Ceremony Series - Kw’enikwáy Wild Poplar Salve

$30.00 CAD

KW'ENIKWÁY (kwa-in-i-kway) is the Squamish name for cottonwood (also known as poplar).

The fragrant resin from the leaf buds of poplar has many properties for topical use. This salve blends wild harvested leaf buds with olive oil and beeswax to create a soothing treatment for muscle aches and minor skin irritations.

With every Ceremony Release, we donate a portion of sales to an organization that supports Indigenous causes. Your purchase of the Kw'enikway Wild Poplar Salve will help support Outlast Arts and Education, which provides filmmaking and media programming to Lakota and Black youth on Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota. Outlast was founded in 2015 with the goal of increasing the visibility of Indigenous peoples in the media by fostering the talent and multimedia skills of Indigenous youth so that they can take back the narrative and tell their own stories.

Huy chexw a / thank you for supporting Sḵwálwen so that we can in turn support other Indigenous causes.

51.4 g (1.81 Oz)


Rub on chest to support congestion relief. Use topically on muscle aches, small scrapes, and minor skin irritations. Use within one year of opening. Store in a cool and dry place


Olea Europaea (olive) Fruit Oil, Populus Trichocarpa (Poplar Bud), Cera Alba (Beeswax)

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Customer Reviews

Based on 1 review

Helped with sore muscles. Does not feel greasy at all

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At Sḵwálwen, we sustainably harvest and source sacred plants that are known to help heal, hydrate, renew and bring balance.

Our heritage botanicals grow and thrive in particular terroir. We observe these plants throughout their growing season, looking for the cues and signs that they are ready to be harvested. This kind of awareness leads to a connection to place and a knowledge that can only be developed over time. 

Each batch of Sḵwálwen products is made with care and intention, bringing you luxurious skincare products free from harsh chemicals, phthalates, synthetic fragrances, synthetic colors and parabens.

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