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Akamai Black Balm

Akamai Black Balm

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  • Made in USA

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  • Multipurpose

  • Non-GMO

  • Only Natural

  • Unisex

Akamai Black Balm


Our all purpose, deep moisturizer and healing balm. Powerful plant based nutrients & nothing else. This is our essential tool for repairing damaged and distressed skin—from chapped lips and minor burns to super dry skin or eczema. It's not your average healing balm.

  • Loaded with over 100 naturally occurring bioactive compounds (think: vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, phytonutrients, polyphenols and more).
  • Leverages key ingredients known to aid in skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis, while speeding the healing of minor wounds and burns.
  • Natural dark color comes from the polyphenols and biologically active ingredients in unrefined avocado oil, fulvic acid, blue tansy, and black cumin seed. All powerful healers.
  • Protects skin from moisture loss and UV damage. Beeswax 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 b.s. Just concentrated healing goodness.
  • 93.5% certified organic ingredients.

2 oz | Made USA | TSA Compliant

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Experts agree, “Eat the rainbow” for maximum health benefits - that goes for skin care too. Colors in food come from phytonutrients  with specific benefits to skin.


The Ancient soil of fulvic acid, chlorophyll from unrefined avocado oil and chamazulene from blue tansy naturally color our “Black” Balm. What’s more, these natural pigments pack a punch to repair, reform and recondition skin.

Our balm delivers a therapeutic dose of fulvic acid (our Fulvic Mineral Complex); 3.5%,  the same amount used in research for eczema. In a clinical trial involving 36 participants with chronic eczema, Fulvic Acid worked much better than both placebo and traditional pharmaceutical medications. According to these findings, it was able to reduce overall severity, inflammation and burning sensations. (see Resources for article)


The powerful components of our Black Balm:

Avocado oil (persea gratissima) is rich in Vitamins A, B, C E and K, potassium and monounsaturated fatty acids like oleic acid. 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 skin (dermis). In addition, the phytosterol content (a bioactive) supports the collagen and skin structure with helping to prevent age spots and cell wall weakening, calming inflammation and regenerating tissues and protecting the barriers functions of the skin.

Black Cumin Seed oil (nigella sativa), or Nigella seed oil, or Black Seed Oil is 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 pharmaological effects, including antimicrobial, nativiral, antifungal, antiparasitic, acne, vitiligo, skin cancer and percutaneous absorption.

Blue Tansy is a strong anti-inflammatory and antioxidant, soothes red and inflamed skin making it beneficial for psoriasis and allergic rashes. Research indicates that blue tansy is useful for helping to keep skin looking healthy, due to chamazulene, the same chemical that gives the oil its characteristic deep indigo color.

Frankincense is a well studied, ancient remedy for all things due to its aromatherapeutic benefits and active component boswellic acid. A 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
comes from the nut of the African Shea tree (Vitellaria paradoxa). 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. Our Black Balm contains a refined butter so it is less likely to irritate anyone with nut allergies.

Organic Beeswax heals and protects skin and while locking in moisture and beneficial oils. Reduces “itchiness” caused by dry skin.

Fulvic Acid contains 74 plus active compounds; vitamins, minerals, organic acids, amino acids and beneficial actives. Read more about our Fulvic Mineral Complex.

FULL LIST OF INGREDIENTS: Avocado oil*, Shea Butter* Beeswax*, Black Cumin Seed Oil* , Fulvic Acid, Frankincense Essential OIl, Sorbitan Olivate, Blue Tansy Essential Oil. *Certified Organic Ingredients – 93.5% Certified Organic Ingredients
Powered by Nature.


Why Balm (doesn’t Skin Fuel moisturize?). Why Black.

It just so happens that the best, most healing ingredients are deeply colored. Our Skin Fuel is great as an all-purpose everyday light moisturizer to maintain healthy skin. It sinks in quickly and even though it is an oil, is non-greasy. Black Balm, goes deeper into the skin, it’s richer, more nutrient dense with powerful natural actives that “treat” and heal skin. In fact, these 2 products, Skin Fuel and Black Balm work beautifully together!


  • The natural pigments in fulvic acid and blue tansy may temporarily discolor rough, extra-dry skin (like calluses or dry cracked hands) until the skin is healed. Your skin is sending the message it need first aid and our Black Balm can help. If this occurs, try exfoliating thoroughly before applying.
  • For protection in the Winter sun, apply directly to the face, with special attention on the nose, cheeks and lips.
  • Mix a dab of Black Balm with a squirt of Skin Fuel to spread the balm over larger surfaces. This works very well for the face.
  • Combine a tiny dab of Mineral Toothpaste and Black Balm in hand and use as a hair pomade. (seems weird, but it works.)

