Healing Salve - Natural, Herbal, Antiseptic Ointment

Cuts, scratches, and bug bites deserve the same natural love we give our skin when it is healthy. Designed to replace conventional chemical products, the antiseptic properties of medicinal herbs prevent infection in a natural and healthy way.

The Sanskrit name for neem, translated to English, means 'reliever of sickness'.  Modern scientific study has demonstrated that neem contains some 135 identified biological compounds, including many noteworthy terpene compounds, which are widely regarded for their medicinal value to both the plants themselves and to the humans who use these plants.  

Neem oil from neem tree for antiseptic ointment

Laboratory studies have shown that neem oil has wide-spectrum antibacterial properties, and is effective against both gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria.  Neem has been shown in scientific studies to be highly effective in treating ringworm, eczema, scabies, and other persistent fungal conditions.

Chamise, a drought-tolerant native plant that we grow and infuse into our healing salve, has been utilized locally by the Chumash people for millennia for treating skin fungal conditions.  Our process of oil extraction draws the lipid soluble compounds out of the fresh plant tissues and into our apricot kernel carrier oil.

Chamise blooming in its native chaparral habitat

Beeswax prevents pest and bacterial infection in the beehive, and it works similarly against pathogens when used on our skin.  The waterproof characteristics of beeswax cause it to form a microscopically thin protective layer that seals out dirt, dust, and bacteria.

Frankincense has been regarded since Biblical times for its cleansing properties, and is the most universally used plant medicine in the Arabian lands.  It is burned as incense for spiritual purification as well as ingested directly to cure indigestion and digestive discomfort.

Frankincense resin

The frankincense tree is similar in habit and form to the common juniper trees of Western North America.  It is the sap of the frankincense tree, which drips out of the tree in the searing desert heat, that is the source of the essential oil.  Frankincense sap is steam distilled to separate the precious essential oil component of the plant sap, when is then blended into our healing salve formula.

Organic Ingredients- Fresh medicinal herbs infused in apricot kernel oil, jojoba oil, neem oil, beeswax, and frankincense essential oil.