It is Coronation Day today, which is very fitting for one of our latest launches: Pommade Divine. Known as ‘nature’s first-aid kit in a pot’, this balm has centuries worth of royal and aristocratic fans (as well as modern day converts like Sienna Miller and Jemma Kidd!). We’re going to let you in on the story and heritage behind this natural beauty secret.
What is Pommade Divine?
Made from all natural ingredients, this is a soothing, multi-purpose balm that does wonders to treat dry skin, bruises, scalds, blemishes and even help with issues like eczema and psoriasis. Thanks to it’s antibacterial properties, it helps with healing and reduces scarring.
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There are 5 key essential oils which help to heal and protect: Styrax Benzoin, Nutmeg, Liquidambar, Clove and Cinnamon.
- Styrax Benzoin smells similar to vanilla but has well known soothing and antibacterial properties.
- Nutmeg and Clove are both often used in natural treatments for acne thanks to their antibacterial properties.
- Liquidambar is a brilliant antiseptic and anti-inflammatory that can help heal cuts and wounds.
- Clove and Cinnamon also help also stimulate circulation, helping rejuvenate and repair the skin.
This is just a snapshot of the skincare benefits these ingredients can have, so it is no surprise that this balm has so many uses. The Pommade Divine can be used all over the body, lips and face, making it one of those must have beauty essentials for your skincare shelf.
The Story Behind the Brand
Pommade Divine can be traced right back to the times of Vikings and Anglo-Saxons, when a mix of medicinal herbs were combined together whilst the ‘Nine Herbs Charm‘ was chanted over them. The main ingredient was crab apple, which is where the ‘Pommade’ comes from.
These kind of healing balms were originally made by medieval monks, before doctors were around. This religious association is where the ‘Divine’ part of the name comes from. In the 1500s, Pommade Divine was a magical balm!