When wounded, spruce trees create a self-healing substance, called spruce gum or alternatively, spruce pitch. The gum seeps from the wound, and forms golden amber jewels sealing the trunk from harm. Our Indigenous ancestors have been using spruce gum to promote wound healing since time immemorial. On winter walks, this gum is sweetly harvested from under the tree's wound to ensure that a coating is left for the trees own protection + healing.
Our spruce gum salve is made by triple infusing hand picked spruce gum in a blend of organic oils & then mixing this resinous oil with organic beeswax and/or rice bran wax to create a skin balm that can be applied to the skin + used to soothe common skin irritations.
If you prefer a vegan version of our spruce gum salve that is formulated with certified organic rice bran wax instead of beeswax, simply choose the vegan option from the drop down menu below.
ricinus communis (castor) seed oil*, picea mariana (black spruce) resin**, calophyllum inophyllum (tamanu/foraha) nut oil*, cera alba (beeswax)* and/or rice bran wax*, tocopherols (vitamin e) oil*, polygycerol-3 (cera bellina) beeswax.
*certified organic ingredient
I've been using this salve for about a week and a half and I love it!
Honestly for the week I have had your spruce gum products including the baby spruce, I truly believe it is healing my daughter's skin who severely has eczema. Like I've been applying it on my one year little girl like it's some kind of liquid gold. I've been putting so much hope in your products and I truly believe it is working for my baby. Like everyday I wanna cry, because I feel like it is giving that amazing soft baby skin she should have. Her skin condition before was absolutely horrible, I've tried so many things. Even the cream her dermatologist prescribed her, but that only does so little. The only thing the lotion she was prescribed with does is take the itch away after a little while and take a little of the redness for so little time before she goes back at scratching her skin off. You could look at how bad my daughter's skin is and think im a bad mom, but truly I have tried everything and I feel your products are actually healing the damage to her skin and I feel that it has made her skin so much smoother and soft and lighter. I am so grateful to the woman who's video on social media who spoke of your products brought me here and I am so grateful to you for what you do. You and your products are literally the only good thing that's ever happened to me and my daughter. Thank you so much!