Mama Mio Omega Wonder-Full Balm

Mama Mio OMega Wonder-Full Balm OK, I really like this stuff. I have been on a balm-testing mission over the last year or so (it’s an ongoing thing!) and the Mama Mio Omega Wonder-Full Balm is one of the best yet. By balms, I’m not referring to ‘lip’ balms but treatments that are more multipurpose, that have been designed to be used on all kinds of scrapes and ailments. (Recent reviews have included the Egyptian Magic and the Antipodes balms, and there’s also the well-known Liz Earle version and the Trilogy ‘all over’ balm, to name just a few.)

One of the biggest reasons for loving Mama Mio’s version is that it comes in a pump-action dispenser. Halle-bloody-lujah! I can’t begin to tell you how cross I was getting with sticking my paws into tins and jars – it’s OK the first few times but you do begin to wonder how much dirt is being transferred into the balm. Anyway, this formula is brilliant. One tiny little push on the top of the dispenser and you have enough for lips, a harder push and you have enough for heels and cuticles. The smell is subtle but distinctly orange-y (no bad thing) and the moisturising benefits are plentiful.

Just a thought: lip balm really is one of the biggest rip-offs, is it not? You get the tiniest amount of product in a lip balm – even if it only costs a fiver you’re still not getting as much value-for-money as you do with one of these big multi-purpose balms. And they contain just about the same ingredients. Food for thought?

Mama Mio Omega Wonder-Full Balm is £19 with free worldwide delivery from

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  1. Ruby Blue
    December 28, 2011 / 11:24 am

    This looks like a nice product! You’re right about the packaging. I had a tin of Smith’s Rosebud Salve but had to throw it away when I was about half-way – at some point it caused little open wounds in the corners of my mouth and redness all over when I used it. I figured it got contaminated in some way.

    Do you use these balms only as a moisturiser Ruth? Or have you tried it on little cuts or found other uses for it?

    • Ruth
      December 28, 2011 / 7:59 pm

      @Ruby as a lip balm, cuticle cream, balm for dry patches! xx

  2. Zahra
    December 28, 2011 / 4:08 pm

    Lovely Ruth….please help! I normally have such good skin but after a particularly stressful period had a great deal of milia which my facialist has removed…..but I now have hyperpigmentation (on my dark skinned) face. Feel horrible. Don’t really wear make up except blush and undereye concealer normally, so can’t cover it up and go out – also don’t want to ‘paint’ a face on, want to deal with the underlying issue. Feel trapped in my house with my poor skin. I have Alpha-H liquid gold but haven’t used it since my skin has been angry. Shall I go back to it or would you suggest anything else to aid with the fading away of these darker areas? Please. Please. xx

    • Ruth
      December 29, 2011 / 9:26 pm

      @Zahra so the dark patches are where the milia are removed? How were they removed? xxxx

  3. Natasha Bain
    December 28, 2011 / 9:30 pm

    Woooo hoooo I have this and have done for quite a few months! This little princess is great on your heels and any rough patches and also for your hands (but don’t use too much otherwise it will be a waste and if you pick anything up it might slip through your fingers! Lol) This is also good if you have dry lips also! To be honest the container makes it look bigger than it is BUT it lasts for ages as you don’t need to use much (just a smidgen)although I bet 90% of people using this for the first time will use wayyyy too much because it doesn’t look enough but you only need a tiny bit and warm it in your hands or between the fingertips and it liquifies! I did even once because I still had some on my hands just tipped my head upside down and just ran my fingers through my hair with what was left and it gave it a nice sheen! But there wasn’t much left on my fingers may i hasten to add (don’t want to get blamed for someone ending up with an oil slick! Lol)But I agree it is a great product and will last for ages xxx

  4. December 28, 2011 / 11:34 pm

    This does look great! The eye cream they have is also pretty great too :)

  5. zahra
    December 29, 2011 / 11:53 pm

    Thank you for getting back….you’re such a sweetie. Milia removed via needle/suction-y thing (technical term!) I have been going to this facialist for years and had this done before….just think this was an unfortunate time when I have been scarred. The worst dark mark though seems to be from one that perhaps got ‘annoyed’ by being lured into the open and became angry and red. It has since calmed down and flattened, but left a birthmark sized mark on my cheek. I am not exaggerating…it looks terrible. What do you think may help? p.s the leather jacket you’ve bought from the sales looks awesome on you….maybe you and Mr can get a sexy motorcycle now?! x

    • Ruth
      December 30, 2011 / 1:37 am

      @Zahra oh no, poor you!!!!! I have to be honest and say that I’m not sure how to deal with that at all, I wouldn’t want to suggest anything and make it worse! What does the facialist say? Ultimately she needs to give you some help, as that shouldn’t really happen! Is there a dermatologist you could see at her expense? I feel for you, it’s horrible when something happens to your face because there’s no hiding! Are you in London? xx

    • Ruth
      December 30, 2011 / 1:41 am

      @Zahra yes, thanks – I have looked at these ones, it’s still about $180 but I think I may have to bite the bullet and pay! xxxx

  6. zahra
    December 30, 2011 / 1:49 am

    Yes a Londoner. x

    • Ruth
      December 30, 2011 / 1:21 pm

      @Zahra I think you should definitely see a dermatologist – if it is scarring and not just temporary discolouration then you need proper help, I think. I shall ask around when I’m back working next week – but I really think that the facialist should sort this for you! xxx

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