Balm, Oil & Ointment

Balm of Gilead Poplar Balm Cottonwood Ointment Tallow

$13.50 $15.00

  • Details
    Balm of Gilead

    A.K.A. Cottonwood, Poplar, Gilly, and Unguentum Populi

    1 fl. oz. (30ml)

    My Balm of Gilead is inspired by an early 1800s New England folk recipe. I handcrafted this balm with grass fed tallow and wildcrafted poplar buds. I make all my herbal products in small batches. Traditionally, Balm of Gilead is used for itchy dry skin, mild pain, cuts, bug bites, and mild burns. Herbal balms are ointments that are applied topically to the skin. To take advantage of the balm apply generously. These are natural salves and the color, scent and texture may differ slightly. Herbal salves work differently for everyone. My balms are natural skincare that moisture and soften the skin and leave it feeling soothed. Populus (like the species I use in my Balm of Gilead) was an ingredient in ancient flying ointments. In other lore, populus is used for protection and communication with the dead. If you love Balm of Gilead, working with a salve is a great way to form a connection. Balm of Gilead is one of my most favorite scents. When pure tallow is used to make a balm, and no other oils or fats are used, the surface of the balm can look to have white blotches. This is totally normal and is just how the tallow balm cools.

    If you are allergic to aspirin use Balm of Gilead cautiously. 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.
  • Shipping & Policies

    Shipping from United States

    Processing time

    1-2 business days

    Customs and import taxes

    Buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply. I'm not responsible for delays due to customs.

    Payment Options

    Secure options
    • Accepts Etsy gift cards

    Returns & Exchanges

    I gladly accept returns and cancellations

    Just contact me within: 3 days of delivery

    Ship items back to me within: 7 days of delivery

    Request a cancellation within: 0 hours of purchase

    I don't accept exchanges

    But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.

    The following items can't be returned or exchanged

    Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:

    • Custom or personalized orders
    • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
    • Digital downloads
    • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
    • Items on sale

    Conditions of return

    Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Wholesale & Bulk Availability

    All my wholesale and bulk products are listed.

    Office hours

    My office hours are:

    Monday: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM EST
    Wednesday: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM EST
    Friday: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM EST


    Invoices are not included

    Sizing details

    All herbs are packaged by weight in approximates unless otherwise noted.


    Out of Stock Items: Please visit the product listing and sign up to get notified when it's back in stock. I do not have dates on when I restock items.

    If you are looking for something I currently don't have listed please send me a message I might have it or I might be able to make it for you.

    Once purchased, how long does it take you to ship an item?

    1-2 business days with package pickups on Monday, Wednesday, & Friday at 2:00 PM EST.


    Samples are not available.

    Package Questions

    Contact your local post office with your tracking number for package questions. If your package is returned to me, you will receive a refund minus the shipping cost.

    What are your shipping services?

    For Domestic Shipping:
    USPS First Class Package Service: 2-5 days to most U.S. addresses
    USPS Priority Mail: 1-3 days to most U.S. addresses

    For International Shipping:
    USPS First Class International Package Service: depends on the
    country of destination
    USPS Priority Mail International: 6-10 days

    Recycle Your Packaging (Double check with your recycling program before you recycle)

    Cardboard boxes are recyclable
    Brown packing paper is biodegradable & recyclable.
    Green stripe bags are biodegradable & recyclable #4
    Bags are recyclable #4
    Clear bubble wrap is partly made from recycled & post-consumer content and is recyclable #4
    Black extract caps are recyclable #5
    Glass extract bottles are recyclable
    Salve tins are recyclable
    Corks are biodegradable
    Packing peanuts are made from starch & renewable content and are biodegradable
    Tissue paper is made from 70% post-consumer & post-industrial content and is recyclable