It’s not all that difficult to make your own herbal salve. Read on to find out how to make herbal salve.

How To Make Herbal Salve

A salve is nothing but an ointment for your skin and is used to treat dry skin as well as minor wounds. This could range from petroleum jelly to any other ointment sold in stores. An example of a commonly used salve is a chap stick for dry lips. You can also make your own salve by mixing waxes, herbs, and natural oils together and then cooling it until it reaches a thicker consistency. There are numerous varieties of salves and you can pick and choose your ingredients to create one that is specific to your tastes. Just be sure that you label your salves properly so that people who use them will be aware of the ingredients, and will not suffer any allergic reactions. The main ingredients for herbal salve are olive oil and bees wax. However, you can play around with anything ranging from coconut oil to sweet almond oil. You can also use Shea butter or cocoa butter. Read on to find some ways to prepare herbal salve.
Herbal Salve Recipes
Basic Lip Salve
Olive Oil – 5 tsp
Melted Bees Wax – 1 tsp
Use a double boiler to melt the beeswax. Add the olive oil to the melted beeswax and stir until they blend. Pour into containers after it cools.
Healing Lip Salve
Olive Oil – 1 cup
Grated Bees Wax – 4 tbsp
Calendula or Comfrey Herbs
Put your Comfrey or Calendula herb into a blender and chop it coarsely. Put it into one cup of olive oil in a lidded glass jar. Place the jar in direct sunlight for a week. After a week, filter the oil thoroughly. Mix the herbal oil in 2 tablespoons of grated bees wax in a heavy, but small saucepan. Heat the mixture until the bees wax melts. Once the mixture has cooled, pour into a glass jar and store in a cool dark place. It will stay fresh for a year is properly preserved.
Soothing Lip Salve
Extra Virgin Olive Oil – 2 cups
Calendula Herb
Comfrey Root Extract
Peppermint Oil – 10 drops
Plantain Oil – 5 drops
Rosemary Oil – 5 drops
Start off your herbal salve preparation by heating two cups of extra virgin olive oils in a small pot, preferably mud. As the oil gets hot, add the calendula herb (which has antiviral and anti-inflammatory properties) and stir well. Let it simmer for 10 minutes. Add comfrey root (which helps close wounds and heal tissues) and let it simmer for 10 minutes more. To proceed with the preparation, add in 10 drops of peppermint oil. It helps aid relaxation and induces calmness. 5 drops of plantain oil could then be added as it has antifungal properties. Finally, for the healing properties of its aroma, add in 5 drops of rosemary oil.

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