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Cream, Dr. Shannon's Skin Balm and Everything Balm: Which One Do I Choose?

Cream, Dr. Shannon's Skin Balm and Everything Balm: Which One Do I Choose?

It's no secret - we looove our waterless creams and balms. In fact, we have quite a lineup of them. We literally have a balm for every body part. Why so many options? Because each product was formulated for a specific purpose! Each ingredient was carefully selected and the packaging and method of application well thought out. These power-packed products each attend to a variety of conditions, challenges and body parts!

For example, our Everything Balm comes in a super handy stick that can be applied with our mess-free applicator. It is a favorite among the kiddos who, of course, want to do it themselves.

Our shea butter Cream is a waterless lotion that conditions, soothes and plumps skin on delicate areas like eyes and any other part of your body that needs some TLC. It is especially effective on dry, chapped skin.

Need a heavy-duty balm that works overtime to soothe, hydrate and renew compromised skin? Dr. Shannon's Skin Balm is made with lot's of organic beeswax, which helps to add moisture to skin and creates a protective barrier.  

We wanted to make it easier for you to differentiate between these products, so we've created a handy chart that breaks it all down. So, if you are asking which product is best for eczema, if you can use Cream on your face or if the products have a scent, take a look below! As always, please reach out to us with any additional questions.

 

Product Cream Dr. Shannon’s Organic Skin Balm Everything Balm

Container

Glass Jar

Aluminum Tin

Plastic Stick Tube

Organic

100% organic ingredients

100% organic ingredients

100% organic ingredients

Contains water?

Waterless

Waterless

Waterless

Base ingredients

Shea Butter

Plant oil + beeswax

Plant oil, shea butter + beeswax

Scent

Unscented, no essential oils

Light notes of cocoa butter + citrus essential oil

Light notes of coconut oil + lavender essential oil

Texture

Very thick and creamy

Soft, creamy balm

Firm balm stick

Type of barrier

Medium

Heavy

Medium 

What it does

Penetrates skin, softens, soothes and plumps and seals in moisture

Soothes, creates barrier that seals in moisture and protects from the elements

Soothes, softens, creates protective layer from the elements

Application

All over body

All over body

Spot treatment

Areas of body

Face and body

Face, lips, body

Face, lips, body

Uses

Dry skin, eczema, night cream, eye cream, hand cream, heavy “lotion”

Dry skin, chapped skin, eczema, aging skin, scars, rashes, cuts and scrapes

Cuts, scrapes, bug bites, chapped lips and cheeks, eczema, dry skin, protective barrier against wind and moisture

Age of users

Safe for all ages

Safe for all ages

Safe for all ages

Frequency of use

Apply as often as needed

Apply as often as needed

Apply as often as needed

Vegan?

Vegan

Contains beeswax

Contains beeswax

Gluten?

Gluten free

Gluten free

Gluten free

Tested on animals?

Cruelty free

Cruelty free

Cruelty free

Genetically modified ingredients?

Non-GMO

Non-GMO

Non-GMO

Container

Reusable glass jar

Reusable aluminum jar

Big stick that is easy to use and kids love to apply

Want to hear how our customers use our Cream, Dr. Shannon's Skin Balm and Everything Balm? We've pulled some of our favorites product reviews, and shared them here:

Cream: "This oil is perfect for my combination skin, and has improved my skin texture, and acne! It also keeps my eczema flare-ups away! It feels good knowing I'm massaging natural ingredients into my skin, and makes it feel so plump! I'm on my third jar already and I don't plan on replacing this." - Lily X. 

Dr. Shannon's Organic Skin Balm: "This is what I bought once I discovered the brand. My son has pretty severe eczema (he’s 5) we have been to numerous Dr’s I’ve the years and tried everything. I mean everything. Even RX creams that are $700+ Nothing seemed to really work (especially in the spring when he suffers the most due to allergies) I have been using this for 3 days and am already seeing and feeling a huge difference in his skin. This morning he said he didn’t itch everywhere and felt better. He usually scratches all night in his sleep and hasn’t don’t that since Thursday! I can’t say enough about this!" - Victoria R.

Everything Balm: "If there is any one product, of any brand, of any kind that I can't live without it's the Everything Balm. I use this constantly and it's so moisturizing. I make sure to never run out of this because it is my savior--lips, burns, dry hands, bumps on the arms/eczema...it soothes all. Highly recommended. I hope they continue to make this forever!" - Heidi

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Zoe Organics + Nordstrom

Zoe Organics + Nordstrom

OMG we are so excited... a dream of ours has finally come true! We're in Nordstrom!! Read more to find out which Nordstrom locations are now carrying Zoe Organics products!

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Our Cold Weather Essentials Bundle is back!!

