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Fat & the Moon

Swell Salve 'Rhoid" Relief

$15.00 USD

Darn Hemorrhoids...The bummer down under, the southern swell, the piles, the pressure drop, and of course, the pain in the ass. This healing salve with horse chestnut, yarrow, and calendula can help soothe your nether region. Seriously though... Hemorrhoids (HEM-uh-roids), also called piles, are swollen veins in your anus and lower rectum, similar to varicose veins. Chronic constipation, pregnancy, heavy lifting, sitting for long periods on the toilet, and straining can all lead to 'roids.


2oz Small-Batch Salve. Aluminum recyclable tin.


Best applied at night when your body is in repair mode. With a clean finger, apply a pea size amount of the Swell Salve to that pile one to three times a day.


Calendula (Calendula officinalis)*, Horse Chestnut (Aesculus hippocastanum)*, Yarrow (Achillea millefolium)*, Infused Sunflower Oil (Helianthus annuus)*, Beeswax (Cera alba), Horse Chestnut (Aesculus hippocastanum) infused High Proof Spirits* *Organic

Other ways to resolve hemorrhoids naturally

1. Exercise

2. Eat more fiber. Eat high-fiber foods. Eat more fruits, vegetables and whole grains

3. Drink more water (1/2 oz of water for every lb of body weight is our general goal)

4. Soak regularly in a warm bath or sitz bath

5. Get yourself some yarrow. This Homestead Apothecary tincture is great. One dropper full, 3 times a day can help to tighten up those loosey-goosey veins (all varicose veins).

Additional Essential Oils Recommended for Hemorrhoids

Chamomile, Cypress, Frankincense, Helichrysum, Lavender, Peppermint, Tea Tree

Shelf Life

Lastly, please use your Swell Salve within 6 months of purchase. Store in a cool and dry place. Fat & the Moon products are organic and freshly made to order skin food. They do not use preservatives to make their products last forever.


Continuing a family legacy of herbalists and natural healers, Fat and the Moon founder Rachel Budde has built her company around providing handcrafted, herbal body care products to those seeking a natural alternative to chemical-filled products. Like a witch over a cauldron, Budde experiments with age-old ingredients and recipes passed down from various healing traditions to craft innovative and simple products that are good for the body and the earth. Fat and the Moon started as an alternative to the toxic, mass-production body care industry, aiming to provide nourishing ingredients and messages of self-love and self-care.

 And if you were wondering why 'Fat and the Moon'....

 She says, "Fat as the first word in the name of my business has gotten me in some interesting discussions. People ask me about the name all the time because they can hardly believe I would use a word that has such negative connotations,­ especially when it is used within ‘beauty care’."

 "I use the word ‘fat’ to be provocative; I don’t believe fat is a dirty word. But most of the fat in Fat and the Moon comes from my love of the material- oil is the medium of external herbal medicine. Fat in the form of oil is the gift of the seed. Fat, both in plants and animals, is where energy is stored. The richness we taste in food, and the suppleness we feel on our skin after a good slather of bath oil is our bodies' recognition of and pleasure in that vital energy. Oil from plants, in and of itself, is medicinal. I feel honored as a medicine maker to indulge in the play of fat and herbs, especially under the influence of the moon."