How To Choose A Salve

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Help Me Choose An Herbal Salve

What Is a Salve?

 

A salve is a topical ointment used to nourish dry skin and soothe and help heal minor irritations. It is semi-solid at room temperature but softens once applied to the skin.

Breathe Easy Organic SalveChagrin Valley salves are made with USDA Certified Organic ingredients. There are no artificial ingredients, no petroleum products, no synthetic preservatives or emulsifiers, and no synthetic fragrances. Organic herbal salves work because they rely on the medicinal properties of nature.

The magical part of our salve comes from the healing oils and/or the herbal infused oils we use to make them.

As a skincare company we are not trying to treat medical conditions, the best we can hope for is to help ease some of the symptoms associated with them. Our recommendations are based on customer experience--not everything works for everyone and what works well for one person might be ineffective for someone else.

If you have sensitive skin or are new to salves we recommend a patch test before general use.

Chagrin Valley organic salves are combinations of healing herbs, botanicals, and therapeutic soothing oils. Some salves contain pure essential oils for their healing and/or aromatherapeutic properties.

We use our organic salves externally for minor skin irritations, insect bites, cuts, abrasions, healing scars, muscle and joint pain, stuffiness, chest congestion, stress relief, and more.

Although it is not a salve, we have included our Healing Herbs Oil in this section. It is basically a salve without the beeswax.


All Purpose Healing Salves

Calendula Salve

Calendula salve is a super soothing organic salve contains the healing herbs of Calendula, Chamomile, and Lavender.

Sea Buckthorn Salve

Organic Sea Buckthorn Oil Cream SalveSea Buckthorn Rosehips Salve is an organic salve, made with antioxidant rich, anti-inflammatory and anti-microbiological Sea Buckthorn, oil helps encourage tissue regeneration.

Healing Herbs Oil

Healing Herbs Oil is a combination of two incredible oils that promote healing The oils plus the infused healing botanicals are highly emollient, chocked full of antioxidants, and have anti-inflammatory properties.


Salves for Rashes

Tamanu Salve

Natural Organic Unrefined Healing Tamanu OilTamanu Oil Salve uses the healing powers of Tamanu Oil that were discovered thousands of years ago when native Polynesians learned how to extract the thick green oil from the tamanu nut and called it a “sacred” gift of nature.

Chickweed Salve

Chickweed Salve is a great organic salve for itchy skin containing the healing herbs of Chickweed and Plantain.

Best Uses:

  • Relieves itching**
  • Soothe and calm itchy, inflamed and irritated skin conditions
  • Helps dry skin and healing skin
  • First aid for relief from insect bites and stings

**Salves and ointments should not be used on open or weeping skin with Poison Ivy or Poison Oak. The irritating oil (urushiol) in Poison Ivy and Poison Oak can be spread by oil based products.

Once the area has dried, salves can be used to aid healing or relieve itching.


Salve for Itching & Bug Bites

Chickweed Salve

Natural Chickweed Anti-itch SalveChickweed Salve is a great organic salve for itchy skin containing the healing herbs of Chickweed and Plantain.

    **Salves and ointments should not be used on open or weeping skin with Poison Ivy or Poison Oak. The irritating oil (urushiol) in Poison Ivyand Poison Oak can be spread by oil based products.

    Once the area has dried, salves can be used to aid healing or relieve itching.


    Antibacterial, Antifungal Salve

    Goldenseal & Myrrh Salve

    Goldenseal and Myrrh Salve uses the anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and antifungal properties of lavender, goldenseal and myrrh to aid the healing process


    Salves for Minor Burns

    St. Johns Wort Salve

    St. John's Wort Salve is a rich organic salve, containing the healing and soothing herbs of St John's Wort, Calendula, Chickweed, and Plantain, to help dry and damaged skin. Ida developed this salve to use during her radiation treatments for breast cancer.

    Organic Healing Herbs Oil

    Sea Buckthorn Salve

    Sea Buckthorn Rosehips Salve is an organic salve, made with antioxidant rich, anti-inflammatory and anti-microbiological Sea Buckthorn, oil helps encourage tissue regeneration.

