With the introduction of our Original Pine Salve, we thought what better way to show the power of our pocket salve than to dive into just what makes it so great?
All of the ingredients are natural and locally sourced. This means that when we're crafting each batch of salve, the oils are as fresh as possible.
So just what makes our Original Pine Salve so special? Let's take a closer look at some of the kickass ingredients we use.
Or liquid gold as we call it around here. Among many things, we use pine resin for its antiseptic, astringent, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial properties and it's great natural scent. Need we say more?
On top of being a great moisturizer, beeswax has awesome healing properties. With anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties like pine resin, beeswax helps to create a barrier between your skin and the elements to help promote healing.
While shea butter is also great for its healing properties, we incorporated this fatty ingredient for it's moisturizing abilities. High in fatty acids (including linoleic, oleic, stearic, and palmitic acids), your skin quickly absorbs these oils and restores lipids and creates moisture.
This fatty oil was incorporated for its ability to enhance skin. Enhance how? One small study has shown patients that used creams that included avocado oil improved their symptoms of psoriasis. This oil has also been shown to accelerate wound healing.
As a light oil, grapeseed oil is excellent for taming the mane. Containing linoleic oils, it's a great ingredient for controlling frizz without looking oily all while keeping the skin moisturized.
This oil is a heavy hitter when it comes to its benefits for your skin and hair. Anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, and antimicrobial, tea tree oil helps with itchiness, inflammation, accelerated wound healing, hair growth, and to clear up acne.
When it comes to day-to-day use, our salve is awesome for keeping your skin and hair nice and healthy. But the real cherry on top is you can keep it in your pocket or in your pack when you're hitting the trails or deep in the bush to help out should you come across and scrapes, cuts, or burns.