Herbal Salves

balms, salves, and ointments to soothe, protect, and nourish for healthy skin

Small Batch Natural Salves and Ointments
Alcohol-free | Petroleum-free | Synthetic-free

  • Hand Washing Moisturizing Set
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    Free Soap Dish with Purchase!

    Soap and Salve Handwashing Kit

    $20.90
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  • Miti Herbal Salve
    Only 3 left in stock

    MITI – Calendula Echinacea Salve

    $11.95
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  • Sola Herbal Salve
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    SOLA – Cayenne Arnica Salve

    $11.95
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  • Menthol Rub All Natural
    Shea Free
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    Natural Menthol Rub — A Vapor Salve

    $11.95
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  • Lip Goods Natural Lip Balm
    Shea Free
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    Lip Goods Multi Pack

    $23.85
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  • Lip Goods Lavender Lip Balm
    Shea Free
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    Lip Goods – Calm

    $7.95
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  • Lip Goods Mint Natural Balm
    Shea Free
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    Lip Goods – Peppy

    $7.95
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  • Lip Goods Pure Natural Lip Balm
    Shea Free
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    Lip Goods – Pure

    $7.95
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  • Nourish Your Skin with Natural Herbal Salves, Balms, and Ointments.

    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:

    • dry skin
    • skin rashes
    • insect bites
    • sore muscles
    • soothing chapped or irritated skin
    • itching
    • minor cuts
    • chest congestion
    • minor burns
    • stress relief, and more.

    Dedicated to Natural

    All of our herbal salves are 100% natural, and organic ingredients are used where available. Nourish your skin with an herbal salve that is:

    • petroleum-free
    • preservative-free
    • parabens free
    • alcohol-free
    • synthetic free

    Herbal Salves

    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 these products arrive melted, we won’t be able to replace or refund them.

    Once temperature-sensitive products arrive, keep in a cool spot away from direct sunlight.

    For Body Butters, Lip Goods, and Salves:

    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.

    For Hair Conditioner Bars:

    Our hair conditioner bars will be just fine 99.9% of the time as they need moisture to fully dissolve and be ready to apply to your hair. However, the heat of summer shipping can cause them to soften and “squish” a bit in transit. They will return to fully solid in about 30 minutes of room temperature.

    Want to melt your conditioner bar on purpose? It makes an amazing hair mask! Here’s how:

    Use as a Deep Conditioning Hair Mask: Melt a small portion of the Conditioner Bar over low heat. Once warmed and melted, whisk in 2-3 teaspoons of water to create a creamy hair mask. Apply to wet hair and wash out after 30 minutes. If you have extra dry hair, you can add a dab of our Whipped Body Butter into the recipe.

    For Mouthwash Crystals:

    Mouthwash crystals are sensitive to temperature and humidity. They may solidify in hot or high moisture environments. Our compostable pouches are suitable for retaining their intended consistency in average room-temperature environments, but they are not plastic! This means they are a bit more sensitive when shipping and storing.

    If your Mouthwash Crystals solidify, yes, you can bang them apart with a mallet. We highly recommend that you use this opportunity to work out some frustrations and enjoy smashing them apart!

    To prevent your Mouthwash Crystals from solidifying: store in an air-tight container and avoid excessive humidity and heat. We recommend storing a 1-2 week portion in a 2oz mason jar with a sealed lid (we use the silicon lids from Mason Jar Lifestyle, our favorite local mason jar company!)

    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!

    • Smaller orders are shipped in sustainable paper padded envelopes and boxes (made from recycled materials, recyclable & naturally biodegradable). If more suitable, your package might arrive in one of our reusable, recycled, and recyclable plastic pouches too.
    • Larger orders ship in USPS flat rate packages that meet Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) or Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certification standards. And, they are fully recyclable (including the padded shipping mailers which are made from #4 recyclable plastic).
    Alo Sustainable Packaging

    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:

    • dry skin
    • skin rashes
    • insect bites
    • sore muscles
    • soothing chapped or irritated skin
    • itching
    • minor cuts
    • chest congestion
    • minor burns
    • stress relief, and more.

    All of our herbal salves are 100% natural, and organic ingredients are used where available. Our herbal salves are:

    • petroleum free
    • preservative free
    • parabens free
    • alcohol free
    • synthetic free

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