A simple yet effective homemade healing salve that helps support skin during basic cuts, bruises and scrapes – and provide a little extra relief.
Late last week I found myself looking for a really good all purpose healing salve ~ not just for myself but for my kids.
Ouch and Ouch!
I had picked up a new mandoline and was using it to make beet chips when I sliced my finger. As careful as I was trying to be, obviously I wasn’t careful enough!
My finger hurt so bad for hours, and now it’s a week later and it’s still very sore. I taped it up as best as I could and changed that tape out several times over, but no matter how much I took care of it, having to wash dishes and do housework all day didn’t help to heal it any faster.
I decided to make a healing salve that I could use and share with my kids. With 5 kids, someone is always bumping themselves outside and coming in with cuts and scrapes.
So this would kind of work like a Neosporin in a sense that it would help heal the affected area a little quicker.
I have avoided using Neosporin for years because it contains petroleum. This healing salve is perfect for cuts, scrapes, burns, and times when your skin needs a little extra help.
This healing salve is incredibly easy to make. Make it in large batches by doubling the recipe or, use the recipe to make 2 smaller jars.
We use Ball Canning jelly jars because they are relatively inexpensive.
How to Make an All Purpose Healing Salve
- 1/2 C. extra virgin olive oil
- 1/2 C. unrefined coconut oil
- 2 Tbsp beeswax pellets
- Tea Tree Essential Oil
- Lavender Essential Oil
- In a glass canning jar, combine the coconut oil, olive oil and beeswax.
- Pop in the microwave and melt at 25 second intervals until completely liquified.
- Carefully remove from the microwave – remember, it’s glass so the jar will be somewhat hot.
- Allow to sit for a minute or two on the countertop, then add the essential oils – use any combination you wish. The essential oil usage rate is 1% of your oil weight.
- stir to combine, then pour immediately into (2) 4 oz jelly jars.
- Push to the rear of the counter, and cover with a paper towel.
- The jars will harden as they cool – recipe makes (2) 4 oz jars.