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Salve vs Balm: Which Should You Choose?

Updated: Jun 20, 2022

What is the difference between a salve and a balm; and more importantly, which one is right for you? Here are some useful insights that will help you to choose which is best for you.

Difference between salve and balm

The key difference between a balm and a salve, is that balms are thick and waxy in their consistency (like chapstick); whereas salves tend to be a bit softer (slightly firmer than vaseline or petroleum jelly). Both salve and balm are concentrated products. They contain beeswax which is a natural emulsifier and helps skin to lock in moisture, especially when applied after bathing. The difference between Beck’s Farmas salves and balms, is that our balm contains 8 extra grams of beeswax when compared to our salves, and the two products are otherwise identical.

What is CBD salve from Beck’s Farma?

A salve is essentially a medicinal mixture that combines herbs, beeswax, and infused oils. It is light in texture and is ideal for deep skin moisturization. Salve by Beck’s Farma are nourishing and moisturizing formulas for the face, hands, and body. Made with all-natural ingredients, our salves are infused with CBD, essential oils and rich in moisturizing oils that make it great for:

  • Reducing wrinkles & scars

  • Reducing acne

  • Reducing pigmentation

  • Improving skin texture

  • Reducing under-eye puffiness

  • Reducing open pores

What is CBD balm from Beck’s Farma?

A balm is also an infused mixture of medicinal properties. Our balms are thick in viscosity and take time to be massaged into achy joints and sore muscles. The formulation is all natural and safe to use. Infused with CBD, essential oil and carrier oils, this all-natural product offers antiviral, antibacterial and anti-inflammatory benefits. Some of the benefits of balms include:

  • Deeply moisturizes the skin

  • Reduces and prevents acne

  • Improves skin texture

  • Reduces under-eye puffiness

  • Reduces wrinkles

  • Reduces & prevents acne

  • Lightens acne scars

  • Enhances complexion

  • Evens the skin tone

Infusion of essential oils in Beck’s Faramas Salve and Balm:

  • Peppermint Salves and Balms by Beck’s Farma are all-purpose moisturizers. The cooling effect of peppermint soothes irritation and inflammation due to acne; while our carrier oils and CBD promote healthy skin.

  • Eucalyptus Balms and Salves by Beck’s Farma are a great go-to choice for pain relief. Our topicals deliver therapeutic effects to the applied areas. Eucalyptus oil is known for its antibacterial, moisturizing, and anti-inflammatory properties. It promotes wound healing and provides pain relief for minor cuts and scrapes.

  • Beck’s Farmas original Balms and Salves combine the therapeutic effects of peppermint, eucalyptus, cedarwood and lemongrass essential oils with grape seed, MCT and sweet almond oil to create a product with a wide range of benefits and a unique and original scent.

  • Our unscented Salves and Balms were created with those who have sensitive skin in mind. Our all natural ingredients in these products are gentle and safe.

Who should use a salve?

If you have dry skin, you can use Peppermint Salve by Beck’s Farma as an everyday beauty product and home care treatment. It can be used to treat dry skin, chapped lips, and aftershave.

Who should use a balm?

If you are suffering from sore knee or joint pain and psoriasis, Eucalyptus Balm by Beck’s Farma can help alleviate pain and irritation. They can be applied topically on the painful or irritated areas. They are also great for chapped lips.

Why should you use CBD-infused salve and balm?

In comparison to mucous membranes, the skin absorbency is not very strong. That means when applying a topical product, it’s best to select one with a high level of CBD in unison with the right carrier oils and to apply it liberally. CBD is a free radical with anti-inflammatory properties. By stimulating blood flow, CBD helps fight wrinkles, inflammation (bags under eyes) and acne.

Why buy CBD-infused salve and balm?

  • Our products are made from all-natural ingredients that undergo third party testing. The laboratories that conduct these tests have been independently audited and ISO 17025 accredited by the American Association of Laboratory Accreditation, to ensure the quality and accuracy of the testing methods and equipment used.

  • Beck’s Farma uses only organic farming methods to grow hemp. At no point are fertilizers, pesticides or herbicides ever used in our field. Before growing hemp, our field was allowed to return to the prairie for a period of three years.

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