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
- 1/4 c. grapeseed oil
- 1/4 c. coconut oil
- 3 T. beeswax pastilles
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:
- 10 drops Melaleuca oil
- 8 drops Lavender oil
- 5 drops Lemon oil
- 5 drops of Vitamin E oil
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.
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
Have you tried using comfrey? I also add cocoa butter to mine and it sweetens the scent up alot.
Where do you purchase the stainless steel storage containers?
You can find them at the Bulk Herb Store.
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.
Yes, you should be able to use either of those in this recipe 🙂
Great. And thanks so much.
I love coming here.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Do you think this would work for the burn from capsaician oils, like when cutting jalapenos? Glad i found you thanks for sharing
I haven’t tried it yet so I’m not sure, if you do try it let me know!
simply rub any cooking oil immediate on the area.
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. 🙂
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.
This homemade recipe looks so amazing, and I bet it smells fab, pinning for later!
love the healthy recipes I’m allergic to alot of things and this looks wonderful. Have a happy easter visiting from my favourite things.
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!!!
Sounds fantastic. I love these oils.
Thank you so much for linking up to Good Tips Tuesday. I chose you as my feature! 🙂 YAY!
This home made recipe is so healthy and I will pass this to kids who are into making home made recipes! I was raised by a mom who only made home made recipes! so i am trying to pass this same philosphy to them!
Hi, Thanks for this. You don’t specify, but do I assume correctly that these are all essential oils?
Yes, these are essential oils used in this recipe.
Will definitely have to try this. I am really into trying home made products right now.
I am starting to get more into natural items. This might be something I need to try. Thanks for sharing at MaMade Blog Hop 🙂
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?
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!)
I love using things like this instead of store-bought stuff. Thanks for sharing this at Savoring Saturdays.
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.
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. 🙂
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!
Just curious as to how long this lasts?
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!
Thanks. I’m looking forward to making this.
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!
It’s 5 drops of Vitamin E oil.
Have you ever made grape leaf salve? Is it doable?
I made this healing salve . It works great . I’m loving the book . Little House Living .