Chamomile Salve

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Overview

2 oz (56.7 g)

organic ingredients

Organic

Pure organic ingredients that are completely earth-friendly.

wildcrafted herbs

Wildcrafted

Ethically wild harvested plants from their natural habitats.

Non-GMO ingredients

Non-GMO

All ingredients are non-GMO (not genetically modified).

Kosher ingredients

Kosher

Herbs are Kosher and everything is made with plant-based ingredients.

Aquatic-Safe

Aquatic-Safe

When used, no danger is placed on aquatic life forms.

eco-friendly

Eco-Friendly

Everything is handmade. We use minimal product packaging and large quantities for less waste.

Cruelty-Free

Cruelty-Free

We do not test on animals, nor contribute to the testing of animals.

lab-tested

Lab-Tested

Our herbs are lab-tested by a third-party laboratory to maintain quality and purity.

Good Manufacturing Practices

Good Manufacturing Practices

We follow the current good manufacturing practices according to law.

Chamomile is a wonderful herb being extensively applied to wounds, abrasions, cuts, scrapes, rashes, eczema, skin infections, bruising, muscular tension, and inflammation. It is valuable for relaxing nerves and muscles easing stress, anxiety, and tension in the body. It can help restlessness, nervous debility, restless legs, and sleeplessness. The whole relaxing effect and the calming aroma can disentangle the mind. In combination with Chamomile Tincture, it can be used in a broad treatment for inflammation, headache, stress, anxiety, mild depression, and insomnia.

Suggested Use

Gently apply salve to clean skin. To preserve the quality of the salve, use with clean hands. Store in a cool, dry, dark location where they remain semi-solid. Salves have a stable shelf life and will last for years.

Application:

Apply to wounds, skin infections, rashes, eczema, bruising, restless legs, muscular tension, inflammation, and sore muscles. Apply to chest for inflamed & irritated sinuses. Apply to inner wrists, neck, and chest for aromatherapy to calm the body and mind. Reapply as needed.

Safety Considerations

  • ♡ Chamomile may cause allergic reactions to those sensitive to plants in the Asteraceae family. If you have never used the salve before, it is recommended to only take a small amount to ensure no allergic reaction occurs. Each product description includes a complete list of ingredients. People with sensitivities to any listed ingredient should not use the product.
  • ♡ These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

German Chamomile

Matricaria recutita

Asteraceae
flower and essential oil
Chromolithograph of Chamomile by Walther Otto Müller, C. F. Schmidt, and K. Gunther
Chromolithograph of Chamomile by Walther Otto Müller, C. F. Schmidt, and K. Gunther from Köhler's Medizinal-Pflanzen Vol. 1 (1887), Vol. 2 (1890), and Vol. 3 (1898)

Botany. German chamomile is a self-seeding annual growing from 6 inches to 2 feet tall with branching stems and leaves that are ferny and delicate. It has a typical aster flower, which appear to be a single flower but is a flowerhead that brings together several tiny flowers, with a yellow disk being the compact center composed of many tiny tubular disc florets that create the seeds (female) encircled by strap-like white ray florets (male). In herbalism, there are 2 species of Chamomile are known, German Chamomile (Matricaria recutita or Matricaria chamomilla) and Roman Chamomile (Chamaemelum nobile). Roman Chamomile is highly useful externally, being highly volatile and sweet-scented. German Chamomile is high in volatile oil, but has higher levels of azulene, and has more digestive bitter qualities, being highly useful internally.

History. Chamomile has a far past, known in ancient Egypt, Greece, and Rome, and is presently grown throughout the world, particularly Germany, Hungary, France, Brazil, Yugoslavia, and India. Tremendous amounts of clinical, therapeutic, experimental, and scientific research has been done exposing the little white flower as such. Cultures as divergent as Western Europe, Russia, India, and here in the U.S., have all used chamomile for very similar purposes down through the centuries. The scientific research accentuates the traditional uses as a therapeutic herb for both adults and children.

Constituents. More than 120 have been identified in chamomile, including (azulene, chamazulen, and bisabolol), , terpenes (farnesene), tannins, and flavonoids (apigenin), which contribute to its vast . The essential oil derived from the flowerhead is blue due to high levels of azulene.

Qualities. Chamomile smells sweet like honey but is an effective mild bitter. It is cooling and gentle in the body and helpful in irritated or constricted states that would respond well to relaxation.

Actions. The plant carries , , , , , and biological properties, and the herb can benefit externally with , , , (vulnerary), and activity.

Our German Chamomile, Matricaria recutita, is organic, non-GMO, Kosher, and harvested at the peak of freshness. Chamomile has a remedial and therapeutic effect on a wide range of diseases and conditions of the body with the medicinal use of chamomile, in several aspects, has been studied extensively.

