Commonly called 'Balm of Gilead', cottonwood resin is a protective, incubating, sticking goo that cloaks the air with it's heavenly scent in spring as the leaf buds unfurl out of their resin wombs. Infused in oil and used topically, Cottonwood is a protective, inflammation modulating antimicrobial. Hailing from the same family as Willow (hello aspirin origins), Cottonwood's medicine is also pain relieving and great for healing skin (burns and rashes, too!). I use it to massage sore joints, as a scent ritual for remembering those spicy summer days in the woods, under my gloves when gardening, and as a barrier against citrus in my cuticles when I'm bartending.


contains: olive oil, coconut oil, Populus spp. buds, local beeswax. all organic

or wild harvested ingredients.


  • commitment

    goldstatus botanicals is dedicated to harvesting plants in a respectful, low impact way. when a plant is endangered, i seek out sustainably grown versions or i do not use it.
    i remain small batch because that is how i caretake this land that i feel responsibility toward. i come back, again and again, and sow seeds, re plant, pick up garbage and give thanks.


    because of the consumable nature of these items, goldstatus botanicals cannot accept returns. we can replace damaged items. we can initiate lost shipping claims.

    if you're unhappy with a product, get in touch. i'd love to see what we can work out to make your experience a good one. generally, i'm only able to offer in site credit for another purchase, or an exchange.

    the disclaimer

    please know the plants and products you are allergic to. if needed, do a pretest on a small patch of skin and see how you react over 24 hours, or taste a small amount of a supplement to judge your reaction. you are responsible for what you put in your body. if something weird or bad happens, cease use of the product. i will do my best to answer any questions.

    I believe in these plants and their power and ability, but:

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