About Tim's Trauma Balm

About Tim's Trauma Balm

Trauma Balm. Sounds a little intimidating, but it shouldn’t. Because the truth is, Trauma Balm was invented for its creator, Tim Lafferty, a man seasoned in the type of work that helps people: bodywork. After 20 years of soothing pain, treating discomfort, remedying injuries and healing chronic aching, Tim himself felt the pain of work. Overuse of his hands and fingers in his healing practice led to arthritis the likes of which would have put Tim out of his profession and that, my friends, just would not do.

So, Tim did what Tim does best, he got to work to help - but this time, to help himself. Over 2 years and 20 batches, he did it. Trauma Balm was born and not only worked, it worked well. A proprietary blend of essential oils, handcrafted to work together with full spectrum CBD, the formula brings about synergy for natural catalyzation and improved functionality of each ingredient.

What makes it work? This plant-based pain relief salve is brought to you by intentionally sourced essential oils, full spectrum CBD, shea butter, coconut butter, vitamin E and beeswax. The fair trade, organic shea butter and coconut oil are blended with non-GMO Vitamin E and locally sourced beeswax.

Our six organic essential oils along with our base ingredients give the CBD an adequate vehicle to be fully absorbed into your system. We have three categories for these essential oils: anti-inflammatory, analgesic and vasodilator. Lavender and plai are our active anti-inflammatory agents. Arnica and Siberian Fir are analgesic, our organic painkillers, if you will.  Finally, we added our secret weapon for absorption, vasodilators black pepper and rosemary, these are the main workhorses in the uptake of our remedial Trauma Balm.

Organic essential oils are abundant in each tin with:

  • Arnica to reduce inflammation, pain and swelling
  • Lavender to soothe the nerves, allergies and menstrual cramps
  • Plai essential oil to calm warm, puffy, sore areas.
  • Black pepper essential oil relieves sinusitis and nasal congestion and relieves arthritis and rheumatism.
  • Rosemary can increase circulation, ease stress and reduce joint inflammation.
  • The grounding and refreshing Siberian Fir oil smells great and is said to ward off illness in the winter months.

All of this complimented by Colorado-grown, hemp-derived, full spectrum CBD. This enables Trauma Balm to interact with your endocannabinoid system which is in charge of systems that control things like chronic pain, inflammation, sleep, cardiovascular system function, muscle formation, stress, skin and nerve function. 

These functions all contribute to homeostasis, or balance, which refers to stability of your internal environment. If an outside force, such as pain from an injury, throws off your body’s homeostasis, your endocannabinoid system kicks in to help your body return to its ideal operation.

When considering your options for topical pain relief, all-natural might not come to mind first. But think about what you put in your body daily and how it affects your energy, natural systems and productivity. Your skin absorbs what you put on it and it can find its way into your bloodstream. And the living tissue of the dermis, or your skin, is affected by what you put on it.

Because of this, we choose our ingredients wisely. In fact, we guarantee that you’ll NEVER find parabens, petrolatum, BHA or BHT, synthetic fragrances or dyes, mineral oils, menthol, camphor or phenol, or chemical sunscreen. All of our ingredients are all-natural and non-GMO because we care about what we put in our bodies, so we also care what we put on them.

Another amazing fact? We now have a hands-free option for those of you on the go looking for targeted pain relief solutions. For years, Trauma Balm enthusiasts have been asking for a roll-on style application. In the process, we found packaging that is 100% aligned with our vision (and yours) of zero-waste business practices. Thus, Tim's Trauma Balm Tube. The product is all-natural so it's inherently biodegradable. As for the glue, the ink, the packaging, well, it’s all biodegradable, compostable and recyclable.

Have questions? Shoot me an email any time at tim@traumabalm.com or drop us a line on social.