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
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:
Stir together and pour into container of your choice.
This 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.