Propolis Salve 2oz
Our propolis salves are made by solar infusing grapeseed oil with herbs especially chosen for their skin loving properties. After solar infusing for a month the oil is then strained to remove the herbs leaving behind all the goodness the herbs have infused into the oil. The solar infused oil is then blended with our propolis tincture, shea butter and beeswax.
The possibilities are endless with this salve; use it to relieve the itch of bug bites, heal chapped elbows and knees, moisturize your lips, seal your hands in hydration after handwashing, the list goes on and on.
When we harvest our honey we carefully uncap the honey frames removing only the beeswax cap that seals each cell within the comb while preserving the rest of the honeycomb for the bees to reuse the next spring to store honey in. We then carefully melt the harvested wax and strain it to remove any debris so that it can be used in our salves. Beeswax contains anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial and anti-viral properties. These qualities offer the perfect balance of nourishment to calm the skin, keep it clear and bacteria free, heal wounds and fight infection. The consistency of beeswax acts as a protective barrier. When applied to the skin or combined with other skin care ingredients, it has the ability to block out irritants while allowing the skin to breathe
The ancient Greeks, Romans, & Egyptians were aware of the healing properties of propolis & made extensive use of it as a medicine. It has only been in the last century that it's antibacterial, antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, antifungal, anesthetic, and healing properties have been confirmed. Propolis is a natural wax-like resinous substance found in bee hives where it is used by honeybees as cement and to seal cracks or open spaces. Apart from its role in sealing holes, blocking cracks, and smoothing out the internal walls, propolis appears to act as an antiseptic to prevent microbial infection of larvae, honey stores, and the combs.