Here is our list of Salves & Balms, Butters & Cremes… and MORE!
These oil-based concoctions are made seasonally, according to when the plant is at the proper maturity level for harvesting – flower, leaf, root, or all of them. The color and consistency will vary somewhat from batch to batch; this is normal and is part of the artisanal quality of hand-made herbal products. All salves are available in 1-ounce tins @ $12 each. Some salves may be available in 4-ounce size, please inquire: WILDNWEEDY@FRONTIER.COM.
Calendula Creme (pictured above) is made with the petals of Calendula officinalis, sometimes called marigold or pot-marigold (because the petals were thrown into the soup pot), but is different from the common French or African marigold. The petals of Calendula are melted into cocoa butter and olive oil, then hardened with beeswax. Used for any and all types of skin irritation, and highly recommended for babies and children. This creme is wonderful as a pregnant mother’s tummy rub.
Cal-Pop Salve is a topical remedy with anti-microbial properties for wound healing. Our formula is double infused in coconut oil using whole-plant Eschscholzia californica – that is, flowers, leaves, roots, stems and all – then hardened with beeswax. This salve is analgesic, anti-inflammatory, anti-spasmodic and sedative, making it useful for neuralgia and neuropathy, useful for any type of nerve or muscle pain. It can also be applied to the abdomen for menstrual or intestinal cramps. This plant contains no opium even though it is a type of poppy; it is safe for children, and often used as a gentle nervine for anxiety and irritability.
Chamomile Butter is 100% plant-based. This soft-to-the-touch, deeply moisturizing, subtly aromatic skin butter helps reduce irritation and dryness. Use anywhere, from your lips to the tips of your toes. You can even rub it into the scalp as a nourishing oil treatment. Use as needed. Contains Shea Butter, Jojoba Butter, Sweet Almond Oil, Chamomile (Matricaria recutita) Essential Oil.
Dead Nettle First-Aid Balm – Lamium purpureum is the botanical name for this ubiquitous little ground cover whose properties include anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial and anti-fungal, all thanks to its component germacrene D. Use for minor cuts, wounds, and to moisturize the skin around scabby bites and so on. Let the kiddos apply it themselves, they will love the skull on the label!
Grandma’s Magic Healing Salve is based on the recipe found in Doreen’s book, The Wild & Weedy Apothecary. This salve is based on comfrey leaf, plantain leaf, chickweed, self-heal, yarrow and St. John’s Wort, with varying quantities of violet leaf, elderberry leaf, goldthread, mint, sage, lavender, monarda, thyme, rosemary, and cedar. Use for scrapes, scratches, chafing, and any minor skin irritation. Steeped in olive oil and hardened with beeswax, this is a basic “herbal green salve” which every herbalist makes in their own signature way.
Poplar Bud Salve is made from the resinous spring buds of the Cottonwood tree (Populus spp.). The sticky leaf-buds are removed from the stem one at a time – there is no fast way to do this. The buds are gently heated in olive oil for many hours until they release their fragrant resin. Like White Willow bark, poplar offers analgesic anti-inflammatory properties when used topically. Hardened with beeswax.
RoseBerry Balm is a special treat, made with organic rose petals, coconut oil, rose hip seed oil, raspberry seed oil and cocoa butter, and essential oil of the Damask Rose. This balm is hardened with candelilla wax, making it 100% plant-based. Use this balm anywhere on your body.
Veterinary Salve is an external healing salve for the feathery, furry and scaled ones. Use as needed on any type of abrasion or dry patch, including their kissable snout. We infuse Calendula, Echinacea and St. John’s Wort in olive oil for this salve, hardened with beeswax. Formulated by a veterinarian who practices wholistic care and shared with us by a local wildlife rehabber.
ELDERBERRY ELIXIR is the crown jewel of our herbal products. It is our best seller, and for good reason. It is a soothing yet potent restorative to use during flu season or when colds are being passed everywhere you go. It’s also useful for relieving non-serious respiratory ailments. Specially blended for their warming and expectorating properties, this combination can relieve inflammation and respiratory congestion, mucous-y coughs, and general run-down blah. Here are the herbs, roots, fruits and spices for this inspired elixir: Elderberries (both local and European), rose hips, burdock root, echinacea root and herb, Yerba Santa, marshmallow root, osha root, self-heal herb, cinnamon bark, clove bud, licorice root. Sweetened with honey and preserved with organic cane alcohol. 8 ounces – $20, 16 ounces – $36.
Cinnamon Hot Cocoa Mix with Mushroom – That’s right, “medicinal” mushrooms in your hot cocoa – it’s not as weird as it sounds. It’s good for your immune system, it’s good for your heart, and it puts you in a good mood. Our special blend is made from premium organic cacao powder with Lion’ Mane, Reishi and Turkey Tail bio-available mushroom powder. We flavor it with cinnamon, and include slippery elm bark and marshmallow root for body. We left it for you to sweeten to taste. Please inquire as to size and price – WILDNWEEDY@FRONTIER.COM.
Garlic-Mushroom Season Salt – everybody loves it! we use it all the time, and you will to once you’ve tried it. Contains Himalayan pink salt, garlic, three-mushroom blend (Shitake, Maitake, Lion’s Mane), black pepper, onion, paprika, thyme and nutmeg. Comes in a 4-ounce (by volume) shaker bottle and sells for $9.
Doreen’s book – THE WILD & WEEDY APOTHECARY – Here’s what some folks have to say about it:
“Generous with her sources and references, Shababy’s voluminous guide will help armchair naturalists and horticulturalists get the most out of nature’s bounty without risking harm to themselves or the environment.”―Publishers Weekly
“…[D]oesn’t disappoint readers.”―The Plain Dealer (Ohio)
“A great cross-over herbal that brings the aspects of a medicinal herbal into the kitchen.”―American Herb Association Quarterly
“Those who dare delve into this book may emerge with catnip on their breath, mud on their knees, wild fruit juices on their hands, and a mysterious, satisfied smile―the very image of a wild and weedy woman. Come on!”―Susun S. Weed, wise wild woman herbalist and author of the Wise Woman Herbal series
“Doreen Shababy translates technical information for the lay person in a chatty, informal style. She weaves botanical nomenclature seamlessly with folk tales, herbal remedies, recipes, and personal anecdote to provide an enjoyable reading experience while sharing good, usable information. When you read this book, you’ll feel like you’re out in the fields on a beautiful spring day with a knowledgeable and entertaining friend. If you have ever wanted to know more about the wonder of wild herbs, Shababy will lead the way.”―Deborah Duchon, former publisher of The Wild Foods Forum, and guest star on FoodNetwork’s Good Eats with Alton Brown
Signed copy – $22 plus shipping.