Breathe balm

by Silly Dog Studios


Seasonal! We make this in October and usually have it on hand until March. The rest of the year we only make it special-order for locals who come in in person.

Breathe chest rub balm holds Whidbey grown and ethically gathered stinging nettles, windfall Douglas fir and white pine branches, purple dead nettle, and plantain infused into organic olive oil, plus local beeswax and a few drops of trusted rosemary, eucalyptus, and peppermint essential oils.

Important: This rub was formulated for adults, not children. Although there is less than 1% essential oils in the chest rub (8 drops per tin), I personally don’t see the need for using any of these essential oils—which are strong—with children. I also don’t have children. Read the full medical disclaimer below and talk with your healthcare professional before using the rub with children.

Our story: My nose gets a little sniffly with all the pollen around here in late spring or early summer, and occasionally when I have a cold. My sweetie has struggled with significant debilitating, seasonal allergies much of his life. We've worked with doctors, naturopathic doctors, and food allergy specialists. Avoiding some foods and drinks, making some different choices, and some experience-based approaches (taking a shower immediately after yard work or mowing the lawn and wearing long sleeves to help with grass allergies) have helped. And, he still gets stuffy and sniffly now and then during allergy seasons here. So we created this rub to help us and neighbors like us. It’s for those with minor, periodic seasonal allergy and cold congestion, like me, and those like Daniel who've worked closely with medical and health experts to address underlying issues and understand their individual allergies.

Suggestions for use: We rub the balm into our upper chest or throat--ideally at times when we can rest and relax. I sometimes rub a bit in my palms and inhale. I also sometimes rub some into the soles of my feet before bed. Wash your hands after rubbing in the balm to avoid getting any into your eyes. Avoid getting the balm in your eyes and keep it away from any sensitive skin areas. 

Again, we recommend working with health professionals such as doctors, nurse practitioners, naturopathic doctors, clinical herbalists, allergy specialists, and homeopathic doctors to address underlying issues that may be making your congestion and seasonal allergies far worse than they have to be.  

Rub ingredients (2-ounce size): Locally grown and ethically gathered stinging nettles, Douglas fir, white pine, purple dead nettle, and plantain infused into organic olive oil; local beeswax; rosemary, eucalyptus, and peppermint essential oils. 

Storage and life of the balm: To extend the life of the balm, store in a cool, dark place  best within 28 months of purchase  

Packaging: Visit the Packaging page of this website for details. 

Medical Disclaimer: Visit the Medical Disclaimer page of this website for more details. The information on this page is for general reference for further exploration and study. It is not intended as a replacement for professional medical advice. 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 interactions with prescription drugs. This is especially important if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, taking prescription drugs, have a chronic disease or any chronic concern, have allergies, or you intend to use these offerings with children. These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

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We ship via U.S. Postal Service. Viva la public services! Whidbey Island friends & friends visiting Whidbey, save on shipping by picking up orders at Ritual Mischief on the west edge of Langley. Choose the Pick up delivery method at checkout if you intend to pick up your order, and we'll email or text you when it's ready and then arrange a convenient pick up time for you.


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