12 of the Most Important All-Natural Remedies
We’re passionate about plants. It stems from a lifetime of curiosity and a quest to find the best ways to live in balance with nature while enjoying some of the benefits of a rapidly modernizing world. Nature gifts us with so much more than breathtaking beauty. It always has. Our journey has led us to a greater appreciation of the flora and fauna that surrounds us, how they maintain a natural equilibrium, and how we can emulate that harmony.
We created Green Goo using plant-based ingredients and some of the time-honored traditions we discovered along the way. The result is a line of all-natural salves with homeopathic roots that help remedy the bumps, strains, and stresses of our everyday life.
Curious to know how our ongoing plant education gave us purpose? Below we’re sharing 12 of what we think are the most important ways to use all-natural remedies and we’re linking you to some of our best, most widely used salves.
Why Choose All-Natural Remedies
Historically, humans have looked to nature for holistic solutions for common skin and body ailments like abrasions, aches, rashes, cuts, sunburns, dry skin, and much more. Over millennia we have identified plants that not only showcase a wide variety of benefits but also tend to be much less invasive than harsh chemicals or man-made products.
All-natural salves offer a safe and effective way to address first aid, skincare, and beauty/body care. Whatever lifestyle you lead, whether you’re an outdoor enthusiast or a stay-at-home-mom, you can benefit from these discoveries and the wisdom of our ancestors.
Here are 12 of the most important all-natural remedies and the Green Goo products we recommend. We’ve conveniently grouped them by ailments, skin needs, or common issues.
For centuries, mothers and midwives have looked to nature to find answers to help mothers and babies heal gently. Some of the most popular remedies contain ingredients like beeswax, calendula flowers, jojoba oil, and comfrey. They are powerful helpers in relieving common skin conditions that new mothers and babies often experience like dry skin, baby thrush, cracked nipples, diaper rash, and even post-birth sensitivities.
Green Goo Mama & Baby
Motherhood is certainly an awe-inspiring journey. From prenatal to post-birth, baby and mama work in harmony to strengthen and empower one another. In celebration of this dynamic, Green Goo created some of the best all-natural salves for newborns and mothers. We have a whole line, but we suggest trying:
Eczema & Skin Conditions
Calendula, sunflower, chamomile, and vitamin E can protect and moisturize your skin. Used daily, a formula with these ingredients -- as well as others like elderflowers, yarrow, and jojoba oil -- can provide relief for rough, dry, and/or cracked skin.
Green Goo Dry Skin
In this tradition, Green Goo’s Dry Skin salve is specifically designed for those suffering from skin conditions like eczema, psoriasis, dryness, cracked hands, rashes, and much more. Our powerful all-natural salve utilizes these plant-based ingredients in their most natural form. Find out more here:
Is there an all-natural salve to protect your skin from sunburns?
One of the most common skin conditions is caused by our sun. Harmful UVA and UVB rays can quickly dry and crack the epidermis, the outer layer of skin. Calendula flowers, beeswax, and sunflower oil are widely used to treat sunburns. Their natural properties can help protect and soothe your skin.
Green Goo Solar Goo
Our unscented and petroleum- and gluten-free salve protects your sensitive skin from the sun’s harmful UVA and UVB rays. It contains zinc oxide, coconut oil, and shea butter, plus it has 30 SPF sunblock. A stick or tin of this powerful sunblock is a must whenever you head outdoors. Try it out:
Natural Relief for Cold Sores
Anyone who’s experienced a cold sore knows how unsightly and painful they can be. Most of us will search high and low for a quick solution that will relieve symptoms and prevent future outbreaks. Try our homeopathic formula specifically designed to relieve the symptoms and appearance of cold sores.
Green Goo’s Cold Sore Salve
Herbs like plantain, comfrey, sage, St. John’s wort, chickweed, and yarrow combine with natural oils to protect and promote the healing process and ease the painful blisters associated with cold sores. Get yours at the link below:
Bumps, Bruises, Sprains, and Strains
One of the most powerful all-natural remedies is arnica, a perennial herb that grows in Europe and North America. Its ability to soothe pains and strains has long been revered and discussed among farmers, herbalist, naturopathic enthusiasts, and scientists alike.
