When dealing with scrapes, rashes, and dry skin, most people rely on topical treatments. While there are available options at local drugstores or other shops, creating your herbal treatment can help ensure the use of 100% natural ingredients. It also allows you to customize the product based on your needs.
Topical remedies come in many forms. It can be a balm, cream, or ointment. Despite the differences, all of these are considered as salves.
Chamomile Essential Oil
Using chamomile essential oil for a hand made healing salve offers many benefits. One of these is the reduction of skin redness and blemishes. Since it is rich in antioxidants, flavonoids, and other nutrients, it can help relieve skin irritation. That means it can be applied on rashes and the likes.
This essential oil also has moisturizing and nourishing properties. That means it can be used for dry skin. At the same time, it helps the skin form a strong barrier to seal the moisture in.
Making a Healing Salve
Creating a hand made healing salve does not include a complicated process.
What you need:
- Beeswax (1 oz)
- Herb-infused oil/s (4 oz)
- Chamomile essential oil (10 to 20 drops)
- Container (5 oz)
Step 1: Create an herb-infused oil.
People who wish to skip this step can choose to purchase ready-made ones.
- Herbal infusion
- Mix the herbs of your choice and carrier oilin a small container over a large pot of water. The large pot should be ¼ full.
- Bring the water to a boil.
- Turn the stove down to a simmer.
- Allow the herbs and oil to infuse for around 30 to 60 minutes.
- Remove from the heat and set aside.
- Solar infusion
- Mix the herbs and oil into a sealed jar.
- Place it in a sunny area for about 4 to 6 weeks.
Step 2: Strain the herb-infused oil.
Once the oil is ready, strain out the dried herbs. You can do this by putting two to three layers of cheesecloth over a bowl. Pour the mixture. Gather up the cheesecloth and squeeze out any remaining oil.
Step 3: Make the healing salve.
Melt the beeswax in a double boiler. Then, add the herb-infused oil. Stir over low heat. Once it is well-mixed, remove it from the heat and add the chamomile essential oil. Pour the mixture into a container and let it cool.
The ingredients determine the function that a salve will serve. So, you can tailor your hand made salve to suit your needs.
META DESCRIPTION: Creating a hand made salve allows you to tailor it based on your needs. Chamomile essential oil can help with skin irritation and ensure moisturization.