Healing Skin Balm
A great balm for "distressed" skin — my go-to for very dry, cracked skin and
any sort of rash, even eczema.
Calendula, Yarrow, Plantain, Comfrey, Propolis, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Jojoba Oil,
Vitamin E Oil, Beeswax.
Calendula flowers and St. John's Wort flowers are gathered daily when in bloom to get the freshest flowers for the best results.
Both are a terrific base for any skin-related issues.
Yarrow aerial tops in full flower are very available wild gathered in our area. Yarrow has a long history of being used to cleanse wounds and help control the bleeding of lacerations, puncture wounds, and abrasions (even carried into battle for centuries to
staunch bleeding and help healing). Yarrow also helps to break up bruising and keep blood circulating well.
Plantain leaves - see Plantain Salve page for more information about this wound cleanser and healer.
Comfrey leaves have Allantoin, a chemical that promotes skin growth by stimulating cell proliferation, which speeds up the healing process. Comfrey is also known as "Knit-bone", as it even speeds healing of broken bones.
Raw 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. Those are just a few of the very good reasons for including propolis in this balm.
Organic, first-pressed 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.
Jojoba oil is very similar to human skin oil, so it is easily and quickly absorbed into skin. It is full of nutrients like Vitamin E and B, as well as antioxidants and minerals like chromium, copper, and zinc — of of which nourish and protect skin.
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.
½ ounce tin / $4
1 ounce tin / $6
2 ounce tin / $10