Natural Healing Salve
I’ve slowly been making my way through changing our personal care products to ones that are full of less toxins. In a perfect world, I’d be able to throw them all out and start with new products. That felt really wasteful and would wreak havoc on my budget. Instead, each time I run out of a product, I take the time to replace it with a better alternative.
The winter here this year has particularly been hard on my skin, my hands are dry and cracking. Since I have been doing the elimination diet, I have been breaking out with little skin rashes in the weirdest places. I made this recipe to be able to put a moisturizing salve on all of these little issues that would help them heal.
Here’s a little breakdown on all the ingredients and what each one does:
- Coconut Oil: Hydrates & softens skin, soothes itches, speeds healing
- Grapeseed Oil: moisturizes skin & improves skin elasticity
- Comfrey: speeds wound healing, anti-inflammatory
- Calendula: disinfect & treat minor skin infections
- Rosehips: high vitamin C content, helps with skin dryness
- Lavender Essential Oil: soothing scent for stress relief, antiseptic and anti-inflammatory
- Tea Tree Essential Oil: antibacteria, antifungal, disinfectant
It worked wonders on my poor hands and helped me random rashes heal up quickly. I’ve stowed one in each of our first aid kids. I’ve also used it on a few other minor abrasions with the kids. The beeswax in it helps lock in the moisture so even if they are out being active, the salve stays on and continues to do it’s great work.