Cottonwood Balm is created with wildcrafted Cottonwood Buds. Collected only in the late winter to early spring, we hand collect the buds for their amazing resin. If you've ever driven through countrysides that grow cottonwood, their sweet scent in the late spring air is unforgettable, followed by their release of cotton in the summer creating a dreamy vision of floating cotton in the air.
Cottonwood resin was traditionally used by Native Americans for addressing pain, inflammation, and healing wounds. The resin contains salicylic acid which has been proven to reduce inflammation and fevers, and soothe sore muscles and joints. Cottonwood resin is also high in antioxidants which makes it wonderful for healing and allows us to not have to use preservatives in our balms or infused oil. We use olive oil to extract the resin from the buds. Available in 1 oz tin or 4 oz blue glass jar.