Our Cold Weather Essentials Bundle is back!!

I'm sure we are all noticing how dry our skin is right now! The cold, dry air can be really tough on our skin. Normally dry skin gets drier, and conditions like eczema rear their ugly head. When it gets cold our skin produces less oil, and environmental factors work against us as well.

Dryness, as a result of our skin producing less oil and not being able to maintain as much moisture, is further aggravated by common factors like indoor heaters, certain fabrics (such as synthetics and wool) and long, hot baths (which we loooove). If you or your child suffers from eczema, you have probably noticed that the cold weather only exacerbates the symptoms.

When it gets cold, your spring and summer moisturizer just won't work anymore. You need an oil-based moisturizer that creates a protective layer on the skin to retain moisture and protect from the elements. Puleeeeease don't reach for the petroleum-based Vaseline! And no matter how much of that water-based lotion you slather on, it just isn't going to cut it.

It's no wonder that when the cold rolls in, our decadent organic Cream and skin balms fly out of our warehouse at warp speeds. Not only are they 100% organic and safe for everyone in the family, but they perform against dry, irritated skin like superheroes. 

Why? Because they are waterless, concentrated concoctions of plant oils and butters, beeswax and essential oils that soothe irritation and inflammation, restore chapped skin and provide a barrier to seal in moisture, while protecting from the elements. 

Zoe Organics Cold Weather Essential Bundle is back this season, due to popular demand! What's included? 

 

 

CREAM: Zoe Organics Cream is one of our top selling products. It is a waterless, ultra-rich, shea butter and plant oil "cream", infused with calendula and marshmallow root. It contains no essential oils or "scent" other than the natural scent of the shea butter and oils, so it won't irritate sensitive noses. Use this product from your face to your toes after bathing, while skin is still damp and as often as needed. 

 

 

EVERYTHING BALM: This balm stick is a must-have for faces (cheeks and lips) and as a spot treatment for other areas of dry or chapped skin. This formula utilizes the restorative and properties and protective properties of organic beeswax, coconut oil, jojoba oil and shea butter. It has a warm, subtle lavender scent from lavender essential oil.

 

 

BREATHE BALM: Flu season is the pits, and so are petroleum- and synthetic-based remedies. Our Breathe Balm in a large balm stick (with a similar base as our Everything Balm) contains a blend of essential oils that help support clear breathing and soothe when coughs and congestion hit. This aromatherapy balm supports a better night's rest and the balm stick makes application so easy and mess-free! Pregnant mamas rejoice: this is safe for you too!

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These good-for-everyone essentials make a perfect gift to yourself or anyone you care about – teacher, co-worker, friend, parent, sibling, baby... you get the idea! The Cold Weather Essentials bundle is available exclusively at zoeorganics.com at a discounted bundle price of $37.95. 

 

 

 

 

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Winter, and Why We Love Waterless Products

Winter, and Why We Love Waterless Products

Winter, and Why We Love Waterless Products

Winter is here, and that means dry skin. Read Heather's own list of favorites skin care items, how she uses them and why they are so effective.

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Nordstrom

Nordstrom

A dream came true for us this week – our products went up on Nordstrom's website!

Nordstrom is a retailer we set our eyes on in 2010 when I was making products in my kitchen. We knew we wanted to partner with them, and this week it happened. 

You can now find most of our products on nordstrom.com – and watch for our brand new gift sets coming early October. They are GORGEOUS!!

If you make a purchase on nordstrom.com, would you pretty please leave a review so that new customers can discover us as well? You're the best!

Thanks for working together with us to make natural and organic the standard in skincare. We've only just begun!

xo

Heather

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What's Next for Zoe Organics at Target?

What's Next for Zoe Organics at Target?



You may have seen there is a serious clearance going on in the prenatal/postpartum section at Target. Not only are the Zoe Organics products on clearance, but most of the other awesome brands in the assortment are being cleared as well. 

We are sad to say that the prenatal/postpartum assortment in the healthcare aisle at Target is going away. If you have gone to Target to purchase our products, you are aware of the challenges it has been to find us there! Rather than an intuitive location, such as baby or skincare, the pre/postnatal assortment has been located in the healthcare section, and shares an aisle with the women's feminine products, pregnancy tests and sexual health products. While some of the products in the assortment made sense for healthcare, the skincare products were a huge challenge, and one that ultimately led to the end of a really cool idea. 

We give huge props to Target and the team who had the vision to put an assortment together that recognized the needs of women during pregnancy and postpartum. And we don't believe it ends here! 

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Prepping for Baby – GIVEAWAY!

Prepping for Baby – GIVEAWAY!
Prepping for Baby: GIVEAWAY! Continue reading
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