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Our overnight bag runneth over. Call it the ‘dark side’ of our obsession with pitch-perfect beauty products. The rewards of finding the perfect treatment for every skincare issue imaginable are quickly countered by the issues of shrinking counter space and diminished flight allowances. We love our full spectrum of bottles and baubles on the vanity and have learned to respect even the most minute differences between beauty oil blends, but every so often life just calls for something simple.

Perhaps you’re a minimal kind of gal already or are just going through a phase; maybe you’re headed on a backpack-only excursion or work from the tiniest office space man’s ever seen – whatever your reasons for wanting to consolidate your product load, we’re pretty sure we’ve found one of the most ideal ways. Neal’s Yard Remedies, in-the-know Londoners’ go-to beauty brand for decades, is celebrating 10 years of their staple skin treat, Wild Rose Beauty Balm – and this little jar can do it all. NYR means business when it comes to sustainability. Their deeply natural products are every English rose’s pick when it comes to organic skin care. Although we’ve been foiled by many the ‘wonder product’, this beauty balm really lives up to its long-standing reputation for healing a host of issues and keeping skin glowing on a daily basis. With a blend of rosehip, hemp and borage seed oils, as well as geranium, rosemary and frankincense – and little else – this rose treat melts in your hand and turns into the perfect solution for just about any of your skin’s needs.

To celebrate this great find and its 10 years of skin-healing history, we’re giving away 5 jars of Neal’s Yard Remedies Wild Rose Beauty Balm to 5 lucky readers! Below you’ll find 15 ways to use this multi-purpose balm to your heart’s content. Leave a comment below with your own ideas for this rosy stuff and be entered to win your very own jar. Read up, enter to win and prepare to slather away!

15 Ways to Use NYR’s Wild Rose Beauty Balm

Cleanser

Massage a small amount onto the face, and remove with muslin cloth rinsed in warm water.

Moisturizer

After cleansing and toning, apply a small amount to the face, massaging in with an upward motion.

Facial Mask

After thoroughly cleansing and exfoliating the face, apply the balm over the face. Cover the face with a warm washcloth, and relax for 10mins. Remove any remaining traces of balm with the washcloth, and apply your usual moisturizer.

Lip balm

Apply a small amount to the lips.

Make-up primer

After cleansing and toning, apply a small amount to the cheekbones and other areas of the face prior to applying your powder foundation for a healthy radiance.

Nail Balm

Massage a small amount of the balm into the cuticles every night to encourage strong nail growth.

Heel Softener

After washing and exfoliating the feet, massage some balm into the heels. If heels are very dry, cover with clean cotton socks overnight.

Minor burns+abrasions

After holding the burn under cool running water, apply the balm liberally to keep the skin supple and help to prevent any blisters bursting. For minor cuts and scrapes, apply the balm onto the lint area of a Band-Aid.

Hair Treatment

Massage a small amount through damp hair when on the beach or by the pool to help protect the hair from salt and chlorine. To remove, massage a little shampoo into the hair BEFORE stepping into the shower, and everything will rinse away leaving the hair with an incredible shine.

Eyebrow tamer

After shaping the eyebrows, apply a small amount of balm to smooth and control.

Sunburn relief

A fantastic treatment to soothe the pain of sunburn, and help to prevent the skin from blistering. After a cool shower, apply liberally over affected areas.

Bug Bites

Apply directly to any bug bite or sting to help prevent itching.

Eczema+psoriasis

After a bath or shower apply to areas of dry and irritated skin.

Poison Ivy

Apply as soon as possible to help prevent blistering.

Scar treatment

When the wound has closed and any stitches have been removed, apply the balm morning and night to help encourage the growth of healthy skin and minimize scar formation.


