Herbal Balms & Salves
The origin of the word salve is revealing—from the Old English sealf, German salbe, and the Sanskrit sarpis, which means “melted butter,” perhaps the most telling is the Latin salvé, literally, to be in good health. We can use this history to underscore that Banyan Botanicals’ herbal salves are more than just a muscle rub. With organic herbs slowly cooked into a base of organic oils, capturing their beneficial and nutritive herbal properties, these balms are truly an integral piece to the healthful whole.
Beauty Balm and More
True to the Sanskrit translation, our award-winning Beauty Balm starts from a base of ghee, or clarified butter. Coconut oil, olive oil, and beeswax are added to create a moisture-rich and unctuous natural ointment. In Ayurveda, oil is synonymous with love. When we “anoint” ourselves with oil, we are also offering ourselves valuable self-love and blessing our bodies with good health.
More than a Muscle Rub
Some herbs have an affinity for particular bodily tissues. With this in mind, we have created seven unique herbal blends designed to your specific needs. Our Muscle Balm contains the revitalizing quality of ashwagandha and the detoxifying qualities of gokshura and manjistha. Camphor and eucalyptus oils allow for deeper penetration of the herbs while also encouraging the circulatory system and the movement of lymph. Soothing Skin Balm also supports the body’s natural detoxification process, while bringing with it the cooling influence of neem and guduchi. Serving as the base of Soothing Skin Balm, castor oil helps to calm the effects of high pitta, which can often manifest in the skin. You can enhance your experience by massaging these balms into the needed areas. This will direct their soothing qualities even deeper into the tissues.
There is something for everyone in our extraordinary family of balms. Find the one that meets your needs and give your body some love!