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All plants used in these preparations were harvested from my organic garden and forest habitats of the Methow Valley, or, purchased from the responsible company Mountain Rose Herbs, Oregon.

Plant-based Salves

I love to prepare plant salves and other plant medicines for the body and soul.  Plants have healing properties that can transform and integrate our bodies and connect us to elemental energies that vibrate in all of us.

You can use plant medicines in so many ways to keep in touch with your basic nature. You can smell them, you can apply them to your skin and hair, you can carry them with you so that at any time you can pause and breathe in and connect with their healing and strengthening vibrations, the places they grew, and the universal energies that created them.

All plants used in my preparations were harvested from my organic garden, as windfall branches in the beautiful shrub steppe, riparian, and forest habitats of the Methow Valley, or, in the case of at risk plants such as Arnica montana or plants that can be invasive such as Calendula officinalis or comfrey, purchased from the responsible company Mountain Rose Herbs in Oregon. I use dried and fresh plant material, as it is available to me. Each batch is unique.

Please contact me to send you a salve or to create something special for you that exactly suits your needs at the moment. Do you need soothing, calming, moisturizing, cooling, warming, energizing, toning, pain relief? Something else?

Sincerely,
Lucinda Tear


arnicaMoisturizing, Healing Salves

All Purpose Salves
Soothing and moisturizing with antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, and "drawing" properties.
Use for daily and heavy-duty moisturizing, to help heal scrapes and rashes, to help remove splinters, bee stings, and pain, and to absorb the great mix of plant smells and properties. 
All Purpose plus Lavender
With a big dose of lavender oil for extra antibacterial and relaxing properties.
All Purpose plus Sage
With a big dose of sage brush for extra antibacterial properties and uplifting, energizing scent.
All Purpose plus Arnica
With a big dose of Arnica montana to ease the pain and speed healing to bruised or strained muscles. (Do not use on open cuts or sores).
All Purpose plus Pine
A big dose of Pondersosa Pine adds antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, and drawing properties with a perfume that invigorates, uplifts, and grounds the body. An amazing combination of properties.
All Purpose plus Cottonwood
Propolis gives cottonwood a unique and exotic aroma that is likened to the scent of "Balm of Gilead". Antibacterial and anti-inflammatory, it transports you to the coolness of shrub-steppe riversides as it eases physical and mental stress.
All "All-Purpose" salves contain: Olive oil infused with Plantago majoreP. lanceolata; dandelion, Teraxacum officinaleCalendula officianalis, yarrow, Achillea millefolium, sage, Artemesia tridentata, Ponderosa pine, Pinus ponderosaEchinacea purpurea, cottonwood, Populus trichocarpa; shea butter; beeswax.

firFrom the Trees

Big Valley Conifer (aka Springwood)
Fresh, alive scent of spring wood. Anti-inflammatory, uplifting.
Olive oil infused with new growth from downed branches of Ponderosa pine, spruce, fir; shea butter; beeswax.
Big Valley Cottonwood & Conifer
Combines the best of riparian Methow. Anti-inflammatory and fresh.
Olive oil infused with cottonwood buds and the new growth from downed branches of Ponderosa pine, spruce, fir; shea butter; beeswax.
Lovely Ms. Cottonwood
Simple, straightforward cottonwood. How can it be so exotic and complex. And healing…..
Olive oil infused with cottonwood buds; shea butter; beeswax.
Cottonwood & Comfrey
Anti-inflammatory and antibacterial cottonwood with comfrey to carry it deeper and add powerful tissue-mending abilities.
Olive oil infused with cottonwood and comfrey; shea butter; beeswax.
Extreme Cottonwood - mousse
“Simple” cottonwood enhanced with cottonwood liniment to penetrate more deeply. Anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, divinely moisturizing.
Olive oil and grain alcohol infused with cottonwood buds; shea butter; beeswax.
Juniper
Warming, spicy. Good for sore necks and other muscles.
Olive oil infused with juniper berries; shea butter; beeswax.
Juniper Plus - mousse
Juniper with an extra kick from juniper liniment to penetrate more deeply.
Olive oil and grain alcohol infused with juniper berries; shea butter; beeswax. 

Extreme Plant Healing

st. johns wartRose crème
Delicate, delicate. Lovely for the face or hands.
Olive oil infused with native Rosa woodsii; grain alcohol infused with Rosa woodsii; shea butter; beeswax.
Heal My Skin
Nerve calming herbs that are gentle and earthy but pack an antiviral punch. Lovely to moisturize and effective in speeding recovery from cold sores.
Olive oil infused with St. John’s Wort, Hypericum perforatum, lemon balm, Melissa officinalis, a bit of mulleinVerbascum thapsus, sage, Artemesia tridentata, and comfrey, Symphytum officinale; shea butter; beeswax.
Let Me Take Care of You
Formulated for use on extremely delicate skin that carries some emotional tenderness. Extremely soft.
Olive oil infused with arnica, Arnica montana, calendula, Calendula officianalis, native rose, Rosa woodsii, St. John’s Wort, Hypericum perforatum, comfrey, Comfrey officianalis, sweetgrass, Hierochloe odorata, plantain, Plantago majore & P. lanceolata, yarrow, Achillea millefolium, cottonwood, Populus trichocarpa, dandelion, Taraxacum officinale; shea butter; beeswax.

comfrey

Specialty blends

Neutral to slightly cooling, no scent.
Self heal promotes self healing and rose leaves are slightly cooling and astringent with gentle, heart-supporting properties.
Olive oil infused with Self Heal (aka All Heal, Heal All, Prunella vulgaris) and native rose leaves Rosa woodsii, castor oil (for some grip);  shea butter, beeswax.
Basic Reflexology Blend - mousse
Neutral to slightly cooling, no scent.  Self heal promotes self healing and Rose leaves are slightly cooling and astringent with gentle, heart-supporting properties. St. John’s Wort and lavender are calming to the nervous system.
Olive oil infused with Self Heal (aka All Heal, Heal All), Prunella vulgaris and native rose leaves, Rosa woodsii, castor oil (for some grip), tincture and tea of lavender and St. John’s Wort, Hypericum perforatum; shea butter, beeswax.
Ache ease  - mousse
Neutral to slightly warming, anti-inflammatory, scented by Arnica tincture.
Olive oil infused with flowers of sustainably-harvested Arnica montana and leaf buds of cottonwood, Populus trichocarpa; grain alcohol infused with Arnica montana; shea butter, beeswax.
Fascia free - mousse
Neutral to slightly warming, anti-inflammatory, scented by Arnica tincture with additional moistening to penetrate.
Olive oil infused with flowers of sustainably-harvested Arnica montana and leaf buds of cottonwood, Populus trichocarpa, moistening Plantago majoreP. lanceolata, dandelion, Teraxacum officinaleCalendula officianalis, yarrow, Achillea millefolium; grain alcohol infused with Arnica montana; shea butter, beeswax.