Gardener's Healing Hands
Weeds are often shunned in today's gardens...considered a common pest that remain unwelcome in most yards. What some of you may not know is the powerful medicinal properties that these plants contain. Many weeds such as dandelion, plantain, chickweed and so many others can be used in many different types of preparations to help humans flourish on their path to wellness, as well as to continue feeding bees and other wild creatures. This salve was created with love and intention to offer an invitation to reconnect with the weeds all around us that give themselves so freely to help nourish our lives.
Gardener's Healing Hands salve is designed to soothe and nourish the skin. It contains gentle & non-gmo ingredients suitable for all skin types. This all-purpose salve works wonders after your gardening endeavors to soften your skin, provide relief from itchy bug bites, small cuts or minor skin irritations.
Chickweed is a much overlooked "weed" that is incredibly helpful for aiding in skin healing. It helps improve the appearance and health of your skin with its minerals and antioxidants. Chickweed can help prevent oxidative stress & soothe inflammation from issues such as acne, dermatitis, eczema, rosacea, bug bites, scrapes and psoriasis. It can help improve the appearance of scars and wrinkles. Used topically, Stellaria has powerful anti-inflammatory compounds that help ease discomfort or pain. This herbal oil is made with fresh chickweed, carefully and mindfully prepared over 24-48 hours. Chickweed, when used fresh from the garden can be applied directly to the skin as a poultice to soothe most skin irritations.
Plantain has been used for its soothing properties for insect bites, and as a remedy for rashes and cuts. Its natural antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties make it great for promoting wound healing and calming dry, hot, inflammed skin & to reduce pain associated with minor skin irritations.
Sunflower oil for the skin is beneficial for maintaining skin health and skin repair. Sunflower oil contains vitamin A, vitamin C and vitamin D.
The antioxidant properties of Coconut oil come from its saturated fats. Coconut oil also has antimicrobial & antifungal properties. It has been used to help treat many skin issues such as: rashes, eczema, psoriasis, athlete's foot, acne, ringworm, premature aging, bites, stings, burns, dermatitis, dry and flaky skin, varicose veins, cuts & scrapes.
Olive oil contains three major antioxidants: vitamin E, polyphenols, and phytosterols. Antioxidants, when topically applied, may help protect the skin from premature skin aging and soothe skin irritations without clogging pores. Also Hydroxytyrosol, a rather rare compound found in olive oil, also helps prevent free radical damage to the skin. Olive oil is shown to have antibacterial properties and have moisturizing effects.
Ingredients: Coconut Oil*, Olive Oil*, Sunflower Oil*, Beeswax*, Chickweed** (Stellaria media), Plantain** (Plantago lanceolata) & Essential Oil of Lavender*