Medicine of the People Greasewood Ointment
This ointment can be used to help alleviate many different skin conditions including eczema, psoriasis, athlete's foot, and even toenail fungus when used continuously for at least a month. It is also great at treating extremely dry, cracked skin.
Dry cracking skin on the heels and hands is a problem that many people experience. Both conditions can be dramatically reduced through the use of this greasewood ointment and salve. With cracking skin on the heels, as you prepare for bed apply a moderate coat of the ointment and then put on a pair of socks and hop in bed. Apply often to dry, cracked skin on the hands.
Greasewood or chaparral grows throughout the desert regions of Arizona and beyond. When it rains here you can smell a rich earthy scent that permeates the air where it is growing. Fresh green leaves are gathered from these bushes by stripping them from the stems that appear right before they bloom. Organic avocado oil, kukui nut oil, and shea nut butters are added to create the ointment.
3/4 oz tin. ingredients include:
- Wild crafted chaparral (larrea tridentata) or greasewood
- Organic calendula flower
- African shea nut butter
- Wild crafted organic jojoba oil
- Organic oils: sunflower, coconut, avocado
- Non organic oils: kukui nut
- Preservative: T-50 vitamin E - a high quality all natural mixed tocopherol