Frequently Asked Questions

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How can I use my Milk Balm?

Milk Balm can be used on both you and your baby. Your Milk Balm helps to combat diaper rash, soothe sore nipples, and clear various skin conditions. It has antibacterial, antiseptic, and infection-fighting abilities, as well as naturally-moisturizing and healing properties. Slather on, mama!

Does my Milk Balm need to be refrigerated?

It is recommended your Milk Balm be stored in the refrigerator for best and lasting use.

What is the shelf life of my Milk Balm?

Your Milk Balm has a shelf life of three months. However, use your best mama judgement if your balm begins to smell rancid or sour. It is recommended your Milk Balm be stored in the refrigerator for best and lasting use.

Can expired frozen breast milk be used in my Milk Balm Kit?

You can use frozen expired breast milk for your Milk Balm Kit. However, the fresher your breast milk, the more antibodies it contains. Use your best mama judgement. If your milk smells rancid or sour, it is best to not use it in your balm.

How hot will my Milk Balm jar be after microwaving?

Caution: After you microwave your Milk Balm jar, it will be very hot! It is recommended that you wear an oven mitt when handling your Milk Balm jar at all times and let the jar cool for ten minutes before whisking in your breast milk.

What if I don’t have a microwave??

If you don’t have a microwave, you can double boil your Milk Balm Kit ingredients. If you don’t have a double boiler, you can make your own by using a stovetop pot and a larger heat-safe container. Fill the stovetop pot with about 1 inch of water, pour the ingredients (balm base mixture and wax boob) into the larger heat-safe container, place the heat-safe container into the pot, and boil until ingredients are melted. Lastly, remove from heat, let cool, and whisk in your breast milk. Google “homemade double boiler” for tips or email for assistance.

Why did my Milk Balm jar fizz after adding my breast milk?

Arrowroot is a base ingredient in your Milk Balm. When adding refrigerated or room temperature breast milk to the hot microwaved jar, a reaction is caused with the arrowroot powder which can make the base ingredients fizz. Tip: After letting your microwaved jar cool for ten minutes, slowly trickle in your breast milk while whisking to prevent the balm base mixture from bubbling over the jar.

Why does my Milk Balm look curdled after adding my breast milk?

Upon adding your breast milk, your Milk Balm will have a curdled appearance due to the arrowroot powder in the base mixture—this is normal. For easiest blending, it is recommended you trickle in your breast milk slowly and continue to whisk steadily until milk and balm base mixture are combined evenly. After whisking, refrigerate your Milk Balm to allow it to harden.

What consistency should my Milk Balm be?

The consistency of your Milk Balm can vary depending on the consistency of your breast milk. However, your Milk Balm should have a creamy, vaseline-like consistency that massages smoothly into the skin.

Should I warm my Milk Balm before topical use?

Letting your Milk Balm sit at room temperature before use allows your balm to soften and warm before applying on your baby and yourself. You can also warm the jar with your hands before topical use.

When should I order my Milk Balm Kit?

If you are purchasing your Milk Balm Kit to gift to an expecting mother or to use for your expecting-self, we recommend waiting until one month before usage to purchase. Milk Balm Kits are made in batches monthly with all-natural, organic ingredients, so purchasing your Kit close to its usage date will maintain freshness.

How long will it take to receive my Milk Balm Kit?

Pre-orders will be mailed by 2/1/19.


Milk Balm was created to provide all-natural, organic, high-quality products for the skin. However, please read the following disclaimer:

Figure Form website content 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.

Comments and feedback about product effectiveness are based on customer, staff, and family opinions and should not be substituted for medical care.  

Milk Balm by Figure Form is not liable for any individual reaction to any particular ingredient. Please read our labels and ingredient lists carefully and follow the appropriate directions for use. If you have a specific allergy or sensitivity, do not use ingredients that may trigger a reaction. An allergy patch test is recommended if there is any doubt or history of skin reactions. Discontinue use if a reaction occurs.

Please consult a healthcare provider if you have any questions about a particular health condition.

Milk Balm by Figure Form has not been evaluated or approved by the Food & Drug Administration.