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Woodswoman Salve
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Woodspell Apothecary

Woodswoman Salve

This all-purpose healing salve is a staple in the wanderer’s pack. The secret to the potency of this salve is the infusion of white pine resin. Resin (or pitch) is an evergreen’s healing mechanism to cover and cure wounds to the trunk, making it anti-bacterial, anti-fungal and an overall powerful medicine. As humans, we can use pine resin in much the same way, to heal many skin ailments we might experience. From minor burns to diaper rash, dishpan hands, dry patches, cat scratches, heel sores and more, this salve is ready to make you whole again.

Combined with other forest healers, this salve is wonderful not only to heal the skin, but to heal the mind and spirit. Try massaging it into pulse points to enliven the mind and soothe the spirit.

2oz 

Organic hemp oil, local beeswax, white pine resin, wintergreen essential oil, juniper, black spruce essential oil, vitamin E oil

*All plants biodynamically grown to the cycles of the moon on Woodspell’s own land or obtained from organic, sustainable sources.

Massage a small amount onto afflicted area.

As an adult, herbalist and founder of Woodspell Apothecary, Val Elkhorn started to see the enchantment in the elusive ghost pipe and lady orchid when she would stumble across them in the wild. She would feel the chilling magic at nightfall when an owl would hoots in darkness. The trees felt as if they were reaching out to her as bejeweled flowers bloomed at their feet. She began to see how the forest could provide a sustainable restorative agriculture approach by growing food in the forest such as nuts, berries, mushrooms, and perennial vegetables. This in turn would help the fight against climate change through carbon sequestering that the forest does naturally. She saw how this could be an opportunity to cultivate common and at-risk woodland medicinal plants to heal the earth and the body. 

Thus, Woodspell was born. Out of a love for this land and a desire to delve deeper into the gifts of the forest, Val began crafting herbal medicines that spoke to her as a way to share this magic with the world. The 12 acres her husband, dog, and two cats dwell on in northern Michigan sustain beautiful plant communities from pine and hardwood forest that is home to trillium, wintergreen, and violets to a wetland marsh that hosts gentians, boneset, and milkweeds. All the herbs + ingredients used in her blends are either grown biodynamically to the cycles of the moon within Woodspell or acquired from sustainable, organic sources.

Val's goal is to show the wondrous relationship in the forest between magic and productivity; healing and progression, and how we can tap into that to live a more sane and beautiful life.

The Intention

This all-purpose healing salve is a staple in the wanderer’s pack. The secret to the potency of this salve is the infusion of white pine resin. Resin (or pitch) is an evergreen’s healing mechanism to cover and cure wounds to the trunk, making it anti-bacterial, anti-fungal and an overall powerful medicine. As humans, we can use pine resin in much the same way, to heal many skin ailments we might experience. From minor burns to diaper rash, dishpan hands, dry patches, cat scratches, heel sores and more, this salve is ready to make you whole again.

Combined with other forest healers, this salve is wonderful not only to heal the skin, but to heal the mind and spirit. Try massaging it into pulse points to enliven the mind and soothe the spirit.

2oz 

The Ingredients

Organic hemp oil, local beeswax, white pine resin, wintergreen essential oil, juniper, black spruce essential oil, vitamin E oil

*All plants biodynamically grown to the cycles of the moon on Woodspell’s own land or obtained from organic, sustainable sources.

The Ritual

Massage a small amount onto afflicted area.

The Woodspell Story

As an adult, herbalist and founder of Woodspell Apothecary, Val Elkhorn started to see the enchantment in the elusive ghost pipe and lady orchid when she would stumble across them in the wild. She would feel the chilling magic at nightfall when an owl would hoots in darkness. The trees felt as if they were reaching out to her as bejeweled flowers bloomed at their feet. She began to see how the forest could provide a sustainable restorative agriculture approach by growing food in the forest such as nuts, berries, mushrooms, and perennial vegetables. This in turn would help the fight against climate change through carbon sequestering that the forest does naturally. She saw how this could be an opportunity to cultivate common and at-risk woodland medicinal plants to heal the earth and the body. 

Thus, Woodspell was born. Out of a love for this land and a desire to delve deeper into the gifts of the forest, Val began crafting herbal medicines that spoke to her as a way to share this magic with the world. The 12 acres her husband, dog, and two cats dwell on in northern Michigan sustain beautiful plant communities from pine and hardwood forest that is home to trillium, wintergreen, and violets to a wetland marsh that hosts gentians, boneset, and milkweeds. All the herbs + ingredients used in her blends are either grown biodynamically to the cycles of the moon within Woodspell or acquired from sustainable, organic sources.

Val's goal is to show the wondrous relationship in the forest between magic and productivity; healing and progression, and how we can tap into that to live a more sane and beautiful life.

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