How the Defender Salve  Fights Bacteria Naturally

How the Defender Salve Fights Bacteria Naturally

A Journey from Dermatitis to Natural Healing

“In a world inundated with quick fixes and synthetic solutions, a quest for healing took an unexpected turn. Struggling with a severe dermatitis outbreak, I found myself at the mercy of conventional remedies like Neosporin and other antibacterial ointments, unaware of the toxic ingredients exacerbating my condition. Frustrated by the cycle of temporary relief followed by aggravated symptoms, I embarked on a journey of self-discovery and research, delving into the world of natural remedies. Through my exploration, I realized what I was using to treat my dermatitis was actually making it worse! It’s when I uncovered a hidden gem in my own home — our trusty Defender Salve — my dermatitis completely cleared up. These salves are a safe and all-natural alternative that not only soothe my skin but also restore my faith in the healing power of nature. “

-Emily, a Bend Soap Co. Customer

Join us as we shed light on why the all-natural Defender Salve reigns supreme while Neosporin and other antibacterial creams fall short. Unlike its chemical-laden counterparts, the Defender Salve boasts a harmonious blend of nature's finest ingredients, each chosen for its potent healing properties and gentle effectiveness. Say goodbye to artificial fragrances, preservatives, and synthetic additives that can do more harm than good, and say hello to a purer, cleaner approach to healing. 

Discover the science-backed benefits of our salve's natural antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, and soothing components that not only tackle skin issues but also nurture your skin with the care and respect it deserves. 

How Does It Work

The Defender Salve is a deeply moisturizing balm that helps soothe skin and encourage healing all at the same time. Use a thin layer of this salve in place of your Neosporin or antibacterial ointments to add a restorative protective layer between your skin and the outer elements and then top with a clean bandage. Aside from swapping out your antibacterial creams and ointments, these tins of balmy goodness can be used in a variety of different ways. 

Marilee, Co-Founder of Bend Soap Company, loves using a thin layer of this salve in place of Neosporin or antibacterial ointments for typical “owies” and skin that’s in need of disinfection or protection against germs and bacteria. Whether you swipe it on before applying a bandage or apply it to the skin all by itself, ensure that the skin is clean and free of any dirt or debris before use to see optimum benefits with use. 

  • Safe, effective, 100% natural

  • Powerful defense against bacteria 

  • Nourishing ingredients form a protective layer over the skin to help prevent scarring

  • Useful for treating scrapes, cuts, and minor burns

  • Made with a similar blend of bacteria-fighting essential oils you’ll find in our All Shield products:

    Beeswax, Coconut Oil, Chamomile Extract, Calendula Extract, Cocoa Butter, Shea Butter (although a tree nut, reactions are extremely rare), Arrowroot Powder, and Essential Oils (Clove, Cinnamon, Orange, Lemon, Frankincense, and Eucalyptus).

    Beeswax & Coconut Oil

    The combination of beeswax and coconut oil creates a delightful duo that synergistically benefits the skin. Beeswax forms a protective barrier on the skin's surface, sealing in moisture and promoting healing while also possessing anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties to soothe and protect the skin. On the other hand, coconut oil deeply moisturizes the skin with its rich fatty acids and vitamins, leaving the skin soft and supple. Its antimicrobial properties further contribute to skin health by protecting against harmful bacteria. Together, beeswax and coconut oil work harmoniously in a soothing salve to nourish, hydrate, and protect the skin naturally, making it an ideal choice for those seeking gentle yet effective healing solutions.

    Chamomile & Calendula Extract

    Chamomile and calendula extracts are powerhouse botanical ingredients in the all-natural salves, renowned for their soothing and healing properties. Chamomile extract, with its anti-inflammatory and calming effects, helps to reduce redness and irritation, making it ideal for sensitive or compromised skin. Calendula extract boasts antibacterial and antifungal properties, aiding in wound healing and promoting healthy skin regeneration. Together, these extracts work to provide relief for various skin conditions, such as eczema, minor cuts, or insect bites.

