Creosote lines the southern NM highways and fills the vast expanse of our desert region. The land it covers over was once blanketed with meadows of native grass. Over grazed, creosote is one of a few plants that cover the landscape to protect it from the harsh UV rays of the sun. Creosote is what we smell when we say we can smell the rain.
During this drought we've looked out a miles of dry creosote bush and wondered. "Will it come back?" The little bit of rain that came with July brought it to bloom. Today we harvested bright colored and flowering plant lush with oil and scent and started up another batch of our topical spray.
The creosote spray that we make at Holy Scrap is simple and potent. Unlike the complex chemical junk being sold in mass market stores, it has a simple 3 ingredients: creosote plant, alcohol, water.
It's uses are as follows:
* Anti fungal/microbial: relieves athlete's foot and aids in overcoming human papilloma virus, paronychia
* Anti bacterial: cleans cuts, stings, bites, wounds
* Diluted and swished around the mouth it makes a great bacteria killing mouthwash that tastes similar to Listerine