Stitch Balm… What’s That? How Does It Work?

Stitch Balm… What’s That? How Does It Work?

Stitch Balms are super easy to use, just apply by rubbing the balm on to your fingers in the places where yarn passes over them as you knit or crochet. You’ll be adding a bit of aromatherapy to every stitch.

Here are some tips and tricks:

The balms are solid, but body heat will soften them when applied to skin. This may make the balm feel like an oil, so don’t be alarmed if it feels a little bit like a liquid. As you continue to work on your project, and the yarn rubs over the balm, the area will dry and you will want to re-apply.

You control the amount of scent by how often you re-apply the balm. We suggest every third row for a project with a width of less than 12” and every other row for wider projects.

Just like a perfume, there is ‘dry down’ with the scents of each balm. Top notes evaporate more quickly and base notes tend to linger longer.

As if knitting or crocheting isn’t relaxing enough, you’ll be surrounded by the scent of the balm you're using. Breathe it in and enjoy!

The balms can also be applied to pulse points, the back of your neck, under your nose or on upper chest. Check out our sister company, Mood Food, for more Aromatherapy Balms and Crystal Balms that have crystals embedded into the base.

Back to blog