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Suet Shells by Lia Griesser


Ceramic shells filled with Balm of Gilead

Clay hand harvest from the banks of the ephemeral Santa Cruz River. Mixed with mica from Sangre de Cristo Range for sparkle and strength. Pit fired with local Juniper wood, which coats the clay with carbon turning it black. 

Each shell is unique.

a heal-all salve, when applied topically, pine resin brings blood to the surface, speeding healing of abrasions, bruises, burns. Cottonwood buds bring warmth, relieving sore muscles. Yerba Mansa is anti-inflammatory. 

All plants used are anti-microbial. Beeswax, Suet, Lanolin and Jojoba lock in moisture and protect the skin barrier. Can be used as an all over balm or as a daily chapstick. 

Keep away from heat.

Salve ingredients: Piñon Pine Resin. Olive Oil infused with Cottonwood Bud, Arizona Cypress and Chamomile. Beeswax. Grass-Fed Suet, Lanolin. Yerba Mansa Essential Oil.

All ingredients are locally sourced, wild harvested or homegrown.

A percentage of sales go to an indigenous land-tending educational cooperative. 

Shipping - All orders over $150 USD will qualify for free domestic shipping within the U.S. Orders are processed within 24-48 hours, excluding weekends and major holidays. 

All items are issued a USPS tracking number

Desert Vintage is not responsible for lost or stolen packages on purchases made without insurance and/or signature confirmation.

International- Desert Vintage offers international shipping. Shipping rates depend on the size and weight of the items. First class international is the least inexpensive shipping method for international orders. First class international generally takes 10-21 days, but does not include tracking or insurance. If you would like to go with priority international, it usually takes 1-2 weeks to arrive and includes tracking, delivery confirmation, and insurance. Please email to request priority international, or express mail. 

 Desert Vintage is required to accurately declare the value of all international address's on the relevant customs forms. Duties and taxes are the responsibility of the customer. Information regarding the amounts and types of duties, along with other customs information, can be accessed through your local post office. 


Mint Virtually no wear, mostly refers to vintage that has never been worn.
Excellent Expected signs of wear, with consideration of the age, but hardly any signs of wear.
Very Good Shows normal signs of wear expected for age with some minor visible problems but will not detract from wear.
GOOD Garment has obvious condition, but overall intact. Could use mending and/or cleaning.
FAIR A piece of vintage that is most likely not wearable, but could serve as a fantastic inspiration piece.


Please keep in mind that in most cases, vintage is pre-worn, and as a result pieces will show some minor wear. Desert vintage carefully assesses each piece, and does its best to disclose all minor flaws that might be associated with each garment within the description of the item. We've included a vintage ranking chart that best describes the condition of each piece. 



International Customs & Duties

All international taxes, customs and import duties will be billed to the recipient by the courier when the parcel reaches its destination country. These charges must be paid by the recipient. We do not take responsibility for these costs and do not offer compensation to cover any of these charges. If a recipient refuses to pay the taxes, customs or import duties, the parcel will be abandoned and will not be eligible for store credit or refund.



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