Using this salve reminds me of time spent in the enchanted Southwest - Coconino, Abiquiu, Flagstaff. Each year I visit Phyllis Hogan's Winter Sun herb shop in blazing hot Arizona. I always stock up on her super charged goods for the journey home to Oregon. A few years ago I bought a small pot of traditional pine salve from her and fell in love. I decided to collect some beads of resin from the forest floor in Oregon, Washington, and Arizona to make my own.
Pine resin offers anti-microbial power and protection to the skin. A wonderful ointment for general wound care and cold-chapped skin, this salve is great at drawing out splinters too. With an outrageously gorgeous aroma, you can also use it as a solid perfume.
wild collected Ponderosa Pine and Shore Pine resin, organic extra virgin olive oil, pure beeswax, non-GMO vitamin e oil