DIY Quilter’s Salve Recipe

Easy DIY Quilter's Salve Recipe

This is a hand salve that I made for my mom, an avid quilter. Originally, I wanted to make her a quilt block soap to match, but that proved to be more of a challenge than anticipated, so I haven’t gotten that part quite yet! (Fun fact: My mom helped me start the quilt in the background of the photo above before my daughter was born. She’s 17 now and my quilt still isn’t finished! … Continue reading

Elder Leaf Salve

How to Make a Salve from Elder Leaves - good for treating bruising, strains and old injuries

The idea for this elder leaf salve came from one of my all-time favorite books, Making Plant Medicine, by Richo Cech. He states that oils and salves made from fresh elder leaves “make a useful application to traumatic injuries, old burns, ulcerations or hemorrhoids.” Kiva Rose (another highly respected herbalist) says HERE: “Infused oil of the flowers or leaves makes a wonderful salve or ointment for all kinds of wounds, as well as bruises, sprains and strains.” … Continue reading

Coconut Honey Balm

coconut honey balm

This simple balm contains just three ingredients and is perfect for soothing dry, scraped, or irritated skin. It’s gentle and safe enough to use on all of your family members, including the dog! You can read the full recipe HERE at HobbyFarms.com. You may also like: Dandelion Lotion Bars | Aloe Rose Anti-Aging Cream | Boo Boo Balm       

Bumps and Bruises Balm

Bumps & Bruises Balm with Printable Labels

This balm is part of a travel set I put together for my kids. They’ve spent the summer adventuring and camping across the country and I wanted them to be prepared for any first aid needs they might run into. So far, I’ve shared the recipes for Boo Boo Balm and Bug Be Gone Salve. Today, we’re making a bumps and bruises balm using arnica and comfrey infused oil. It’s also great for treating sore … Continue reading

Bug Be Gone Salve

Bug Be Gone Salve With Printable Labels

As I mentioned yesterday, my kids have spent a good part of their summer camping and meandering across the country. They’ve zig-zagged across the top of the United States, spent some time in California, and are now exploring throughout the southwest, as they make their way back home. (A special “Thank You!” to my sister for taking them on such a grand adventure!) In anticipation of the inevitable boo-boo’s, bumps, and bug problems they would … Continue reading

Boo Boo Balm

boo boo balm with printable labels

This balm is part of a travel set I put together for my kids. They’ve spent much of the summer adventuring and camping their way across the country and I wanted them to be prepared for any first aid needs they might run into. Boo Boo Balm is a general, all-purpose healing salve (think herbal neosporin), to be used on scrapes, scratches, bug bites, and other minor skin irritations. Tomorrow, I’ll share the recipe for … Continue reading

Whipped Dandelion & Coconut Oil Moisturizer

whipped dandelion and coconut oil moisturizer

This recipe is super easy to make and requires just two ingredients: coconut oil and dandelion flowers. Coconut oil, reputed to have many health benefits when used both internally and externally, is readily available in most areas. I live in small town USA and found two types to choose from in my local grocery store. I buy it in larger quantities for soap making and other projects, through Mountain Rose Herbs. The link to Mountain … Continue reading

Drawing Salve

Recipe for Black Drawing Salve

A while back, I wrote about how I was taking an online herbal class through the Herbal Academy. I absolutely love it so far! (By the way, it’s self-paced, so it’s never too late to join! Click HERE for more information on the beginner’s class or HERE for the intermediate class.) For a homework assignment, I had to choose a recipe from their herbal flipbook to make. There were sooo many great ideas to choose … Continue reading