Herbal Healing Salve Uses
Humans have practiced the art of healing with herbs for millennia. In the modern world, it is hard to envision a time when there were no drug stores and patented pharmacological medicines. But when the world was a simpler place, apothecary herbalists and botanists harvested roots, berries, seeds, leaves, bark and flowers to make the concoctions needed to soothe an irritation, heal a wound or cure an ailment.
Herbal healing salves: a time-honored remedy
Herbal salves are simply infused herbal oils combined with some type of wax – usually beeswax – to thicken them into a solid state at room temperature. Some salves can contain finely ground or pulverized components of the herbs themselves. These salves are for treating local conditions; the effects target the area of the body on which they’re applied.
Our skin is absorbent but it is selectively absorbent, meaning it is particular about what gets through its layers and into our bloodstreams. Because the main ingredients forming herbal salves into a solid at room temperature are oil and wax, these soothing remedies sit on the skin and are not as quickly absorbed through the skin’s layers.
Uses for healing salves and balms
Herbal healing salves are the time-honored first line of defense for first-aid treatments a family looks to for soothing burns, scrapes, wounds, bruises, diaper rashes and other such maladies. Some popular uses for these treatments may include:
- Treatment of poison oak, poison ivy or sumac reactions
- Cracked, dry skin.
- Hives, psoriasis or eczema.
- Insect bites, stings, sores including bed sores in the elderly or inflamed bunions.
- Minor burns and sunburn.
- Blisters, boils, abscesses and other skin ulcers.
- Rashes of various types, including fungal infections such as ringworm.
- Minor wounds, scrapes and cuts.
Make your skin the best it can be
If you’re concerned about chemicals and preservatives commonly found in retail skin-care products, herbal salves and balms may be just what you’re looking for.
Salves and balms are the thicker, most nourishing option when moisturizing the skin, so it is not something you’ll want to use under makeup. Many salves and balms are also usable on lips and on dry or rough spots all over the body.
Bee Happy Essentials handcrafts a variety of healing herbal salves. These therapeutic herbal salves are handcrafted with organic herbal infused olive-oil, organic butters & oils, organic essential oils & resins and organic beeswax.
- AFTER SUN SOOTHER – Cocoa & Shea butter along with aloe vera gel and calendula and chamomile infused olive oil help soothe, settle and heal sunburned skin – $9.00 (CUSTOM ORDER)
- ITCH RELIEF SALVE – A powerhouse combination of plantain and arnica flowers & calamine sooth itches & bug bites – $9.00 (CUSTOM ORDER)
- CALENDULA SALVE – A soothing and skin-softening salve crafted with calendula-infused organic olive oil – $9.00 (YEAR ROUND)
- CREAMY COMFREY SALVE – Comfrey-infused olive oil and nourishing shea butter aid in the healing of various bruises, sprains and painful muscles – $9.00 (CUSTOM ORDER)
- ESSENTIAL SOOTHING SALVE – A great all-purpose salve for a variety of skin irritations, cuts & scrapes, dry skin and more – $9.00 (YEAR ROUND)
- BABY BUM SALVE – Gentle Lavender and Frankincense tears are perfect for
- calming and healing diaper rash and heat rash – $9.00 (CUSTOM ORDER)
HERBAL BLACK DRAWING SALVE (NEW PRODUCT ALERT – YEAR ROUND)
Herbal black drawing salve may be one of the best options when it comes to healing. Herbal black drawing salve is a blend of ingredients that create an ointment used topically to help heal skin inflammation, boils, insect bites and splinters. In ancient times, drawing salve, also known as black salve, was believed to draw out evil spirits that were causing ailments, but it is regaining popularity due to its beneficial healing power and highly antiseptic qualities.
This herbal black drawing salve stays true to its name because the ingredients not only pull out impurities, but also draws out foreign objects by softening the skin. This softening can also create pus that helps push any foreign object or poison out of the wounded area.
This herbal black drawing salve a must-have in your first aid kit, especially if you are out in the wilderness on a hike, but it can do just as well at home making it a quick go-to for just about any skin irritation or small wound.
Highlight on Ingredients
• Shea butter is a favorite of mine because it adds just the right thickness while helping treat any skin irritation and aid in cell regeneration.
• Benefit-rich coconut oil is a phenomenal antibacterial properties it contains.
• Calendula-infused olive oil ~ Calendula is an amazing flower that offers true antibacterial benefits. The acids that are found within the oils of the calendula plant are both antimicrobial and antiviral.
• Honey offers natural antibacterial wound-healing effects, and honey helps the body to naturally produce hydrogen peroxide, making it nearly impossible for bacteria to thrive.
• Activated charcoal helps remove toxins from the affected area while reducing any itchy feeling.
• Vitamin E oil since it is the perfect healing agent, reducing inflammation while speeding up cell regeneration.
• Tea tree oil makes a great partner with loads of antibacterial benefits and can help prevent any infection.
To use the herbal black drawing salve, apply a small amount to the affected area and gently rub. Leaving it on overnight may be needed to allow time for the skin to soften, especially if you have splinters. Applying a loose bandage can help prevent staining of your clothing or bed covers.
Some cases may require two or three nights of application.
Once you see the end of the splinter, for example, gently grab it using tweezers, and pull it firmly outward. You will need to be careful so that it does not break as you pull. For boils and other skin inflammation, gently rub the salve directly onto the area.
A 2 oz. tin of this medicine cabinet must have is only $9.00!!