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  1. This sounds like a great multitasking product. I would also suggest leaving a nice layer on as a special night treatment for the face (especially those of us suffering from the polar vortex this year!); this could also be a great hand treatment with those lovely anti-aging oils, just slather on and put on some gloves! I am all about moisturizing and restorative treatments. Finally, I have recently cut my hair (it’s chin-length now) and have been on the look out for natural hair styling product and I think a pea-sized amount of this wonder could do the trick of adding some texture to my hair. The bonus, its quality ingredients will also improve the health of my locks.

    I think that the sky is the limit for the uses of this beauty balm!

    elena | 01.31.2014 | Reply
  2. During this crazy dry weather, it seems like there would be a million uses! But I’d especially love it as a mask.

    Alie | 01.31.2014 | Reply
  3. I love multipurpose balms, but have never tried this one. I’d use it most as a facial cleanser and moisturizer, but also think a touch of it on the ends of my hair would help prevent static and frizz in this cold, dry weather!

    Sarah | 01.31.2014 | Reply
  4. This balm sounds amazing! I would particularly love to use it as a moisturizer and hair treatment. I use a rosewater toner, and the moisturizer I currently use is made with jojoba oil, which is soothing but still leaves my skin thirsty. Mostly I use coconut oil for my hair once a week to give it moisture. Thank you!

    Olga | 01.31.2014 | Reply
  5. This sounds lovely! I’m always seeking natural beauty products. The scar treatment use got my attention. I just got some stitches yesterday from cutting my finger making salad 🙁 so I would love to use this balm to help me heal 🙂

    Annie | 01.31.2014 | Reply
  6. Sounds like a winner. Since I am turning 61 this week , I think I will gift myself some of this great sounding balm.

    Rita | 01.31.2014 | Reply
  7. Sounds like a winner. Since I am turning 61 this week , I think I will gift myself some of this great sounding balm.

    Rita | 01.31.2014 | Reply
  8. Any oil based products like this one, are wonderful to add to even your body lotion for enhanced moisture (head to toe benefits). I bet it smells amazing as well!!!

    Sarah N. | 01.31.2014 | Reply
  9. I would love to keep it in my office and apply to pulse points when feeling fatigued for an instant aromatherapy pick me up!

    christie | 01.31.2014 | Reply
  10. This could be a great go-to product for your night stand or a simple, hydrating under eye treatment.

    Wesley | 01.31.2014 | Reply
  11. This sounds like just the thing for my poor dehydrated cuticles!

    Emily | 01.31.2014 | Reply
  12. This little balm sounds magical! I’d love to try some on my (dry and cracked) knuckles and elbows.

    Anya | 01.31.2014 | Reply
  13. I would definitely put this wonder product to good use. I would use it on my face focusing on my crows feet and dryness around my eyes due to lack of sleep because of my beautiful babies. Of course I would share with my family by using it on my son’s eczema, my daughter’s dry knees and my husband’s dry elbows. After all, sharing is caring and sounds like a wonderful product for a busy, health- and environmental-conscious family. But would just be over the moon to smell the lovely aroma to calm me and my family down.

    Kara | 01.31.2014 | Reply
  14. I would use this on my dry/cracked “winter” elbows…and as a balm for my chapped lips!

    Jen | 01.31.2014 | Reply
  15. I need this…because it just sounds so beautiful!

    Margaret | 01.31.2014 | Reply
  16. Wow, this balm sounds so perfect for me! The fact that it has a wide array of uses is brilliant. I LOVE that the ingredients are all natural! I’ve been wanting to incorporate rosehip oil into my daily skincare regimen.
    I would definitely use this for my dry lips and hair! I’ve been trying just about everything and nothing seems to be doing the trick. This balm seems like it would work wonders.
    To use it for bug bites would be great as well. I love being outdoors in the summertime, but I always get bit like crazy. I would love something natural to relieve the itching!
    Overall, this product is just what I’ve been looking for. It would be wonderful to have it.

    Marissa | 01.31.2014 | Reply
  17. I’ve read that rosehip oil is beneficial for stretch marks…not that I have any (ha) 😉

    Rachael | 01.31.2014 | Reply
  18. I do wonder how this product would work when layered. Over lip balm or on skin after retin-a cream 🙂

    Diana | 01.31.2014 | Reply
  19. I would use it as an intensive eye cream!

