If bruises, cuts, and scraps find you, then head them off at the pass with our Healing Salve. It is the answer to dry alligator skin, bumps and bruises, cuts, and scraps. Let Mother Nature help to heal life’s little bumpy moments.
The 2 ounce tin contains herb infused organic olive oil containing calendula and comfrey, beeswax and organic cocoa butter. It has a medium consistency so it melts into your skin once your rub it in.
The tin can has a screw top for ease of use.
Do not keep the product in the sun or heat. The beeswax and cocoa butter will melt. Just in case life happens, simply put the salve back in the refrigerator to solidify the salve.
No Added Essential Oils or Scents
We don’t add any essential oils or scents to our salves. We learned from selling at the farmers’ markets that most people don’t like smells. There will be a slight smell of chocolate due to the addition of cocoa butter. We think that is a good thing especially if you love chocolate.
The salve can be used throughout the day. However, some of our customers have reported that using the salve at night with or without gloves or socks has been very beneficial.
Note, the salves are slightly oily so you may not want to use it on your face for dry skin.
For frequently asked questions about a salve, see HERE.
What Salves Do You Sell?
By the way, I created the salves for me. I fit every category listed above and some I don’t want to admit. So, if you are remotely like me, here are some healing salves to help with life’s bruises and pains:
1. Healing Salve
2. Weekend Warrior salve contains dandelion, goldenrod, st john wort and occasionally arnica. Arnica is a small plant in the garden and does not produce an abundance of flowers. The salve is great for aching muscles, joints, and hands. (Cross fit anyone?)
3. Headache and Cold salve contain lemon balm, chamomile, lavender, and peppermint. All these herbs help with calming the body and great for headaches and colds. Dap some behind your ears and on the offending pain, and relax. Let the herbs do their magic.
4. Poison Ivy and Bug Bite salve contain jewelweed and plantain. Jewelweed is nature’s antidote to poison ivy. Fortunately for you, it grows in abundance in my raspberry patch. It also helps with bug bites. I used it for bee stings. The plantain is very soothing to the skin.
It doesn’t work on yellow jacket stings. At least not for me. (And yes, I got stung once six times when harvesting one of my mints. (*Winching just thinking about it.*) Lavender was the only thing that helped.)
What is a Salve?
When I started selling my products at the farmer’s markets, I heard every question imaginable. I learned that most people don’t know what salves are. They know what a lotion is which is a creamy spread of ingredients intended to heal something-be it dry skin, bumps, or bruises.
But a salve? Not so much.
A salve is very similar to a lotion, but it is thicker and less runny. We use various herbal oils, beeswax from a local farm, and cocoa butter. We don’t use any essential oils or scents in our products since we found many of our customers didn’t like smells.
You will smell the cocoa butter which is the smell of chocolate, which we are slightly addicted too. (Just a wee bit.)
So we think of our salves as part healing and part aromatherapy because chocolate makes you us happy.
In our case, without the calories. (And yes, you can put the salve on your lips. But we warn you-the taste can be highly addicting on your lips.)
Our salves are on the medium firm side, but once you smooth it on your skin, it will melt into your skin. It can be on the oilier side so be aware of this if you intend to use it on your face.
What is an Herbal Oil?
Herbal oils consist of herbs infused in oil. We use organic olive oil. Most of our herbal oils are from dried or fresh herbs from the farm.
The herbs are infused for a certain amount of time and then strained.