Basic ingredients

1/2 oz. tin      $4

1 oz. tin         $6

2 oz. tin       $10

Plants are personally grown or wildcrafted, and selected at the optimal times, to ensure the

freshest and most potent herbal remedies.​

Organic, first-pressed and cold-extracted extra virgin olive oil is used to infuse

nearly all my herbal oils. It is easy to obtain and good for the skin because of its high

amounts of antioxidants and healthy monounsaturated fats, especially oleic acid.

Vitamin E is not a single vitamin, but rather a group of fat-soluble vitamins with antioxidant
effects, which make it a great addition to skin products.  Vitamin E oil is also a great moisturizer
and helps eliminate scars. 

Beeswax, sourced from a local beekeeper, is used to thicken my skin products because it creates a hydrating, long-lasting protective barrier against environmental irritants.  It also helps to repair damage and promote skin regeneration.  And it's 100% natural and organic.

Single-herb salves

Calendula is used in almost every natural skin care product due to its superior ability to reduce inflammation and promote healing, lock in moisture, slow aging, and treat chronic skin diseases.  Along with Olive Oil infused with Calendula, this salve includes Vitamin E and Beeswax.

 

Dandelion is highly regarded as a relaxant for sore or tight muscles, as well as a mood brightener.  Along with Olive Oil infused with Dandelion, this salve includes Vitamin E and Beeswax.

 

Plantain has the primary benefit of "drawing" — as in drawing out dirt and gravel from a scraped knee, drawing out the itch in a mosquito bite or bee sting, drawing out slivers of wood/thorns/thistles, or even drawing out the mucus that causes sinus pressure with a cold.  And then, after the wound is cleaned out, plantain also helps to close it up quickly to keep it that way.  Along with Olive Oil infused with Plantain, this salve includes Vitamin E and Beeswax.  

 

Propolis is sourced from a local beekeeper.  Propolis is a sticky resinous substance bees use around the entrance to their hives. Propolis is among the most powerful antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory substances found in nature. Researchers are also finding that it also possesses regenerative properties. 

 

White Oak Bark is very astringent, drying and toning tissue.  Excellent results with hemorrhoids!  Along with Olive Oil infused with White Oak Bark, this salve includes Vitamin E and Beeswax.

 

Yarrow helps control the bleeding of cuts and abrasions and speed healing (even carried into battle for centuries to staunch bleeding and help healing).  Yarrow also helps to break up bruising and keep blood circulating well.  Along with Olive Oil infused with Yarrow, this salve includes Vitamin E and Beeswax. 

Blended salves

Lip Balm.  I dare say, the nicest lip balm you may ever use!  Each ingredient is great for healing chapped or sunburned lips, as well as healing cuts and dry skin. All ingredients are also edible, which I think is important for anything applied to the lips as it will ultimately get ingested.  (For the same reason, I do not add essential oils to my lip balm.)  Contains Olive Oil infused with Calendula, Coconut, Castor and Propolis along with Vitamin E and Beeswax for:

  • Healing and soothing (Calendula, Propolis, Coconut, Vitamin E).

  • Moisturizing (Castor Oil, Calendula).

  • Protective coating (Propolis, Beeswax).

  • Extra shine (Castor Oil).

  • Also available in convenient lip balm tube, $3 each or 2 for $5.

Everyday SalveI initially blended Calendula and St. John’s Wort for for a baby grandson with diaper rash, and it worked great!  Now that the grandkids are well past that stage, I continue to make it for everyday use and occasionally apply it to my lips for winter relief.  Both Calendula and St. John’s Wort have been used historically for all sorts of skin-related issues, including dryness, rashes of many sorts, and overall support.  Contains Olive Oil infused with Calendula and St. John's Wort along with Vitamin E and Beeswax to:

  • Reduce inflammation (Calendula).

  • Promote healing of skin (Calendula).

  • Speed healing (St. John's Wort).

Soothe & Soften Salve.  A soothing blend for everyday bumps and bruises, as well as gentle skin support and healing, this salve could be used daily as needed.  Contains Olive Oil infused with Calendula, Plantain, St. John's Wort, Yarrow, Evening Primrose, and Jojoba along with Vitamin E and Beeswax to:

 

  • Heal and soothe (Calendula, Evening Primrose, St. John’s Wort, Plantain, Jojoba).

