A warming, soothing balm to massage into skin over womb, back, any anywhere feeling extra achy during the moon cycle.
Mugwort is a plant credited with mystical connection to the moon and the dream state. Taken internally, it is an emmenagogue, stimulating menstruation, and when applied externally it helps the body move along what needs to be released.
Yarrow is a herb closely associated with bleeding as it can both stimulate menstruation and also slow bleeding of cuts and wounds. It is a balancing herb that can stimulate the uterus while reducing cramps.
Red Raspberry Leaf is known as an astringent that tones the uterus, but has the same astringent properties when using externally. It is anti-inflammatory, and regenerative to the skin when used as a salve.
Camphor, a compound also found in mugwort, is commonplace in popular muscle rub creams as it can relax spasms and cramps. It is a topical analgesic, aiding in pain relief, and has both a warming and cooling effect.
Lavender is relaxing to the nervous system, and also provides topical analgesic effects. It is anti-inflammatory, and the scent of the oil promotes calmness and tranquility.
Castor Oil is a well know home remedy for relieving menstrual cramps. Castor oil packs, specifically, have a history of use. This involves soaking a piece of flannel in the oil, placing it over the skin, and covering it with a towel soaked in warm water or heating pad. While our cramp salve isn't in liquid form, try placing a heating pad over the abdomen after applying salve for added relief.
Ingredients: Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil infused with fresh mugwort, organic castor oil infused with organic yarrow & organic red raspberry leaves, PNW beeswax, camphor essential oil, lavender essential oil