Nelipot MASHA, an ointment that helps. Nelipot MASHA, whose name derives from an Old Slovene term for ointment ‘maža’, is a natural balm used to help treat skin problems. It stimulates skin regeneration with the help of propolis that we get from Slovenian beekeepers.
The balm is made on the basis of organic hemp seed oil that we obtain through cold-pressing edible hemp seeds. Hemp oil contains an exceptionally high percentage of linolenic acid (over 50%) which is essential for the body to function normally, however, the body cannot produce it itself which is why it is considered to be an essential fatty acid (Omega-3 fatty acids). The oil also contains a lot of Vitamin E. Hemp seed oil is great for hydration, while it also helps the skin retain its own moisture and regenerate faster. To make it even more nourishing for the skin, we have added avocado, coconut and shea butter.
Propolis is known for its many health benefits, it acts as an antiseptic and its especially effective in treating skin changes, such as eczema and fungal problems.
One of our first users, Tjaša B., told us, “To be honest, I was a little sceptical at first about the cream, as it didn’t look like a typical skin cream that you can find elsewhere. I started by applying it only to the areas I had psoriasis break-outs, and even there I only applied a thin layer. But I was really pleasantly surprised and I love the cream now! As I work as a nurse, the skin on my hands is always dry from disinfectants but they are also the first thing my patients see, so my hands are really the most important area to me. I had the additional problem of having psoriasis on both my palms and fingers, so after seeing the great results after using the cream three times a day, I am so happy to say that there is only a tiny little bit remaining on my palm and wrist.”
Treating your skin with natural and organic cosmetics is another bonus, since we often forget that 40–60% of everything we put on it is absorbed into our bloodstream. This is why, by using the wrong products, you can make your skin much worse. Many products can harm your intestinal flora and lead to toxins being in your body, which are then excreted through the skin causing various skin changes.
Natural ointments and creams are an excellent choice when alleviating non-infectious skin problems as they moisturise the skin, which is a common cause of irritated skin (particularly in the winter months), while also making sure that the skin gets the vitamins and minerals it needs. It restores the natural balance of hydration in the skin and stimulates its regeneration.
The product is available in amber glass containers and is stored in a Nelipot bag made from recycled paper with the FSC label, which means that for every tree that is cut down, a new one is planted.