Homemade Healing Salve
Is your skin feeling (and showing) the effects of winter? You know what I mean; that red, raw, dry, and coarse appearance that makes you thankful for sweater weather. Unfortunately, not only is this “winter skin” unsightly it can also be darn uncomfortable. From itchy to painful, winter skin can definitely make you wish you were hibernating… that is until now. Thanks to this homemade healing salve your skin will be as good as new!
This homemade healing salve recipe has got to be one of my favorite homemade beauty products, especially in the winter. It’s filled with good for your skin ingredients and natural moisturizers like coconut oil and Shea butter. If you’ve spent any time on Freebie Finding Mom, you know I’m a huge fan of coconut oil (and for good reason); if you’re unfamiliar with coconut oil, check out this article, The Many Beauty and Health Benefits of Coconut Oil.
This homemade healing salve is filled with good, natural ingredients, but its benefits don’t stop there. In addition, it can be made quickly; it’ll take you approximately 20 minutes to whip up this soothing homemade healing salve. Plus, with only 5 ingredients (6 if you add in the optional essential oil), you don’t have to invest a lot of money into trying this homemade healing salve out. Lastly, and probably most importantly to us DIY challenged individuals, it’s easy to make. You simply combine ingredients, melt, and store. No tricky moves here!
What are you waiting for? Whip up this homemade healing salve now, your skin will thank you!
Tip: If your face is feeling rough or dry from winter weather, consider one of these 5 homemade beauty face masks.
2 tablespoons beeswax pellets
2 tablespoons Shea butter
1/4 cup coconut oil
1/2 cup sweet almond oil
15-20 drops therapeutic grade essential oils (I used lavender essential oil)
4 oz. tin containers
1. Combine beeswax, Shea butter, coconut oil, and sweet almond oil in a glass measuring jar.
2. Place that measuring jar in a small pot on the stove, fill the pot about 1/4 way with water.
3. Bring your water to a boil over medium heat.
4. Stir occasionally until contents in jar melt (about 15 minutes) then add your essential oil.
5. Carefully pour hot salve into small tin containers.
Warning: Use caution, the homemade healing salve mixture will be very hot!
6. Let your salve set overnight.
To use: Rub your homemade healing salve on skin as needed.
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