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Herbs such as plantain and chamomile and soothing coconut oil combine for a healing balm full of green energy.

When a family member has a need for a salve, be it for baby bottom rash, sensitive skin needs of our elderly, chapped hands, scraped knees, skin flair-up or bug bites, you don't want to take time to research which of the assortment in your medicine cabinet is best for the situation.

Herb & Coconut oil All-Purpose Healing Balm (formally Plantain Coconut Balm) can become your trusty source for anyone in the family to use with confidence in its safety and reliability.

Plantain is a lowly "weed" we see in lawns and wayside places. One of those wild herbs we step on without a thought but should you suffer a bee or bug bite look for the fresh plant, wad a leaf into a poultice to get the juices flowing and apply to the bite. Take note how quickly the pain of the sting is neutralized. Plantain (Plantago major) is one of the world’s most common herbs. Also known as the “Mother of Herbs,” it is one of the top three common medicinal herbs along with dandelion and chicory. Most plantain plants have leaves with veins that fork outward from a central midrib. Plantain does not have a blossom, it only has a compact seed head that shoots upward and turns from green to brown as the seeds mature.

Plantain is both edible and a first-choice remedy for many skin ailments. All parts of the plant, including the seeds, are usable. The herb plantain is not related to the cooking banana, often known as a Mexican or Spanish banana.

Infused in cold-pressed extra virgin olive oil to draw out its astringent and antimicrobial qualities, plantain is combined with the wonders of chamomile. Chamomile is so very gentle and used extensively in the care of inflamed skin conditions. Being rich in antioxidants, olive oil alone is very healing to the skin. Add healing herbs and we have a very medicinal oil.

The second option for this balm is to use lavender and rosemary essential oils instead of the chamomile. This choice is simply a personal preference or an alternative for those who have a ragweed allergy and cannot tolerate chamomile.
Unless you let me know upon ordering, the balm will be as pictured with the chamomile essential oil.

Lavender and Rosemary essential oils are a great aromatic combination but their use in this salve goes beyond how it smells. Lavender is a relief for itchy bug bites, sunburn, blemishes; the list goes on. Rosemary is added for its aid in relieving tired, cold or stiff hands.

Unrefined Coconut oil acts as an emulsifier and helps stiffen the cream, but it's known in skin care for its cooling effects for inflamed skin conditions or minor burns. Coconut oil is very popular for its ability to help skin retain moisture, therefore it is popular as a hydrator for chronic dry skin and as a hair conditioner.

Coconut oil is a solid at room temperature but loosens in warmer conditions. Just keep a mental note that this salve may appear a bit creamier during the summer months.

Plantain All-Purpose Herbal Balm comes in a 2 oz. jar

Please note that due to changes in Etsy's policies and new FDA regulations, those of us who make handmade bath and body products are no longer allowed to mention medical conditions within our shops. Alternative remedies for such things as acne, eczema, dandruff, diaper rash, anti-aging, wrinkles, arthritis and athletes foot are no longer allowed to use those terms as part of our descriptions. If you would like more detailed information please convo me or go to this blog post.

"Not only does this stuff work it smells GREAT. It does wonders for my hands after hard yard work."
Stacy at Meadow Muffin Gardens

Herbal Balm, Coconut oil Salve, Plantain and Chamomile All-Purpose Healing, Wound Care, Chapped Skin, Baby bottom, Elderly care, Pets

$15.95 USD
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  • Handmade item
  • Materials: plantain, chamomile, olive oil, coconut oil, beeswax, chamomile essential oil, lavender essential oil, rosemary essential oil, vitamin e
  • Made to order
  • Feedback: 995 reviews
  • Ships worldwide from Pennsylvania, United States