  • Draw out dirt or bacteria you might not even know is there (Plantain).

  • Reduce bruising (Yarrow).

  • Increase circulation to the affected area (Yarrow).

  • Increase absorption (Jojoba).

Healing Salve.  A great balm for "distressed" skin — my go-to for very dry, cracked skin and any sort of rash, even eczema.  Contains Olive Oil infused with Calendula, Yarrow, Plantain, Comfrey, Propolis, and Jojoba along with Vitamin E and Beeswax for:

  • Deep healing (Calendula, Yarrow, Plantain, Comfrey, Propolis).

  • Soothing skin (Calendula, Comfrey, Propolis, Jojoba).

  • Protective coating (Propolis, Beeswax).

  • Increased absorption (Jojoba). 

Eczema SalveThis blend was first created for a grandson who, as a toddler, had patches of eczema on his extremities.  He was much more willing to accept it if he could apply it himself, so the salve was put in an easy-to-use tube (similar to lip balm).  Contains Olive Oil infused with Calendula, Catnip, Chamomile, Comfrey, St. John's Wort, Aloe Vera, Jojoba, and Coconut along with Vitamin E and Beeswax to:

  • Clean and heal the affected area (Calendula, St. John’s Wort, Comfrey).

  • Soothe the skin (Calendula, Catnip, Chamomile, Aloe Vera, Jojoba).

  • Relieve pain (St. John's Wort).

  • Moisturize (Calendula,  Jojoba).

  • Increase absorption (Jojoba, Coconut​).

Mystery Itch Salve.  Formulated for those "mystery itches" acquired by both kids and adults, in those times when Plantain alone doesn't help.  Contains Olive Oil infused with Chickweed, Dandelion, Plantain, and St. John's Wort, along with Vitamin E and Beeswax to:

  • Relieve itching (Plantain, Chickweed).

  • Calm the affected area (Dandelion, Calendula, St. John’s Wort).

  • Heal the affected area (Calendula, St. John's Wort).

Sunburn SalveThis blend was developed to help relieve and heal sunburn for family members after a bit too much fun on the beach!  We’ve used it on toddlers as well as us old codgers with very good results.  Contains Olive Oil infused with Calendula, Monarda, Plantain, Prickly Ash, St. John's Wort, and Yarrow along with Vitamin E and Beeswax to:

  • Draw out the heat (Monarda, Plantain).

  • Reduce inflammation (Calendula, Yarrow).

  • Pain relief (Prickly Ash, Monarda).

  • Reduce inflammation (all, particularly St. John's Wort and Calendula).

  • Increase blood circulation to skin (Yarrow, Prickly Ash).

  • Speed healing (Calendula, Plantain, St. John's Wort).

Aches & Pains SalveThis blend was initially formulated to relieve pain resulting from excessive snow-shoveling in the winter of 2019.  It has helped with all sorts of musculoskeletal pain since then.  Contains Olive Oil infused with Yarrow, Prickly Ash, Pine, Propolis, Comfrey, Solomon's Seal, and Jojoba along with Vitamin E and Beeswax to:  

  • Ease pain (Yarrow, Prickly Ash, Pine, Propolis).

  • Encourage realignment of the musculoskeletal system (Solomon’s Seal).

  • Reduce inflammation (Yarrow, Pine, Propolis, Jojoba).

  • Increase blood circulation to the affected area (Yarrow, Prickly Ash). ​​​​​

Oh, That's Gonna Hurt.  Witnessing several occasions of injuries when my grandsons were playing baseball and thinking "Oh, that's gonna hurt," I came up with this blend that has worked remarkably well.  Contains Olive Oil infused with Prickly Ash Bark, Yarrow, and Solomon's Seal along with Vitamin E and Beeswax to:

 

  • Pain relief (Prickly Ash Bark, Yarrow).

  • Stop bleeding and reduce bruising (Yarrow).

  • Increase blood circulation in the affected area (Prickly Ash Bark, Solomon’s Seal).

  • Encourage realignment of the musculoskeletal system (Solomon’s Seal).

Nerve Pain SalveThis blend has helped with several types of nerve pain, including some cases of shingles.  Contains Olive Oil infused with St. John's Wort, Calendula, Monarda, and Dandelion, along with Vitamin E and Beeswax to:

  • Soothe nerve pain (St. John's Wort, Monarda).

  • Calm the affected area (Calendula, Dandelion).