Jewelweed Salve // Nature's Itch Relief
Nature's antidote to poison ivy! Compounds in the juice found in the stem and leaves of the Jewelweed plant help counteract the chemical urushiol that causes itch and inflammation when you come into contact with poison ivy. This salve helps relieve the itch and burn from poison ivy, poison oak, poison sumac and stinging nettle as well as mosquito bites and bee stings.
Jewelweed, calendula and broadleaf plantain help stop the itch and heal scratched skin. Tea tree staves off infection while peppermint and lavender cool and soothe.
Packaged in a reusable, 1 oz screw top tin.
Directions: Apply a dab of salve to the bite, sting or burn. For poison ivy rash, be sure to first wash the area with soap and water, preferably a very drying soap, to remove the urushiol oil.
Ingredients: Organic olive oil, organic sunflower oil, wildcrafted jewelweed, organic calendula, organic broad leaf plantain, organic beeswax, organic peppermint essential oil, tea tree essential oil, lavender essential oil.
JEWELWEED // Impatiens capensis // anti-inflammatory, antihistamine, antipruritic // also known as spotted touch-me-not, was used by many Native American tribes including the Cherokee, Iroquois, Mohegans, and Ojibwas, to heal and soothe poison ivy rashes, nettle stings, hives, burns, and even the measles. compounds in the leaves and roots called lawsone and balsaminones counteract urushiol, the inflammatory chemical found in poison ivy
CALENDULA // Calendula officinalis // anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, anti-fungal, antiviral // a powerful wound and tissue healer that has long been used to soothe and heal cuts, burns, bites, sprains, bruises, rashes, sunburns, and abrasions. also works as an analgesic to help relieve the pain associated with these types of wounds and skin irritations.
PLANTAIN // Plantago major // antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, antiseptic, hemostatic // “nature’s band-aid”, an effective remedy for bites, stings, cuts, and scrapes, and used to soothe and cool the pain, itching, or burning symptoms of poison ivy, nettles, or sunburn.
OLIVE OIL // Olea europaea // gentle oil rich in vitamins and antioxidants, great for sensitive skin
SUNFLOWER OIL // Helianthus annuus // deeply nourishing and conditioning oil that is easily absorbed. beneficial amounts of lecithin, unsaturated fatty acids, oleic acids and vitamins A, D, and E
CASTOR OIL // Ricinus communis // a thick oil rich in fatty acids. antimicrobial, anti fungal, anti-inflammatory.
TEA TREE // Melaleuca alternifolia // anti inflammatory, antibacterial, anti fungal, antiseptic, cicatrisant, antiviral // heals wounds, relieves itchiness, fights infection, used to treat a variety of skin ailments. a powerful antiseptic that is very useful against fungal skin infections, including athlete's foot and yeast infections.
PEPPERMINT // Mentha × piperita // antispasmodic, carminative, bitter, antimicrobial, analgesic, diaphoretic, stimulant, nervine, anti-emetic // cooling effect that helps stop itch
LAVENDER // Lavandula spp. // nervine, antispasmodic, circulatory stimulant, antibacterial / soothes and promotes healing of scratched up skin.
FOR EXTERNAL USE ONLY