Boulder Balm: Hard Lotion Skin Recovery Salve
Boulder Balm: Hard Lotion Skin Recovery Salve
Boulder Balm is a hard lotion salve formulated specifically for rock climbers to combat the drying effects of chalk and abuse from the rock.
Full of soothing oils & fats for faster skin regeneration and elasticity.
Properly moisturized skin is the key to preventing flappers and skin spitting at the joints due to overly dry hands from chalk use.
Use on cuts, scrapes, & dry skin for prime climbing skin!
No added junk, straight up whole ingredients with no artificial scents, preservatives, or chemicals.
Pick one of our three AWESOME scents
Joshua Tea Tree (Tea Tree, Lavender, & Lemon essential oils)
Mount Lemmon (Lemon, Lime, & Orange essential oils)
Magic Wood (Cedarwood, Orange, & Lemon essential oils)
Pick your size!
Healing Kit (1oz balm loose puck with acupressure ring & skin file)
1oz Straight Pour into a flat screw top tin
.7oz balm loose puck in a flat screw top tin
Handmade in Nashville, TN in a climber's kitchen.
Why Choose Us?
Boulder Balm is the first all inclusive kit for climber skin care. You will have each element of care in one simple two ounce tin. No more
excuses for neglecting your hands' health!
Our philosophy: There are three stages of proper care to climb longer and limit recovery periods
1. Skin Maintenance and Prevention
2. Skin Recovery
3. Tendon Therapy
1. Maintenance-First, your skin should be properly maintained and manicured. This is where the scratch pads attached to the tin come
into play. Sanding your skin is all about prevention. Climbers tend to pick up large callouses at the knuckle joints that then become
pinched on larger holes. Then, they can rip open (what we like to call "flappers"). Small micro tears and loose epidermis on the tips
from sharp rock should be filed off. Also, file before applying any kind of salve. Use the scratch pads in between climbs, when you see
signs of flakey skin that could that could get torn or snagged. Always err on the side of caution. There is no need to sand all your skin
off, but do keep your skin nice and even!
2. Recovery-This is where our Boulder Balm comes in. Climbing skin needs to be properly moisturized without becoming too soft.
Boulder Balm's formula keeps this outer layer moisturized and elastic without overly softening calluses. Unlike traditional salves that
are are rubbed on "like an oily goop", our balm is a hard lotion bar that is easily applied. You are not left scraping off the sides of the
tin. Our staff use four different types of oils including hemp seed that do miracles for the skin (check out our full ingredient list below).
What makes us stand out is that within ten minutes our balm will absorb into the skin. Occurring without leaving a sticky beeswax
residue which is always an issue with heavy salves.
3.Therapy-Climbing thrashes your tendons and your body's protective covering.. Boulder Balm's unique acupressure massage ring
included in the kit helps aid in recovery by stimulating blood flow to the fingers. A typical climbing injury is a partial tear of the A2
pulley on either the ring or middle finger. These rings help break up scar issue and work on the same principles as traditional
acupuncture as in tricking the body into recovering faster. Just roll the rings over each finger in between burns or after a long day of
climbing. Again, preventative measures are the name of the game. Spend 10 minutes a day massaging your fingers to save months
recovering from a torn pulley!
Boulder Balm walks the fine line of moisturizing your hands without softening the skin too much and losing valuable callouses. You
want your skin to be elastic but firm and hard but not splitting & cracking. Typically, after application the balm will absorb into your
skin within five to fifteen minutes. Early testers report that compared to other leading balms it doesn't go on too oily and instead
absorbs into the skin quickly. This leaves hands feeling moisturized yet not soft.
-Dry & Cracked Skin-
Offered in three scents:
-Joshua Tea Tree (Tea Tree, Lavender and Lemon)
-Mount Lemmon (Lemon, Tangerine, Lime and Lemon)
-Magic Wood (Atlas Cedarwood, Virginian Cedarwood and Orange)
Each Boulder Balm kit includes:
-1oz Balm bar. A solid half sphere than can be applied to skin by warming in your hand and rubbing on affected areas or by using the
back of your thumbnail to scrape off an amount you need.
-Two skin file sanders attached to the outside of the tin for convenience (180 and 150 grit) Used for maintaining even skin for tear and
"flapper" prevention while climbing.
- One Acupressure massage ring. These rings helps stimulate blood flow and aid in recovery after a brutal workout. The ring also helps massage the balm into the fingers.
100% Pure Beeswax- Carries antiviral, anti-inflammatory, and antibacterial properties that are essential in fighting chapped skin and bacterial infections. Beeswax forms a protective wall by sealing in moisture in our skin without smothering and clogging up the pores and helps protect from environmental assault. Simply put, beeswax is your skins force field. Beeswax is a "humectant" which means ingredients attract water molecules, which helps keep your skin hydrated over a long period of time. Perfect for avoiding split tips.
