Small Batch Natural Body Butter and Herbal Salves
Alcohol-free | Petroleum-free | Synthetic-free
A salve (also called a balm or ointment) is an infusion of natural oils with herbs, waxes, and butters. Used for topical application, salves provide a way to soothe, protect, and nourish your skin with the power of nature.
Vegan and Coconut-oil Free
Lotion Bars and Body Butters are a blend of all-natural oils and butters to naturally nourish your skin. A little bit goes a long way, and make wonderful beard balm too!
Suffer from extra dry skin? Apply these butters to wet skin right after your shower to lock in moisture and nourish all day long!
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If the body butter you purchased contains essential oils, do not add more. We use recommended safe amounts of essential oils to our products, and adding more could cause harm to your beautiful skin and body.
If you love using your own essential oi blends, purchase the Pure Body Butter. It’s unscented, making it the perfect base for adding a few drops of your favorite essential oil. Just temper (instructions here) and add your favorite essential oil while whipping.
Some herbal salves are intended to be applied lightly, while others are best when applied liberally and massaged in to allow the herbal components to nourish deep down.
All salves are composed of herbs and should be used with respect. Do not apply hot herbs (such as cayenne) to open wounds, and do not use any salve which contains an allergen.
Herbal salves should be stored in a cool environment (leaving them in a hot car is not recommended) to extend their potency, consistency, and shelf life.
Products labeled with a temperature-sensitive notice are designed with ingredients that melt around body temperature. Especially in the summer months or in hot climates, these products can change in texture and consistency while in transit.
If melting does happen, you can simply pop the product into the fridge to solidify and it will still be usable (though may not look as pretty!). In fact, we highly recommend that you put your products into the refrigerator or freezer prior to opening. This will help ensure that your products are solid, and will avoid spilling the melted product upon opening.
If your product was whipped, see our how to restore whipped body butter post.
Our soaps are packaged in organic cotton bags. You can reuse them as tea bags (please wash them first though!), or soap sacks. To use as a soap sack, place the small ends of soap bars into the sack until you have a small stash. Then, wash with the soap sack as a washcloth. They also make great garden soap sacks (just hang from the spigot).
Our Mouthwash Crystals are packaged in kraft eco pouches, lined with PLA (Polylactic Acid), a bioplastic material made from renewable resources such as corn and sugar with an ALOX (Aluminium Oxide) Coating. ALOX is compostable and helps keep the crystals dry.
Our Tooth Suds and other boxes are made from 100% recycled content, are 100% recyclable and compostable.
Conditioner bars, facial powders, and travel bars are packaged in glassine bags. Glassine is a smooth and glossy paper that’s made air, water, and grease resistant through a process called supercalendering. They are not waxed or chemically-finished during manufacturing and are fully recyclable, compostable, and biodegradable.
Our hair tea is packaged in biodegradable cello bags made from wood cellulose fibers sourced with sustainable forestry principles, certified biodegradable, compostable, and made carbon zero. Each bag meets ASTM D6400, EN13432 standards for CA and other states.
Our labels are printed on recycled label stock.
Herbal salves are packaged in a reusable and recyclable metal tins.
We ship with sustainable materials too!
A salve (also called a balm, ointment, or cream) is an infusion of natural oils with herbs, waxes, and butters. Used for topical application, salves provide a way to soothe, protect, and nourish your skin with the power of nature.
Depending on the formula, natural salves and ointments can be used externally for:
All of our herbal salves are 100% natural, and organic ingredients are used where available. Our herbal salves are:
We jar our body butter when it’s whipped, silky, and smooth. But, if your jar was left in the car on a hot day, it could have melted and developed a grainy texture. The good news is that it’s perfectly safe to use and won’t affect the performance of the body butter.
The graininess (or butter bumps) are a result of different fatty acids cooling down at different temperatures. If you want to restore the wonderful whipped texture you can re-whip your body butter. This post explains how to restore your body butter to its silky smooth whipped state.