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Heat Rub

So we are not all about skincare, we also have a wide range of products to help those in need. We love love our heat rub and have been making it for 10 years now.

Both Gregg and I were the guinea pigs, as we just couldn’t find anything on the market that would help our needs. We both work hard and needed something to help relax, I think that’s why we were able to nail it. I like hearing all sorts of feedback so we can improve, Gregg is so honest with his feedback—as hubbies are lol—along with our customers.

We have been honoured to have many naturopaths and massage therapists use it in their treatments with some amazing feedback.

So about our heat rub . . . I make it with three tinctures of fresh and dried herbs, and apple cider vinegar. This is a very old traditional method using a natural base acid to draw the goodness from the herbs without damaging cells. I was taught this method from my mentor who had it handed down nine generations. Most tinctures now are made from alcohol or universal solvents which I just found too harsh for my skin.

Using this method some tinctures can take from 3–6 months to make. Our heat rub has comfrey root, chilli and hypericum tinctures mixed with arnica infused oil and essential oils to help warm areas that need some TLC. Our comfrey root is grown here on our permaculture farm so we use it fresh in the tincture.

“Comfrey roots and leaves can provide natural healing properties for all different types of ailments because of its high allantoin content which makes cells grow faster. Comfrey contains a special substance called allantoin. This is one of the reasons why comfrey-treated bones knit so fast, wounds mend so quickly and burns heal with such little scarring. Comfrey is often called knitbone or healing herb”—Mother Earth News.

We make our hypericum tincture (St. John’s Wort) using fresh and dried flowers, as this is a noxious weed we cannot grow this on our farm though we often purchase this herb from wildcrafters locally.

Extract from Organic Facts, “Anti-Inflammatory Agent: The soothing nature of St. John’s Wort and the rich concentration of antioxidant and anti-inflammatory compounds make it perfect for easing the aching pains of arthritis, in addition to gout, joint discomfort, and muscle aches. Just as it helps ease inflammation on the skin and in the gut, St. John’s Wort also lowers inflammation in the cardiovascular system, thereby helping to lower blood pressure and decrease stress on the heart.
Skin Treatment: If you use St. John’s Wort in topical application in the form of a salve or tincture, it can speed the healing process of burns, bruises, and scrape by stimulating circulation of oxygenated blood to those skin cells so that repairs can begin.”

We make our chilli tincture using fresh chillies from local growers and what we can grow ourselves. Chilli is fantastic to warm areas up without damaging the skin.

We buy in certified organic arnica infused oil and essential oils too—winter green, peppermint, and black pepper. All of which help warm small and large areas and help you relax.

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