Calendula Oil & Salve

Calendula Oil & Salve

Calendula salve is an all-purpose, gentle skin remedy that’s suitable for diaper rash, scrapes, scratches, razor burn, dry skin, insect bites, and more! This week on my site, I’ve been sharing ways that you can use calendula. What I really love about this sunny flower is that it’s: extremely easy to grow from seed is…

Honeysuckle Rose Salve Recipe

Honeysuckle Rose Salve Recipe

This salve captures the essence of two well-loved summer flowers – roses and honeysuckle. Roses are often used in skin care recipes for their cooling and anti-inflammatory properties. Honeysuckle flowers, while better known for treating flu and viruses internally, can also be used as a skin soothing component in skin care formulations. A touch of rose (or geranium)…

Rose Petal Salve Recipe

Rose Petal Salve Recipe

This rose petal salve recipe is made with real rose petals along with rosehip seed oil, which has amazing benefits when applied to mature, sun-damaged, dry, or irritated skin. Today’s project is Rose Petal Salve! I like to enrich this salve with Rosehip Seed Oil which is well known for its anti-aging and skin healing…

Lemon Honey Balm

Lemon Honey Balm

Today, I have the great pleasure of sharing this lovely lemon honey balm recipe created by one of my favorite bloggers, JES from the Strangers & Pilgrims on Earth blog. It features: lemon-infused oil coconut oil beeswax and honey The directions are excerpted (with permission) from her wonderful new ebook that’s filled to the brim with creative ideas for using…

Elder Leaf Salve

Elder Leaf Salve

This all-natural DIY elder leaf salve is easy to make and useful for treating bruises, strains, old injuries or wounds. Some links on this site are affiliate links. If you click on one and make a purchase, I earn a small commission for sending a customer their way. :)  The idea for this elder leaf…

How to Make Pine Tar Salve

How to Make Pine Tar Salve

Old-fashioned pine tar salve has been traditionally used to treat everything from splinters, bug bites and boils, to patches of eczema or psoriasis. This recipe combines herbal infused oil with the pine tar, for an added boost of effectiveness. It’s super easy to make too! Ingredients 2.75 oz (78 g) herbal-infused oil (see note below)…

Bug Be Gone Salve

Bug Be Gone Salve

This natural bug-away salve is part of a first aid set I put together for my kids a few years ago, when they spent a good part of their summer camping and meandering across the country. In anticipation of the inevitable boo-boo’s, bumps, and bug problems they would surely encounter, I put together a trio…

Herbal Healing Salve Recipe

Herbal Healing Salve Recipe

This is my family’s go-to healing salve recipe for soothing pretty much any scratch, cut, scrape, bug bite, dry skin patch, bee sting, hives, and so forth. I have a relative who even likes to use it instead of an eye cream! Think of this as an herbal alternative to something like your typical store-bought,…