Little Explorer's - Forest Salve
Little Explorer's - Forest Salve
100% natural, plant-based ingredients
LITTLE EXPLORER'S FOREST SALVE: Our Forest Salve is created with Little woodland Explorers in mind! As they discover the nature, we as mothers do our best to protect them from the elements. Unfortunately, it is impossible to keep them from every scratch, bruise and bug bite while they are out exploring the world! We created this special formula with times like these in mind. Our mission is to help protect their skin with precious medicinal infusions of Ponderosa pine, Cottonwood buds, and organic bee propolis. To give our salve an extra oomph, we have extracted Boswellic acid from the frankincense resin that is known for its antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. The powerful blend also contains calendula and other herbs, which are known healers of minor wounds such as scrapes and abrasions.
Usnea (Usnea barbata): is described by herbalist Ryan Drum as “Our best herbal antibiotics against gram positive bacteria, particularly Streptococci and Staphylococci, internally and externally.” Usnea, an algae and lichen in one organism, is an outstanding anti-microbial, anti-fungal, anti-viral agent as well as vulnerary (pain relieving) herb with ability to calm irritations, inflammations and alleviate painful skin conditions. Usnea is an excellent aid in wound healing and mending of compromise, inflamed tissues.
Yarrow (Achillea millefolium): The lovely Yarrow plant is most known for its ability to stop bleeding and speed up would healing, for which it has been used as a natural wound treatment for centuries. Yarrow with its bitter-sweet aroma and high tannin count is one of the most astringent plants in the world! It is highly anti-inflammatory and antiseptic, which means it can clean and tighten pores. Yarrow is a valuable medicinal herb with many therapeutic properties used to heal scars, soothe redness and effectively fight infections internally as well as topically. Because of its therapeutic constituents, Yarrow is a go-to herb for those who suffer from acne or any skin condition that needs tissue mending and healing.
Plantain (Plantago major): is undeniably superior tissue healing herb. High in mucilage and cooling by nature, Plantain is an excellent tissue soother in cases of sunburn, eczema, painful swelling and abrasions. Plantain is nature’s first aid against bee or yellow jacket sting as well as other insect bites. This herb is a potent anti-inflammatory agent and contains a significant dose of vitamins A, C and K – all beneficial for compromised skin as with acne, eczema and psoriasis. Plantain is a good astringent with antibacterial effect on minor wounds, cuts and scrapes.
Ponderosa Pine Resin (Pinus ponderosa): is well known for its medicinal properties. Strongly anti-microbial and antiseptic, pine resin is known to not only draw out poisons, splinters and other foreign objects from the skin but also to alleviate infections and promote healing of tissues. Highly anti-inflammatory and rich in vitamin C, pine resin largely contributes to healing of various skin problems like cracked heals, cuts, scrapes, abrasions, as well as eczema. The resin is anti-fungal which helps keep the skin frequently exposed to moisture healthy. The sensuous, woodsy aroma of ponderosa pine resin delightfully uplifts the mood and calms anxiety.
Cottonwood Buds (Populus trichocarpa): are known for their medicinal sap with a strong, balsamic aroma. Cottonwood bud extract is known to relieve soreness in muscles as well as remedy pain and bruises. The cooling sap in its spring buds is strongly antibacterial and helps with eliminating inflammations and irritations in tissues. Cottonwood bud resin is a significant source of vitamin C and salicylates, and is a powerful tissue healer used worldwide since ancient times.
Frankincense Boswellic Acid (Boswellia sacra): is extracted from the Frankincense gum resin or Frankincense tears. As opposed to the lovely Frankincense essential oil, it is its Boswellic Acid that contains impressive anti-cancer and anti-inflammatory properties. Intensively studied as potential anti-cancer agent, Boswellic Acid has demonstrated to effectively shrink tumors and induce cancer cell death. Boswellic Acid is anti-bacterial and a natural pain reliever that helps soothe and reduce inflammations and redness of the tissues.
Bee Propolis: is resinous “glue” produced by bees highly concentrated in plant balsams, pollen and essential oils of wild plants. Bee propolis has been used as antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal, and anti-inflammatory agent to tame various topical and internal inflammations and infections. The medicinal properties of propolis are likely due to its high concentration in coumarins, polyphenols and other constituents largely contributing to its therapeutic effects on the body. Propolis is an excellent anti-oxidant and effectively used in wound healing as well as tissue protection from infections.
Helichrysum Essential Oil (Helichrysum italicum): has been used to help protect the skin from sun damage and inflammations for centuries. Highly therapeutic, Helichrysum supports the skin’s health as powerful anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial, and exhibits also antiviral properties. This fresh, citrusy oil is a natural tonic for nervous system and effective in relieving nerve pain. Helichrysum not only tones nerves but also acts as astringent on tissues: as such, the oil is often used in anti-aging efforts.
AGE: 6 MONTHS +
CONTAINER: 1 oz white tin
AROMA: Light woodsy aroma
INGREDIENTS: Usnea, Yarrow, Plantain, Lavender, Chamomile & Calendula Infusion, Ponsderosa Pine Resin Infusion, Cottonwood Infusion, Frankincense Boswellic Acid Extract, Bee Propolis Infusion, Beeswax, Calendula Extract, Vitamin E, Helichrysum Essential Oil
* Best if used within 6 months from purchase.
OUR HANDCRAFTED FOREST SALVE IS CREATED WITHOUT:
Petroleum or petroleum derivatives // Detergents // Mineral oil // Parabens or other synthetic preservatives //Artificial fragrances and colorants // Unnecessary fillers // Animal testing //
PLEASE USE WITH CARE: Although these products are made with natural ingredients, it is always wise to use care when trying a new body care product. Test on small area of skin before using all over body; if irritation develops, discontinue use. Keep products out of your eyes and please read ingredients carefully if you have allergies.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, cure, treat, or prevent any disease.