How to Make Herbal Healing Salve – Head to Toe
This natural healing salve is a chemical free alternative to Vaseline, lotions, creams and antibiotic ointments and has herbs to help prevent infection.
My personalized homemade healing salve is helpful on cuts, bruises, stings, poison ivy and skin irritations. Eczema, psoriasis, and burns. It also helps diaper rash and baby skin irritations.
Must be old enough to operate a stove. 18 years, if not old enough then you need to be accompanied by an adult.
A double boiler
2- Clean glass jars,
1 about 13 oz, 1 about 17 oz
1/2 measuring cup
1 tbl spoon
2 Long wooden spoons
Carrier oil (grapeseed or extra virgin olive oil)( you will be filling this carrier oil up to the top leaving 1/2 inch from the brim.
3/8 cup of Beeswax (less for a thinner consistency, more for a firmer cream)
essential oils, if desired.
Let oil and herbs cook for 2 hours
How long does homemade salve last?
Homemade salves without any preservative agents will last about six to eight months at room temperature out of direct heat and sunlight
Can you use salve on face?
Yes, You can use my recipe all-purpose salve on any body part that needs some extra nourishment. I use it on my hands, feet, elbows, lips, and any other rough, dry, hard-working skin.
How much beeswax do I need to make salve?
A general rule of thumb when making salves is to use one part beeswax to three to five parts oil.
How much essential oil do I add to salve?
The general rule of thumb for salve is to use about 1 part of beeswax/butter to approximately 4-7 parts oil, but this solely depends on your tolerance level.
Is beeswax and Vaseline the same?
Beeswax is a natural, renewable product. This means it is a sustainable alternative to synthetic, mineral oil-based waxes and other products. Beeswax is a by-product of honey production. Research has shown that it acts as a better barrier than mineral products such as petroleum jelly.