Hand-made aromatic skin healing salve
Today I’ll be showing you how to prepare a versatile salve with a strong anti-inflammatory effect! Using shea butter and herbal leaching oil as the main ingredients, this ointment is most effective for autumn and winter skin care, and will tackle areas where rough, dry and inflamed skin are conspicuous.
You can overcome the cold weather seasons with this easy-to-prepare mix!
All-purpose skin healing salve
- Shea butter (10 ml)
- St John’s Wort Oil (5ml)
- Beeswax (1 ml)
- Calendula CO2 extract (a pinch)
- Lavender essential oil (1 drop)
- Put the shea butter, St John’s Wort oil and beeswax in a container and warm until it melts, mixing as you go.
- When it melts, add the calendula CO2 extract.
- Mix all ingredients again more thoroughly.
- Add 1 drop of lavender essential oil, mix again, then put in a container and wait until it solidifies (about 1 day).
Although lavender essential oil itself has an anti-inflammatory effect, only one drop is added here for scent purposes. It is also possible to add your own favorite essential oil or an essential oil blend with a high anti-inflammatory action, or you could even remove this ingredient from the recipe if you prefer.
This is an ointment that focuses on the moisturising and anti-inflammatory effects of shea butter, St John’s Wort and calendula. If the skin is red from roughness and dryness, the salve will protect from further inflammation and the painful tingling that can accompany such conditions.
This moisturising balm can also be used against inflammation when the skin dries on a daily basis, with conditions such as atopic dermatitis or Sjogren’s syndrome. It can also be used for skin irritations such as chapped or cracked skin, frostbite or scars and burns. Please try it!