Healing balm breakdown













I get asked about the ingredients in the herbal healing balm that I make and what their purpose is within the balm, so I'm going to give that information here! It took me forever to write it all down, but I did it in a way that you can scroll through without heavy reading. So it's more like a reference.


Ingredients:


COMFREY LEAF

LEMON BALM

CHAPARREL LEAF (Newly added)

CALENDULA FLOWER

HELICHRYSUM FLOWER

CHAMOMILE FLOWER


Also included:

FRANKINCENSE ESSENTIAL OIL

LAVENDER ESSENTIAL OIL

GERANIUM ESSENTIAL OIL

VITAMIN E



COMFREY LEAF

I love a good comfrey leaf balm! So simple. So healing. I think every human should grow comfrey leaf! Here's why:

PROPERTIES:

  • Antioxidant

  • Astringent

  • Emollient

  • Vulnerary

What does all that mean? It means it's got a history of helping with cuts/wounds, arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, bruises, sprains, eczema, sunburns, insect bites and overall skincare.


Read more about it here!


LEMON BALM

This is another one I think we should all grow! It's part of the mint family and grows very easily and can really help you make most days better in some way!


PROPERTIES:

  • Antidepressant

  • Antibacterial

  • Antispasmatic

  • Antiviral

  • Anxiety

  • Aromatic Calm

  • Cordial

  • Febrifuge

  • Hypotensive

  • Nervine

  • Sedative

  • Stress

  • Vermifuge

Lemon balm is well known for it's calming properties especially used on its own, but here, the purpose is for the antibacterial and antiviral properties. Used for aiding in the healing of herpes/cold sores, among so many injuries that you may get. I definitely want these in a healing balm!

Read more about Lemon Balm here.


CHAPARRAL LEAF


This may be a new one for you. It's a dessert plant that I discovered on my quest for helping my son's acne struggle. It is a strong and long lasting anti-inflammatory and analgesic making it amazing for arthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.


PROPERTIES

  • Antifungal

  • Antibacterial

  • Antiparasite

  • Anti-inflammatory

Chapparal leaf is so excellent for skin problems! Because it is anti-inflammatory and relieves pain, it's excellent to try for burns, sunburns, eczema, psoriasis, cuts, etc.


Read more about Chapparal Leaf here.


CALENDULA FLOWER


This flower is so well known as a skin healer! Almost everyone has heard of it and it has a long history of ways it helps benefit the skin!


PROPERTIES

  • Analgesic

  • Anti-inflammatory

  • Antibacterial

  • Antifungal

  • Astringent

  • Antiscrofulous

  • Vulnerary


This is such a huge player in the healing balm that I make and I bet you can see why! It has so many more uses, but I only listed the skin benefits. You can check out the extensive list here.


HELICHRYSUM (IMMORTELLE) FLOWER


This flower is really amazing. This is why people say using the balm has reversed the age of the skin on their hands or wrinkles on their necks. But it's also healing. It's primarily used as an essential oil, but it's really expensive.


PROPERTIES

  • Analgesic

  • Anti-inflammatory

  • Cytophylactic


Known for it's anti-inflammatory and regenerative properties, this flower, generally used as an essential oil, is for infection, arthritis, muscle pain and to reduce the signs of aging due to regenerative properties! Read more here.


CHAMOMILE FLOWER


This is a good one! SO MANY helps in a tiny flower! Even small grocery stores generally carry a chamomile tea... so that's pretty easy to get your hands on.


PROPERTIES

  • Analgesic

  • Anodyne

  • Anti-inflammatory

  • Antidepressant

  • Antirheumatic

  • Antispasmodic

  • Antiviral

  • Cicatrisant

  • Vulnerary

Noted for helping with burns, sunburn, inflammation, skin regeneration... there is a lot of reasons for it to be in the healing balm, but also for it to be used regularly. Check out to long list of ways it can help you beyond the skin! Here.


FRANKINCENSE ESSENTIAL OIL

My all time favorite tree resin! If you don't have a favorite, maybe you can adopt this one! There's quite a bit of amazing medical research that's been done with Frankincense from Alzheimer's to Cancer. I feel like it's too valuable not to include it.


PROPERTIES

  • Analgesic

  • Anti-inflammatory

  • Antirhuematic

  • Astringent

  • Vulnerary


Well known for helping with arthritis, cuts, wounds, skin care, pain relief. Frankincense is often added into face creams to help reduce the signs of aging. Frankincense has so many more qualities! I only listed benefits to adding to the healing balm.


Basic and more Frankincense information here


Frankincense and Inflammation here

Frankincense and Breast Cancer here


LAVENDER ESSENTIAL OIL

Lavender is another keep on hand favorite of mine! It's amazing for emergencies or quick needs! It's easy to stick a bottle of it in my pocket for bites or stings, cuts and to stop bleeding. It definitely has a place in the healing balm!!


PROPERTIES

  • Analgesic

  • Antidepressant

  • Antifungal

  • Antioxidant

  • Antirheumatic

  • Antiviral

  • Insect Repellent

  • Vulnerary

Excellent for assisting in the care of acne, burns, facial care, cuts, wounds, insect bites, all skin problems and relaxes the body to help relieve pain. Lavender is so simply amazing! It smells amazing also! Read much more info here


GERANIUM ESSENTIAL OIL


Known to help skin have a radiant glow when used in facial care. But that's not why it's in the healing balm. I just wanted you to know that fun fact!


PROPERTIES

  • Analgesic

  • Antidepressant

  • Antifungal

  • Astringent

  • Coagulant/Hemostatic

  • Insect repellant

  • Vulnerary

Quite valuable in a healing balm, in my opinion! Not only does it smell so wonderful like roses, it's been found to help with wounds, abscesses, cold sores and pain relief after a shingles outbreak.


A bit more information about Geranium here



The healing balm that I make is the same stuff I make for myself and my family. It meets so many needs while being convenient.


It also doesn't hurt when applied. No stinging. But it is soothing.

Some common uses, besides cuts, wounds, burns, insect bites are cold sores, chapped lips, diaper rash, other rashes, whatever skin stuff you might be dealing with, try it and tell me how it works so I can share that with others.


It helps calm down cystic acne, soothes cracked heels, prevents dry winter skin cracking, helps with wrinkles, arthritis, dry skin... the list just goes on and on. It's such a simple but valuable balm.


A little goes a long ways, so unless you're eating it, it should last awhile. You can safely eat it, but shouldn't. It's safe to use on your critters also! If they lick it, no worries!


I usually have a tester available with me at Farmer's Markets if you want to try it.












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