How to use:

Use full strength directly on any areas of the skin that need extra conditioning - hands, arms, legs, face. Apply to damp skin for extra hydration. To smooth over larger areas, add some Skin Fuel.

the natural pigments in blue tansy and 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.

For the treatment of eczema, apply 2 x a day for 4 weeks. 

Did you know?

  • Black seeds were found in Tutankhamun's tomb which signifies their antiquity and importance. Used internally and externally.
  • Drummers in Africa use shea butter traditionally for their hands and drumheads to condition their “skin(s)” and protect from cracks.
  • Mix a dab of Black Balm with a squirt of Skin Fuel to spread the balm over larger surfaces. This works very well for the face.
  • Frankincense resin can be burned, chewed, ingested and applied to skin.


Additional Resources

Study to evaluate the efficacy and safety of carbohydrate-derived fulvic acid in topical treatment of eczema

Polyhydroxylated fatty alcohols derived from avocado suppress inflammatory response and provide non-sunscreen protection against UV-induced damage in skin cells


Dermatalogical Effects of Nigella Sativa

The Cosmeceutical and External Applications of Nigella sativa

Frankincense - Tradition applications to new Phytotherapy

Potential of herbs in skin protection from ultraviolet radiation


The Skin Healing Properties of Black Seed Oil


Customer Reviews

Based on 25 reviews
Akamai Black Balm

It is really too early to tell the benefits of your black balm. I really do not care for the smell of it but if it could heal, then I will use it. I just need more time to know it's benefits. Thank you

Hi Denise! How is it going with the Black Balm? Just wanted to see if it is helping your skin heal. Best wishes, Marni
A Key in the Skin Healing Regime

I began using this in the height of one of my worst episodes of winter eczema. At the time, the skin on my hands and chin were cracked, bleeding, and beyond dry. I had tried prescription creams, OTC creams, and was very close to giving up on a cure. I was introduced to this amazing product & I admit I was skeptical. Eczema is a sign that major changes need to happen from the inside out. I found that Black Balm provided my skin with the healing power my skin desperately needed in conjunction with eliminating caffeine, beginning meditation to help deal with stress, red light therapy, and switching to a raw diet for a month. As for the smell? I don’t mind it; the health of my skin is too important to worry about smell. It took about a month for my skin to be close to normal, but I had a very extreme case of eczema. I recommend this product 100%.

Black balm

Like others have said the smell is interesting however the feel is great. After a week I have noticed that my skin does feel more hydrated.

Friend to my dry/acne-prone skin

This balm is in the lighter side, which makes it nice to use on my face, and hydrating enough I can use it on very dry skin and feel good. The deep green color is fun, and it smells like fresh herbal goodness.

Mixed feelings

I really like the texture and what it actually does for my skin. I liked putting it on my face, it was almost like a primer, it made my skin look smooth, and I found I didn’t need to wear much makeup, and I love that! However, the scent is a bit off-putting. I will say that I am very sensitive to scents. I tried to give it some time to get use to the smell, but I wasn’t able to, unfortunately. I plan to let my sister try it and see how it works for her. If you’re not sensitive to scents, then it really is a great product.

This is the bet best balm I’ve ever used.

Completely fixed the issue I’ve been having with dry winter skin on my hands. Also used it inside of my nostrils where I occasionally get raw, cracked skin resulting for such low humidity. Both areas completely healed—very impressed. It's my new go to for really dry skin.

Unique and Effective Product

This balm is awesome. I let a friend try this on his psoriasis. After a few days of using it the skin patches began to shrink and stopped flaking. I use it for winter dry skin and could not be more pleased with the results.

Give it a chance

Your black balm is less greasy and works better than anything I have ever tried for eczema and seasonal dry skin. I think the black balm deserves a second, third or even forth chance if the scent is off-putting at first. Once I got used to it, the smell is very pleasant!

Finally a solution to dry cracking fingertips!!

Every year around this time I look forward with dread to when the corners of my fingertips start to get severely dry and crack. This year I have been using Black Balm and it has completely resolved the issue. Rubbing it into my hands at least once a day is making a huge difference overall, although I'd caution that for hand use make sure you are not touching anything white for a few minutes after applying. Starting to use on heels too and working great. Read another review about lips so will be trying that tonight! A great addition to my skin care routine - thanks Akamai!!

Stellar Job

I was not surprised this product was incredible. I was surprised when I started using the balm around my lips and my lines from when I was a 35 year smoker began to visibly soften. Stellar job.