Handy to Have in the Bag
C.O. Bigelow's Rose Salve is supposed to be an all-purpose balm to take with you on the go. While it's true that there are many application areas for this (cuticles, lips, elbows, etc.), there are still specific areas that I think this balm is best suited for use. First, it does function as a decent lip balm, but I wouldn't advice continued use for that purpose if you are also using it on elbows, ankles, etc. (Seems kind of gross.) Second, I think the Rose Salve works best on cuticles and hands. On elbows and knees, it just feels sticky, especially if you have sleeves. While it doesn't get absorbed into the skin, it does seal in pre-existing moisture. The only con is how hot weather can cause melted parts of the salve to grease the opening of the tin, making it quite slippery and hard to open.
over 4 years ago