Need a quick rescue for chapped hands and feet? Have a bug bit or scrape that needs tending? Just don’t have time to make your own salves this year? Never fear, Mom’s Stuff Salve is coming to the rescue!
So, its winter and my feet, hands and elbow look like I’m 105 years old. You know what I mean, ladies. I can’t seem to keep anything and everything from drying out! Of course, you could rightly point out that I did move to Utah, the second driest state in the nation, and you would have a point. Nevertheless, I still suffer…
Mom’s Stuff Salve Rescues My Skin
But only when I forget to put on my Mom’s Stuff. Nope, I’m not affiliated with Lee Bennion, the creator of this magical potion, unless you count being a fan of her product and her artwork. (Incidentally, she won a purchase award this year for one of her pieces at the LDS International Art Competition – congratulations, Lee!)
I just can’t, in good conscience, go on being rescued by this salve and not share my great good fortune with my friends. Or even with complete strangers everywhere united by dry skin!
Mom’s Stuff Salve Ingredients:
- Extra virgin cold pressed olive oil
- Locally harvested beeswax
- Wild harvested pinion pine pitch
- Sweet Almond oil
- Apricot kernel oil
- Jojoba oil
- Tea tree essential oil
- Rosemary essential oil
- Neem oil
Pine Pitch Is Great, But…
Yeah, the pine pitch is why I do not make this stuff myself. If I tell my family I’m bringing pitch into the house now, it might be the straw that broke the camel’s back. (Like I’d even have time to go foraging for pitch when I’m lucky to scrape out a shower every day!)
I do make all our other salves, but this one I buy. Just so you know, I’m convinced that in order to keep the FDA from cracking down on her, she does NOT list the fairy dust she puts into it. That can be our little secret.
How Mom’s Stuff Salve Feels
It goes on thick-ish but the salve melts in to your skin leaving a heavenly, woodsy scent behind (the pitch). It heals and soothes – I’ve repaired everything from cracked skin to bug bites with this stuff! For dry feet and hands, I usually put it on a night so I can be sure not to wash or walk it off. A little goes a long way, too, so you really don’t need that much each day. I’m nursing the last of mine and need to order some more….Here’s where you, too, can purchase some!
Incidentally, if you’re in Utah, the lovely town of Spring City is where the Udalls make their home and you can pick some salve up in Joe’s, Lee’s husband, pottery studio. Thanks to Lee for saving the world, one set of sad feet at a time!
Making Simple Salves
Cover graphic gratefully attributed to this Wikipedia Commons user.