My wife and I have gotten to the point where we describe anything that goes in one’s bathroom medicine cabinet, whether it’s cosmetic, medical, or hygienic as salves, balms, and unguents. As in, “Did you pack all your salves, balms, and unguents for our trip?” Unguent is a great, gooshy kind of word.
Reminds me of another favorite, ululate.
As in, “what is that creature so mournfully ululating out there in the wilderness?”
“I don’t know, but it frightens me so, for I am merely a pusillanimous pismire…”