Herbal salves are so easy to make and healthy to use. This herbal salve is one of my MUST have crunchy items. I make several tins at a time to have on hand for personal use and give to friends. This herbal salve recipe contains comfrey, an amazing skin healer and garlic, a great, readily available herb with reported antibiotic properties. With this herbal salve you can treat about any rash, itch or bump that comes your way.
Herbal Skin Salve 1 : Comfrey Wound Salve:
This herbal salve recipe is my take on an antibiotic ointment. It is easily made and works wonderfully for minor wounds, scrapes, burns, and irritation. I call it “Wound Warrior Salve”
While this recipe is for a soothing and healing salve, the recipe can be tweaked easily, ingredients taken out or added to make your very own salve. The steps and base ingredients (carrier oil, bee’s wax, vitamin C powder, and emulsifying wax) remain the same, only the herbs and essential oils change.
Herbal Salve Disclosure
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What’s the purpose of each of the herbs contained in this herbal salve?
- Comfrey: is a MIRACULOUS wound healer. Traditionally known as a contact healer, relieving pain and immediately helping to grow new flesh. The Latin name itself translates “knitting together.” Comfrey should NOT be used on deep cuts or puncture woulds because it can heal the skin too quickly over the wound.
- Garlic: is anti-fungal, antibacterial, and antiviral. Garlic is called nature’s antibiotic. It contains allicin, a natural antibiotic. One milligram of allicin has a potency of 15 standard units of penicillin. It is effective against toxic bacteria, viruses, and fungi and also active against staphylococcus and E. coli bacteria
- Burdock Root: One of the best herbs for chronic skin problems. Used in a salve or tea (wash) it is often used to treat acne, burns, and sores. Traditionally used for eczema, hives, skin cancers, viral skin infections, etc.
- Mullein: is a natural painkiller and helps to reduce swelling
- Chamomile :reduces inflammation
- Echinacea: is a contact healer. It can be used for a variety of inflammatory conditions externally
- Honey: Packed full of enzymes, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, healing agents. Honey, like garlic, has so many good properties that you will have to conduct your own research.
Olive Oil & Coconut Oil:are both extremely soothing and healing to the skin. You can also add vitamin E oil, almond oil or any other carrier oil you like to your salve.
This video tutorial will give you a closer look at how this herbal salve is made. The salve I am making in the video may use different herbs but the steps are the same.