Herbal healing salves can be one the easiest most versatile and customizable things you can put in your medicine cabinet. This easy DIY healing salve is herbal, natural, and wonderfully healing!
Herbs, I love them, it’s no secret.
Just thinking of herbs brings to mind a gorgeous little apothecary. Complete with herbs drying and mysterious jars filled with healing potions.
When it comes to a healing salve what could be better than a herb-infused healing salve? I am sure this doesn’t need to be said, but I will say it anyway. I am a huge believer in the power of nature. Natural things often are far superior to their synthetic counterpart.
Herbs are little miracles, little gifts from above.
In a house, with 5 kids from ages 1-12, it goes without saying that injuries happen. Almost daily I have a kid running inside with a tear-streaked face, crying. Whether scraping an arm while tree climbing or riding a bike and falling or lord knows a hurt foot cause we never wear shoes! So with a big drawer full of band-aids and some mom-made “super-hero cream” (that’s what we call it, and it works, the name alone-instant pain relief), I mend the injury and they return to childhood wildness.
DIY herbal healing salve
The scoop about what’s in it
- calendula infused olive oil- (more on how to make this check here). Calendula is a wonderful plant, both for its amazing healing properties and for its companion planting strengths. Calendula is both antiseptic and anti-inflammatory. Secondly, olive oil is a great oil for the body it is very moisturizing and it is packed full of good fats, essential fatty acids, vitamins, minerals, and proteins that are particularly good for the skin, and is even safe for sensitive skin and is helpful at soothing and healing eczema and psoriasis.
- comfrey infused coconut oil- comfrey is another amazing herb, also for many reasons. One of those is the fact comfrey has been used for centuries and is known for actually healing broken bones faster. This is due to its ability to speed up cell production. Coconut oil is another amazing oil, with no short list of qualities. And is praised for everything from hair and skin benefits to internal healing.
- Shea butter- moisturizing and a skin protectant, full of helpful nutrients.
- beeswax- skin protectant, moisturizing, and thickens.
- Essential oils like lavender, frankincense, and tea tree (but others can b
- vitamin E oil- acts as a natural preservative
Herbal healing salve recipe
ok let’s whip this together, shall we?
1/2 C. calendula-infused olive oil (again if you need the how-to on that check here)
1/2 C. comfrey-infused coconut oil (making it much like the calendula, but if you don’t have this just use plain ol’ coconut oil). Don’t use fractionated coconut oil you will want it to harden some and be more salve, coconut oil in its solidified state helps with this.
1 Tbsp. Shea butter (optional but wonderful)
2-3 Tbsp beeswax
15-25 drops tea tree EO
15-25 drops lavender EO
15-25 drops frankincense EO
1/8 tsp. vitamin E oil (optional, but can help extend the shelf life)
Combine the olive oil and the coconut oil, along with the butter and beeswax in either a double boiler and slowly heat on the stove.
Side note here don’t microwave you will kill many nutrients you want to be present in your salve.
When all your items have melted together remove from the heat. Add vitamin E oil and essential oils. Remember to pour into your container while it’s warm, it will harden but should stay at a salve-like consistency. If you want it harder simply add a little more beeswax or less for a smoother texture.
This salve is great for diaper rash cream, cuts, scrapes, burns, bruises, jammed or sprained joints, and even surgery scars (I have personally used it on healing my C-section incision wounds). This stuff is antiseptic, antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal, anti-inflammatory, soothing, pain relieving, speeds healing, reduces scarring, and is ALL NATURAL!!
DIY Herbal Healing Salve
- 1/2 cup calendula infused olive oil
- 1/2 cup comfrey infused coconut oil can substitute regular coconut oil not fractionated
- 2 Tbsp shea butter optional
- 2-3 Tbsp beeswax
- 15-25 drops tea tree EO
- 15-25 drops lavender EO
- 15-25 drops frankincense EO
- 1/4 tsp vitamin E oil
- Combine the olive oil and the coconut oil, along with the butter and beeswax in either a double boiler and slowly heat on the stove.
When all your items have melted together remove from the heat. Add vitamin E oil and essential oils. Remember to pour into your container while it's warm, it will harden but should stay at a salve-like consistency.
No matter if you are looking for a healthy little DIY or a way to reduce trash or simply know more of what’s going into your family’s bodies, this easy little DIY healing salve is the answer to your healing woes. Natural, healthy, herb-infused goodness that is amazing at speeding the healing process and reducing pain not to mention you feeling like you can make anything! Psht…Who needs that medical aisle at that store anyway?
I sure hope you love this salve as much as we do ♡♡♡
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Beth is a mother of 6 living on a handful of acres in an old farmhouse in central Kansas. Beth has a background in the military and health and fitness however her passions come from her homestead life. Beth is an enthusiastic homeschooling mom, avid organic gardener, chicken & goat wrangler, who is obsessed with herbs and natural remedies and maintaining an all-around Do-It-Yourself lifestyle. Beth loves to share all she has learned about and sustainable living. While striving for a healthy, natural life, family-centered life.