    Jessica | 01.31.2014 | Reply
  20. I’ve been looking for something to battle the winter skin blues! This balm looks magical.

    Tess | 01.31.2014 | Reply
  21. I love multi-purpose balms! It is the only thing I keep on my nightstand. My young daughters (9 & 7) love any product rose scented so this would be perfect for after the tub!

    Kristen | 01.31.2014 | Reply
  22. Holy smokes! This sounds like an amazing product! I was just looking into the wonderful healing properties of rose oil. It is also used as a mood booster. I would love to be able to try this product on my dry lifeless skin.

    I once had a rose named after me and I was very flattered. But I was not pleased to read the description in the catalogue: no good in a bed, but fine up against a wall.
    Eleanor Roosevelt-

    Natalie Johnston | 01.31.2014 | Reply
  23. I’d definitely use this on my face as a night treatment and on my lips though out the day! Rose is said to be great for the skin, so I’d also use it on other problems areas as needed (such as dry hands due to the cold and elements). Plus, Valentine’s Day is coming up, so this would be a sweet addition! 🙂

    Karin | 01.31.2014 | Reply
  24. As a girl who thrives on experiencing life in the most natural way possible for optimal health, this product sounds too good to be true! I think the greatest application goes beyond the physical, even as it can be used for anything, using so natural a product in so many ways will make me feel beautiful inside and out. When I treat my skin to healthy, natural products, I am respecting myself and I radiate the joy that can only come with a positive outlook and beauty pampering.
    Because I believe true beauty originates on the inside and effects everyone all around.
    So my idea: apply for an inner glow, to radiate health

    Stefani | 01.31.2014 | Reply
  25. This sounds like such a great multi-use product and all for simplifying. I would use on my newborn after baths, and treat myself to a relaxing mask when the house is quiet at the end of the day!

    Lauren | 01.31.2014 | Reply
  26. It sounds like it would be great for dry elbows and hands!

    Victoria | 01.31.2014 | Reply
  27. This seems like the perfect product to give freshly washed hair a bit of texture and ‘lived in’ look. I love multi-purpose balms!

    Sandi | 02.01.2014 | Reply
  28. Wowsers, sounds like a miracle balm! Good for eczema, cuticles AND hair? I’d most certainly love to try this! I’m having a complete revamp of my bathroom cupboard & make up bag to get rid of all chemical laden products and swapping them for organic & a super balm like this would go down a treat to try! Having a hard time finding any cuticle/nail oils without chemicals :-/
    Thanks for all your posts, and tips & tricks.xx

    Nina Goldberger | 02.01.2014 | Reply
  29. It occurs to me that we all have times we feel down about our appearance or our lives. Nature provides so much beauty. I think this lovely cream would be an instant emotional pick me up. Apply it and think good thoughts. Be happy that the Earth give us such wonderful ingredients to help us. Thanks to Neal’s for making this.

    JuLee Reeves | 02.01.2014 | Reply
  30. Rose is one of my favorite fragrances. I would love this balm for my cracked heels.

    Jo Anne | 02.01.2014 | Reply
  31. Living in a cold climate I would LOVE this beautiful balm! I would use it as a lip balm and eye balm . That’s just the beginning !!

    Jennifer | 02.01.2014 | Reply
  32. Another fun way to use it would be to put smidge on your lashes before curling them to both define and help hold the curl. Balms are great for lashes! Also, patting a little on the cheeks over blush or powder adds a little bit of highlighting gleam.

    Erin | 02.01.2014 | Reply
  33. Football? What football? Sunday night is for playing dress up, marshmallows, hot chocolate. This rosy beauty balm is perfect for making my little girl feel like her momma!

