Welcome to The Dancing Herbalist's Retail Training Modules
Thank you for taking the time to train yourself in how to sell products from The Dancing Herbalist. We love our products and hope you will as well. If you have any questions please feel free to e-mail and we will be sure to reply and update this training to solve questions.
Each section does have an associated quiz with it to get you to consider some alternative ways you can support your clients with each herbal product. As a retailer, if you complete this entire training, be sure to take the survey at the end and we will be happy to send you a free product of your choice just for taking the time to learn. Thank you. -Jillian
Herbal Products for Skin Care
The Dancing Herbalist offers four different products for skin challenges. You can use this guide to help determine which of our products may be best suited for your customer's skin challenges. For more detailed information on each product, a presentation is included for your viewing.
Our three calendula creams contain both oil and alcohol extracts of calendula to help relieve inflammation of the skin and strengthen the skin. It is available in unscented, lemongrass, and peppermint. Unscented is recommended for sensitive skin,
peppermint for more dry itchy skin. This cream is ideal for inflammatory skin conditions like psoriasis and eczema as well as more long term musculoskeletal inflammation.
The first product developed by TDH, this salve is a catch all. If you are not sure what to put on the problem this will probably help. Ideal for cuts, scrapes, bruises, bug bites, foot fungus, and more. With herbs for inflammation, skin healing, and pain this helps it all.
This product is for also available in a stick for ease of use. The All Purpose Salve Stick is available in both scented and unscented to use with small children and pets.
One of our less commonly used products, if you need the olive oil salve nothing else will quite match up. For severely sensitive and inflamed skin, this product helps to create a barrier and calm the inflammatory reaction so the body can heal the damaged skin itself.
For some individuals herbs are still too irritating and this is an ideal product to help calm the inflammatory reaction so that the body can work with stronger products.
We offer three different infused oils for various challenges. These simple extracts of garlic, calendula, and comfrey leaf are 1:5 extracts in olive oil. Calendula can be used as an antiinflammatory and skin healer. Comfrey is ideal for
bruises and scar healing. Topically, garlic is an excellent antimicrobial, commonly used for ear infections. We plan to also manufacture ginger and cayenne oils shortly.
Herbal Products for Inflammatory Skin Conditions Flow Chart
1. When you put lotion on it does it get worse?
2a. Yes: How much worse?
3a. Only a little: Unscented Calendula Cream or Calendula Infused Oil; these will provide the antinalfmmatory action needed with out the potential irritation of the essential oils. The infused oil may be more ideal if preservatives in the cream also cause irritation. It is best to sample the unscented cream and watch the reaction to determine the best.
3b. A lot: Olive Oil Salve; use this as a protectant while the body calms it's irritation. When the irritation, inflammation, and redness reduces the calendula infused oil may be substituted. It is best to take internal anti inflammatory while using this.
2b. No: Is it always inflamed and irritated?
3c. Yes: Calendula Cream; unscented preferred but scented may be fine. The calendula in the creams is more able to absorb through the skin and they contain a wider spectrum of molecules from calendula in them.
3d. No: First Aid Salve; if the irritation comes and goes and is not irritated by lotion, the skin is probably strong enough to use the first aid salve and the the stronger healing benefits from the various herbs with out the potentially damaging effects from the essential oils.