This simple salve recipe will open your mind to a whole new realm of caring for your body. When you find out for yourself how easy it is to create a natural diy salve, you will be transformed to wanting to take control of your own health and wellness. It is just a beginning, but that is how all journeys start. It is time to get salveulous!
Simple, Effective DIY Salve Recipe
- 3.5 ounces of oil (sweet almond, coconut, olive, jojoba, etc. – I use Sweet Almond Oil)
- .5 ounces beeswax pastilles
- 25 drops Thieves essential oil
- bamboo skewers or toothpick for stirring
- Container of choice (metal tins or glass jars)
- First, we need to combine and melt the oil and beeswax using the double boiler method. Add the oil and beeswax into a metal or glass container, set it gently into a pan containing several inches of water. Bring the temperature up to low heat and let the container stay in the makeshift double boiler until the wax is melted, stirring frequently with a wooden skewer (I use a bamboo skewer).
- Watch closely while stirring, and as soon as it is melted, remove from heat.
- Add essential oils and stir with wooden skewer.
- Pour into container and allow to cool completely.
This batch will fill about three 2 ounce tins.
How to use it?
Apply to skin as needed. I typically apply twice a day, once in the morning and once at night for to an effected area. Essential oils are serious business not to be taken lightly – you must educate yourself on using them before you try them. Less is always better with essential oils. I have used it on children, but would not use it on anyone under the age of 2 without more research. I make small batches of the salve, because we are only using a small amount at a time. While the salve will last a long time (beeswax never spoils and neither does coconut oil if you choose that oil), I usually replace my salve each year if I have not already done so – just a personal preference.
Looking for more about the essential oils?
Thieves (a registered trademark of Young Living) blend has an interesting history, as it is believed to be named after the legend of several people who used aromatics and herbs to ward off the plague several centuries ago.
I also love infusing the carrier oil (sweet almond in this case) with calendula. This is simple to do. As you get into the world of oils, lotions and salves; you may want to begin experimenting with infusions – calendula is a great place to start. Living in an RV, I no longer have the space for infusions, but you do not need them to make a great salve.
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