The fresh local plants grown, gathered, and combined into this salve are traditionally known to support human beings with headaches due to tension and stress, eye strain, lack of sleep, skipping meals, insufficient water intake, and/or hangovers. Here we tend to have headaches due to tension/stress, eye strain, and forgetting to drink enough water. We don't have experience with how these plants help support those with hangovers or with migraines. That said, there are many reasons people have headaches--and some are very serious--so visit your doctor or health care professional whenever pain persists precious people!
To use: Headaches show up for all of us differently, so try one or more of the following options that sound best to you: 1) Rub a bit of salve into your palms, cup them around your nose, and take a few deep breaths, counting up to 5 on the inhale and up to 10 on the exhale. 2) Rub a bit of salve into the fleshy parts of your hands between your fingers and thumb, giving yourself a wee hand massage. Wrists too if that feels good. 3) Rub a bit of salve into places that your intuition (yes, I said it--it's high time to practice trusting it if you don't yet) tells you to rub, for example, into your temples, or forehead, or tight places in your jawline, neck, or shoulders. Trust your instincts, and avoid getting the salve in your eyes. 4) Rub a bit of salve into the soles of your feet, taking care to rub it fully in before you walk again.
Ingredients: Fresh locally grown (and gathered by me) self-heal (Prunella vulgaris), peppermint (Mentha piperita), lemon balm (Melissa officinalis), and windfall white pine (Pinus strobus) infused in organic extra virgin olive oil, plus local beeswax from either HiveHarvest on the peninsula or Maya Farm here on Whidbey, and 2 drops of local lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) essential oil from Lavender Wind Farm and 1 drop of rosemary (Salvia rosmarinus) essential oil from Whidbey Herbal, both here on Whidbey.
Size/packaging: Reusable 2-ounce, gold screw-top, food-grade tin. See the Packaging page of this website for more details.
Medical Disclaimer: 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. 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. See the Medical Disclaimer page of this website for more details. These statements have not been evaluated by the US Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. In our experience, the more connected to the land and local plants we are, the better we tend to feel. Get to know the plants in this balm better--go meet them in person or read a book about them!