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Entrepreneur and creator Manal Nasta grew up in Syria before emigrating to Australia at the age of 13. She grew up hearing a saying which stuck with her: “If you don’t have an elderly person at home, then you buy one.” True to this quote, Manal feels a great reverence toward her Teta (grandmother), a kindred old soul who has always been a source of inspiration, support and encouragement for her. Full of wisdom and experience, her Teta was the originator of Hygia Balm and revealed it to the world over half a century ago.
She concocted this home remedy made from honey, olive oil, and beeswax to help a friend’s child with a rare skin condition. Unresponsive to other creams and balms, Hygia Balm was the only topical cream that helped soothe the child’s skin.
Manal “rediscovered” Hygia Balm after recreating her Teta’s recipe as she entered her thirties and found her skin getting dry to the point of cracking and bleeding.
“I tried Hygia Balm only after giving up trying many creams. My belief in the goodness and effectiveness of this homemade skin cream that had dramatically repaired my skin conditions was the impetus to begin offering it to family members, friends and neighbours to try.”
Glowing feedback spurred her to market Hygia Balm to Australia and the world, providing a natural alternative to harsh chemical creams and balms in the market. With the growing demand from home, Manal shifted production to a lab while retaining its original goodness and natural touch.
Hygia Balm is a 100% Australian-owned family business, and we thank all our customers for their generous support!
Our organic Hygia Balm is made with 100% natural and organic ingredients, namely, Manuka honey, pure virgin Olive Oil and nature’s Beeswax, and a blend of ancient and new age methods.
Purposefully crafted using the highest quality ingredients, Hygia Balm is safe for all skin types and proven to help soothe dry skin, burns, rashes, and wounds. We recommend using it daily to moisturise and nurture your skin, helping it become Healthy, Happy, and Heavenly!
Learn more about their natural properties that allow Hygia Balm to help revitalise and moisturise your skin.
Manuka honey is a natural ointment for wounds as it possesses anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties. This also makes it perfect for treating acne and other skin ailments.
Hygia Balm uses high-quality olive oil so that skin is properly nourished. Olive oil is an exceptional moisturiser with nourishing properties that hydrate the skin, face, and body. It contains vitamins A, E, D, and K that protects and nourishes even the most sensitive skin and improves skin texture.
Hygia Balm uses high-quality Beeswax so that skin stays hydrated throughout the day. Beeswax adds a protective layer and attracts water to the skin, keeping your skin hydrated. It is a natural exfoliator, shedding the dead upper layer of your skin to reveal your inner glow.