    Cocoa & Shea Butters

    Shea butter, rich in vitamins and fatty acids, deeply hydrates and conditions the skin, promoting a soft and supple texture. Cocoa butter, with its emollient properties, forms a protective barrier on the skin, locking in moisture and shielding it from environmental stressors. Together, these two buttery ingredients work to replenish dry, damaged skin, soothe irritation, and support the skin's natural barrier function. Cocoa and shea butter not only provide essential hydration but also contribute to the overall effectiveness of the salve in protecting and enhancing the skin's health and vitality.

    Arrowroot Powder

    Arrowroot powder plays a crucial role in our all-natural soothing salves by acting as a thickening agent and providing a silky, smooth texture to the salves. Beyond its textural benefits, arrowroot powder also helps to absorb excess moisture, making the salve less greasy and more comfortable to apply. Additionally, arrowroot powder is known for its soothing properties, which can help calm irritated skin and promote healing. 

    Clove & Cinnamon Essential Oils

    Clove and cinnamon essential oils are potent additions to the all-natural Defender Salve, known for their antimicrobial, antifungal, and anti-inflammatory properties. Clove oil is rich in eugenol, a compound with analgesic properties that can help alleviate pain and reduce inflammation. Similarly, cinnamon oil contains cinnamaldehyde, which exhibits antimicrobial properties, making it effective against various pathogens. When combined in the Defender Salve, these essential oils not only contribute a warm, inviting fragrance but also work to bolster the salve's protective properties against bacteria and fungi.

    Citrus Essential Oils

    Citrus essential oils, such as lemon and orange, are also important additions to the all-natural Defender Salve, both offering unique benefits. These citrus oils are rich in antioxidants and antimicrobial properties, making them effective in combating harmful pathogens and supporting the immune system. Their uplifting and refreshing scents can help boost mood and energy levels while providing a natural defense against environmental threats. 

    Frankincense Essential Oil

    Frankincense essential oil, a prized ingredient in the all-natural Defender Salve, offers a wealth of benefits for both the skin and overall well-being. Renowned for its anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, and immune-boosting properties, frankincense oil plays a vital role in fortifying the body's defenses against various threats. Its astringent qualities help to tighten and tone the skin, while its earthy aroma promotes relaxation and mental clarity.

    Eucalyptus Essential Oil

    Eucalyptus essential oil, the last component in the all-natural Defender Salve, brings a myriad of benefits to the table. Known for its potent antibacterial, antiviral, and anti-inflammatory properties, eucalyptus oil serves as a powerful defender against germs and environmental threats. Its refreshing aroma also aids in clearing the sinuses and promoting easier breathing, making it a popular choice for respiratory support. In the Defender Salve, eucalyptus oil works to boost the immune system, soothe skin irritations, and provide a natural defense against various pathogens, creating a holistic solution for those looking to fortify their well-being and protect their skin.

    Made with 100% All-Natural Ingredients

    As with all Bend Soap Co. products, our salves are made with a limited number of 100% all-natural ingredients each chosen for the individual benefits they offer the skin. Ingredients like beeswax, non-GMO oils and butters, calendula, chamomile, and arrowroot powder not only nourish your skin but create a gentle seal that helps your skin absorb nutrients.

    If you already love lathering up with your All Shield Goat Milk Soap or soaking in a warm bath infused with a few handfuls of All Shield Milk Bath, the Defender Salve was made for you! 

    Versatile Ways to Use the Defender Salve:

  • Use in place of antibacterial ointments, creams, and topical treatments 

  • Prevent itching from bug bites

  • Apply to nicks, cuts, scrapes, and burns

  • Dab onto healing blemishes on your face, back, and body to speed up recovery time

  • Apply to growing bellies to help prevent stretch marks during pregnancy

  • As we eagerly embrace the sunny days of summer up ahead, the inevitable cuts and scrapes that come with outdoor adventures are no match for the Defender Salve – With its powerful powder defense against bacteria, this all-natural salve is your go-to companion for a carefree season of play. 

    We love making one product that can do everything and these salves won’t let you down. Each multifunctional salve can be used in various ways based on their specific ingredients. Mild enough for everyday use, you’ll find that these soothing balms can help you replace many of the toxic, big-name brand products you already have in your home with safe, effective, all-natural solutions.

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