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Fëathelas Healing Salve

(17 customer reviews)


This rich, whipped salve is a leave-in conditioner, damage preventer, and all around invaluable. It not only imparts a rich dose of moisture, it also contains a host of herbal conditioning properties, and then seals it all in with a smooth finishing shine.

What’s in a Name?: The name is inspired by both Tolkien and my novels, The Iyarri Chronicles. It’s got a few parts so lets break them down:

How to say Fëathelas:

The name draws from Tolkien pronunciation rules, but is not intended to starkly adhere to them, because Fëathelas is of course a made up word that was not formed strictly by Tolkien linguistic conventions. Broadly, for Tolkien linguistic rules, an accent on a vowel (á é etc) indicates a long vowel. The sound of the vowel doesn’t change but it is longer. A diaeresis (ä ë etc) is a reminder that the vowel is pronounced separately from the letters on either side of it. This would be the case anyway even if the diaeresis weren’t used. For example Fëanor, without the trema, would be pronounced as FEE-nor. But with the trema it becames FAYE-a-nor. Likewise, Finwë becomes FIN-way. So, it’s FAYE-ath-eh-las

What’s the meaning of the symbol in the middle of the Fëathelas label?: Hitting again on part of the name drawing from “athelas” and that this is a healing salve, the symbol is a medical cross comprised of leaves.

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An herbal infusion of: Distilled Water, Nettle, Sedr, Linden, Calendula, Jasmine, and Slippery Elm, Shea Butter, Refined Coconut Oil, BTMS Emulsifying Conditioner, Cetearyl Alcohol, d-Panthenol, Vitamin E Oil, Optiphen, Honey, Aloe Vera Gel, Sandalwood Nut Oil, Argan Oil, Meadowfoam Oil, Cedarwood Essential Oil, Lavender Essential Oil, Lime Essential Oil, Petitgrain Essential Oil, Sage Essential Oil, Benzoin Essential Oil, Peru Balsam Essential Oil, and Vanilla Bourbon CO2 Extract


Although designed for hair, Fëathelas Healing Salve also shines as a lotion, cuticle cream, hand and foot balm, and more!

Post-Shower End Protection: Rub a pea-sized dollop between the palms. Starting at the very ends of towel-dried hair, press palms gently together and slide over the ends of the hair. Repeat as necessary, starting up higher on the length of the hair each time until palms are clean of salve. If hair appears greasy when dry, use a smaller amount next time and apply carefully, being mindful to spread the salve evenly. With only such a small amount needed, this jar will last you a very long time!

Deep Treatment: Apply liberally to length of damp or dry hair, let sit under shower cap for 1-2 hours. Wash.


As unrefined coconut oil melts at 24-25°C (76°F), this product may separate at warmer temperatures and should be stored in a cool place. If it has separated, simply place in the refrigerator and stir often until it is again a solid cream. Fëathelas Healing Salve has a shelf life of two years unrefrigerated, longer if kept cool.

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17 reviews for Fëathelas Healing Salve

  1. Jennifier Trapp (verified owner)

    I love this salve! I was a fan of the original salves years ago, but Feathelas is even better. It works wonderfully on my hair, and feels super moisturizing on my winter-dry skin. And it smells amazing! I can’t stop sniffing the jar or my hair. I highly recommend this salve.

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  2. Heather Steinman (verified owner)

    I used once, after shower. Received so many compliments lol….left house with wet hair!! Really helped my natural wavy hair😁

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  3. TatsuOni (verified owner)

    I know that I usually praise Melissas products, but WOW! I’ve tried all of her old salves and this truly is the one to rule them all! First of all, the smell is absolutely divine! It really melts in my hands and is super easy to apply both to my hair and skin. She took her time to get the recepie right and I get why, since it’s really a step up from the old salves. They were great, but not this easy to handle or “get where you wanted them”.

