Pain Relief Salve
Pain Relief Salve
We have picked out some of the most trusted herbs with healing and pain relief properties for this salve: Arnica, Comfrey, St. John’s Wort, and Cayenne. We also chose a blend of essential oils that have anti inflammatory, antiseptic, antimicrobial, and antispasmodic properties. Made with local beeswax, unrefined Shea butter, and infused olive oil, it is anti inflammatory and moisturizing.
- Arnica is applied to the skin for pain and swelling associated with bruises, aches, and sprains. It is also applied to the skin for insect bites, arthritis, muscle and cartilage pain, chapped lips, and acne. The active chemicals in arnica may reduce swelling, decrease pain, and act as antibiotics.
- Many of the beneficial properties of comfrey are attributed to its high content of allantoin, a substance that, according to the University of Maryland Medical Center, helps promote new skin cell growth, along with other substances that may work in reducing inflammation and maintaining healthy skin. Comfrey ointments have been used to help heal bruises and pulled muscles and ligaments.
- St. John's Wort's soothing nature and rich concentration of antioxidant and anti-inflammatory compounds can ease pain caused by arthritis, gout, joint discomfort and muscle aches, and help reduce inflammation of the cardiovascular system, helping lower blood pressure levels and stress levels on the heart.
- Capsaicin, the active ingredient in cayenne peppers, is what gives them their medicinal properties. Capsaicin has powerful pain relief properties. It relieves pain by reducing the amount of substance P that your body produces and can help relieve itching and improve the appearance of psoriasis-affected areas.
Ingredients: Infused Olive Oil (Organic Arnica, Organic Comfrey, Organic St. John’s Wort, Cayenne), Coconut Oil, Beeswax, Fir Needle Esntl Oil, Lavender Esntl Oil, Orange Esntl Oil, Spearmint Esntl Oil, Eucalyptus Esntl Oil.
bar size and shipping
As a family business, we have found that restricting our shipping to one day a week helps us be balanced and reliable. You can expect your order to be shipped by the Monday after you place it. Thank you for understanding!
We prefer to ship our soap in a box to make sure that it gets to you safely! Our soap is also fairly heavy. Because of these things, shipping can often seem a little higher than expected. We will do everything we can to ship as cost effectively as possible and refund any shipping overages.
We hand cut our soap and try for 4.5 oz but they usually range from 4-5 oz. We have several customers who have mentioned that they prefer to cut the bars in half so they last longer and scents can be switched sooner!
All natural and handmade soaps have better lifespan if left out of the shower or anywhere they may be sitting in water. We suggest using a draining soap dish or anything that allows the bar to fully dry out in between uses.
Our soaps are scented entirely by pure essential oils and may smell differently, or not as strong as the synthetic types most people are accustomed to smelling. Don't get us wrong! Many of the essential oils have very strong scents and we use plenty of them, they just don't smell like fragrance oils. Just think, the only scent you will be getting on you with our soap is one that is actually good for your body and mind. We also work in small batches and try new things occasionally, so the look or color will vary from batch to batch.
why coffee exfoliant
A lot of our soaps use coffee as the exfoliant. We chose to do this for a few reasons... Using recycled coffee from a local coffee shop is basically the smartest possible option when it comes to sustainability and conservation! But a main reason is that coffee is proven to have amazing benefits for your skin and we are using something that would otherwise be wasted. It is recycling at its best in our opinion.