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: “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.” Normally, … Continue reading

How to Make Pine Tar Salve

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. It’s super easy to make too!   ? Mixing up some old-fashioned pine tar salve! ? Full directions here -> https://thenerdyfarmwife.com/old-fashioned-pine-tar-salve/ Posted by The Nerdy Farm Wife on Thursday, August 31, 2017   The following measurements are given by weight. Check your local stores for an inexpensive digital scale for making salves … Continue reading

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

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

Calendula Oil & Salve

Calendula Salve

This week on the blog, I’m 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 safe enough to use on a baby or pet is a potent skin healer and is a powerful fighter of germs and inflammation By letting the flowers infuse in oil, we’re able to extract many of those properties and incorporate them into easy-to-use products … Continue reading