3 Aug 2012

MOA to the rescue

Bumps, bruises and grazes are all part of growing up, but that doesn't make them any less distressing for little ones…

Moa, the green balm, is made with 100% natural ingredients, including extracts from the yarrow plant, and is perfect for using on children's delicate skin.

Yarrow (Achillea millefolium), one of Moa’s main ingredients, might look like a fairly unremarkable plant, but it is named after the Greek hero Achilles, who is said to have used it to treat his wounded soldiers on the battlegrounds of Troy.
Today the plant is still used for its powerful properties and, whilst it might not be used to help heal sword wounds anymore, it could aid your children with battles of their own and can help soothe everything from insect bites, to blisters and grazes, making it an essential for any bathroom cabinet.

How to use yarrow
Moa the green balm is crammed with organic yarrow, one of its main active ingredients and provides an easy and effective way to apply the plant extract to the skin. It can be used to soothe, nourish and renew bumps, bites, grazes and minor burns so should be part of every family first-aid kit. It also comes in a mini-sized pot, ideal for keeping in the baby-bag for any sudden emergency.  Moa balm might be able to help soothe sunburn, but the manufacturers would rather you avoided getting sunburnt in the first place!

Moa contains a wholesome blend of other 100% natural ingredients such as tea tree, coconut oil, soya bean oil, sweet almond oil and beeswax, with no nasty ingredients giving every mother peace of mind when using it on their child.  Moa the green balm contains yarrow and soy bean oils and is so not recommended during pregnancy.

The balm looks a little like a tub of lipbalm, the blend has a mild smell of tea tree which is fantastic as sometimes tea tree can be very strong and off-putting ... this is quite mild and so smells clean and fresh.
I spread some on Andy's nettle stung fingers earlier (don't ask!) he was complaining about 'not being able to find a dock leaf when you need one' so I dug out my pot of Moa and smoothed it on his poorlys.  All was fine for 2 minutes when he started to scream "It stings! its burning!" ... now I am not sure if Andy is a big numpty or if it really did sting, so please be cautious on first use.  He washed it off and put on some 'white cream' and was fine.
I have since spread some on my lips (as they were a bit sore) and they are fine .. so different people, different reactions.

Moa is also good for tattoo or piercing care as it doesn't contain petroleum or lanolin which can clog pores and pull the colour from your new tattoo.  It is also suitable for permanent make-up tattooing as it can be used around the delicate eye area.

Moa is suitable for vegetarians as it does not contain lanolin or petrochemicals/mineral oil.  It is also suitable for sensitive skin types.

Moa the green balm starts at £4.99 for a 15ml pot and £9.99 for 50ml for your bathroom cabinet.
To buy and for more info about Moa or yarrow ask at your local health store or visit www.thegreenbalm.com

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