Miracle Salve Recipe
You need to know about this stuff!!
If your anything like me, the winters really take a toll on my skin, especially with the dry heat of a woodstove! And who doesn't want smooth healthy skin in the summer?I found this fantastic recipe for a great salve! It will soothe and heal the driest of dry, cracked, chapped and scaly skin.
It works wonders for dry hands and feet. Just rub some on your hands and feet before you go to bed, let the nourishing ingredients work their magic when you are sleeping and you’ll wake up with baby soft skin. It’s that good. You can use this homemade salve for hands, feet, face, elbows, even lips! Even for your dog’s paws. In the cold, harsh winter months when you need extra moisturizer to combat dry skin apply where needed and it can be used as a nightly face cream.
And what’s even cooler is that it’s SO easy to make. This recipe couldn’t get more simple to make. You may have to get just one or two ingredients that you don’t have on hand, but It will be worth it and those ingredients will last you a really long time. Also, a little of this salve goes a long way so a small jar will last you months.
I’m giving you the basic recipe, but you can switch up the oils, adding different essential oils, infusing fresh herbs into your oils, etc. You can’t really mess it up!
Miracle Salve Recipe
3 tablespoons beeswax pellets
¼ cup coconut oil
½ cup avocado oil or other oil of choice (sweet almond, olive or jojoba make great choices)
2 tablespoons shea butter optional: 20 drops essential oil of choice
THIS blend - not only is it calming, but it's great for skin health, too
*A specific essential oil blend for eczema is THIS. It's been working wonders for people that are dealing with eczema & psoriasis. This eczema blend is safe for children.
Add a few inches of water to a skillet and place on your stove at medium low heat. Place a glass jar in the water and add your beeswax to the jar. Allow the beeswax to melt - this takes 15 or more minutes.
Once the beeswax has melted, add the remaining oils (except essential oil) and shea butter and let melt - this takes an additional 15 or more minutes. You don't have to stir - the oils will naturally blend together. Once everything is melted and liquid, remove the jar from heat and add in your essential oil, if using.
Pour liquid into jars of choice and place on the counter for a few hours to harden.
You can speed up the hardening process by placing the jars in the refrigerator for at least a half hour.
Please dont raise the heat to make the beeswax and shea butter melt faster. Be patient because we want to preserve the beneficial, healing enzymes in these ingredients. So we have to melt them SLOWLY.
If you would like a softer salve, use 2 tablespoons of beeswax instead of 3.