    Tamanu Oil Salve

    Tamanu Oil Salve uses the healing powers of Tamanu Oil that were discovered thousands of years ago when native Polynesians learned how to extract the thick green oil from the tamanu nut and called it a “sacred” gift of nature.

    Healing Herbs Oil

    Healing Herbs Oil is a combination of two incredible oils that promote healing The oils plus the infused healing botanicals are highly emollient, chocked full of antioxidants, and have anti-inflammatory properties.


      Salves for Rosacea

      Sea Buckthorn Salve

      Sea Buckthorn Rosehips Salve is an organic salve, made with antioxidant-rich, anti-inflammatory, and anti-microbiological Sea Buckthorn, oil helps encourage tissue regeneration.

      Healing Herbs Oil

      Healing Herbs Oil is a combination of two incredible oils that promote healing. The oils plus the infused healing botanicals are highly emollient, chocked full of antioxidants, and have anti-inflammatory properties.

        See more products for Rosacea


        Salves for Scars

        Tamanu Oil Salve

        Tamanu Oil Salve uses the healing powers of Tamanu Oil that were discovered thousands of years ago when native Polynesians learned how to extract the thick green oil from the tamanu nut and called it a “sacred” gift of nature.

          If using Tamanu for fresh surgical scars please check with your healthcare provider.

          Sea Buckthorn Salve

          Sea Buckthorn Rosehips Salve is an organic salve, made with antioxidant rich, anti-inflammatory and anti-microbiological Sea Buckthorn, oil helps encourage tissue regeneration.

          Healing Herbs Oil

          Healing Herbs Oil is a combination of two incredible oils that promote healing The oils plus the infused healing botanicals are highly emollient, chocked full of antioxidants, and have anti-inflammatory properties.


            Salves for Eczema & Psoriasis

            Tamanu Oil Salve

            Tamanu Oil Salve uses the healing powers of Tamanu Oil that were discovered thousands of years ago. Over the years, it oil has been recommended for various skin issues such as eczema, acne, psoriasis, burns and dried cracked skin.

              Organic Calendula Salve Cream

              Sea Buckthorn Salve

              Sea Buckthorn Rosehips Salve is an organic salve, made with antioxidant rich, anti-inflammatory and anti-microbiological Sea Buckthorn, oil helps encourage tissue regeneration. 

              Calendula Salve

              Calendula salve is a super soothing organic salve contains the healing herbs of Calendula, Chamomile, and Lavender.

              See more products for Eczema & Psoriasis


              Salves for Muscle & Joint Pain

              Warming Muscle Salve

              Cayenne Pepper Muscle SalveWarming Muscle Salve is a penetrating organic salve made with pain relieving arnica, healing St. John’s wort and warming cayenne pepper.

              Cayenne pepper contains capsaicin, a natural anti-inflammatory that blocks a neurotransmitter that transmits pain signals from the nerves to the central nervous system.

              When choosing which sore muscle salve to use, Warming Cayenne or Cooling Menthol, it is simply trial and error. The best question to ask yourself is... what helps alleviate your pain better, heat or cold.

                When choosing which sore muscle salve is best for you, Warming Muscle with cayenne or Cooling Menthol, the best question to ask yourself is... what helps alleviate your pain better, Heat or Cold.

                 

                Cool Menthol Salve

                Cool Menthol Salve is a great multipurpose organic salve that may help with heavy congestion, aching muscles and joints or mind and body fatigue. Menthol stimulates cold sense receptors in the skin and nose causing a cooling sensation when applied topically or inhaled.

                  Also try these organic products!

                  Sore Muscle Congestion Blend Bath Salt

                  Sore Muscle Congestion Blend Bath & Massage Oil

                  Sore Muscle Warming Lotion Body Candle


                  Salves for Cold, Sinus, Congestion & Energize

                  Breathe Easy Salve

                  Eucalyptus Congestion SalveBreathe Easy Salve has carefully selected organic essential oils that provide aromatherapy for stuffiness from dry heat, colds or allergies.

