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Tips for Rosebud Salve

Rosebud Salve, with its charming tin and delicate rose scent has been around for over 100 years! First developed by the druggist, Dr. G.F. Smith, it has many uses and has been featured in such magazines as Newsweek, Allure, In Style, Cosmopolitan, Oprah, Ladies Home Journal, Real Simple, Working Mother, Canada's Wish, and US Weekly.  It is popular with makeup artists in Hollywood and celebrities.  In 2001, Rosebud Salve won the Lifetime Achievement Beauty Award given by Self Magazine.


Over the years our customers, makeup artists and professionals have shared with us the many ways they have come to depend on Smith’s Rosebud Salve.  Here are just a few of their suggestions and testimonies:

  • Many makeup artists say they have used Smith’s Rosebud Salve to perfect a “pouty look” by using lip liner on the outer edge of the lips and then applying the Salve as a gentle gloss. They say the liner and the salve blend to achieve a sensuous, desirable look.

  • Makeup Artists tell us that they use Rosebud Salve to provide a dewy, moisturized effect with or without makeup and ask us to send it for their makeup kits for use on eyebrows, fly away hair, and as a makeup base that provides a subtle glow.

  • Many customers say Smith’s Rosebud Salve is a “Miracle in A Can” and is perfect for traveling and to keep “on hand” to remove face and eye makeup.  Customers also say it softens cuticles and eases sunburn.

  • Dermatologist and druggists report that Diaper rash, hemorrhoids, psoriasis, alopecia, and dry scalp are eased by the application of Rosebud Salve.

  • Dr. G. F. Smith formulated the salve in 1892 to relieve common skin irritations such as wind burn, insect bites and sore, red noses associated with colds with soothing “Smith’s Rosebud Salve”.


Please note that proprietary products distributed by Rosebud Perfume Company, Inc. are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease or medical problem or meant to be used in place of any therapy or medical advice. If you have any allergies, please read the product label carefully or contact us. Discontinue use if irritation occurs. If you are uncertain about possible sensitivity, always do a patch test before use or consult your healthcare professional.

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