Native to the Southwestern desert, Ocotillos are large spindly shrubs composed of thorn covered canes which, much of the year, appear lifeless. With enough rainfall they sprout leaves and bright orange, edible flowers that are much loved by hummingbirds. All parts of the plant are medicinal and Ocotillo Eye Balm uses the photosynthetic bark because it has toning properties that help to move lymphatic fluid and stimulate venous circulation.
The bark is extracted in oil and set into salve to become a natural and clean, anti-inflammatory under-eye treatment that can help to reduce puffiness and swelling. Ocotillo Balm can also be applied to hemorrhoids, spider veins, and broken capillaries.