SWELL SALVE || FAT AND THE MOON
Oooooh hemorrhoids. The bummer down under, the southern swell, the piles, the pressure drop, and of course, the pain in the ass. Hemorrhoids are distended and inflamed veins around the rectum, caused by a mean combo of floppy vasculature and paaa-ressure. Chronic constipation, pregnancy, heavy lifting, trying to solve all the world’s problems, and opening that damn jar of pickles can all lead to ‘roidies. The key is tightening things up. We can learn from our hemorrhoids. Being spread thin and under pressure sucks, right?
The wisdom hidden in the ‘rhoids:
1. We’ve gotta work from the inside out- those new Jordan’s are only going to make you feel slammin’ for a second if you’re feeling yucky on the inside.
2. Eat more fiber, drink more water- nourish your fine self.
3. Get yourself some yarrow, the tincture is great. 1 dropper full, 3 times a day can help to tighten up those loosey goosey veins (all varicose veins). Energetically speaking, yarrow is also a potent boundary plant (makes sense, huh!). If you don’t know where you end and someone else begins, life is going to be the pain in your ass. Yarrow helps to distinguish your you-ness, and help you own how much space you want and need to take up.
4. Let the powers of plants tighten up those tender parts. Horse chestnut, yarrow and calendula can help soothe and shrink your swellies from the outside- cause sometimes you need a friend to remind you that that asshole doesn’t rule your life.
To use: With a clean figure, apply a pea size amount of the 'Rhoid Relief to that swell up to three times a day. Best applied at night when your bod is in repair mode.
Ingredients: calendula*, horse chestnut* and yarrow* infused sunflower oil*, beeswax
2 fl oz
For educational purposes only This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
ABOUT FAT & THE MOON
Continuing a family legacy of herbalists and natural healers, Fat and the Moon founder Rachel Budde has built her company around providing handcrafted, herbal body care products to those seeking a natural alternative to chemical-filled products. Like a witch over a cauldron, Budde experiments with age-old ingredients and recipes passed down from various healing traditions to craft innovative and simple products that are good for the body and the earth. Fat and the Moon started as an alternative to the toxic, mass production body care industry aiming to provide nourishing ingredients and nourishing messages of self love, and self care.
And if you were wondering why 'Fat and the Moon'....
Fat as the first word in the name of my business has gotten me in some interesting discussions. People ask me about the name all the time because they can hardly believe I would use a word that has such negative connotations, especially when it is used within ‘beauty care’.
In part, I use the word ‘fat’ to be provocative; I don’t believe fat is a dirty word. But most of the fat in Fat and the Moon comes from my love of the material- oil is the medium of external herbal medicine. Fat in the form of oil, is the gift of the seed. Fat, both in plants and animals, is where energy is stored. The richness we taste in food, and the suppleness we feel on our skin after a good slather of bath oil, is our bodies recognition of and pleasure in that vital energy. Oil from plants, in and of itself, is medicinal. I feel honored as a medicine maker to indulge in the play of fat and herbs, especially under the influence of the moon.