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Universal Balm

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Multipurpose balm
Guna's Universal Balm can be used for just about anything. It's rich and smooth, with the gentle scent of healing essential oils. Use it on dry heels and hands, chapped lips and split ends. It can be used on bites, burns and scars, as well as nappy rash, eczema and itchy skin.

Never leave home without it.

  • Absorbs into skin, leaving it feeling soft, soothed and protected
  • Excellent for dry hands, especially due to hand-washing and sanitisers
  • Suitable for all skin types, including babies, sensitive skin, eczema and psoriasis

Universal Balm


Shea butter production dates to at least medieval times in West Africa. For centuries, possibly millenia, its nourishing qualities made it a highly valued and effective treatment for skin and hair.

Today, the Unrefined Shea Butter found in Guna's Universal Balm is made by women's co-operatives in Northern Ghana using centuries-old methods passed down from one generation to the next.

Universal: all inclusive, versatile



Massage a small amount into skin until absorbed. Use as often as you need.

• Use on irritated skin, like cuts and bites

• Great for dry elbows, knees, heels and hands

• Mix it with some Kosha Body Oil for a rich body moisturiser

• Use it on chapped lips, sunburn and windburn

• Massage into hands and feet at night for an overnight nourishing treatment

• Use it as a highlighter for your skin, by smoothing a light film over cheekbones, the bridge of your nose, and your cupid's bow

• Mix it with powdered makeup to transform it into a cream product

Check out our skincare rituals for inspiration.


Customer Reviews

Based on 11 reviews
Best smelling balm

First bought this at the markets in Sydney many years ago and have since repurchased many times. I used to use it as a moisturiser for my face and now I use it as a lip balm or for dry skin on my body. The smell is divine.

Michael B
Works really well on dry skin and eczema

After using this at a friends house, I got given some by the same friend for my eczema. This balm gives me better results than the steroid creams I've been using and helps with itchiness on my skin, but is a little rich because of the texture. I always put too much on accidentally. Smells really pretty.

Great lip balm, scar cream and hand cream

I’ve been using this balm for a few years (as a lip balm and scar cream) and recently found it works really well as a hand cream too.

My hands get really dry with all the sanitizer I’ve been using when I go out, so my universal balm is brilliant for hydrating my hands again (and overriding that horrible alcohol smell!)

And as a lip balm, it’s great that it’s so soft: it doesn’t harden in winter, like other lip balms.

Even though I use this every day, a little goes a long way, so I only need to reorder ever few months.

Truly universal

It says universal on the label and so far has proven true! Nappy rash ✅ Eczema ✅ Winter itchy legs ✅ Spring allergy eyes ✅ Lip balm ✅

Great and gentle for my baby’s skin

I love the universal balm for my baby’s skin. We use it for nappy rash, dry skin and any general irritation he gets (like when he draws all over his face with markers!). It’s soothing and gentle, and he doesn’t fuss when we apply it.


Key Ingredients

With a rich base of unrefined Shea Butter, Almond Oil and Vitamin E, this balm is soft and rich, creating a protective barrier for skin and hair. We've added essential oils of Chamomile, Geranium and Frankincense as they've been used for centuries for their healing and regenerative properties.

To make our unrefined Shea Butter, first, shea nuts are picked as they fall to the ground, after which the nuts are thoroughly inspected to discard any bad fruit. Nuts are then boiled, sun-dried and de-husked to reveal the kernels. The kernels are ground to a fine powder and boiled in water, which makes the butter rise to the surface. The butter is repeatedly collected, warmed, melted, and purified until no impurities are left. It's then filtered, cooled and packaged.

Full Ingredient List

Butyrospermum Parkii (Unrefined Shea Nut) Butter*, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Almond Sweet) Virgin Oil*, D-alpha-Tocopherol (Vitamin E - Natural), Boswellia Carterii (Frankincense) Oil, Pelargonium Graveolens (Rose Geranium) Flower Oil, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria, Blue Chamomile) Flower Oil

*Certified Organic

All of our products are natural, non-toxic and cruelty free.


Can I use it on children?

Yes! Universal Balm is truly universal. It suits all skin types, age groups and many skin needs. Customers have used Universal Balm on their children's nappy rash, bites, cuts, eczema and more.

My Universal Balm has melted! What do I do?

Not to worry, it's easy to re-set your Universal Balm, and it won't make any difference to its effectiveness.

Place the jar in a hot water bath and allow the balm to fully melt. Give it a stir and then leave it at room temperature or place it in the fridge to re-set.


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