spruce-aid ointment - WEKUSKO WILD Boreal Skincare
*PLEASE NOTE - in store purchases only at this time*
A tree’s 1st line of defense and a must-have for any field or emergency safety kit. Wildcrafted white spruce resin (pitch) is secreted by trees that have suffered trunk or branch damage. Unlike sap which is the thinner liquid that flows within the tree, resin is highly concentrated and provides a liquid bandage that solidifies on the tree's surface to prevent bacterial or fungal infection and act as a deterrent to harmful insects. This resin is one of the most powerful natural antiseptics in the boreal forest, and as a result has been used for centuries by cultures around the world. It is carefully harvested without removing all of the protective layer on the tree, purified to remove debris and woody material, and combined in high concentration with organic grapeseed oil, beeswax + vitamin E to create this potent and effective all-natural first aid ointment that has the warm and spicy aroma of fresh spruce.
In addition to its antiseptic properties, spruce resin is highly aromatic and the strong oleoresins (naturally present essential oils) are beneficial for those suffering from congestion or temporary breathing difficulty from a cough or cold. Applying a small amount just under your nose, will help clear your airways while calming your mind. This botanical material is not overly abundant and can be difficult to find, making for a time consuming endeavor. However, unlike store-purchased antibacterials, this precious 1 oz tin will last years as very little is required, and it has no expiry date - making the process entirely worth it!
Directions for use: apply sparingly to cuts, minor wounds, burns, insect bites, rashes and irritations. Seals skin to protect against bacteria and infection, promotes healing. Adheres to skin and resists washing making it a useful treatment in outdoor situations or when bandages are not readily available.
Ingredients: Vitis vinigera (grape) seed oil*, Picea glauca (white spruce) resin**, Cera alba (beeswax)*, tocopherol (vitamin E) oil* (* certified organic ** boreal wildcrafted)
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