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  • Writer's picturePachee Pachuchi

Mama Pachee’s Edible Beauty Balm

For those of you who refuse to put anything on your skin, lips or private areas that is not edible… I have something special for you!

I’ve been working in the kitchen to develop some minimalist beauty products and this is my first offering.

Mama Pachee’s edible beauty balm!

This balm can be used as chapstick (to heal and protect your lips) or lip gloss…as a natural sunscreen and cheek bronzer….and as a personal lubricant! 😀

What makes it edible?

I sun-infuse home-grown roses, lavender and calendula and wild-crafted Hawaiian helichrysum and plantain leaf into rich and creamy leaf lard (from local, happy pasture-raised pigs).

This formula is nourishing, healing and protective for all parts of the body.

I have a neutral tone product and a rosy pink option (with added beet powder).

Why is lard so good for your skin?

Porcine fat shares a lot of similarities with human skin. Because of this similarity, lard absorbs effortlessly into the skin, softening and smoothing out skin tone, while reducing the appearance of age spots.

The pH of lard is also similar to human skin. Lard contains both monounsaturated and saturated fats, but no transfat. It is rich in vitamins A, D, and E, and omega 3 fatty acids, all highly beneficial for the skin.

Lard has been proven to:

  • Reduce fine lines and wrinkles.

  • Tone and firm for a more youthful look.

  • Even out color and reduce redness associated with rosacea.

  • Reduce dryness associated with conditions like eczema (or winter weather).

  • Even out texture for a smoother, softer feel.

  • Improve acne and reduce pores.

Pigs are extremely efficient at processing sunlight and storing it as Vitamin D in their fat. Fortunately for us, we get to enjoy our four-footed friends’ hard work when we rub that fat on our faces. Vitamin D helps to minimize dark spots and lines, reduce acne, and promote collagen production. This D-rich lard comes from pastured hogs that have been exposed to sunlight, so be sure to keep this in mind if you purchase your lard. Lard is also rich in omega-3 fatty acids, Vitamin E and Vitamin A.”

“There’s only one ingredient in lard: lard. Think about that next time your read your lotion label. If you can’t pronounce the words on the label, then you probably shouldn’t be putting it on or in your body.”

To purchase some of this yummy skin food, mosey on over to…

Aloha loves,


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