    Christina M | 02.01.2014 | Reply
  34. As an east coast girl experiencing extreme weather temps I would use this as a cleanser and pay some on for some skin protection while skiing. I would also coat this on my hands which are so dry from the cold. In summer I would use this on my pale skin as a skin soother.

    Diana | 02.01.2014 | Reply
  35. Sounds so very lovely! Right now, I would love to use it as a cleanser with the muslim cloth, then as a makeup primer to protect my skin from this bitterly cold weather. In the summer it would be great to put on your hair to protect from salt and chlorine. Love those multi-taskers!

    Rose | 02.01.2014 | Reply
  36. I would love this for my gorgeous Mum, who suffers terribly with psoriasis. She adores roses and think the scent would help take her mind off things.

    Anusha | 02.01.2014 | Reply
  37. WOW, so many uses. This product sounds awesome. I would probably keep a layer on when venturing out into the dry, chapping winds of winter.

    Lara | 02.01.2014 | Reply
  38. I would love this for my lovely partner! She adores Rose. She’s never been one to fuss with loads of beauty items, but instead gravitates towards do-all wonder products. I have no doubt she would love this.

    Sam H. | 02.02.2014 | Reply
  39. Rose beauty balm. Sounds heavenly.

    Rhonda | 02.02.2014 | Reply
  40. The Wild Rose Beauty balm would inspire me to take better care of my skin, especially since it’s an all-in-one, wonder balm. Before my morning runs, I would slather it on my face and neck to protect my skin against the damaging winter wind.

    Joy | 02.02.2014 | Reply
  41. I think I will try this instead of the coconut oil I have that I use as eye make-up remover/moisturizer/night cream/sun-cream/foot lotion!

    Yeon | 02.02.2014 | Reply
  42. My most frequent use for this balm would be for my hands to help treat eczema that just gets worse with the winter weather. It would also be great to use just a dab to help groom eyebrows or calm flyaways. At the end of a yoga session, during savasana, the balm could also be used on temples to encourage deep relaxation. Namaste 🙂

    Donna F. | 02.02.2014 | Reply
  43. Thanks for introducing me to a new line – very excited about this one!

    Caroline | 02.02.2014 | Reply
  44. This sounds lovely. I would love to try it to brighten up my dull winter skin that is drying out from southwest desert air and indoor hear. My current routine of Dr. Brauner’s and coconut oil isn’t cutting it! I’d try it as both a cleanser and moisturizer I suppose – double duty!

    Kate R | 02.03.2014 | Reply
  45. I can see it removing my mascara nicely, and bonus as an eye treatment if I leave it on after!

    rachel | 02.03.2014 | Reply
  46. Eye cream or dry skin soother for my toddler…

    Jessica E. | 02.03.2014 | Reply
  47. I imagine the balm could be used for aromatherapy purposes and I think it would be quite soothing to use on the temples, pulse points and gently massaged into the skin. It sounds wonderfully uplifting and moisturizing and I would love to try it!

    Alexa | 02.03.2014 | Reply
  48. Wow. Can’t wait to use this stuff for self-breast massage!!!!!

    Maggie | 02.03.2014 | Reply
  49. THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR COMMENTS! CONGRATS TO OUR FIVE WINNERS: JULEE, KARA, CHRISTINA, MARISSA AND ROSE!

    The Chalkboard | 02.03.2014 | Reply
  50. Yay I’m so happy! Thank you so much! Cannot wait to use this. 🙂

    Marissa | 02.03.2014 | Reply
  51. Every one of the uses above are things I struggle with!! I need this product. I love products like this that you can use for so many different things!!

    Kaitlin | 02.16.2014 | Reply
  52. I am brand new to using NYR Organic products and am loving every single one I have tried! However, this is one I plan to order soon and did not realize all of the wonderful benefits and uses for this one single product! I love that it is so versatle for so many uses!!

    Janice Parker | 02.23.2014 | Reply
    • So glad we were able to introduce this wonderful product to you, Janice!

