How To Make A Salve Or Balm: Easy Herbal Home Medicine

How to Make a Salve or Balm: Easy Herbal Home Medicine

A salve is a combination of soft oils and a hardener, such as beeswax or petroleum jelly. The beeswax or hardener makes the oils more workable and less sloppy to apply. Most recipes for salves ask for 1 part beeswax per 3 parts oil. These are measured by weight not by volume. Adding more oil will make the salve thinner. Adding more beeswax, makes the salve thicker. Essential oils or vitamin E oils are added at the end of the process as a preservative. This is important since all oils can go rancid over time.

Read More

Curated Member Only content • New Articles written Just for You

Access to ALL Real Herbalism Radio shows, past and present

Extended Real Herbalism Radio shows • Community and Connection through the forum

Swag, Bling, and Super Cool products for Club Members Only

Webinars and lectures with Experts • Opportunity to tell us what You Want to Learn!

Join the Herbal Nerd Society - Today!