If you are concerned about chemicals and preservatives found in typical skin care and first aid products, our herbal infused salves may be just what you are looking for.
Our herbal salves are made with moisturizing olive oil that have been infused with a variety of herbs and essential oils to help soothe, protect, and promote healing.
Infusion takes place by leaving herbs soaking in olive oil for several weeks in a warm sunny place. These herbal infused oils are blended with local unrefined beeswax to create concentrated herbal slaves that can nourish your skin, reduce pain, act as an expectorant and more.
Herbals salves are a simple, effective, and convenient way to harness the healing power of plants.
Mullein (Verbascum thapsus) is one of those plants that you know that you didn’t know that you know. Got that?
It is frequently seen along the roadside and is noticeable with its tall stalks sticking up above the rest of roadside weeds covered in yellow flowers. Mullein in a biennial, forming a wooly rosette the first year and shooting up the stock, sometimes up to 7 feet, the second year. This is one of the plants that is hard to want to plant in a garden as it spreads so rapidly in disturbed soil.
Mullein leaf has been traditionally used to calm coughs, congestion, chest colds, allergies, and other respiratory ailments. It is hailed as an antispasmodic (relaxes spasms) and an expectorant (helps expel mucus). Mullein flower is known to relieve pain.
What is Arnica? Another amazing medicinal flower that I have recently discovered.
There are many different varieties of Arnica, but the most common and the one with the coolest name is Arnica montana. This variety is typically found in the mountains of Europe but are now grown in gardens throughout the world. It blooms in shades of orange and yellow, is a member of the sunflower family and is sometimes called the mountain daisy. It has been known for centuries to increase circulation, which in turn accelerates the healing of bruises, sprains, sore muscles and generally reduces inflammation. Do not use arnica if you are allergic to sunflowers, marigolds, ragweed, or other plants from the sunflower family.
Calendula (Calendula officinalis) is a beautiful yellow variety of marigold that grows wild in the Mediterranean but can be cultivated locally too. It looks more like a small sunflower than your typical marigold. When the blossoms are ready to pick, they are sticky with resin. Calendula is well known for healing wounds by promoting cell growth. The flower is also known for its anti-inflammatory and anti – bacterial properties. Historically calendula was used in cooking and was popular in soups and salads.
Now you know that plants are superheroes. Not only are they beautiful, but each have their individual superpower.