                  Cool Menthol Salve

                  Cool Menthol Salve is a great multipurpose organic salve that may help with heavy congestion, aching muscles and joints or mind and body fatigue. Menthol stimulates cold sense receptors in the skin and nose causing a cooling sensation when applied topically or inhaled.

                    Also try these organic products!

                    Breathe Easy Shower Mist

                    Breathe Easy Aromatherapy Essential Oil Roll On

                    Congestion Relief Bath & Facial Tea

                    Sore Muscle Congestion Blend Bath Salt

                    Sore Muscle Congestion Blend Bath & Massage Oil


                    Salve for Tattoo Care

                    Calendula Salve

                    Calendula salve is a super soothing organic salve contains the healing herbs of Calendula, Chamomile, and Lavender.


                    Salves for Cuts & Scrapes

                    Goldenseal & Myrrh Salve

                    Goldenseal & Myrrh Salve uses the anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and antifungal properties of lavender, goldenseal and myrrh to aid the healing process


                      Sea Buckthorn Salve

                      Sea Buckthorn Rosehips Salve is an organic salve, made with antioxidant rich, anti-inflammatory and anti-microbiological Sea Buckthorn, oil helps encourage tissue regeneration.


                        Baby Me! Baby Bum Salve

                        Baby Me! Baby Bum Salve gentle healing herbs, antifungal wildharvested myrrh, and anti-inflammatory evening primrose oil provide effective gentle protection and help soothe and calm baby's sensitive skin.


                          Salve for Relaxation

                          Sweet Dreams Salve

                          Sweet Dream Relaxation LavenderSweet Dreams Salve is an organic salve with tranquil organic aromatherapy and an infusion of comforting herbs to soothe your nerves and calm your thoughts. 

                          Here are a few more organic products that help promote relaxation:

                          Tranquil Spirit Aromatherapy Essential Oil Roll On

                          Lavender Rosemary Shower Mist

                          Tranquil Spirit Bath Salt

                          Sweet Dreams Stress Relief Bath Tea

                          Tranquil Spirit Bath & Massage Oil


                          Salve for Diaper Rash & Cradle Cap


                          Baby Me! Baby Bum Salve

                          Natural Organic Myrrh Baby SalveBaby Me! Baby Bum Salve gentle healing herbs, antifungal wildharvested myrrh, and anti-inflammatory evening primrose oil provide effective gentle protection and help soothe and calm baby's sensitive skin.

                          Best For:

                          • Our "go-to" salve to help with diaper rash
                          • Cloth diaper safe
                          • May help with cradle cap
                          • Great for minor cuts and scrapes

                          Also try our organic Baby Me! Baby Body Balm

                          Discover More Read Help Me Choose Organic Baby Skin Care

                          See our whole line of Organic Baby Skin Care Products


                          Salve for Sore Nipples 

                          Nipple Balm Salve

                          Nipple Balm Salve is a safe, soothing organic breastfeeding balm for mom. The skin on your nipples is very sensitive and the early days of breastfeeding can sometimes mean sore, chapped or cracked nipples.

                          Also great for runner's (jogger's) nipples. Both women and men can experience sore or uncomfortable nipples due to chafing or repetitive friction from contact between skin and clothing, especially during prolonged periods of exercise. Nipple salve can be applied before exercising to help decrease friction and after to help soothe irritation. 


                            Salve for Dry Cracked Feet

                            Minty Feet Salve

                            Minty Feet Salve rejuvenates sore, tired, dry feet and helps soothe and help heal dry, rough, cracked heels and feet.

                            Other Organic Foot Products to try:

                            Coconut Lime Hand & Foot Polish

                            Salts & Herbs Foot Soak

                            Fresh Feet Foot Powder

                            Loofah Pumice Foot Soap

                             

                            *Statements concerning the use and effectiveness of our salves have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

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