gentle salve

Ingredients 

Nervous about full-strength salve? Gentle Salve gives you a slower, kinder reaction. Its main ingredients are: 

 

This salve is designed for a gentle action. It is also ideal for re-applications and resalving.

As with any salve, you should test it first on normal skin to satisfy yourself that it does no harm. 

By definition, an escharotic compound contains a botanical ingredient and a caustic. Zinc chloride is the safest and most effective, as many doctors have attested. Its pH is not highly alkaline and cannot burn a hole in your skin! The pH of the salve is not far from neutral.

Secondary Ingredients

Additional ingredients that improves its action are:

  • Chaparral (Larrea mexicata/tridentata)
  • DMSO to increase transdermal transfer 
  • Galangal root (Alpinia officinarium)
  • Graviola (Annona muricata)
  • Glycerine (a humectant)
  • Methylcellulose (thickener)