Herbal Healing Salve

Published October 21, 2017 by tindertender

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

    1. 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.
    2. 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.
    3. Discard the herbs.
    4. Heat the infused oil in a double boiler with the beeswax until melted and mixed.
    5. 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.



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