I wanted to create some special seasonal balms for the winter holiday season that you could keep by your bedside to pamper yourself or gift to loved ones, and my friend Jane of Golden Ginkgo Studios agreed to create some beautiful one-of-a-kind ceramic jars to hold them. She doesn’t typically do this so these are very special!
To use: Incorporate Rest Your Feet into your bedtime routine! Warm a tiny bit of the balm between your fingers to warm and then rub into your feet before bedtime. Rub in thoroughly or pull on a pair of old socks to avoid fabric stains.
Ingredients: Organic olive oil infused with Whidbey-grown lavender, lemon balm, chamomile, & stinging nettle and Whidbey-area willow and cottonwood buds, plus Shea butter, local beeswax, and essential oils: 3 drops lavender and 2 drops of peppermint.
Size and packaging: 2 ounces of balm within a beautiful, one-of-a-kind, handmade-on-Whidbey Island, reusable ceramic jar. Each unique jar is roughly 3 inches tall and wide with either a cork top or bamboo lid.
Traditional uses of the plants in this balm. Your experience of the plants in this balm may be remarkably different from ours: that's the nature of relationships with the living. Olive oil, Shea butter, and local beeswax are all traditional skin support, soothing, and softening. Lavender and chamomile are traditionally used for relaxation and sleep support. Lemon balm is traditionally used for stress support, lowering anxiety, and insomnia support. Stinging nettles are traditionally used for immune system support, improving circulation, arthritis and joint pain support, to speed wound healing, and reduce the appearance of scars and blemishes. Willow and cottonwood buds are traditionally used topically for pain and both are also used traditionally in blessing ceremonies. Peppermint has been traditionally used for skin support, circulation, digestion, and pain.
Medical disclaimer: For external use only. 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.