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6 Homemade Salves You Need to Make

The list below includes a number of homemade salves that will help heal your body inside and out. The Lavender Salve alone has many wonderful purposes. Not only does it smooth and soften the skin, but the scent is calming and can help relieve headaches and muscle tension.

Salve Meaning

Chances are you have heard the term salve, but what does it mean? A salve is a basically a lotion that is used to provide protection or healing to your skin or even your muscles. People often use salves to repair dry skin, sooth aching muscles, or soften and smooth the skin. If you’ve purchased lotions and other skin products in your local store, you may be adding more chemicals to your body rather than providing healing with a DIY salve.

Homemade salves are preferred because you know what’s in them. Many salves include oils (almond, olive, coconut, etc.) and beeswax pastilles. These are the ingredients that help the salve absorb into your skin. Salves also often include herbs and essential oils that are used for their healing properties.


Gift Basket ideas

These DIY salves also make wonderful gifts. Imagine adding these to get well gift baskets. It’s something that your friend or loved one can use without you worrying about the ingredients in the product. These would also be awesome in a homemade spa gift basket. Add a few different salves, homemade bath bombs, and facial scrubs and you’ve got a basket that is excellent for anyone on your gift list.

Healing salve

Homemade salves are a wonderful addition your medicine or beauty cabinet. Whether you want to relieve aching muscles or soften your skin, homemade salves are a wonderful option. Being able to create a natural salve for your body is so much better than reaching for medication. If you can ease pain with a herbal healing salve, isn’t that better?

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Homemade salves and ointments

What is a salve? A Salve is a term given to a lotion or treatment that is beneficial to your health. It is an ointment used to promote healing of the skin or as protection. Each of these healing salve recipes can be made at home with ease. You do not require any soap making skill to create these salves. Each recipe for salve comes with its own tutorial and photo’s to guide you along.

DIY salve recipes

  1. Pain Relief & Sore Muscle Herbal Salve
  2. Headache Relief Pots
  3. Lavender Salve
  4. Make Your Own Dry Skin Body Salve
  5. Bug Bite Relief Natural Salve
  6. Lip Balm Rosebud Salve (Smith’s Rosebud Salve Balm)

I hope you enjoyed this Homemade Salves round up as much as I did! Also, check out our other wellness articles!

Lyne Proulx
Lyne Proulxhttps://ottawamommyclub.ca/
Lyne Proulx is a Certified WEBB Bodywork Pet Practitioner, Certified Infant Massage Instructor (CIMI), Certified Professional Wedding Consultant, and an Event Planner. She loves all things Disney and is an avid teaholic and chocoholic. She coordinated the Annual Infant Information Day/Early Years Expo for the City of Ottawa for 8 years. She was the Queen B of the BConnected Conference, Canada's Digital Influencer and social media Conference in Ottawa and Toronto. She was also the co-chair of the Navan for Kraft Hockeyville 2009-2011 committee that organized five community events within 6 months, and helped Navan reach the top 10 finalists in Canada. In April 2011, she received the City of Ottawa Mayor's City Builder Award.

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  1. I would really like to make the Pain Relief & Sore Muscle Herbal Salve, my hip has been hurting for the past three days. I prefer to not used products that have so much chemicals in them.


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