nourish & moisturize. repair & protect.
- Dry & Compromised Skin (eczema, psoriasis, dermatitis, cracked, etc.)^
- Full Spectrum Lipid Profile (short, medium & long chain fatty acids)
- Restore Lipid Barrier Function^
- Replenish Nutrients^
- Polyphenols, Polysterols, Antioxidants, Vitamins E & C
zero detergents or surfactant ~ zero fragrances ~ zero added color ~ zero preservatives ~ zero irritants ~ zero synthetic ingredients ~ zero water formula
Roots Apothecary Body Salve is backed by a 100% money back guarantee with free returns at any time for any reason.
the good stuff:
*Extra Virgin Olive Oil
*FT Extra Virgin Shea Butter
*Extra Virgin Hemp Seed Oil
*Extra Virgin Avocado Oil
*FT Extra Virgin Organic Coconut Oil
*Golden Jojoba Oil
*Certified Organic / FT= Certified Fair Trade
who should use it.
extra dry skin - itchy skin - eczema - psoriasis - dermatitis
formulated with organic, unrefined plant oils that provide the skin with tools and nutrition to repair, strengthen and protect itself. since we don't use water or synthetics in our formula, the body salve does not irritate already irritated skin.
compromised skin is especially sensitive to synthetic and barrier disrupting ingredients. the focus should be addressing inflammation, replenishing nutrients and rebuilding the lipid barrier. that's exactly what we formulate for.
Full Spectrum Goodness
Your skin is an active organ that interacts with everything you put on it. Just like the rest of your body, it needs certain nutrients to function at its healthiest potential. Our Body Salve is formulated with organic plant oils that compliment each other to provide a full spectrum of fatty acids (short, medium and long chain). This variety provides short and long term moisture, protection and healing properties^.
Extra Virgin is Better
It's common practice in the skin care industry to heavily refine (process) plant oils (even certified organic products). The refining process makes an odorless, thinner, more neutral oil to makes products more consistent in color, texture and scent throughout production. This process also strips a large amount of the plant's nutritional value (vitamins, minerals, proteins, polyphenols, etc.)
Our products are crafted with extra virgin, unrefined plant oils that provide a super dense variety of nutrition. This is why our products may vary in color from batch to batch. The slight variations, in color and scent, of our products are caused by the slight variations of the plants themselves from harvest to harvest. These differences are mostly influenced by environment (rainfall, temperature, soil composition, time of the year, etc.)
ZERO% Water Formula
Firstly, water typically dilutes the moisturizing properties of lotion to less than half the formula. This is a waste of packaging and a waste of money. Secondly, and more importantly, water requires a lot of chemicals that provide no benefit to the skin. As soon as you put water in a lotion formula, it must be preserved with a broad spectrum bactericide to have any practical commercial shelf life. Beyond that, chemicals are added to "push" ingredients past the lipid barrier of the epidermis. These chemicals can damage the skin in the short and long term by destroying the skin's natural ability to retain moisture and causing inflammation. Inflammation can cause acute irritation or go unnoticed until chronic inflammation damages collagen and elastin production. Even organic lotions contain harsh preservatives that can disrupt the skin's lipid barrier and microbial flora (alcohol is the most common organic preservative).
A Little Goes a Long Way
Take it easy. Even if you have really dry skin, start with just a little. We typically recommend starting off with a little pea size for and area the size of both hands or one forearm. Once you rub the salve in, you can add more as necessary.
This stuff is not the same as lotion or water based creams. Lotions are super diluted (typically 80% water for a good emulsion), while containing penetrators and drying agents. You can lay the lotion on thick sometimes and still be needing a little more. NOT WITH OUR BODY SALVE. This product contains ZERO% water and ZERO drying agents.
^For educational purposes only. This product and information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product and information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
I cannot say enough about the products and customer service from Roots Apothecary. There was a shipping delay due to a winter storm and I was notified and kept in the loop as to when my items were eventually sent. I love the products and have even started my daughter on using them as they contain ingredients I can trust. Thank you so much.
excellent product! I use on sun damaged skin areas, love the results
Love this. It helps my dry hands in this Colorado winter. Can’t live without!
I bought the Face Cleanse with lavender & orange. It also includes manuka honey, essential oils and detox clays. This is a wonderful face cleanser, leaving your skin feeling very clean, soft and a little tingly. It doesn't clog pores, and has even left my skin looking younger and more supple. Great product! Very nice store and employees as well.
I absolutely love their face oils. I was leery at first that the oil would be too oily, but actually it is perfect for my skin.