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Pine Salve and Cedarwood Soap Gift Set
If you love to be in the woods, this gift set is for you! The salve is great for just about anything as rock climbers, cross fit athletes and gardeners like to use it on their hands and feet. It contains white pine needles harvested from our own woods that are infused into the olive oil. If desired, this salve can also be used as a cleansing salve so feel free to experiment!
For centuries, Native American tribes used all parts of a pine tree for medicinal purposes. The Abanaki, Iroquois, Micmac, Mohegan and Shinnecock tribes used a bark decoction for coughs and colds. The Algonquins used bark as a poultice for colds and the Chippewas used it for cuts and wounds. The Delaware and Ontario people made a pitch pine drawing salve.
Connecticut has the White Pine, a shorter scruffier tree than its cousin, the Ponderosa which is common out west. Today, pine needles and bark are harvested and dried for use in teas, tinctures and infused oils. Pine resin is the golden jewel of the tree due to its incredible healing properties. White Pine has anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, expectorant, diuretic, antibacterial, stimulant, antispasmodic and astringent properties.
Ingredients: Pine infused olive oil, coconut oil, beeswax, essential oil.
If you want to bring the outdoors inside, this soap is great for aroma therapy. The cedar essential oil, that is thought to aid in clearing acne and rashes, has a wonderful smoky, woodsy scent. Activated charcoal, with its detoxifying proprieties, has been added along with organic cocoa for its color and beneficial skin properties.
Ingredients: olive oil, coconut oil, safflower oil, sunflower oil, goat’s milk, activated charcoal, organic coca, essential oil.