Green Goo’s Pain Relief
Our pain-relieving salve contains arnica flowers picked at their most potent stage. Rub it on and massage it in for relief from bumps, bruises, achy muscles, sprains, and the stiffness associated with arthritis. Take a look here:
First Aid All-Natural Remedy
If you have an everyday skin issue like a cut, scrape, or poison ivy rash, you may be wondering if there’s an all-natural salve that works for that. As luck would have it, the answer is yes. Comfrey leaf, calendula, yarrow, plantain, and myrrh offer excellent relief for everyday bumps and bruises. Incorporating these powerful plants into your first-aid kit is never a bad idea.
Green Goo’s First Aid
Can you add one product to your emergency kit that outperforms the rest? Our all-natural First Aid salve should be a go-to in every household. Our potent plant-based ingredients can ease cuts, cracks, scrapes, sunburn, poison ivy itch, blisters, chafing, and insect bites and stings. You can even use it on athlete’s foot and ingrown toenails. This non-toxic, lanolin-free formula can replace many of your traditionally used first aid, anti-itch, and skin-protecting products, simplifying your life and clearing space in your medicine cabinet.
Green Goo First Aid salve is good for people of all ages, and you can use it in a pinch on dogs, chickens, horses, cats, cows, and ducks. Follow the link to find out more:
Plant-Based Relief for New Tattoos
When seeking to aid the healing process associated with new tattoos, herbs like yarrow, sage, calendula, and St. John’s wort are a great place to start. Together, they work to soothe the irritation that tattoo needles undoubtedly create. These and other herbs can also hydrate and nourish your skin for more vibrant tattoos with a longer lifespan.
Green Goo’s Tattoo Solution
Ease the scabs, redness, and soreness of new tattoos. Gently rub Green Goo in to keep your skin moisturized and your tattoo colors at their best. Tattoo Care’s natural ingredients protect your new tattoo while you soothe and nourish your skin with chickweed, plantain, comfrey, and sage to keep your ink looking fresh and vibrant longer. Grab our Tattoo Care here:
A Salve for your Hard-Working Feet
What can you use for common foot issues like athlete’s foot, cuts, blisters, dryness, and others? Fortunately, there are herbal answers to these everyday concerns. Calendula, comfrey, myrrh, sage, and yarrow have proven useful in soothing the symptoms of common foot afflictions.
Our Green Goo creation
Green Goo carries a natural remedy to help ease blisters, dryness, chafing, cuts, ingrown toenails, athlete’s foot, rashes, and nail fungus. Its powerful plant-based ingredients help to relieve pain and irritation. Rub it on your feet whenever you need it or after a shower to ease and prevent foot maladies. Treat your feet:
We’ve reviewed some of the best herbs to combat skin issues. However, many skin issues go beyond rashes and dryness. If you’re curious about which all-natural remedies help relieve symptoms caused by time, well, we’re happy to say there are many. Powerful plants like yarrow, sage, turmeric, and rosehips work to restore the skin’s natural function and provide moisture to help you look and feel younger.
All Natural Salve for Skin Restoration
If you have age spots, wrinkles, sunspots, puffy eyes, aging, or sun-damaged skin, try our all-natural Skin Repair salve. With potent ingredients like aloe vera and vitamin E, it makes a great night cream and after-sunning treatment. Elevate your skin routine:
Poison Ivy can cause painful irritation. Nature lovers often encounter this pesky plant and its cousins out on the trails, in our parks, or even their own backyards. Luckily there’s a way to help relieve symptoms from exposure naturally. Here come chickweed, jewelweed, and grindelia to the rescue. Combined with plantain, sunflower oil, and beeswax, relief can come quickly. They work to combat itching, redness, and even help to clear up the rash altogether while simultaneously hydrating and nourishing your skin, so you're back to normal in no time.
Green Goo for Poison Ivy
Our all-natural salve is non-toxic, unscented, and safe for all ages. The homeopathic formula soothes and relieves the oozing sores, pain, and itching caused by rashes from poison ivy, poison oak, and poison sumac. Get relief now:
Animal First Aid Salve
Herbal use and all-natural remedies are not limited to humans. In fact, many of the same botanicals we use to treat cuts, scrapes, aches, and pains can also be used safely on animals. Your pets can benefit from homeopathic solutions made of yarrow, sunflower oil, olive oil, vitamin E, sage, rosemary, and lavender, to name a few. These agents act to relieve skin issues commonly encountered by all of your domesticated animals.
Green Goo for Animals
We care for all living things, which is why we’ve designed a product specifically for our feathered and furry friends. This natural salve helps to soothe frostbite, dry noses, cuts, scrapes, and more. Get it here: