How To Use Nathalie Bond

Here’s a question we often get asked: How do I use my Nathalie Bond Balm?


At Nathalie Bond HQ, the balm is a popular product, because it's so versatile – we use it on hands, feet, faces, babies and nipples (when breastfeeding!) But just because we use it daily doesn’t mean you know how to use it. So, here is a post to answer that question.

In simple terms, the Balm is a moisturiser. The balm’s primary purpose is to smooth out dry patches, hydrate skin and leave you with a little glow – as all good moisturisers should! It might not look like the sort of creamy moisturisers you are familiar with and that’s because it is waterless and oil-based.

Oil!? Isn’t that – well – oily? Indeed it is, but that is actually a good thing. Oils and waxes are great natural moisturisers. Creamy concoctions are water-based which means they require chemical preservatives to keep them fresh, so if you want to avoid rubbing unnecessary chemicals onto your skin, oils are the way to go. If you’re interested, the oils we use are a blend of organic apricot kernel oil, organic jojoba oil, organic sunflower seed oil and organic calendula with a bit of natural beeswax to thicken it up.

When you apply products containing chemicals to your skin it can irritate it and cause it to overcompensate by producing more oil. Applying oil-based products actually helps calm everything down; oil attracts oil and can dissolve sebum and grease without stripping the skin of its natural oils. Right, that’s enough use of the word “oil” – you can learn more about that here:

So, the Skin Balm is a moisturiser, and this is how we’d recommend using it…


After you’ve washed and dried your face, take a pea-sized amount and massage gently into the skin. It sits neatly under make-up but as previously noted it is oil-based so you don’t want to use tons. Perfect for use before you head to bed and in the morning too.


Particularly handy if you have dry hands that need some regular TLC. Pop the jar in your bag and apply a small amount after you’ve washed and dried your hands. Again, you don’t want to apply too liberally, focus on massaging into those sensitive spaces between your fingers.


As with hands, get rid of dry patches by massaging in a pea-sized amount after showering. The ideal solution for tired feet after a winter cooped up inside boots and woolly socks.


The Gentle Skin Balm is not just free from chemicals but essential oils too, which is super important when applying anything to a newborn’s skin. Nat has used this remedy on all three of her little ones – she recommends applying it like a nappy cream at the start and end of the day to prevent nappy rash and keep a natural barrier on their sensitive bottom areas. It's also great for little dry patches on their faces and is a great massage balm too.


One for breastfeeding mums! Soothe overworked nipples with a small amount of the Skin Balm. Again, we’d recommend only using the Gentle Skin Balm as it doesn't contain essential oils. Nat has used this balm as an alternative to mainstream nipple creams and it has worked a treat.

Patch Test

There's one last thing to remember! We always recommend that you test the balm on a small area of skin especially if you have sensitive skin, and observe for 24 hours before using it.