The photo above shows Grandma’s version of herbal green salve. Most salves are made with a base of olive oil and beeswax, and we are always experimenting . All herbs are collected from the wild or grown organically, and are harvested with reverence and respect.
Calendula Creme, shown below, is made with the petals of Calendula officinalis, also called pot-marigold. The petals are melted into cocoa butter and olive oil, and is wonderful for a pregnant mother’s tummy rub. I’ve been growing my own hybrid calendulas, Alpha x Resina, for several years.
Poplar Bud Salve is made from the resinous spring-emerging buds of the common Cottonwood tree. We collect individual stems from the many trees on our property, then break off the sticky leaf-buds one at a time – there is no fast way to do this! The buds are then gently heated in olive oil for many hours until they release their resin. This resin is also used by bees to make propolis, which is one of the most healing substances in nature. The aroma of this salve is very fragrant.
Grandma’s Magic Healing Salve is based on the recipe found in my book (p. 145, see below*), which varies from batch to batch in the amount of any given herb. If I find a wonderful patch of heal-all (self-heal, Prunella vulgaris), then the salve will contain a lot of that. If yarrow is singing to me that day, then in she goes. It’s called “magic” healing salve because it has the “energy of the day” infused in it as well as all the emollient, antiseptic herbs. We also make a salve called Bruise Balm. This is a combination of Poplar Bud salve and Grandma’s salve — which contains comfrey leaf, plantain, chickweed, yarrow, heal-all, and other wild healing herbs, along with several garden herbs such as thyme, lavender and mint. Bruise Balm is a real multi-tasker!
RoseBerry Balm is a special treat, made with rose petals, coconut oil, cocoa butter, and rosehip & raspberry seed oil, with candelilla wax to harden and rose absolute for fragrance. This balm is 100% plant based. Useful for eczema and other skin conditions.
Please contact us for availability (some salves are seasonal), sizes, and pricing. WILDNWEEDY@FRONTIER.COM. These salves are also available locally at the Clark Fork Pantry, a popular bakery and sandwich shop.