How to Make Your Own Wound-Healing Herbal Salve
Treat cuts, scrapes, and other minor injuries at home with this DIY all-natural wound-healing herbal salve…
There are hundreds of different herbal remedies out there for just about anything that ails you, but one thing that every health-conscious person should have on hand at home is a gentle, natural wound-healing herbal salve, like this one from Melissa Norris. You will find this comes in handy in so many different circumstances, plus it’s easy to make, gentle, and generally very safe to use.
You can tailor the recipe below to suit your specific needs and preferences, so if there is an ingredient listed below that you don’t like, or that you have a sensitivity to, feel free to substitute a difference ingredient that is more agreeable to you.
If you grow your own medicinal herbs, you may wish to use your own, homemade herbal-infused oils instead of essential oils – that is up to you. If using purchased essential oils, make sure to choose a source that offers organic and unadulterated oils that are certified pure, such as Plant Therapy or Ananda Apothecary.
This is a great natural salve to keep in your medicine chest for cuts, scrapes, and other minor wounds!
Homemade Wound-Healing Herbal Salve Recipe
- Prep Time: 5 min
- Cook Time: 10 min
- Total Time: 15 minutes
- Yield: 4 ounces
- 1 ounce beeswax
- 2 ounces herbal infused olive oil (I used calendula infused herbal oil for this batch)
- 1 ounce coconut oil
- 15 drops tea tree essential oil -antimicrobial
- 15 drops geranium essential oil – antiseptic, aids wound healing, inhibits the inflammatory responses in the skin [study]
- 15 drops frankincense essential oil -anti-inflammatory, skin cancer treatment aid [study], healing aid
- 15 drops lavender essential oil – antioxidant, antimicrobial and skin soothing
- Using a double boiler, combine coconut oil, beeswax, and herbal infused olive oil, heat until melted to a liquid
- Remove from heat and allow to cool before adding essential oils. While salve is cooling, measure out your essential oils. Try to let it cool to at least 120 degrees Fahrenheit or cooler before adding, the trick is to add before it begins to set and harden so you can stir the essential oils in evenly.
- Pour into your container (I like a straight sided glass jelly jar) and let cool. Place a lid on and store in a dark cool area.
Recipe Source: MelissaKNorris.com