Learn how to create your own healing herbal salves and balms. Be able to treat yourself and your family with homemade salve recipes including headache salves, dry skin salves, pain relief balms and more.
Natural salves are an ointment that promotes healing through the skin. Through the addition of essential oils, natural oils and herbs healing occurs.
Salves versus Balms
Salves and balms are both used to heal the body. Salves are a thinner more ointment and lotion like texture. Where balms are a thicker more waxy consistency like lip balm.
How Long Do Homemade Salves Last
Salves can have a shelf life of 3 months to 3 years depending on the quality of the ingredients. Air exposure and use will also determine the shelf life. Salves may harden and separate with age.
What Oils Are Best For Making Salves
Every salve recipe is different and will specify the oils required. Sweet almond oil, coconut oil and olive oil are commonly used when making salves.
Ingredients In DIY Herbal Salves
Homemade Herbal Salve Recipes
Do it yourself healing herbal salves are easy to make and a great natural addition to your body care and first aid cabinets. Below you will find easy to make salves, balms, headache relief salves, dry skin treatments and more.
Easy Salve Recipes
Rose Salve – Simple Living Creative Learning
Homemade Healing Salve – Wellness Mama
Homemade Sleep Salve – Midwest Modern Momma
Simple Herbal Burn Salve – Herbal Academy
Lavender Salve – Homestead and Chill
Comfrey Salve – Practical Self Reliance
Rosemary Salve – A Radiantly Healthy Life
Lemon Balm Salve – Our Oily House
Calendula Salve – Grow Forage Cook Ferment
Homemade Healing Salve – Little Sprouts Learning
Calendula Honey Salve – Simply Beyond Herbs
Gardener Hand Salve with Lavender – Joybilee Farm
Hand Salve – Mommypotamus
DIY Citrus DIY Citrus Mint Hand Salve – Atta Girl Says
Headache Salve For Migraines – Confessions of an Over-Worked Mom
Homemade Headache Salve – Mom Makes Joy
Peppermint Headache Salve – Modern Homestead Mama
Cold Sore Lip Balm – Nerdy Farm Wife
DIY Sinus Relief Balm – Happy Mothering
Pain Relief Balm
Warming Pain Relief Balm – Garden Therapy
Aches & Pains Balm – Nerdy Farm Wife
Arnica Muscle Pain Relief Balm – Homesteading Hippy
Homemade Muscle Rub with Essential Oils – Fit as a Mama Bear
Salves & Balms
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