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Skin Soothers For Your Body and Soul: Herbal Salve Recipe

Herbal Salve Recipe

This salve may also be used as a healing lip balm. To make a burn salve, use a combination of St. John’s Wort, calendula, gotu kola, and Echinacea.

• 1 cup herbal infused oil, plus additional as needed
• 1 ounce beeswax, shaved, plus additional as needed

1. Warm the infused herbal oil in a pan and add the beeswax. Start with 1 ounce of beeswax and add more if needed. More beeswax will create a salve with a firmer consistency (better for traveling because it won’t melt in hot temperatures or in the car).
2. Test the consistency of the salve while it is still warm by dipping a cold spoon into the mix.
3. Add more oil or more beeswax as needed.


Mindy Green is an herbalist, aromatherapist, educator, and writer. She is also an esthetician, a consultant to the natural products industry, and director of education at the Herb Research Foundation in Boulder, Colorado. 

  • Published on Mar 7, 2011
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