This simple balm was inspired by our hardworking small-farm farmer friends here on Whidbey and was created for friction blisters--overworked hands, fingers, feet, and toes that cry "Enough!" This simple salve holds plantain (Plantago lanceolata) and comfrey from local farms and gardens and a bit of local beeswax too.
Whidbey farmers: If you're a farmer on Whidbey Island, and it is August or September, call or text Lori before purchasing. We like to give these to local small-farm farmers as a thank you from Whidbey during the busy, hot, and sometimes grueling harvest season that also happens during the peak of tourist season here (and peak canning and putting-up-for-the-winter season). When we have extra blister balms in August and September, they find their way to local farmers for free.
WARNING: Make sure the blister area is clean before you use this salve. Comfrey tends to help skin heal so fast that it can trap dirt & other crud beneath new skin.
To use: Rinse blister area with water until clean, then pat gently with a clean cloth until dry. With a clean finger, apply a small amount of balm to the blister area. Cover with a clean bandage. Repeat once, if needed. See your medical professional if the blister worsens or doesn't heal. Use this salve within 1 year of purchase.
Ingredients: Whidbey-local comfrey and plantain (Plantago lanceolata) leaves infused in organic olive oil, local beeswax.
Size/container: Reusable 2-ounce, slip-top, food-grade tin.
Packaging: See the Packaging page on this website for details.
Medical Disclaimer: For external use only. Stop using if your body doesn't like these plants. To make well-informed decisions for yourself, seek the guidance of your qualified health professional, such your medical doctor, nurse practitioner, naturopathic physician, and/or clinical herbalist with questions regarding your medical conditions, dosage information, and possible ingredient interactions with prescription drugs. This is especially important if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, taking prescription drugs, have a chronic disease or any chronic health concern, if you have allergies, or if you have never used products with these plants in them before. Visit the Medical Disclaimer for Herbal Offerings page for more information.