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We really like old fashioned. Vintage. Antiques. Herbs are about as old fashioned as anything comes. I mean, they HAVE been around since the third day. Long before modern medicine was a twinkle in a pharmacist’s eye, herbs were man’s way of dealing with wounds and disease. Got a sprained ankle? Wrap it in a comfrey poultice. Got a cold? The herbs books say try echinachea. It seems herbs are good for almost anything!
We like to say everything that is Made On Acorn Hill is an overflow from our own lives. From one mama’s heart cry to help her child breathe easier, we created Breathe Easy. With all the children that run around our houses, we needed a really good first aid salve. Enter Mama’s Kiss. Babies need diaper rash cream so Little Bums was born. Scratchy Soother is the first salve that we truly made for other families. So many of our dear friends’ children deal with eczema, so we wanted an herbal salve to help calm down irritated, inflammed and itchy skin. We found that it doesn’t take eczema away, but it does help soothe the outbreaks. And it works wonders on anything else that itches!
We really did our research on these herbal salves. We knew what we wanted each salve to do, so we poured over books and the internet to find just the right combination of herbal properties. Then we take those herbs, introduce them to Extra Virgin Olive Oil and create an herbal infusion. Next comes Tennessee beeswax and an essential oil to create a solid salve. Now, we are not miracle workers, so don’t think these salves will help you sell your house or get a new job. But they might actually help take away the pain of a bee sting or soothe your baby’s diaper rash.