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Herbal Salve making Basics




Herbal Salve Recipe Basics

Did you ever wonder why salves are so good for everyday use for example how about a bee pollen salve is so powerful for the skin,  where bee pollen is cold infused into the oils used in your salve recipe. Bee pollen is a powerful skin care aid in cell regeneration because of the flavanoids,antioxidants, vitamins, minerals and amino acids but particularly because of its pure form of b complex vitamins . Domestic Bee pollen due to the bees cross pollination process(s) allow this. providing a new and powerful source of cell regeneration of the skin.



Herbal healing salves are great for everyday use and are very powerful in healing Wounds, Cuts, Sores, Bug Bites with little or no scaring They are also used for sore muscles and actually extracting infections and  poisons from a wound. and a good black salve can over time pull a small splinter out of a wound or hard to get area.

Follow this category to get the recipes for many salves

Below is a simple recipe for a general healing salve to help you understand how salves are made and to be used as a base recipe for other salves you desire.

There are many different types of salve used for different purposes. E.G.  
  • To draw out a poison or infection of some sort one can use a black salve. 
  • For Burns of all degrees one can use a good burn salve.
  • For. Cuts and bruised one can use a general healing salve
  • For Injuries one can use a  sprain salve
  • For poor Circulation, reumatory arthritis, and or joint pain or even to help stimulate blood circulation in specific ares of the body through a topical process one can use a circulation Salve
  • For inflammation one may use an powerful anti-inflammatory salve.
  • For Eczema use a lavender tea tree, oregano,plantain salve
  • and these are just a few salves 

Making The Salve:


What You Will Need:

  • 1 ounce of pure Beeswax
  • 8 ounces of herbal infused oil
  • Lavender essential oil
  • tea tree essential oil
  • vitamin e liquid capsules ( to use as a preserver to get more of a shelf life of the salve)
  • stainless or enamel pot
  • potato ricer or cheese cloth for pressing the oil soaked herb(s)
  • Glass jar for storage ( Small baby food jars work great)
  • 2 cup pyrex measure cup (for transferring liquid salve into containers or tins)







I.  First you will need to make an infused oil:

Cold infused oils: ( better quality salves and longer shelf life)
Take 6 ounces of your herb or her combination (in total) and place in a quart size mason or glass jar.
Add a Good quality olive oil and stir very well.
Let sit for a min. of 4 weeks to achieve a good quality infusion. Some say 2 weeks (I go 4 weeks and try to make extra so I always have some ready to make a batch of salves
after the 4 weeks strain and press herbs back into the stained oil.

Warm infused oils: ( Quicker good for quick needs but has a shorter shelf life)
 In a  stainless steel or enamel pot add 1 1/2 cups of good quality olive oil  and bring to a very low simmer once you reach the simmer point back off the heat
Add  6 ounces of your herb or her combination (in total) .
stay on low or warm for 1 hour.
After one hour take off stove and let oil cool. Once cool stain and press



II. Making the salve liquid to pour into your containers:




  1. Add once ounce of pure beeswax and slowly melt it completely
  2. Once completely melted, add infused oil to the melted beeswax.
  3. You will notice it will solidify at this point just let it all remelt together as one liquid.
  4. Once completely a warm liquid add to pyrex measure cup and quickly pour into your containers.
  5.  While still in liquid form break and add vitamin E liquid of one capsule and then add essential oils 2-3 drops of each per container. 
  6. Let harden and use as needed

Herbs for Mumps






Some powerhouse of essential oils that can help are: 
  • Thieves oil.
  • Cinnamon oil
  • Clove oil
  • Tea Tree Oil
  • Oregano Oil
  • Thyme Oil

Thieves oil can be used to sanitizer as well as topically applied to the bottom of feet behind knees and in armpits. as well as behind the neck

Another Source is...


Dr John Christopher's: 


Natural Solutions for Nasal Infections

Target: Respiratory System
Survival: Medicine


Herbs for Sinus Infections:

There are some great herbal aids for sinus infections. Teas are the best because of the steam like warmth provide better purification(antiseptic) as well as creating a greater absorption.  mouth rinses are as well good providing anti-septic, anti-bacterial and anti-microbial properties

Sinus infections are primarily caused by toxin overload and create a bacteria haven causing excess mucus. This in tern causes a stress on the respiratory and central nervous system and immune system because now these systems have to work harder to maintain a minimal of good health causing tiredness, fatigue, irritability, headache. and cold like symptoms as well as excessive mucus flow. (nasal drip).

The key to helping a sinus infection is to detox the nasal and bronchial passages from both bacterial and viral and microbial properties then to aid in relief of the mucus membrane from excessive drainage of mucus throughout then to begin the actual healing process.

Also it is important to stay away from all dairy products to reduce any additional enzymes that will create unnecessary mucous and mucous membrane irritation(s)


Some Good herbal teas are as follows:

Echinacea/ Goldenseal: anti-bacterial anti-septic
Thyme: anti-bacterial/ anti- viral
Oregano: Anti-Bacterial, Anti- Viral
Apple Cider vinegar:  antiseptic and demuculant
Cinnamon: ( well diluted and in very small doses) Anti-septic
Licorice root: for its powerful healing properties of membrane walls
Lavender: anti-microbial
Marshmallow Root: demuculant will help sooth irritated membrane walls.

A Powerful Herbal Nasal Spray:
For near imediate relive from nasal infections use the following recipe in a nasal sprayer 2 times daily
You will need:
1 tablespoon of dried godenseal root
1 tablespoon of echinacea root
1 cup of distilled water
Directions:
Bring 1 cup of distilled water to a boil in a non aluminum saucepan add herbs and stir well cover and lower heat to a low simmer for 30 minutes. Let cool and stain 3 times through a coffee filter or a fine cotton cloth.  fill nasal sprayer and breath in through each nostril while spraying into while closing the other nostril.  this can be kept in the refrigerator for up to 4 days before a new batch is needed to be made.

For more severe cases add 1 tablespoon of raw wildflower honey into mixture and completely disolve before adding to sprayer ( when adding honey you do not have to refrigerate and the shelf life will be good for an easy 10 days.
Your sinus' will immediately decongest and clear the nasal and upper nasal passages, this is due to the powerful detox and antiseptic properties in the berberine in the golden seal root. The anti bacterial properties in the echinacea will help with any bacterial infections that may be present and in a very mild way aid in strengthening the immune system subliminally.

A few good mouth rinses:

Thyme, peppermint:This will act as a antiseptic while opening both the nasal and bronchial passages.
Apple Cider Vinegar; For its antibacterial properties and healing properties from the present levels of pectin.


A good mouth rinse/Gargle Recipe for nasal infections:

You will need: 

  • 2 tablespoons of dried thyme leaves
  • 16 oz. of distilled water
  • 3 tablespoons of dried marshmallow root
  • 2 drops of Pre-diluted essential oil of oregano to 2 percent 
  • 2 tablespoons Apple Cider vinegar
  • 2 drops of Pre-diluted essential oil of peppermint  (or 2 tablespoons of dried peppermint leaves)
  • 2 tablespoons of dried licorice root herb


Directions: 
Bring  distilled water to a boil and add all dried herbs,  Bring heat to a very low simmer, Place a lid on the pot (any herbal oils distilled will return to the water)
for 30 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool, Press and strain soaked herbs into a sterile jar.

rinse or gargle 2-3 times a day this will also help a sore and irritated throat especially due to mucus drain/drip.

Note if you have blood pressure issues do not use licorice root