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Desert Salve

Desert Salve

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The prayers of the parched desert ground

The ground says, ‘I am a little weary, but I am strong’

Blessings of sweet waters are already inherent within the illusion of desolation

Blessings of peace live in the ethers, rain down all around us, unseen

By eyes untuned to the frequency of the lotus

Thank you for showing me my poisons

As I chant for the earth I am the earth, chanting

We receive the effect together simultaneously with my cause

Your life was most noble and worthy of utmost respect, gratitude


Desert Salve is formulated with the intention of mitigating the effects of habitating alongside the Salton Sea, or anywhere in dry desert climates. The dust that is kicked up when the wind blows is quick to dry up the skin; it carries with it salt and silt, giving way to burning lips and itchy skin.

Desert Salve is created using the traditional folk method, utilizing the intense sun of Bombay Beach to extract herbs that are soothing to the skin. Use this salve for dry lips and hands, cuts, burns, insect bites and stings, and rashes. It is made with herbs of mullein, yellow dock, calendula, comfrey, yarrow, and plantain.


The basin at the southern end of California that is Bombay Beach is seen and perceived in many ways. For many it is a portal. For some it is the only place in the world that is not plugged in to the simulation. Many come here in response to prophetic dreams. The Salton Sea has been observed to be the base of the spine of California, where kundalini energy swirls and gathers. Shared visions arise of shadowy figures in the night. Strange lights flash in the sky and sea.

While perception varies, we can collectively conclude that the energy here vibrates at a unique intensity. Summers are especially brutal, when many fight hard to keep at bay the demons of the heat which seem to try to infect the brain like a virus. In the desert we may find ourselves at the edge of the abyss, staring and screaming right into the void. We may come face to face with a mirror so clear and excruciatingly bright that we have to fight to hold on to our sanity.

This intensity can give way to revelations, revolution of the spirit, victory. It is up to us, desert dwellers and wanderers, to choose the courage and faith to win.

Desert Salve is formulated with the Bombay Buffer Blend, an essence set combining water, gem, mineral, and flower essences. The blend together works to stabilize intense energy, helping us feel safe and grounded. It works to harmonize negative planetary and man-made energy, so that our body can absorb the energies in a safe way. It is extremely elevating, aiding us to snap out of deep funks and heavy states of discordance. It helps to soothe anger and wash away old, stagnant emotions. Bombay Buffer Blend “bends the frequencies'' to accommodate emotional needs. It helps us find ease and a soothing bath of light within overwhelming chaos and spiraling emotions. It helps us channel rage and other intense emotions into construction and creative endeavors. Brings refuge, salvation, connection, reflection. Reminds us that we are the Universe, we are our own refuge.

Bombay Buffer Blend helps us to accept what is, and to have confidence in our self. It keeps us moving forward so we don’t stagnate in the muck. It attunes us to the heartbeat of the planet, connecting us with the elements so we can ground and center them in our body. Connects us with our highest self, helping us recharge and aiding in journeywork. The essences of this set urge us to remember our important, integral place within the grand symphony of life. And to have reverence for our unique path. It brings patience into the moments of stillness, and fortitude into moments of action. Helps us to step outside ourselves to see the beauty, awe, and perfection in every moment.

Desert Salve's Essences:

River Rocks

Blue Lotus

Rain Bath



Lithium Ore

Stargazer Lily

A few words from the guardians of each essence:

Blue Lotus- “Elevate above the insanity. Rational thought can not lift us out of the depths of hell. Faith brings about this miracle of transcendence. The life state of Buddhahood is present in every single aspect of life.”

Obsidian- “Tip of the iceberg. What mountains lie beneath all that you know? SEE in totality. You already know the foundation of life.”

Stargazer Lily- “It doesn’t all need to make sense right now. Throw yourself fully into life, without hesitation. Trust and be joyful, bold yet humble. Gratitude brings these aspects to surface.”

Lithium- “Origins, neural pathways. The beginning is always now.”

Amonite- “Endless Possibilities. You can see the world in a shimmering haze. Life is full of deeper wonder than can ever be fathomed.”

River Rocks- “A breath of fresh air. Here you are between earth and sky. Let yourself be soothed, cleansed, elements and energies equalized, in balance.”

Rain Bath- “Eyes wide open. Cosmic being, limitless life force. Everything everywhere is all right here.”


Herbal Oil (Olive Oil, Mullein Leaf (verbascum thapsis), Yellow Dock Root (rumex crispus), Calendula Flowers (calendula officinalis, Comfrey Leaf (symphytum uplandicum), Yarrow (achillea millefolium), Plantain Leaf (plantago lanceolata)), Beeswax (cera alba), Bombay Buffer Blend (infusion of River Rocks, Rain Bath, Amonite, Stargazer Lily, Obsidian, Lithium, Blue Lotus)


Keep out of reach of children. Consult your health care practitioner before using if pregnant or nursing. Disclaimer: Not approved by the FDA. Results may vary and are not 100% guaranteed. Not intended to replace medical or mental treatment by a qualified physician.

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