Chamomile has distributed , , and effects through the number of phenolic compounds and terpenes, full of volatile oils/essential oils and flavonoids. The antimicrobial and antibacterial activity of chamomile has been exhibited in several studies, with the flower shown to have antibacterial activity against: several Streptococcus species (S. pyogenes, S. mutans, S. salivarius, S. faecalis, S. sanguis), Staphylococcus aureus, Listeria monocytogenes, Salmonella enterica, Salmonella typhi, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Escherichia coli, Enterococcus faecalis, Klebsiella pneumoniae, Proteus vulgaris, and Pseudomonas aeruginosa. This antibacterial action could be beneficial externally on wounds with Salve, and internally for treating cold, flu, and infection with Tincture or Tea. The activity of chamomile has been shown in several studies, with the flower showing antifungal activity against: Candida albicans and Aspergillus species. This antifungal action could be helpful externally on diaper rash, tinea infection (athlete's foot, jock itch, and ringworm), urinary and vaginal yeast infections with Salve or Tea to clean and rinse after bathroom during urinary and vaginal infections or after-birth, and internally with Tea or Tincture for helping the body fight urinary, vaginal, and fungal infections.

The relaxing and actions of chamomile can be experienced not only when used internally, but externally as well, working directly on the nervous system easing anxiety and stress-related conditions and tension in the body. The benefits of chamomile as a working externally are through the effect and its aroma. The relaxing properties can be locally applied where needed working on nerves and muscles, easing tension and anxiety, alleviating any muscle spasms and cramps, relieving aches and growing pains, encouraging easy rest and sleep, and relaxing the whole body and mind. The sweet honey-like aroma can be soothing and pacifying in times of restlessness, tension, and anxiety when its Salve is applied to the chest. For anxious or restless children or teething infants, Chamomile Salve can be applied to the chest. The Salve of chamomile can be applied to the chest, neck, or inner wrists for aromatherapy that is calming and relaxing, which can be therapeutic in times of stress and anxiety.

One of the longest known and most firmly established properties of chamomile is the anti-inflammatory activity. Inflammation is a complex bodily response to injury or infection. Anti-inflammatory herbs, like chamomile, address tissue injury in a similar way to the inflammatory response of reparative and protective responses to tissue injury, while alleviating pain and loss of proper function. Chamomile is rich in terpenes, such as bisabolol and chamazulene, which contribute to the anti-inflammatory properties. Chamomile inhibited protein denaturation, stabilized red blood cell membrane, and reduced nitric oxide, indicating the anti-inflammatory properties. Chamomile Salve is useful in dermatological ailments and inflammation of the skin. It can reduce swelling and inflammation caused by abrasions, infections, and wounds. As a vulnerary, chamomile promotes wound healing, skin regeneration, and tissue granulation. Chamomile's antimicrobial properties can disinfect wounds to keep them clean and protected from pathogenic microorganisms during the healing process to inhibit infection and prolonged recovery. It can relieve and heal when applied to conditions like wounds, skin abrasions, cuts, scrapes, diaper rashes, eczema, bruising, perineal tears, and vaginal infections. Chamomile was also shown to reduce the dark rings under the eyes and puffiness (periocular zone swelling). Salve can be gently applied with the ring fingers completely around the eye to reduce dark circles and puffiness. For this type of application, using a light amount of Salve on the ring fingers, lightly massage your upper lid moving toward the eye duct and then under your eye moving outward toward the corner of the eye, counter-clockwise on right eye and clockwise on left eye. The dermal application of the flower ameliorated physical stiffness, improved function, and decreased the need for internal pain-relievers. Salve can be used on joints and areas with swelling, pain, and inflammation.

Essential oil. Our Roman Chamomile, Chamaemelum nobile, is organic, non-GMO, and Kosher. Highly concentrated and potent, essential oil contains the volatile chemical compounds from the plant parts. A plant can produce 2 types of oils differing very much from each other, one is fixed, and the other volatile. The fixed oil is found in the seeds and fruit and contains fatty acids. The volatile oil is found in every other part of the plant, excluding the seeds, and contains the aromatic essence or spirit. Chamomile essential oil is obtained by steam distillation of the chamomile flowers. Our pure essential oil carries a calming, sweet herbaceous floral aroma.

Safety Considerations. Chamomile may cause allergic reactions to those sensitive to plants in the family.

