This set includes one:
- PNW Easy-Breathe-y Chest Rub balm. Holds Whidbey grown & ethically gathered stinging nettles, Douglas fir branches, white pine, purple dead nettle, and plantain infused into organic olive oil, local beeswax, and a few drops of trusted rosemary, eucalyptus, and peppermint essential oils.
- Easy Breathe-y Congestion Support soap. Holds our locally grown & ethically gathered stinging nettles (two ways--infused in oil and steeped in tea), plus our white horehound and rosemary, and litsea and orange essential oils.
You can also opt to buy the items individually as you check out. Important: These products were 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 if you want to use the rub with children.
Our story: My nose gets a little sniffly with all the pollen around here in late spring or early summer. 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) have helped. And he still gets a bit sniffly now and then during allergy seasons here. So we created these products to help us and neighbors like us. They're for those with minor, periodic seasonal allergy 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 on our chests or throats--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. When we shower, we use the soap to give our bodies a little extra love--this time the steam from the hot water helps with congestion, too. Avoid getting both the balm and the soap in your eyes.
Again, we recommend working with health professionals such as doctors, nurse practitioners, naturopathic doctors, clinical herbalists, allergy specialists, and homeopathy 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.
Soap ingredients (4 ounce size): Locally grown and ethically gathered stinging nettles (two ways--infused in organic olive oil and steeped in tea), plus our white horehound and rosemary infused into organic olive oil, plus organic coconut oil, shea butter, castor oil, sodium hydroxide, sodium lactate, organic aloe vera, a pinch of yellow clay, and litsea and orange essential oils.
Storage and life of the soap bar: To extend the life of the soap bar, store it where it can dry quickly after use and where it doesn't get regular spray from a faucet. Placing the bar on a soap holder or on a folded up wash cloth are both lovely ideas.
Packaging: The rub is in a silver metal food-safe and reusable tin. The soap is wrapped in a small piece of compostable food-safe paper with paper label to ensure safe handling. If you would prefer no packaging at all, just put that in the comments field when you order (or tell me in person if you're at my studio), and you'll get them bare naked! If you live off island and we ship them to you, they will still need to show up in a (made-from-recycled-materials) cardboard box. We're magic, but not that magic. Yet. :-)
Medical Disclaimer: 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. 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.