Because scar tissue holds us in our old patterns, because freedom is important, because I want to let go of the stuck places, because I’m learning to let go of some of the protection, I am making a scar salve. I’m made this salve to soften. To open up cystic tissue, and drain the old stuff that’s been sequestered in there. Literally and metaphorically. I made it because I need it and I’m making a little extra if you need some too - a prayer for dissolving old stuff and softening. A toast to softening the hard places that bind us up and hold us back from ourselves and our collective liberation.
The label is an image of an artwork I made in 2012, each hoop contains the scars of an individual- the visible stories writen on their body. It was an honor to take these impressions and hear these stories. Scars are inextricably linked to pain, but they are also symbols of healing and resilience. When we lay down scar tissue, our body is weaving us back together.
Like many coping mechanisms that work well in the moment, but don't always serve long term, eventually we don't need this tight fibrous tissue anymore. It can be constraining. This salve supports the disintegration of this tissue over time. It can be used with both new and old scars of many kinds from burns to surgery scars to cuts and scrapes.
Take note: Doing work with your scars is doing work with your trauma. It can be hard and it can be deeply healing. It can be no biggie and it can be brave work.
Ingredients and Directions
Monarda Fistulosa infused EV Olive
Oil, St. John’s Wort infused Sunflower Oil,
Chickweed infused Castor Oil, & Beeswax
from my hive.
Dirreccíones: Rub into new and old scars daily. For old scars, massage and using hot packs with the salve may be helpful parts of your scar softening ritual.
Hecho con amor in Santa Rosa, CA