A rich and luxuriant all purpose skin cream, Louise’s Healing Salve is so beneficial and protective for bodies.
It is great as an all-purpose lotion. It can also be used topically – beneath the bandage – on a variety of wounds. As it is COMPLETELY NATURAL, it can be used all over: inside the mouth, on hands, elbows, anywhere: from lips to feet, to ease pain, for massage and to assuage burns. The ingredients work together as an excellent balm to combat inflammation, revitalize cell membranes and moisturize skin – which drinks the special oils inside.
Louise’s Calendula Salve (rhymes with halve) is a wonderfully skin-nourishing product improvised from a recipe Louise obtained from a natural healer in Berkeley. Louise has prepared and used this lotion/salve for many years.
The golden texture is a function of various rich organic oils, lush unrefined ones, the ballet of the bees, and the calendula. The latter is a kind of marigold, whose flowers we use to prepare a tincture – an herb extraction of pressed blossoms. The bruised flowers and their expressed juices are combined with grape distilled alcohol. (This concentrated formula was used on wounds before antibiotics.) The calendula has antiseptic and analgesic (calming) properties.
BEAUTIFUL SKIN: This is a magnificent all purpose salve. There is NO WATER ADDED, so the product is very compact. Massage only a dab onto hands, face, arms. Especially marvelous for dry skin, irritations and calluses. All the flower & oil ingredients are extraordinarily nourishing to skin.
Ingredients of the lavender salve: olive, sesame & hemp seed oils - organic & unrefined, almond, grapeseed, lavender, violet, TURMERIC & org orange oils; org shea butter; organic calendula blossoms; grape distilled alcohol, beeswax. (The different varieties have variation of the healing oils but all are made with calendula tincture and the healing organic olive oil and beeswax and shea butter. Most included raw and organic hemp seed oil. I've prepared the rosemary variety without almond oil for those with allergy to that. the Chaga variety is available entirely without essential oils, AKA NO FRAGRANCE. For specific questions regarding ingredients and'or allergy, please feel free to contact and ask.)
INJURIES: Calendula is antiseptic. The beeswax and lavender have antibacterial properties, so the salve is remedial for cut, bleeding and injured skin or eruptive disease – like eczema or psoriasis and rash. There has been success reported with athlete’s foot, bee stings, sunburn, shingles, rosaceae, hemmorhoids, herpes and jock itch. The rose variety is excellent for soothing swellings and for enlarged capillaries - such as those associated with rosacae or acne.
CHAPPED LIPS: Most comforting!
SUNBURN: Apply immediately after exposure to either completely prevent sunburn or to minimize pain. Soothes burned, peeling skin. Prevents scars.
BABIES and AFTER CHILDBIRTH: Use throughout pregnancy on the stretching skin (and eat a nourishing diet) to avoid stretch marks. Very gentle for babies and diaper area. (But peppermint is not recommended for infants!) Safe for changing table: one toddler ate a full jar; no ill effects were experienced, as all parts are edible. Try as aid for TEETHING pain.
PETS: excellent for pets’ skin, cuts, rash; because it is all natural, licking is fine. If the animal has scratched and chewed so that fur is missing, WITHIN 24 HOURS of first applying salve, new baby furs ermerge; this is because the salve stops the trauma and the skin is restored to normal function.