Coconut oil

Cocos nucifera

Arecaceae
fixed oil

Our coconut oil is extra virgin (unrefined), fair trade, organic, non-GMO, and Kosher. The oil is extracted from the raw meat of the coconut from the coconut palm, Cocos nucifera. The oil is clear to light yellow in color and carries a rich aroma. Coconut oil is composed of many fatty acids, including lauric acid (49%), myristic acid (18%), palmitic acid (8%), caprylic acid (8%), capric acid (7%), oleic acid (6%), linoleic acid (2%), and stearic acid (2%). Coconut oil has shown , , , , and actions. Plant oils keep skin nourished and protected to help preserve its function as a barrier to keep out bacteria, promote the healing of wounds and scars, and retain overall skin integrity. Comprising of almost 50% of coconut oil, lauric acid displays beneficial skin healing and homeostasis. Monolaurin, which is derived from lauric acid, has antimicrobial activity by disintegrating the lipid membrane of lipid-coated bacteria, including Propionibacterium acnes, Staphylococcus aureus, and Staphylococcus epidermidis. The oil, in concentrations of 5% to 40%, was shown to have activity against Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Escherichia coli, Proteus vulgaris, and Bacillus subtilis. It was also studied and found to be an effective agent against Candida species. In one study, virgin coconut oil was shown to heal wounds faster, improve status, and higher turnover of collagen, which is an important protein for skin to heal from wounds or damage and for skin's elasticity and integrity. Coconut oil can promote healing in wounds and contribute to protective barrier functions of the skin. Topical applications of virgin coconut oil was shown to be effective in decreasing the severity of skin conditions and atopic dermatitis. Virgin coconut oil has been found to have not only an effect, but a pain-relieving effect as well. It has shown to decrease eczema severity indicating it more effective than mineral oil. Coconut oil protects the skin from UV radiation. The sun protection factor (SPF) is a measure of the effectiveness of sunscreen protection, with the higher SPF value, the more protection against ultraviolet radiations causing sunburn. Coconut oil is found to have a SPF value of 8.The oil can lower inflammation in the skin after UVB radiation. Oils are effective for producing a uniform and long-lasting layer of sunscreen on the skin, and their emollient properties protect the skin against the drying effects of exposure to wind and sun.

Olive oil

Olea europaea

Oleaceae
fixed oil

Our olive oil is extra virgin, organic, non-GMO, and Kosher. It is extracted from the fruit of the olive tree, Olea europaea. The oil is obtained from the first pressing of the olive and left in it natural unrefined (virgin) state. The oil is a greenish yellow in color with a distinct aroma. Olive oil has many vitamins, including A, E, and K and characterized by a high level of oleic acid, moisturizing and conditioning the skin. The oil contains a variety of phenolic compounds that are the main antioxidants found in virgin olive oil, including phenolic alcohols, phenolic acids, flavonoids, lignans, and secoiridoids. The phenolic compounds contain higher antioxidant activity than vitamin E. Olive oil has been shown to be beneficial on skin for wound healing. It has potent anti-inflammatory activity. Olive oil can ease inflammation, reduce oxidative damage, and promote skin regeneration. The oil can protect stratum corneum integrity and skin barrier function and homeostasis. The stratum corneum is the outermost layer of the epidermis and is the only layer that we can see. This layer serves as a hard protective layer against environmental trauma, such as abrasions, ultraviolet (UV) light, heat, allergens, pathogens, pollution, and irritants. Plant oils keep skin nourished and protected to help preserve its function as a barrier to keep out bacteria, promote the healing of wounds and scars, and retain overall skin integrity. Olive oil protects the skin from UV radiation. The sun protection factor (SPF) is a measure of the effectiveness of sunscreen protection, with the higher SPF value, the more protection against ultraviolet radiations causing sunburn. Olive oil is found to have a SPF value of 8.

Sunflower oil

Helianthus annuus

Asteraceae
fixed oil

Our sunflower oil is extracted from the seeds of sunflowers, Helianthus annus, and is organic, non-GMO, and Kosher. The oil is light honey color with a neutral scent. Sunflower oil consists of oleic and linoleic acid and it is rich in vitamin E. Sunflower oil is highly absorbent into the skin and can improve skin hydration without inducing reddening in the skin due to dilating blood vessels from irritation (erythema). Hydration of the stratum corneum is crucial for its integrity and the maintenance of the skin barrier homeostasis. The stratum corneum is the outermost layer of the epidermis and is the only layer that we can see. This layer serves as a hard protective layer against environmental trauma, such as abrasions, ultraviolet (UV) light, heat, allergens, pathogens, pollution, and irritants. The oil has been found to preserve the structure and function of the stratum corneum. Plant oils keep skin nourished and protected to help preserve its function as a barrier to keep out bacteria, promote the healing of wounds and scars, and retain overall skin integrity. The linoleic acid in sunflower oil enhances keratinocyte proliferation and lipid synthesis, which enhances skin barrier repair.

Castor oil

Ricinus communis

Euphorbiaceae
fixed oil

Our castor oil is extracted from the seeds of the castor oil plant, Ricinus communis, and it is organic and non-GMO. The oil is very light yellow in color. Castor oil can enhance smoothness to the pores and soften the skin, increasing in healthy pores and skin tissue through moisturizing, hydrating, and cleansing. The oil is very thick, revealing its moisturizing and emollient properties. Emollients applied to the skin soften, soothe, and protect by creating a thick viscous barrier on skin. The oil is rich in ricinoleic acid, having a typical content of 80% and higher, which is an integral fatty acid that promotes hydration. One study found that castor oil is a potent natural and was shown to have effects. Plant oils keep skin nourished and protected to help preserve its function as a barrier to keep out bacteria, promote the healing of wounds and scars, and retain overall skin integrity. Castor oil protects the skin from UV radiation. The sun protection factor (SPF) is a measure of the effectiveness of sunscreen protection, with the higher SPF value, the more protection against ultraviolet radiations causing sunburn. Castor is found to have a SPF value of almost 6.

Repurpose

ALL packaging and shipping materials can be repurposed and reused.

Recycle

ALL packaging and shipping materials can be recycled after use.

Compost

Tea bags and brewed-out herbs can be composted. Bags compost in 12 months.

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