Our Devil’s Club Slave is made with only three simple and pure ingredients, extra virgin olive oil, wild Devil’s club root bark, and beeswax.
At Laughing Lichen, we believe that natural ingredients are better for your body, and that’s why we use only the highest quality, sustainably-sourced, and wildcrafted ingredients in our products.
Let’s take a closer look at some of the healing properties of this salve:
- Anti-inflammatory: One of the key ingredients in Devil Club Salve is Devil’s club root bark, which is known for its anti-inflammatory properties. The salve can help to reduce swelling and inflammation, making it an effective solution for conditions such as eczema, psoriasis, and arthritis.
- Pain relief: The anti-inflammatory properties of Devil’s club root bark can also provide relief from pain and discomfort. When applied to sore or achy muscles, the salve can help to reduce inflammation and ease pain, providing a natural and effective solution for pain relief.
- Moisturizing: The combination of extra virgin olive oil and beeswax in Devil Club Salve creates a rich, moisturizing balm that helps to soothe and protect dry or cracked skin. The salve creates a barrier that helps to lock in moisture, leaving the skin feeling soft, smooth, and hydrated.
- Antimicrobial: Beeswax has natural antimicrobial properties that can help to protect the skin from infection and promote healing. When applied to minor cuts or scrapes, Devil Club Salve can help to prevent bacterial growth and reduce the risk of infection.
- Wound healing: Devil Club Salve is also effective in promoting wound healing. The combination of natural ingredients helps to soothe and protect damaged skin, while the anti-inflammatory properties of Devil’s club root bark can help to reduce swelling and promote healing.
Using wild ingredients in products such as Devil Club Salve can provide several benefits over large scale agriculturally grown ingredients. Here are a few reasons why:
- Higher Nutritional Value: Wild ingredients are often more nutrient-dense than their cultivated counterparts. This is because wild plants grow in their natural habitat, without being subjected to artificial fertilizers or pesticides, and are free to absorb nutrients from the soil in their natural form. As a result, wild ingredients often contain higher levels of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, which can provide greater health benefits.
- Sustainability: Harvesting wild ingredients in a sustainable way can help to promote biodiversity and protect natural ecosystems. Wildcrafting involves harvesting plants in a way that allows them to regenerate naturally, without causing harm to the environment. This is in contrast to large scale agriculture, which can have negative impacts on the environment such as deforestation, soil degradation, and water pollution.
- Uniqueness: Wild ingredients are often unique and rare, providing a special connection to nature and a sense of exclusivity. They can also offer unique flavor profiles and aromatic qualities that can’t be replicated with cultivated ingredients.
- Cultural Significance: Wild ingredients often have cultural significance, and their use in products such as Devil Club Salve can help to preserve traditional knowledge and support indigenous communities that rely on the plants for their livelihood.
Overall, using wild ingredients in products such as Devil Club Salve can provide a range of benefits, including higher nutritional value, sustainability, uniqueness, and cultural significance. It’s important to ensure that wildcrafting is done in a responsible and sustainable way, to protect the environment and preserve these valuable resources for future generations.
Some individuals are especially sensitive to Devil’s Club. As with any new natural product please test a small patch of skin prior to use to rule out allergies. Please research all natural products before using them and be sure to consult with your healthcare practitioner if you are pregnant, on medication or have a pre-existing health condition before use.