How to Make Homemade Healing Salve Recipe
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Learn how to make homemade healing salve and you won’t need to buy antibiotic ointment again for chapped lips, dry skin, cuts, scrapes, bruises, or burns. It’s great to make homemade body products so you know just what goes into what you put on your body!
I don’t know what I would do without my little tin of homemade healing salve. It does a great job of helping me heal up all of my mishaps and garden accidents. It’s so simple to make and takes just a few minutes.
As you might imagine, here at daycare we get quite a few cuts, scrapes, and scratches that need some boo boo cream. A little dab of this homemade healing salve and a good cartoon band-aid and we are good as new.
Mr. Kent doesn’t really appreciate our selection of band-aids. He would give anything to have a plain ole brown one. Plain is boring though, just get you an Elmo or PJ mask band-aid, they work just the same.
I’m always amazed at how much better this salve works than Neosporin from the store. I had a fundraiser for a local animal shelter and I sold this salve as one of the products. The people that bought it just raved about it.
I had a grandpa of one of my daycare kids tell me that his wife had a rash that she just could not get cleared up and they got out that salve as a last effort and it was gone in a day!
I get a ton of scratches in the garden and bites sometimes. This homemade salve clears them right up. I’ve even used it on a brown recluse bite and it did the job.
Do Terra essential oils are pure and keep me from having allergy troubles that can occur with essential oils. I love knowing I’m not going to react to them. Information shared on this blog is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease, and has not been evaluated by the FDA. These are simply recipes that I use.
- ½ C coconut oil
- ½ C olive oil
- ¼ C beeswax
- 2 T lanolin
- 10 drops lavender essential oil
- Place beeswax and oils in a mason jar in a pan of water.
- Heat over low heat, stirring until all beeswax is dissolved.
- Add lanolin and stir over heat until melted.
- Remove from heat and add Lavender Essential Oil
- Pour into containers to cool. I use empty Altoids tins.
DIY healing balm
I don’t use anything else when I get hurt since I started making my own healing salve. It’s the best thing I’ve ever used and I know it’s safe for my body. I love knowing what’s in what I use. We make it in big batches and fill Altoids tins with it.
The salve lasts in the tin without refrigeration or anything. Even after a year, ours was still good when we found a tin of it we had misplaced. It’s great to have on hand for any minor injury.
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Can this Salve be used on the face after esthetic treatme to like fibroblast plasma treatments. I’m looking to make something to send home with clients to apply during the healing process when skin is dry and irritated.
Also is lavender the best oil or are there other “scented” oils I can also use?
Thank you- Lauren
I am not a medical doctor, so I wouldn’t know if it could be used after other treatments. It works super good for everything for us. Lavender is a very healing oil. I know others are, but we love it with lavender. Thank you so much for checking it out.
The lanolin you use, is it an oil?
Lanolin is a sticky, thick substance that comes from the wool of sheep and their skin. It’s hard to describe. But this is the one I have been using with my affiliate link. https://amzn.to/3h0lOJn. Hopefully that helps. Thanks for reading!
What can i use in place of coconut oil? Im highly allergic.
You can use olive oil, but the salve will be more runny. You could try using half the amount. That would be the only other oil I know of with healing properties. But you would probably have to put it in a bottle and pour some out. It would still work great though! Thanks for asking.
Definitely giving this a go, looks like it has so many great uses, thanks for sharing your recipe ?
It’s the best. THanks for checking it out.
Can you pls tell me what we can use in substitute of lonalin?
You can leave out the lanolin, but it has a ton of healing properties. I would definitely use it if you can.
This looks like a great project for my daughter and I to do this summer. What a great gift it would make as well. Love incorporating essential oils into remedies.
Good idea, it does make a wonderful gift. THanks for checking it out!
I need to try this. I have arthritis, tendonitis, and bercitis in one hip from a sports injury and I have to take ibuprofen way more often than I’d like.
You will be A-MAZED at how well this works. I still can’t believe it. Thanks for checking it out!
I’ve tried them and you’re right! I suffer from very chapped lips and the healing salve works far better than anything I’ve ever tried. I love the name Sore Away, and it also works like a charm! Thanks so much for sharing!
Thanks for the review, Kayla. I’m glad they are working for you!
Love your recipes. I need to get a few additional oils to make them. I usually just use the lavender and peppermint each mixed with the coconut oil. Maybe adding the other few will make the difference.
You will LOVE it Valerie, It works great! Thanks for reading and for your comment!
That was supposed to read “massage”
As a ssage therapist (in training), I hope to work with athletes some day. I can’t wait to try out your Sore Away!!
It’s AMAZING! You have to! Thanks for checking it out!