Shea Butter- Known as the skin "superfood". Shea butter comes from the seeds of the fruit of the shea (karite) tree and that is naturally rich in vitamins A, E and F. It offers UV protection (it is SPF ~6) and provides the skin with essential fatty acids and the nutrients necessary for collagen production. Shea butter has been used in Africa and other countries for years to improve skin and hair. Shea butter moisturizes your skin while helping to protect your skin's natural oils. With continued use, shea butter will certainly strengthen your skin.
Hemp Seed Oil- The fats or lipids in hemp oil are similar to those found in the skin. This makes it an effective moisturizer and protectant for skin. It increases the elasticity of the skin and brings new life to dry, tired or dehydrated skin. This ingredient is what gives our balm a slight green tint. I know what you may be thinking and the answer is no, this oil will not make your hands high;) The oil is produced from the seeds of the Cannabis plant, it does not contain THC, the active ingredient in marijuana. It is derived from a tall-growing variety of cannabis that has a low concentration of THC. Hemp also hydrates the skin and brings more oxygen to it, which makes it a good treatment for eczema and dry, itchy skin. When I have a long day of climbing I noticed my palms would get super itchy from being so dried out from the chalk. This stuff has worked wonders!
Apricot Kernel Oil- extracted from seeds of apricot ( Prunus Armeniaca ). It is quite possible that this seed has been used to extract oil since ancient times. Apricot kernel oil has been mentioned in TCM ( traditional Chinese medicine ) where it is used for treating tumors and ulcers. It contains anti-inflammatory, anti-aging, anti-bacterial, & antiseptic properties. It is a very light oil and is a great carrier oil for massages. Forearm massage anybody?
Wheat Germ Oil- Derived from wheat germ, which is considered the "heart" of wheat since it's found at the center of the wheat berry. It feeds the wheat plant with nutrients to help it germinate and grow. Wheat germ is the most nutritious component of the wheat kernel and contains 23 different nutrients, including protein, B vitamins, omega-3 fatty acids, iron and calcium. Wheat-germ oil is readily absorbed by your skin, which makes it an effective moisturizer and an appropriate topical treatment. When applied to your skin, wheat-germ oil delivers a healthy infusion of vitamin A, vitamin D, B vitamins, antioxidants and fatty acids. These nutrients not only moisturize and heal dry or cracked skin, they also help prevent scarring. In particular, wheat-germ oil is a rich source of vitamin E, which helps reduce skin damage, fight free radicals, support healthy collagen formation and maintain even skin tone.
Sweet Almond Oil- Relieving muscle pains and soreness is one of the main traditional uses of sweet almond oil. Massage this protein-rich oil into tired muscles to rejuvenate them. Aromatherapy uses almond oil to relax knotty muscles. Almond oil is naturally endowed with this highly potent antioxidant vitamin E naturally. Regular application of the oil can protect your skin from oxidative stress and UV radiation damage.
Vitamin E- As indicated by its vitamin classification, vitamin E is a nutrient to the skin. The National Institutes of Health Office of Dietary Supplements (ODS) explains that it is an antioxidant that helps neutralize free radicals, which damage cells and might contribute to cardiovascular disease and cancer, reactive oxygen species (ROS) formed in the body when it converts food to energy, and environmental exposures such as pollution and ultraviolet radiation. Most importantly for our use it acts as a natural preservative for the balm.
Tea Tree Oil- Also known as melaleuca, is well-known for its powerful antiseptic properties and ability to treat wounds. Tea tree oil (TTO), the volatile essential oil derived mainly from the Australian native plant Melaleuca alternifolia has been widely used throughout Australia for at least the past 100 years.
Lavender oil- The health benefits of lavender essential oil include its ability to eliminate nervous tension, relieve pain, disinfect the scalp and skin, enhance blood circulation and treat respiratory problems. The Latin name of lavender is Lavare, which means “to wash”, due to its aroma which has a particularly clean aroma.
Lemon oil- A good remedy for increasing the luster of dull skin. It is astringent and detoxifying in nature, and rejuvenates sagging or tired-looking skin. Its antiseptic properties help in treating pimples and various skin disorders.
Cedarwood- Anti-septic & anti-inflammatory properties. It is produced from the wood of the Southern Red Cedar, a slow-growing evergreen tree, up to 18 m tall. Cedarwood Virginian grows from the east coast to the mid-west of North America and the USA.
Orange- Produced by cells within the rind of an orange fruit (Citrus sinensis fruit). Anti-inflammatory & anti-septic properties.
Lime- The essential oil of lime is extracted by cold compression of fresh lime peels or by steam distillation of its dried peels. Lime essential oil tones up muscles, tissues and skin as well as the various systems that function in the body, including the respiratory, circulatory, nervous, digestive and excretory systems.
***Please discontinue if any skin irritation occurs. For external use only. Spot test on a small area before extended use. Contains nut oil. For our nut free, vegan formula Boulder Balm check out our Mount Evans Mint listing!