How to Make An Herbal Salve

Herbal salves use to intimidate the bejeezus out of me. But when I started making them, I wondered what on earth took me so long to take this next step into herbalism. Salves are extremely easy to make, and equally as beneficial to the homesteading herbalist’s medicine cabinet.
Let me show you just how easy it is….

We make herbal salves to heal irritated skin, soothe sore muscles, speed up the healing process of cuts and wounds, and we can even make salves to help with respiratory distress—like homemade vapo rub.
But today I’m going to give you one of my go to herbal salve recipes. You can adapt this recipe with whatever herbs you see fit. Find the recipe below, and watch the video too!
Use this salve on bumps and bruises, sore muscles, bug bites, and more!

Soothing Chamomile Salve

1 oz calendula infused oil

1 oz chamomile infused oil

1 oz arnica infused oil

.5 to 1 oz beeswax

Method:

  1. In a double boiler (a mason jar setting in a saucepan with water in it), combine all ingredients (in the jar) until completely melted.
  2. Quickly pour into tins and allow to cool completely.
  3. Cap tightly, label, and store for up to 1 year.

Watch the video here:

Buy Organic herbs here:

Bulk Herb Store
Mountain Rose Herbs

Products I use to make salves:

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