the salve you gotta have
The Senator is in.
But like many of them, is no longer to be trusted. Bribe-taker!
There’s so much happening here! By which I mean, well, plants.
Greenhouse Bok Choi
And also, I just made an extra large batch of piñon salve, which I’d like to offer to you first.
Lately, I’ve been using the piñon salve primarily on my lips, which feel a little like I’ve been dragging them through salted glass since returning from the rainforest. In summer, I use it on my heels, which peel in horrific layers upon fissures upon layers, before getting infected. Sorry for that image. But seriously, the piñon works overnight. Overnight.
Piñon tree sap is the key ingredient (other ingredients: organic olive oil, beeswax), which is anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, soothing, repairing and generally, healing. We use it on all sorts of cuts and scrapes, any infection (even open wound), and certainly dry skin.
When I used to work at the herb shop, a friend once commented that our labels looked a little amateurish, “like you just made them on your computer,” she said. Which was precisely true and is still my gold standard, which is why I want to say: look! I made these labels on my computer. I am totally a graphic designer now.
Piñon Salve Testimonials:
“Rachel’s piñon salve is the best! It took an infected scrape from really angry, red, and looking bad to calm and healing within a few hours! It is moisturizing and keeps infection at bay naturally. I HIGHLY recommend it.”
– Becca James, James Ranch Artisanal Cheesemaker
From my heels to yours,