Farmer’s Friend is Feisty Ferdy’s super-scrumptious, nut free, gluten free, organic hand balm bar.
I love farmers and gardeners. They are unsung heroes who feed us and beautify the world. However, playing with dirt and tools makes hands dry, cracked and sore, no matter whether those hands belong to a commercial farmer or a backyard potterer. And what about all the other people who use and abuse their hands? Mechanics, builders, chefs, concretors, stonemasons, plumbers, nurses, carpenters, roofers, artists, surfboard shapers, potters, window cleaners, dental technicians, tree loppers….their skin all could do with a little help.
We recommend rubbing this creamy bar between clean hands (like you would do with soap) for instant relief and lasting protection, but many of our happy customers like to scratch a little bit off and rub that between their fingers first – the warmth of your hands is what spreads the love around! Whatever way you do it, just get it on you!!! Apart from your hands, our nut free, gluten free, organic hand balm bar is also great for elbows, knees and other craggy spots, and its gentle, soothing formulation feels beautifully calming on any raw skin.
At Feisty Ferdy we aim to provide natural skincare in as simple and pure a form as possible. That means we only put in natural ingredients, organically certified wherever possible, and leave out nasty chemicals. Also – there are no nuts and no gluten anywhere!
Farmer’s Friend is handcrafted, in small batches, with love and care. The ingredients in this balm have been chosen to improve both your mental and physical well-being.
Our blend of frankincense, lavender, ylang ylang, atlas cedar and lemon give Farmer’s Friend its wonderful fragrance; these oils soothe anxiety, stress and depression, and calm the mind. The oils are antibacterial and antiseptic. They encourage wound healing, stimulate blood supply and promote cellular regeneration in your skin.
Packed full of 6 essential fatty acids, this oil is anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal and anti-bacterial. It is a light and gentle oil, so it soothes sensitive, damaged skin, yet it has a high saturated fat content, so it is deeply nourishing and super-moisturising. It makes your skin go “aaahhhh…”
Cocoa Butter is highly anti-oxidant and ultra-hydrating. It consists mostly of saturated fat and encourages the healing of dry, cracked, sensitive skin. With loads of essential fatty acids, it is absorbed easily and protects the skin for hours. Cocoa butter is an emollient, so it adds a protective, moisturising layer to your skin, blocking the effects of cold temperatures and sun damage.
Beeswax is anti-bacterial and water resistant. It protects your hands from frequent washing. It is high in Vitamin A, which is is necessary for cell regeneration.
The combination of fatty acids in jojoba oil mimics our own skin’s natural sebum so closely that this ultra-nourishing oil is absorbed effortlessly.
Non-nano Zinc Oxide
Zinc oxide is a naturally occurring mineral. It protects the skin from sun damage and it soothes irritated, itchy skin. It is not absorbed into the body.
Vitamin E is an antioxidant and works to block free-radicals, which play a large part in cell death.