Balm of Gilead
By popular request Emery Herbals offers a version of the popular Balm of Gilead Salve. Healing properties of this folk medicine are wide spread and well known including pain relief, skin soothing, circulation improving and more.
The aroma from the buds of the cottonwood tree are unmistakable. The sticky resins are either the bane or the bounty of folks who live with these trees. We harvest these buds in the cold, darkness of the middle of winter and slow extract them in sunflower and olive oil yielding a dark, red, deeply healing oil. This oil is used in several of our preparations as well as for client custom formulas.
Contains: Beeswax, unbleached Vitellaria paradoxa (shea Butter), Helianthus annuus (sunflower oil), Olea europaea (extra virgin olive oil) and Populus canadensis (poplar buds) provided in a 40 gram tin.
Suggested Use: Apply a quarter size amount topically to address a variety of concerns: dry and sore skin, stiff and injured muscles, rashes, wounds, swellings, bug bites, abrasions, burns.
Caution: Consult a qualified Practitioner for any outstanding health concerns or if you are pregnant or nursing prior to use.