Nowadays, you don’t have to live in a super crunchy community to hear terms like “salve” or “herbal remedies” bouncing around. Even though natural ingredients have been used for centuries to treat every ailment under the sun, it seems like we’re just now seeing a resurgence. And so, we take a minute to research some of the holistic benefits of an ~au natural~ skincare routine. There are a lot of options out there when it comes to natural remedies and healing comes in a variety of different forms. You’re not alone in being a tad confused when it comes to picking through all the products. Today, we’re highlighting one of our specialties and a great way of delivering nutrients to your skin.
The main difference between an herbal oil and a salve is consistency. Herbal salves are infused herbal oils combined with some type of wax, typically beeswax to give it more of an ointment type of texture. This allows it to sit on the surface of the skin for longer, which make it especially suited for treating the following:
• Cracked and dry skin
• Insect bites and stings
• Minor wounds, scrapes, and cuts
• Minor burns, including sunburn
• Blisters and boils
• Rashes from irritation and fungus
The salve can work its magic on the surface and promote the regrowth of those skin cells. Broken skin craves lipids, which are the fabric of skin regeneration. The health and strength of our skin is tied directly to the health and strength of our lipid barrier. Wax is a naturally occurring lipid that acts as an excellent supplement to our pre-existing lipids.
So, why choose salve?
First and foremost, herbal salves don’t contain the petroleum derivatives and preservatives as most drugstore products. So, if you have particularly sensitive skin or just like the idea of all-natural ingredients, salve is an excellent multi-purpose product to make part of your regimen!
Secondly, salves are incredibly versatile! You can incorporate a wide variety of herbs oils, and other natural ingredients to personalize what’s best for your skin. Perhaps, you can benefit from the antioxidant powerhouse, Calendula or the anti-inflammation effects of Tea tree. Find a salve that incorporates what your skin needs! Salve’s versatility also means you can search for a product that heals fast and smells great too! Skip the perfumey lotions and drugstore ointments and reach for natural scents like peppermint or thyme, or find one that’s completely unscented!
At Ora’s Amazing Herbal, we’re serious about providing high quality, natural products that give skincare an entirely new meaning. Visit our site here to browse products by ingredient or function. Find skincare solutions for the whole family (babies included) that are gluten free, paraben free, and synthetic fragrance free.
Amazing Herbs, Amazing Skin!