I received a natural “polysporin” in one of my EcoEmi boxes a while back, but the shop on Etsy was sold out when I was looking to replace it. Naturally, I went back to my tried and true brand of Chagrin Valley and found that they do indeed have a healing salve.
Even though we are moving into spring my cuticles still crack, and this has been a lifesaver in preventing the minor infection that is almost guaranteed to happen in my line of work. Minor cuts and scrapes that both myself and my boyfriend had responded surprisingly well to this balm. It’s too bad I can’t truly compare healing times for you on a cut that is treated verses one that is not. If I get any comparable injuries in the near future I will be sure to do so. But until then, take my word for it, the anti-microbial properties of the essential oils in this salve do make a difference.
The number of minor infections in my dry and cracked cuticles is non-existent. When you compare that to the number of raised, red, obviously infected skin cracks on my cuticles that I received prior to using this ointment, I would be silly to not consider repurchasing this product when I run out. Also, I received several small cuts on my arm from a rogue fence while hiking the other day and they became red and inflamed almost immediately. I applied this salve as soon as I got home and everything was completely healed over in about 5 days. The little 2 ounce pot will last a very long time, though, so I expect I won’t have to worry about this now until at least the fall or winter.
$11 per 2 ounce tin at changrinvalleysoapandsalve.com