Today I was live on Facebook showing some of you how to make a salve. While Facebook live videos are a little bit difficult for me, it was so fun to share what I’ve been learning about essential oils with all of you! Now, the recipe for how I make my salve is already in my free Ebook for 2017, but I’ll be sharing it here with you too. This particular tutorial is how to make a salve for skin ailments; minor burns, bites, cuts, and scrapes. And you guys, once you learn, it’s SO easy to make your own all the time.
How to Make a Salve with Essential Oils
My internet went out halfway through the live tutorial, but it actually worked out okay because I don’t think I can add a twenty-plus minute video to YouTube. So I’ve posted both parts one and two below:
1/3 c coconut oil
2 tsp raw shea nut butter (unrefined, unbleached)
1 TBSP beeswax
30 drops essential oils of your choice
3 2 oz tins
All you do is add the first three ingredients to a double boiler (or in my case, a glass measuring cup sitting in a pot of water), and melt them. Once everything is melted, remove it from the heat and let cool for about 30 seconds to a minute.
This is when you’ll add the essential oils–I used 10 drops each of lavender, frankincense, and melaleuca. Stir, pour into the tins, and let cool.
I used this on my son’s chin (you can see how I cleaned it here and what it looks like now) as well as the goldenrod tincture I made at the end of the summer–which, BTW, can we be done with Winter now?
What we used and Why:
Shea butter is amazing for your skin–I use it every night on my face as like a deep moisturizer. The shea nut has healing properties in it and has been used for blemishes, to reduce wrinkles, for itching, sunburns, wounds, eczema, bites, and frostbite.
Frankincense is an astringent, soothing (natural discomfort reliever), and anti-inflammatory. So good for skin!
Melaleuca is antifungal, cleansing, and purifying. It’s also great for burns, scrapes, bites, and stings.
Lavender is my fave. It’s cleansing, astringent, anti-inflammatory, and antimicrobial.
Everyone knows that coconut oil is great for so many things; it has been used to treat wounds and restores skin quickly, it is also antifungal and reduces inflammation.
Let me know if you make it! What is your favorite essential oil blend to make into a remedy?
Ps. If making a salve is just not on your radar, you can go to my link to buy this super awesome ointment from DoTerra. It’s basically like neosporin, but without chemicals, petroleum, or preservatives.
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