It is drier and colder in winter weather when the skin drys out. Time for some wonderful Healing Salve! This has been a go-to product for me for many, many years. I want to share my favorite Healing Balm formulation with you. This balm is excellent for dry, irritated, and chapped skin, cuticles, dry heels, wounds, cuts, insect bites, rashes, eczema, psoriasis, and even diaper rash.
Healing Balm - Makes 4oz. Ingredients:
5 TBSP. unprocessed beeswax
½ cup combination of carrier oils. Try one of our combinations for deep skin nourishing: (This last batch we made included a blend of argan (Argania spinosa), calendula (Calendula officinalis), jojoba (Simmondsia chinensis), red raspberry seed (Rubus idaeus), and meadowfoam seed (Limnanthes alba).
Essential oils of your choice. 2% dilution in 4 oz. is 48 drops.
10 drops Galbanum – (Ferula galbaniflua) 10 drops Helichrysum – (Helichrysum italicum) 10 drops Neroli - (Citrus aurantium) 10 drops Lavender – (Lavandula angustifolia) 8 drops Calendula CO2 – (Calendula officinalis)
The dilution of essential oils will differ if used during pregnancy or for children. For small children, ages 1-5, use .05%- 6 to 10 drops per 4oz.
A suggested blend of essential oils during pregnancy and for children: 3 to 5 drops Lavender - (Lavandula angustifolia) 3 to 5 drops Neroli - (Citrus aurantium)
Slowly melt beeswax in a double boiler; when the beeswax is melted, add in the carrier oils and stir well. Take off the heat, and just before the skin of wax forms, add the essential oils. Pour into the containers and label. Refrigerate any extra that you make to extend the shelf life.
Reminder: A small amount of healing salve goes a long way. A dime-sized is plenty to cover your cuticles or your heels.
Caution: Unfortunately, this is not the product to use for those with bee allergy reactions.
Read this article if you are not familiar with Galbanum (Ferula galbaniflua).
ENJOY SMOOTH AND SUPPLE SKIN!