No matter what you call it - Boobie Balm, Boobie Butter, Breastfeeding Balm, Nipple Balm or Nipple Cream-it’s all the same thing here at Mermaids and Seashells, an all natural VEGAN breast and nipple cream.
You’re probably wondering why Vegan?
While most breastfeeding and nipple creams use lanolin and beeswax, I opted not to for a few reasons;
Lanolin is essentially an oil obtained from Sheep’s wool. The sebum (oil) is extracted from the wool and it undergoes another process to create the finished lanolin. This is obviously problematic for anyone allergic to wool and lanolin. There’s also some real and valid concerns about pesticide residue found in wool and the potential for this to build up in fatty tissue and in breastmilk.
From the research I’ve read, there aren’t any organic sources of lanolin. I’ve lived in the UK and have first hand knowledge that sheep are actually sprayed frequently with various pesticides to treat against mites and other pests. Additionally, most sheep are fed non-organic and genetically-modified feed and traces of this can be found in the wool as well.
Besides the pesticide and allergy concerns, I also wanted to create a Vegan Product. Hence not using lanolin or beeswax. I also wanted to stay clear of using any essential oils as they are not good for babies to ingest. The infused chamomile and calendula are calming and soothing to your nipples and surrounding areola and are safe for baby as well as the dispersed marshmallow root powder.
To use- apply to clean nipples and areola. Use sparingly as a little goes a long way. Wipe off before feeding your baby. Re-apply to freshly washed breasts after feeding your baby.
Weight 4 ounces and 1.5 ounces
Handmade with love in the USA by me, Sandie the Mermaid in a smoke and pet free environment
Ingredients; Shea Butter, Virgin Olive Oil (infused with Chamomile & Calendula) Marshmallow Root.