Homemade Healing Salve

Homemade Healing Salve

In my quest for more natural products and eliminating petroleum based products, I have wanted to come up with a formulation that will take the place of the store bought first aid or antibiotic cream. Of course, this formula would need to include beneficial, natural substances instead.

Here is what I have come up with for a Homemade Healing Salve.

First of all, I want to give you some of the healing properties of the ingredients I included in making it.

Grapeseed Oil – wonderful moisturizer for the skin

Coconut Oil – antiviral, antifungal, antibacterial, moisturizer

Beeswax– provides a protective coating that locks in moisture and protects the skin, antibacterial, natural healing without clogging pores

Vitamin E Oil- promotes healing, antioxidant, helps scars heal or prevents scarring

Melaleuca Oil- (also know as Tea Tree oil), antibacterial, anti-fungal, antiseptic, tissue regenerative

Lavender Oil- analgesic, antifungal, antimicrobial, antiseptic, anti-ingectious

Lemon Oil- antiseptic, antifungal, antiviral, astringent

This Healing Healing Salve is a good first aid type of cream and is great for burn, scrapes, cuts. It not only smells heavenly, but also has the properties that are needed in an effective healing salve.

Homemade Healing Cream

What You Need:

Homemade Healing Salve

Melt together these first 3 ingredients. I don’t have a microwave, so I used a glass bowl and my toaster oven. I melted them at 350 degrees for 5 minutes.

Let cool, slightly, and add in:

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Homemade Healing Salve

Stir together and pour into container of your choice.

Homemade Healing SalveThis Homemade Healing Salve is great. We have used it on several cuts, so far. It is a great consistency, once it has set up. It remains soft, but not runny. It has been a wonderful addition to have on hand in a first aid kit at home or a small container to carry in your purse.

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40 Comments

  1. I really enjoy the information you provide. I believe in nature’s healing strength. I was wondering if you have come across a salve for eczema . thnk you

  2. I just started reading your blog.
    Thanks for all the great posts. I do have one question. I only have jojoba oil and almond oil. Can I substitute one of these for the grape seed oil. Oh, I hate being one of those folks who wants to change a recipe. Sorry about that! And thank you in advance.

  3. how would this be without beeswax? every time I use anything with bees wax my skin goes gross and tacky with any about of bees wax, like it sticks in a bad way to my skin.

    1. I recently made a salve with lanolin instead of beeswax because I didn’t have any beeswax on hand. It took a long time to set and it quickly melts when applied to the skin, so it turns into more of a massage oil than a salve.

  4. If you add some calendula flowers to the oils while you are heating them, and then strain it before bottling, you have added healing properties. It is magic for cuts and burns. One comfrey leaf added to the lot also helps. I have always used petroleum products before. I really appreciate learning how to make this without. I have only just discovered the beauty of coconut oil. A very helpful post – thank you.

  5. Thanks for sharing this recipe. I made a salve with calendula, comfrey and St. John’s Wort. The oils in your recipe would give a lovely scent.

  6. Do you think this would work for the burn from capsaician oils, like when cutting jalapenos? Glad i found you thanks for sharing

  7. Your salve looks wonderful – I make many such salves also….and use them often. They replace lotions, lip balms, linaments and more, depending on herbs/oils used. I love the color and natural scents of such salves. Thank you for posting this. I saw your post on Good Tips Tuesday. πŸ™‚

  8. Lovely looking salve and I am sure it is just as effective with all those essential oils. I especially like the idea of keeping a small container in the purse. Thanks for sharing.

  9. love the healthy recipes I’m allergic to alot of things and this looks wonderful. Have a happy easter visiting from my favourite things.

  10. I love that you have so many “homemade” tutorials, fantastic! I want to raise my kids more old-fashioned when I’m older so your blog is very inspiring, lots of great information to look through!!!

  11. I am starting to get more into natural items. This might be something I need to try. Thanks for sharing at MaMade Blog Hop πŸ™‚

  12. I love the idea of making my own ointments and healing products. Where do you get the tins and containers that you store them in?

  13. Lovely recipe. I pinned this as we use a similar salve that I got at a farmer’s market…and will be running low soon. (Thanks for visiting Happiness is Homemade, hope to have you link up next week!)

  14. I love using natural remedies, and I have wanted to learn how to make more at home, this one looks great! Thanks so much for sharing.

  15. Can not wait to give this a try, thank you! I will be featuring this post tomorrow on Tuesdays with a Twist on my blog, come by in the morning to check it out. Thanks again and have a great week. πŸ™‚

  16. I love making my own homemade lotions and things like this! I pinned it and will featuring be featuring your post on my FB page today.
    Thanks so much for linking up on the Cook it! Craft it! Share it! link party last week! Hope to see you again this week!
    ang

    1. This will last for quite a long time. I’ve kept homemade salves and products like this on my shelf for up to 2 years and they still work great!

  17. There is a tag covering the amount of vitamin e drops needed in the ingredients list. How many should I add? Thank you in advance, I look forward to trying this!