Natural salves and balms that soothe winter-weary skin

A lot times, less is more—especially when it comes to chemicals in products that are supposed to soothe already-irritated or dry skin. Natural is definitely a better way to go, so when we stumble upon a line of eco-friendly and ethically responsible products, we love to spread the word. Everyone, meet Ora’s Amazing Herbal… This line of skin salves, lip balms and baby/body powders delivers all the benefits that you turn to these products for without the synthetic ingredients (and the entire line is gluten-free, too). 

It all started when Ora make her first batch of salve in her kitchen, attempting to quell her kids’ chicken pox itching, but now everyone can get their hands on the All Purpose Salve. The base of grapeseed seed oil, organic calendula, comfrey, plantain, chickweed, St. John’s wort, burdock and thyme is infused with cedar leaf, tea tree and rosemary essential oils, which makes for a hydrating and protective salve that’s great for scrapes, burns, bug bites, dry skin and basically any skin ailment that needs a little soothing. (The Touchy Skin Salve offers the same skin salvation in an unscented version that contains some additional soothing ingredients for sensitive skin, eczema and even diaper rash.) And the latest addition to the lineup is Tattoo Salve to help healing and prevent infection.

Ora uses the same herbal oil base for her lip balms, which are heavenly. Available in basil rosemary, Earl Grey, vanilla, berry-lime, minty cocoa, clove, chai spice and unscented, they’re just what the (holistic) doctor ordered for keeping lips soft, hydrated and kissable. Can decide which one to go for first? Choose three and make your own sampler!

Keep the line in mind when doing your holiday shopping, but be sure to scoop up a few things for yourself—you won’t regret it (and you deserve it)! 

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