Thanks to Wellness Mama for the below recipe!
I used Neosporin for a week on some abrasions I received while cleaning the gutters (roof tiles are not the friendliest of things). While the scrapes were still red and sore on day 3, I decided to make my own healing salve. I put it on over night, and by morning, they were MUCH better! I am now a BIGGER fan of homeopathy and will continue to build my knowledge. It is a gentler, and more cost effective way to fill the medicine cabinet!
Healing Salve Ingredients
- 2 cups olive oil or almond oil (I substituted refined coconut oil)
- 1/4 cup beeswax pastilles
- 1 tsp echinacea root (optional)
- 2 Tbsp dried comfrey leaf
- 2 Tbsp dried plantain leaf (herb-not banana!)
- 1 Tbsp dried calendula flowers (optional)
- 1 tsp dried yarrow flowers (optional)
- 1 tsp dried rosemary leaf (optional)
Healing Salve Instructions
- Infuse the herbs into the olive oil. There are two ways to do this. You can either combine the herbs and the olive oil in a jar with an airtight lid and leave 3-4 weeks, shaking daily OR heat the herbs and olive oil over low/low heat in a double boiler for 3 hours (low heat!) until the oil is very green.
- Strain her herbs out of the oil by pouring through a cheesecloth. Let all the oil drip out and then squeeze the herbs to get the remaining oil out.
- Discard the herbs.
- Heat the infused oil in a double boiler with the beeswax until melted and mixed.
- Pour into small tins, glass jars or lip chap tubes and use on bites, stings, cuts, poison ivy, diaper rash or other wounds as needed.
Here is another link for a different, yet similar, healing salve. The picture resembles my outcome, the salve being slightly green.