      The Chalkboard | 02.24.2014 | Reply
  53. I got a sample of this from a rep I met at a women’s networking event. I mentioned burning myself often on the oven and having nothing to relieve the pain and the length of it takes to heal. Well, I burned myself once again and tried it…WOW!!! After a very short time, I couldn’t even find the burn. I immediately sent the rep an email thanking her. Now I read all these other uses and clearly it’s a must have. I CAN’T WAIT to try it on my daughters bug bites. Her reactions are terrible and her bites last FOREVER due to her itching. This was my first NYR experience and I must say, thank you!!

    Rebecca | 02.25.2014 | Reply
    • Wow – amazing testimonial, Rebecca!

      The Chalkboard | 02.26.2014 | Reply
  54. I opened the doors with this company here in the US 4 1/2 years ago! The Wild Rose Beauty Balm has been one of my favorites since day 1.
    I tell people that every household should have one.
    I can report that because you just don’t need a lot the jar will last a year and that is with multi use.
    It is a wonderful face wash, mask for hydration, for dry lips, feet, heels, elbows, knees, cuticles, burns ( I think everyone should have it for this reason. It has personally kept my skin from scaring and takes the pain and heat right out of burns) sun burns, scars less than a year old, bug bites, cold sores, bee stings, poison ivy and hot spots on dogs! Amazing Incredible product with a smell that is so inviting.
    Please contact me and I will be happy to send samples or place an order for you!

    Kristin | 02.26.2014 | Reply
  55. This beauty of a bottle really does “do it all”… if I could only take one product on my travels, this is the one I would choose.

    Wendy | 08.11.2014 | Reply
  56. Sounds awesome. I need an all in one product

    Connie Hostetler | 08.11.2014 | Reply
  57. I love this balm. I use it in the winter coupled with their other amazing products and it saves my dry winter skin and keeps me looking fresh and radiant.

    Jenny | 11.13.2015 | Reply
  58. I absolutely adore this balm. It should be called the panacea as it works miracles. The smell lifts your spirits, soothes your skin, makes you radiate! I love it xx

    Johnson | 10.29.2016 | Reply
  59. I love this jar the packaging, the smell , the feel of the product of the skin. Gives a minimalist skincare care routine with natural high quality products it’s best use I find has to be for cleansing and moisturising and dare I say helps those wrinkles

    Ellie | 11.21.2016 | Reply
  60. I’ve been applying Wild Rose Beauty Balm on an ugly keloid scar on my abdomen. After two weeks it’s flatter & much lighter. So far so good!

    Nancy | 03.23.2017 | Reply
  61. I am an Independent Consultant with Neal’s Yard Remedies and I totally agree with the contents of this article. We call Wild Rose Beauty Balm our desert Island product because if you could take one product with you on a deserted island it would be this multi-tasking organic product. Formulated in the U.K. and available through direct sales consultants in the USA. The certified organic product line includes skincare, wellness products, baby products, a men’s line, aromatherapy with amazing essential oils, diffusers, and massage oils plus so much more.

    Judy Goldman | 05.06.2017 | Reply
  62. I purchase this little gem at vendor at the Soul Yoga Soul Fest in Chicago Illinois recently. I was a little put off by the price but I recognize that the products were organic and it smelled amazing so I bought it. I love it and I have been using it ever since. I especially love it for the facial mask treatment as well as to use it on the ends of my hair as a natural conditioner.

    R. Sims | 09.06.2017 | Reply
  63. I purchase this little gem from a vendor at the Soul Yoga Fest in Chicago Illinois recently. I was a little put off by the price but I recognized that the products were organic and it smelled amazing so I bought it. I love it and I have been using it ever since. I especially love it for the facial mask treatment as well as to use it on the ends of my hair as a natural conditioner.

    R. Sims | 09.06.2017 | Reply
  64. I have nothing else to add….its perfect!

    Joanna cormack | 12.26.2017 | Reply
  65. Mixed with foundation

    Heidi Verwey | 12.28.2017 | Reply


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