Lavender Salve Recipe using Essential Oils (With Free Labels)
So many people express frustration with trying to label their homemade creations that I thought I’d start including printable labels to go along with my recipes, when suitable.
The labels are sized to fit the 1 and 2 ounce screwtop type tins that are available from Specialty Bottle. You’ll probably be able to find similar tins elsewhere, but to date, they have the best price that I’ve found.
The label for the 2 ounce tin also works perfectly on a canning jar lid, so you can use a small jelly jar with lid and ring for your salve if you don’t want to buy tins.
Made as shown, the recipe fills 2 two-ounce tins and 2 one-ounce tins with a tiny bit left over.
To print your labels, click on the PDF file for the desired size of tin below. Print the sheet out on sticker paper. Make sure you do a test run on plain paper first to ensure the size is correct.
For best results, set your printer properties to matte photo paper and highest quality before printing. Use scissors to carefully trim around the circles, peel and stick on your tin of homemade salve, and then you’re done! These make great gifts or easy projects for a beginning herbalist or young teen interested in making their own herbal products.
I’ve added a separate label option using candelilla wax for my vegan friends. Remember, a general rule of thumb when substituting is to use only half as much candelilla wax as beeswax called for in a recipe.
Handmade Lavender Salve Recipe
(click HERE for a PDF printable of this recipe)
- 3 1/2 ounces (100 grams) olive oil
- 1/2 ounce (15 grams) beeswax pastilles (or 1/4 ounce candelilla wax)
- 20 to 40 drops lavender essential oil (varies with strength of your oil and how strong you wish it to smell)
Combine the oil and wax in a heat proof container. Set it into a pot of water and bring to barely under a simmer. Let heat until wax is melted. Remove from heat and add lavender essential oil. Immediately pour into tins. Let harden, cap and label. Enjoy for yourself or give as a lovely gift.
Lavender is helpful for soothing minor skin irritations and mild burns. The scent is well known for its relaxing properties. Rub some on before bedtime for a natural way to encourage calm restfulness. (Especially helpful for fidgety children.)
Lavender has been used since the times of the Greeks and Romans and is generally considered safe for almost everyone. If in doubt though, consult your doctor or medical professional.
Lavender Salve Labels:
1 ounce screwtop flat tins can be purchased HERE.
For a full sheet of printable labels for 1 ounce tins, click this PDF file.
For a full sheet of printable 1 ounce tin vegan labels, click this PDF file.
2 ounce screwtop flat tins can be purchased HERE. You can also use this size label on the lid of a canning jar.
For a full sheet of printable labels for 2 ounce tins, click this PDF file.
For a full sheet of printable 2 ounce tin vegan labels, click this PDF file.
If you’d like to design your own labels, check out my post on how to create your own round labels:
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