    I’ve used it in my hair, on my face on top of my regular face cream and on my hands. When it was -19 C (-2F) I only used the salve and skipped my face cream, since I didn’t want so much moisture, before heading outside. My face stayed nice and soft all day! It’s exactly what I need in this cold and dry climate.

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  4. Lynndsey Stancombe (verified owner)

    Smells great! I like the texture and use it on damp hair

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  5. Sharon Brodbeck (verified owner)

    Very nice, light scent and works the usual wonderful salve way of leave in conditioning for my fine hair.

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  6. Megan L. (verified owner)

    I still have some original Panacea and was able to do a side by side comparison. The scents are different on first application, but once applied to hair, Faethelas smells identical. Also goes on a little lighter and smoother. It really is as good and better!!!!

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  7. Elizabeth Wilkins (verified owner)

    Smells lovely, works very well. Super cute container!

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  8. Jennifer Gonella (verified owner)

    Beautiful , thank you so much !

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  9. Sheila L. (verified owner)

    I do no give out very many reviews, but I have used NightBlooming henna twice before, and love it; even with some strands of gray in my hair which turned a golden red. I recently bought the Feathelas Healing Salve I used it and went to work that day with my hair down, well you know how people say young children just blurt out what they see or feel. I work at a preschool and when I went into work that day one of the preschoolers who was just 5 years old asked me how come my hair was sparklee! I smiled and said maybe because I was out in the sun. I did not tell her that maybe it was because of the henna and the new salve I had applied. Love this product!!

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  10. Carleigh (verified owner)

    A little goes a long way with this product, I really like how it makes the ends of my hair feel. I’ve also used a tiny bit on my elbows as a moisturizer, it’s very rich. Definitely worth it!

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  11. Jamie Hancock (verified owner)

    This is the 2nd time of purchasing this and I purchased 2 jars this time! 😊

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  12. Helena A Mutak (verified owner)

    I got the smaller size over a month ago and I am only now getting near the end, even with daily use. It’s great for the ends of my long, fine, hair and beyond that, is exceptional for an eczema patch near my tailbone that was driving me crazy. Applied this daily after shower and it cleared up after only a few days. If it reoccurs I just use this again. It absorbs well, it’s got a very luxurious texture that’s unique, and it smells divine. If you are on the fence I say buy this right now, it’s great for both hair and skin and cuticles etc etc etc.

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  13. CSC29 (verified owner)

    Boy do I love this stuff. I’ve never had so many good hair days in a row. I’ve been using it for three weeks, washing my fine, wavy, dry-ish hair once to twice a week. I use damp hands to apply it to damp hair, then scrunch a little bit to bring out my waves. My hair is soft, shiny, touchable, and far less frizzy. My waves look great even though this technically doesn’t have hold like a gel, which I think is down to the hydrating/moisture-locking properties of the salve. It also is basically weightless, which I appreciate because I really dislike the heavy feeling of product on my hair. A little goes a long way (and I have very long hair), so even though it is a small jar it really lasts. I am a huge fan!!

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  14. Bianca Marinkovic (verified owner)

    I LOVE this stuff!! My hair drinks it up, it smells beautiful, and I also use it as my morning/post-shower face moisturizer! My skin is glowing these days and this is the only thing I’ve done differently. Bonus, it has the most soothing scent and texture. Obsessed 😌

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  15. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Incomparable to anything other than the original Panacea. Amazing. Must keep on hands at all times!!!

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  16. Shannon (verified owner)

    I wasn’t sure if I would like this or not, but hands-down this stuff is amazing. I use it on the bottom 1/3 of my hair where the most damage is, and it transforms velcro damage into silky (but not greasy) hair. Will be re-ordering when I start to run low.

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  17. Anonymous (verified owner)

    I LOVE this. My hair is very damaged from bleaching and box hair dye, and this salve smells amazing, glides on your hair beautifully and smells glorious! And nourished the ends of my hair wonderfully- I will definitely get more. It’s the best (and I have used a LOT of different products) bye this and you will be happy!!!

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