Review: The Balm -By Nieves

Today I am reviewing one of the most amazing bodycare products I have every tried;  “The Balm” By Nieves. This amazing product contains organic sesame and coconut oils, soy wax, and intoxicating essential oils of virginia cedar, lavender, ylang ylang, and orange.

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It can be difficult to find products that do not have a lot of chemical ingredients. I am a huge advocate of organic and pure; I want to know what I am putting on my body and this product does not disappoint.

 As Nieves says in her “About” section on her website :


“I started By Nieves in Oakland and later moved the whole operation to Northern California’s remote and wild Lost Coast, where I find as much inspiration in the fresh air and open space as I did in the city.

Even though I live on the edge of the world and like to keep things simple, I do admit I kinda like luxury. Each and every By Nieves product is as sensually indulgent as it is natural.”

Nieves has high standards for her products, as well she should for such incredible products. She has this to say about her incredible skin care line :

“I make just a few products, each one multi-functional and great for most skin types. My ingredients are powerful, simple, vegan, and organic when possible.”


I had the opportunity to pick up “The Balm” at a craft fair in Portland a year or so ago. To be honest the glorious and rich scent affected me the most and that is what made me buy it.  Admittedly, it sat on my shelf for some time before I began to use it on my hands for scent and softness.

I pulled it out a few weeks ago to try on my cracked heels as nothing else was helping. I massaged a dime size amount on each heel (it doesn’t take much), and the overnight results were magical. I woke up to soft, supple heels, no cracks, no pain; there was just a touch of roughness left and that cleared up after 2-3 days of continued use! I was so shocked I could not believe the rate of healing. 

The Balm is absolutely a daily product that can help eczema, athletes foot, cracked heels, after shave balm, massage balm, and the list goes on. It is gentle, healthy, and non-irritating for the skin. I personally love dabbing it on my pulse points as a heady, sexy perfume; the scent is extremely long lasting. I know that part of reviewing is offering the good and bad, but honestly, I do not have one negative thing to say about this product! I want to try more of By Nieves amazing products so I can spread the word about handcrafted, healthy skincare products. Here are a few final bullet points about my favorite parts of this amazing product:

  • Long lasting ingredients
  • Intoxicatingly beautiful scent, but not overwhelming
  • No synthetic ingredients
  • Hand crafted in small batches
  • Fair pricing
  • Vegan and cruelty free

I hope to get the opportunity to try and review all of By Nieves products; if they are as good as The Balm I will be in heaven. As always, with any product it will not always work with every skin type.  If you feel uncertain or concerned about trying a whole bottle or container of any of  By Nieves products, I recommend the “Dabble” bag on their website. It features small trial sizes of their products and is only $20.00.


From website: “Customers love my skincare products, and we’re proud of what the press has said. We we’ve been awarded ‘Best Local Skincare’ in the SF Weekly and featured in The New York Times.”

You can find  all of By Nieves stunning products  on their website @


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*Disclaimer- Information is provided for general informational purposes and should not be considered medical advice. Product information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. 


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xoxo-Dramatique Erin


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