Laurel Healing Balm - the product everyone must have

by Rayna van Aalst January 28, 2018

Laurel Healing Balm - the product everyone must have

I like to say that there’s not one product which works for everyone.

But every rule has an exception.

And the exception to the “skincare is not one size fits all” rule is Laurel Healing Balm.

This is a product everyone must have. And I mean everyone.

Laurel Healing Balm is formulated to be used on the face and the body. And while not everyone might be open to use this or any other balm on their face (although even people with oilier skin types can benefit from the Healing Balm but more on that later), what makes me so confident that everyone must have it, is the myriad of situations it can be used and virtually by any member of the family.

The Healing Balm is a remedy for mosquito and bug bites, cuts and scrapes

At first, I was reluctant to try Laurel Healing Balm on a mosquito bite. It’s a very gentle, soothing balm and I wasn’t sure it would do much without the stinging, typical for products formulated for such situations.

Although it wouldn’t have been the first product which doesn’t deliver on its promises, it wasn't something I expect from Laurel… but hey, no one’s perfect.

At home I am not as attractive to mosquitoes as my daughter but when she’s not around, then I’m the second on the menu. So when I woke up one day with the annoying itch from a mosquito bite, I gave the Healing Balm a try.

Within no time the itch was gone! I kid you not.

Since then I moved the jar to a place where my daughter can reach it herself and it has become her go-to for pretty much everything – when she falls, when her dad has cut himself in the kitchen. It’s also the first thing she reaches out for after a night when we have forgotten to spay her and her bed with the Meow Meow Tweet Insect Repellent. She rubs the Healing Balm gently on all mosquito bites and by the time she’s finished with all her stories about her night, the itch is gone.

The Healing Balm showed me that a product doesn’t need to sting, even mildly, to help with a bug bite. In a way, the stinging is the same like the foaming of a cleanser of a shampoo. It has no relevance whether the product works or not.

Rashes and eczema flare ups

A few months ago my husband made a new dish with spices I hadn’t tried before. I have no food allergies but in this case within half an hour after finishing my meal my neck, belly, armpits, etc were covered in rash.

The burning and the itch were unbearable.

I felt like a wild animal in a cage – my clothes irritated my skin, my hair would keep falling aginst my neck. Not scratching myself was one of the hardest things I had ever done in my life. There were a few moments when I just couldn’t resist the temptation and I might have rubbed a little longer when applying the Healing Balm.

As you can imagine, the last thing on my mind in such a situation is to clock how much time it takes for the product to work. But even in an event like this when a second seems like an eternity, I felt like it didn’t take long before I could relax. I still had to restrain myself from scratching, but I wasn’t on the verge of madness. In about an hour I reapplied the Healing Balm and I could go to bed and sleep undisturbed.

The next day everything was over.

The Healing Balm is also my go to for occasional eczema flare ups I get on my body and it never lets me down.


At our house the Healing Balm has helped on countless occasions with relieving inflammation after sun exposure. After a regular day in the sun, I like to use Laurel Sun Before and After body oil but sometimes the skin needs a little bit more help and that’s when the Healing Balm comes to the rescue.

It was however during one of my husband’s cooking adventures when the Healing Balm cemented its position as a superhero.

After a request from me for vegan Snickers, my husband was experimenting in the kitchen. It took a moment of distraction for a drop of hot caramel to land on his finger. My daughter who was around immediately grabbed the Healing Balm. There was nothing to lose so he gave it a try and shortly after he reported that his finger was feeling much better.

Since then I have had the opportunity to test the Healing Balm twice on my own burns and it has always helped me out.


The Healing Balm is a remedy for virtually any ailment, from extreme cases of eczema as I already mentioned, dermatitis and cystic acne, to sensitive allergy-prone skin.

As Laurel says: “The skin cannot function in a healthy way if it is chronically inflamed. Inflammation exists in the body to jump start the healing process. However, due to diet, stress, and lifestyle most of us have become chronically inflamed. This means that we live in a state of constant inflammation, and that inflammation is no longer kick starting the healing process. Plants work on inflammation in a unique way that makes the whole inflammatory to healing cycle easier, as it should be. When inflammation is addressed, many other symptoms fall away because the body and/or skin is able to function as it should.”

I have already written about the role the Healing Balm plays in my skincare when I get break outs and sometimes I just love to apply it as an evening moisturizer, even when there are no zits on the horizon.

I could literally go on and on with the examples when this balm has saved my family and me but I think you get it by now – Laurel Healing Balm is a natural first aid wonder.

Have you tried the Healing Balm already? What is your medicine cabinet staple?

Rayna van Aalst
Rayna van Aalst