#72 Jewelweed Calendula


Not just for poison ivy or acne, this is an all around beneficial soap, safe for even the most sensitive skins.

Native spotted jewelweed (Impatiens capensis) is an amazing, and FUN plant!  Filled with juices that work by counter-reacting with the urushiol oil from the plants that cause irritation, it is one of the oldest folk remedies around for treating poison ivy, oak and other plant related rashes, as well as many other types of dermatitis . We harvest the fluid filled plants, then puree and strain the pulp before adding directly to our soap recipe.

Calendula (Calendula officinalis) is also well known for its antiseptic, healing properties in treating burns, chapped or chafed skin, cuts, scrapes, and skin infections.  Calendula also also has a history in the treatment of varicose veins and acne.  An all time favorite flower, their color is intense and glows like the sun, and the blossoms are packed with healing oils.  Abundant in our gardens.

Note:  It is recommended that you bath in cool water, using the soap asap after coming in contact with plants oils.

We ran out of this soap late in 2020.  Due to the extreme dry conditions we were not able to harvest a good supply of native jewelweed. It is now spring of '21 and we are watching it grow, and will soon be harvesting! Hopefully have this soap back in stock by mid June.

Jewelweed "Touch Me Nots"

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