Cottonwood Balm of Gilead Poplar Salve Ointment

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  • Details
    Cottonwood Salve is also known as Balm of Gilead

    I made this salve with wildcraft cottonwood buds (Populus candicans), 100% pure natural beeswax, and extra virgin olive oil.

    Made in small batches. Cottonwood may help with relief from itchy, dry skin and with mild pain including cuts, bug bites and mild burns. Herbal salves are ointments that are applied topically to the skin. To take advantage of the salve apply generously. These are natural, salve color may differ slightly. Herbal salves work differently for everyone. Natural skincare that moisturizes and softens the skin and leaves it feeling soothed.

    My cottonwood balm is inspired by an early 1800s New England folk recipe.

    If you are allergic to aspirin use cottonwood cautiously.

    Cottonwood balm is also known as poplar bud salve, gilly bud salve and historically as Unguentum Populi.

    Populus (like the species I use in this salve) was an ingredient in ancient flying ointments. In lore, Populus is used for protection and communication with the dead.

    1 oz. tin

    Historically Balm of Gilead ointment was used for colds and pains.

    Don't use oil based preparations on wet open wounds.

    I've taken multiple herbal apprenticeships and many courses, classes, and workshops in or around herbalism. The ointments I sell are made from techniques I've learned through years of education and use.
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  • Reviews

    Quality product, great service, and shipped fast! Looking forward to using when tendinitis acts up.

    Quick shipping as always!! Nice packaging. Great products!! Highly recommend this shop!! My favorite!

    Thanks a works wonders on my dry skin

    Haven’t tried this yet but have read and heard wonderful things about it .. will update once I have used it ...