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How to Make a Salve with Essential Oils Tutorial + Video

How to Make a Salve with Essential Oils Tutorial + Video

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.

This is such a great tutorial on how to make a salve with your essential oils! So easy once you learn. This salve is for a natural skin remedy for burns, cuts, scrapes,and bites.

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:

You’ll need:

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

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

Frankincense is an astringent, soothing (natural discomfort reliever), and anti-inflammatory. So good for skin!

Melaleuca

Melaleuca is antifungal, cleansing, and purifying. It’s also great for burns, scrapes, bites, and stings.

Lavender

Lavender is my fave. It’s cleansing, astringent, anti-inflammatory, and antimicrobial.

Coconut oil

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.

An all-natural ointment using essential oils; basically works like neosporin but without all the chemical, petroleum, or preservatives

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This is such a great tutorial on how to make a salve with your essential oils! So easy once you learn. This salve is for a natural skin remedy for burns, cuts, scrapes,and bites.
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2 thoughts on “How to Make a Salve with Essential Oils Tutorial + Video”

  • Hi! I tried you salve, with a couple variations bc of what I had on hand.
    Great recipe!

    Coconut oil
    Shea butter
    Cocoa butter
    Just 1 tsp bees wax, I like it softer

    Oils
    Texas cedarwood
    Lavender
    Francensense
    Vanilla, 5 drops

    Plan to use this as a sleep salve for my son!

    • Good idea! I use more beeswax so when it gets a bit warmer it doesn’t melt all over the place 🙂 I bet the vanilla makes it smell amazing!

      Do you use DoTerra essential oils?

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