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Ask Dr. Nicole: Whats the difference between the Anti-Fungal Salve and First Aid Salve?

May 11, 2018 | Apothecary, Ask Doctor Nicole, Healing Salves, Natural Healing, Natural Remedies, Natural Wellness

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Hi Nicole! First, I just wanted to let you know, I purchased a few of your salves and had the pleasure to use the First Aid Salve on a cut on my foot. It’s a great product that helped at the time of the cut and then seemed to really aid in the healing. So, thank you for that! A coworker had a nasty cut on a finger that he went to an urgent care facility for, and it isn’t healing as nicely as he’d like, so I just gave him my salve to help it along. That’s the backstory, I wanted to say thanks and yep, I need some more for myself!

My questions are: What does the Anti-Fungal Salve do that the First Aid Salve can’t do? Next question is: does the Bug Bite/Sting Salve work better than the First Aid Salve on bug bites and bee stings and if so, why?

Thanks so much, I am a believer in the First Aid Salve!

Great to hear from you and thank you for your questions! I am so glad that the First Aid Salve has been working so well for you (and others!). I use it all the time myself.

The Anti-Fungal Salve is specifically for fungal infections like athlete’s foot, jock itch, etc. VERY different than the First Aid Salve which is easily my best-selling salve and commonly used for cuts and scrapes, rashes, first-degree burns, and has even been used successfully for diaper rash and dry, cracked lips and hands.

The First Aid Salve (like all of my salves) contains all organic or wild-harvested and non-GMO ingredients including
Yarrow, Arnica, Calendula, Plantain, Cottonwood Buds, Vitamin E, Lavender Essential Oil. The Anti-Fungal Salve contains Chaparral, Black Walnut Hulls, Calendula, Echinacea, Garlic, Tea Tree Oil, Rosemary Oil, Oregano Oil, and Vitamin E. Two different recipes for two different purposes.

The Bug Bite/Sting Salve contains ingredients specifically known to soothe and heal bug bites, insect stings, and rashes (and nothing extra): Plantain, Calendula, Lavender Oil, Tea Tree Oil, and Vitamin E. This salve also has a higher concentration of those specific ingredients than other salves that may contain one or more of the same in order to help stop the itchiness from bites and stings sooner.


If you’d like a little more information, I created a blog post that delves deeper into the most common uses for each of my products.
I hope this helps answer your questions. Thank you for getting in touch and for trusting my products. Here’s a quick link to the Apothecary so you can reorder that salve you shared with your friend!


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