Now that the basics of how balms and salves differ have been covered, and how to create a basic salve recipe, we can dig into a variety of different salve recipes. First, I would like to cover how to make a very basic salve. I’ve used and altered this recipe for several different projects I’ve made and during the course of this herbology series I’ll share some of my favorite recipes, starting today!
Salve recipe for wounds and rashes
- Use almond oil
- blackberry leaf, chickweed, plantain, sage, violet flower, turmeric, cinnamon, stork’s bill, sassafras root
- Use what you can find. I’ll attempt to cover all these things over the coming months, but don’t hesitate to do your own research and learn all you can!
- Follow the basic salve recipe
Once again, I cannot emphasize enough how important it is to do your research and make sure you are using the right ingredients in the correct way. Some people may have dermatological reactions to certain oils or plants and this should be taken into consideration. Also, this is a good time to remind/inform everyone that some essential oils should not be used by people with certain conditions. For example, pregnant women should avoid basil, thyme, and citronella oils. Please, do your research.