Salves are a great way to harness to magic and healing properties of essential oils. Based on what it is that you need your salve for you, you can find a combination of essential oils that will be perfect for that need. With the help of experts in the essential oils field, you will always be able to find what it is you are looking for when it to treating your minor ailments from diaper rash all the way up to alleviating congestion. With the help of the experts on essential oils from Plant Therapy, there are some pretty clear cut salve recipes that can be helpful to have around the house.
Let’s start by talking about the different ways you can use combinations of essential oils for your most ideal purpose.
What essential oil recipes will work the best for skin healing salves?
- and/or Roman Chamomile
- Also check out “Anti-Excema” at Plant Therapy. It includes lavender, bergamot, geranium, and Roman chamomile.
- For kid safe anti-excema essential oils use “Excema Helper” which includes palmarosa, cedarwood atlas, lavender, coriander, geranium egypt, patchouli, rose absolute and sandalwood.
The best essential oil combinations for moisturizing salves:
- and/or lavender
- You can also purchase Plant Therapy’s “Soft Skin Synergy” which includes carrot seed, lavender, rosemary, fennel, lemon, neroli, rosewood and frankincense oil.
- A kid safe option is called “Silky Soft” and it includes lavender, copaiba, palmarosa, lemon, frankincense carteri and helichrysum italicum.
To help with heel/foot dryness:
- and/or peppermint
Helps with alleviating chest congestion:
- and/or cedarwood
Finally, if you need help soothing sore, tense or injured muscles try:
- and/or pine
- You can also purchase “Muscle Aid Synergy” which includes wintergreen, camphor and pine.
To make the actual salve itself you are going to need just a handful of ingredients: 1/2 cup oil (can be coconut, olive, grape seed or some herbal infused oil), 4 TBSP of beeswax pearls and of course your essential oils.
The actual steps you will need to go through to make your salve are as follows:
- Using a half pint jar, measure out your oil and your beeswax pearls. In the bottom of a pan filled with water, put the metal band from the lid of the jar. Place your half pint jar on it. This is to prevent the jar was cracking during this process and this prevents the risk of cracking.
- Melt the oils and the beeswax together completely. Stir it all the while.
- When they are finally melted together, be careful and remove to a counter. You should lay out a towel that you don’t particularly care about on counter to protect it.
- Stir in your essential oils using only 9 drops to every ounce of salve.
- All the salve to cool down completely. Be careful to leave the lid on so the oils do not evaporate. Let the salve fully cool.
A good idea might be to make a large amount of the salve where you won’t add any essential oils. That way you can make enough salve for only what you need.