This lavender salve is perfect to keep on hand in your kitchen in case of burns. Applying it right after a minor burn can help you avoid long-lasting pain. It is so fast to make and, really, it’s like a tiny miracle in a tin. I use it primarily for burns, but it can also assist with other skin irritations and ailments – including bug bites or cold sores.
Aside from its miraculous skin-nourishing properties, it smells amazing! You can also use this nourishing solution to moisturize dry skin, including hands, feet, and elbows. You’ll benefit from the stress-easing smell while you moisturize.
Here’s why this salve is so awesome (no surprise, it’s the lavender)
- Studies show that lavender has powerful anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal, antibacterial, and antioxidant properties.
- Lavender can relieve pain and itching, promote new cell growth, and therefore help repair damaged skin tissue and heal wounds.
Here’s How To Use It
- Apply lavender salve to irritated skin to manage redness and irritation. This is a great approach for ailments including rashes, burns or sunburn, acne, scrapes, bug bites, stings, and more.
- Ailments aside, homemade lavender salve is the perfect solution to everyday chapped lips, dry hands, and cracked cuticles.
- Lavender salve is generally safe for kids and babies, making it a good option for diaper rash (but be cautious with undiluted essential oils and little ones).
- 1 cup of coconut oil (8 ounces) OR a combo of oils of your choice – you could use jojoba oil, grape-seed oil, and more.
- 1 ounce or 4 tablespoons of beeswax. Vegan options: soy wax.
- Selle Valley lavender essential oil (any of our oils will work)
- Double boiler
- Small jars or tins to store the finished salve
- Have your salve storage containers of choice ready close by.
- In the top portion of a double-boiler, add your carrier oil and 3 to 4 level tablespoons of beeswax.
- Next, add some water to the bottom portion of your double-boiler. The top pot should be resting in the water below.
- Heat the double-boiler over low heat on the stovetop and stir the mixture until the beeswax is melted. Give it another few stirs after the beeswax is completely melted then remove the mixture from the stove
- Now add your lavender essential oil after removing the liquid salve from the heat and stir to combine.
- Immediately (and carefully) pour the liquid lavender salve into your chosen containers.
- Set the full lavender salve containers aside with their lids off to allow the salve to cool and harden.
- We suggest using about 10 drops of Selle Valle lavender essential oil per fluid ounce of coconut or other carrier oil – or up to 50 drops per cup of oil. Start slowly and proceed by smelling the oil before adding additional drops. Your salve should smell nice but not be overpowering. How strong it turns out is up to you!
Enjoy! This makes a great party favor or hostess gift.