Creosote is a cherished gem for Tucson natives and newcomers alike. It’s a magical plant that produces a resin that emits an intoxicating aroma to the desert rain, and has a long history in herbalism. Enjoy the wonders and aromas of this plant with our limited edition soap and salve. Add in a wooden soap dish to extend the life of this precious bar, and save 10% on your purchase.
Desert Rain Creosote Salve Herbal salves are nature, in a tin, to nourish your skin with each use. Simply apply as needed to soothe dry, irritated, or damaged skin. Made with creosote-infused olive oil, coconut oil, beeswax, and cocoa butter, this herbal salve is suitable for all skin types, including extra sensitive skins.
Desert Rain – a Creosote Soap. A friend for your shower – filled with the aromas that make the desert rain in Tucson, AZ one of the most memorable and enjoyable aromas around. While name suggestions of Katherine, William, and Kris were all top contenders, the overwhelming feedback was to name this soap after the joy it represents, and for what many Tucson natives consider the best desert friend – the rain! We hope you enjoy the tantalizing aroma of the desert rain with each wash from Desert Rain, our creosote soap. And don’t forget to add a tin of our Desert Rain herbal salve while supplies last!
Wondering what’s up with real-life names for our limited edition soaps?We started naming soaps after our friends during 2020, and have continued to name them after your friends ever since. We hope each wash brings you a bit of joy and connection with your BFF!
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.
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.
To protect your natural products in the early spring, through summer and late fall, select “Temperature Sensitive Shipping” at checkout. Your order will ship in our 100% compostable padded shipping insert.
If temperature-sensitive 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 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.
Body butter is a great way to lock in moisture for your entire body. We have customers who use it every day on hair, face, and all the way to their toes! Simply scoop out a small amount of the butter, warm in your hands, and apply.
Use it after your shower and you just might find that you do not need to reapply throughout the day, as you would with a typical lotion.
Apply a pea sized amount of body butter to ends of your hair for a super intense conditioner.
Body butter is a wonderful moisturizer for your face but only use a tiny dab.
Rub an ample amount on dry feet, cover with socks and wake up with supple moisturized toes.
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:
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.
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Disclaimer: Alō products are handmade using natural ingredients. Please allow for color and design differences in each batch. Information, statements, and reviews regarding products have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. There is no guarantee of specific results. Alo Goods assumes no liability for inaccuracies or misstatements about products.