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Green Leaves Face Balm

Violet-scented balm for dry skin with acne

The Story

This potent balm was originally created after we received countless requests for an organic, super-gentle, healing, regulating acne potion. The violet-leaf-scented fruits of our labor: a lovely, green-tinted balm in a virgin coconut–virgin jojoba oil base that is antimicrobial, fully absorbent, and has a juicy, refreshing, breathable feel. This is a pure, simple, lighter-weight balm, ideal for those who prefer straightforward yet effective skincare formulas. The scent is green, leafy, and grassy in a wonderfully invigorating way, from that exquisite violet leaf absolute plus French lavender.


This waterless vegan formula heals and prevents acne with thyme, smooths and revitalizes the skin with rosemary verbenone, regulates oil secretion with clementine leaf and coconut oil, and reduces the appearance of aging with lavender and violet. Violet leaf is a fascinating plant that acts both as an anti-acne and an anti-aging ingredient.

While this oil is not at all drying (or irritating) in the way many anti-acne products are, the coconut oil in it makes it very gently astringent. If you have oily skin areas, they will stay more matte and over time become more balanced in terms of oil production. If your skin is on the dry side but still acne-prone, you can use this oil just on the problem spots, or try using the oil as the first layer and following with a noncomedogenic moisturizer as the second layer.


If you are wondering which face balm is the right choice for you:

We currently offer three face balms, which are all quite different from one another. Green Leaves is a "juicy" type of balm that was designed for normal to dry skin with acne. It heals acne breakouts with lemon thyme while preventing acne scars. Its base is melt-on-contact anti-inflammatory and hydrating virgin coconut oil, and the scent of Green Leaves is just irresistible: violet leaf, holy basil, and French lavender.Tigress is a medium-weight to light "dry" balm for normal and combination to acne and oily skin types. It is healing to skin disorders such as rosacea, and it contains several anti-acne yet nondrying ingredients. Yasuni is one step lighter; it is a very lean antioxidant and enzymatic balm without any essential oils. Yasuni controls oil production in oily skin and decreases and prevents blackheads, while providing a high dose of antioxidants. Its enzymatic exfoliating properties help resurface the skin in a way comparable to retinol, but without causing redness, irritation, or intense peeling.


This has been my new go-to for my hormonal breakouts. It is a spot-treatment pro!

- Vanessa


Skin Types

For acne, acne-prone, oily, combination, sensitive, and normal to dry skin types.


Virgin cold-press unrefined Cocos nucifera (coconut) oil*†, virgin cold-press unrefined golden Simmondsia chinensis (jojoba) seed oil*, Rosmarinus officinalis ct. verbenone (rosemary) oil*, Thymus vulgaris ct. linalool (thyme) oil*, hexane-free Viola odorata (violet) leaf absolute*, Lavandula angustifolia (French lavender) oil†, Citrus clementine leaf oil*, Ocimum sanctum (holy basil) oil*, Rosmarinus officinalis (rosemary) leaf extract.

*Certified organic. †Responsibly wildcrafted.

All absolutes are hexane free whenever available.

Certified cruelty free, vegan, handcrafted, small batch. Gluten free.


Apply day and night onto freshly cleansed skin, all over the face or just on the oily or acne areas, or use as an acne spot treatment. The balm may be solid, semi-solid, or liquid depending on your home's temperature. If it turns liquid, stir it periodically to remix. Keep away from sunlight and excessive heat (above 80 degrees F) for maximum shelf life. Does not require refrigeration.

Full size 30 ml (1 fl oz). Travel/sample size 6 ml (0.2 fl oz).

Due to the very high cost of our ingredients and the labor-intensive (highly time consuming) small-batch production process, we are unable to accept returns of opened or unopened products at this time. But most products have a sample size option for purchase, so we encourage you to buy a sample first to ensure that the product suits your skin's needs and that you enjoy the texture, fragrance, and healing properties.

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Customer Reviews

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Customer Reviews

Based on 40 reviews

Love this balm during the daytime to keep my skin hydrated before my Farizad’s/Ruby sunscreen mix. Lovely light scent! I keep my jar in the fridge. Will definitely repurchase.

Product spilled, wasn’t replaced, smells horrid

This product arrived a solid so i was surprised when one day I went to open it and it spilled everywhere. I reached out to the company who wouldn’t replace it unless i spent another $100. I decided to just leave the issue alone since from the little bit I could smell in the jar, I didn’t like the scent of it. The scent is overpowering and way too strong. The watery consistency of the product also left my skin drier than when it first went on. I need something more moisturizing.

Mixed Feelings about Green Leaves

First of all, I have to say I love the smell of this product! It feels great on my skin.
My only issue with Green Leaves, is that I have to keep it in the fridge at all times. It totally and completely liquifies at room temperature. I keep my apartment at a normal 74 degrees after that the a/c kicks on. I don’t have this issue with any of my many other balm skincare products. If only Green Leaves came in a pump bottle I would use it more. If I don’t refrigerate, then it tends to get messy in the jar and spill in its liquid state. I find myself either forgetting about it or just not wanting to walk to the kitchen to put it on. Because of this the product is kinda a miss for me.

Guess I'll have to keep it in the fridge..

So I bought the sample size off someone else from a beauty group I belong to. Despite the recent warmer temps, it arrived solid, though soft. We live in a three story townhouse whose upper floor is always the hottest. The temp dropped from mid 80s yesterday to the mid 70s yet when I opened the jar tonight to use it for the first time it ran out all over my sink as it had totally melted. So thankful that I opened it over my sink (total coincidence). I hope to update my post later regarding efficacy but wanted to post the warning that it definitely will melt (as indicated in the description) above 80 degrees and if you order over the warmer months you may want to put it in your fridge over night before opening in case it melted in transit.


I usually cannot use coconut oil at all on my face, but this stuff is fantastic! Not only does it not make me break out it moisturizes my skin and helps any break outs. Absolutely wonderful in every way.


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