DIY Herbal Wound Healing Salve Recipe
Healing salve sounds so nice doesn’t it?
Below is a recipe I posted on my Facebook and Instagram accounts but felt it definitely deserved to be on the Blog as well!
This salve can be used for topical application to minor wounds, insect bites, burns, rashes and more. If you are sensitive to any of the herbs in this recipe then please check with your physician before making and applying this to your skin.
Otherwise, you should find this salve amazing. It is antimicrobial, antifungal, soothing, astringent and pretty much everything you want on your skin when it needs some healing and protection.
I am going to break down each individual component of the salve to give you a better understanding of how it all comes together in the end to form a beautiful healing topical solution that will be a staple in your medicine cabinet for years to come!
This is my favorite infusion method. Some call this style the “folk method”.
I fill my mason jar 1/2 (sometimes a little more) with herb(s) and then pour my carrier oil of choice to almost fill the jar. You want to leave a little space up top for herb swelling. If you know the plants you are infusing will not swell, then you can fill completely to the top.
Make sure there is NO water in the container and that it is sealed tightly!
Place on a sunny windowsill and allow to infuse 4-6 weeks.
And if you are thinking it, no, going longer than 6 weeks is not better because the carrier oil will start to degrade. I myself used to think, “the longer the better!” But boy was I wrong.
Until Next Time!