The time has come! The transition of Winter to Spring invites us to appreciate rebirth and beauty on this Earth. My very favorite thing about this time of year is collecting Cottonwood buds after a wind storm along the Nooksack river. I then take the buds back to my warm and cozy home and infuse them in oil with hear of blessed fire...
This salve is such an incredible remedy- my go to salve. Topically, Cottonwood works wonders for pains in the body and sore joints. It is also used for all kinds of minor wounds, like burns cuts, scratches, etc.
If you haven't walked along buds of Cottonwood, I would highly recommend seeking that out. The smell is inexplicably beautiful and magical.