to ship March 1, 2022
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"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!" — Ariana N.
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Product Highlights

  • Made using only 10 food-grade, minimally processed 100% natural ingredients known to help nourish, repair and regenerate skin. So clean and natural you could eat it!
  • Loaded with over 100 naturally occurring bioactive compounds vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, phytonutrients, polyphenols, and more.
  • Multipurpose, concentrated deep moisturizer — all body dry / damaged skin support and repair.
  • Natural dark color comes from the polyphenols and biologically active, powerful healers including unrefined avocado oil, tamanu oil, fulvic acid, and black cumin seed oil.
  • 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.
  • NO artificial or synthetic ingredients of any kind. Fragrance-free too.
  • Vegan, cruelty-free & non-GMO.
  • 87% certified organic ingredients.

2 oz Glass Jar | Made in USA | TSA Compliant 

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100% Natural. All of our products contain only pure, minimally processed, natural ingredients and nothing else. No synthetics. No cheap fillers, dyes, or fragrances. All color, scents or flavors are simply a byproduct of the ingredients we use.


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 ingredients 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.

 

SORBITAN OLIVATE 

Quality standards

PEG-free.

Ingredient Benefits

A natural ingredient, extracted from olive oil and combined with dehydrated sugar (known as sorbitol), that functions as an emulsifier. An emulsifer is required to bind liquids to oils to help create a balm. It also helps moisturize skin.

 

Specs

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

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.

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.

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What makes this product sustainable?

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

Ingredients

  • 87% certified organic ingredients
  • biodegradable

What's not in it

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

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WHAT MATTERS AKAMAI Most "Natural" Brands

100% natural ingredients ONLY

No cheap fillers (eg water, thickeners, gums)

Minimally processed, nutrient dense ingredients ONLY

Leverages transdermal effect to improve health

Supports microbiomes

No fragrances, sweeteners or flavorings

No synthetic, naturally derived or toxic chemicals

Vegan, cruelty, gluten & petrochemical free

Blows past EWG Certified Standards

Multipurpose products (e.g 3-1 Bar, Skin Fuel)

Simplified, health focused routines

Sustainable packaging (eg. glass, refillable system, compostable)

Fair pricing (high quality and reasonable prices. Direct to consumer / no middle man)

No greenwashing or healthwashing

Won't sell you things you don't need

Certified B Corporation (we use business as a force for good)

1% For the Planet Member (donate 1% of sales to environmental causes)

Carbon neutral shipping

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.

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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

 

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

Customer Reviews

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Floss

I do love this floss! I’m not a fan of minty fake flavored flosses. This is a bit earthy, but I know it is a safe foods and clove is so good for your gums. It is, as I knew, on the thicker side.
I’d love a bit of a flavor choice as well as with the tooth powder. This is a great product.

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melina
Healing & Restorative

If you are someone who cooks, cleans, and uses their hands often, this one is for you! Though the smell is a little potent, it's not unpleasant. This balm is thick but not too heavy, and melts into your skin quickly so its non-greasy. I even run my hands through my hair (With the black balm) on hair wash days. I keep this black balm in my kitchen now and I use it in addition with my daily moisturizer to keep my hands hydrated. I have no doubt this will keep my hands from chapping and cracking in the winter as well. Would recommend! Would be great for your heels, knees, elbows, and hands.

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Barb B.
Thanks for a great product!

I felt an energy difference the 1st day I took it!
My skin is softer, I feel calmer, I sleep better. I stretch more when I wake in the morning.
I just feel an over all calmness and alertness.
I have been taking this in my smoothie since April 11th. Big big difference.
Thanks for a great product! I’ll be back when I need to order again.
Barb Belic. 👏👏😁❤️

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dveg
Nice and thick

After using this, I feel like any other floss I’ve ever used has not been thorough enough. And for better or worse, whatever you floss out really shows up against the black color.

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melina
Healing & Restorative

If you are someone who cooks, cleans, and uses their hands often, this one is for you! Though the smell is a little potent, it's not unpleasant. This balm is thick but not too heavy, and melts into your skin quickly so its non-greasy. I even run my hands through my hair (With the black balm) on hair wash days. I keep this black balm in my kitchen now and I use it in addition with my daily moisturizer to keep my hands hydrated. I have no doubt this will keep my hands from chapping and cracking in the winter as well. Would recommend! Would be great for your heels, knees, elbows, and hands.

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Katie W.
Green, clean and stellar quality!

My teenage boys and I are obsessed with the skin fuel! Can’t get enough of it. It keeps our skin healthy and radiant. We also love the dental floss and re-mineralizing tooth powder. Very unique outstanding products!

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Andres N.
Awesome floss

I look forward to flossing now unlike before!

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Barb B.
Black balm

It’s fantastic!! My skin loves it!! Finally found what REALLY WORKS!!
Thank you Thank you !!!
I don’t wear make up at work, only my Black Balm.
Barb Belic. 👏👏👍👍😁

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CBow
The best floss

I’ve tried plain, waxed and flavored dental flosses, and Akamai’s infused black floss is hands down the best. It is much less likely to cut into the gum between my teeth, AND it cleans SOOO much better.

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Scott B.
Excellent face care

I love this product!