When trying to heal myself inside or outside I hate using products that contain a plethora of unnatural ingredients. Chemicals that you cannot even pronounce just can’t be that good for you! So I often use essential oils and other natural ingredients to create homemade products- they save money and are much better for you. This homemade burn salve helps heal, acts as an antiseptic, and can help alleviate pain from minor sun or other types of burns. Follow this simple tutorial to make your own Homemade Herbal Burn Salve!
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I am not attempting to dispense medical advice, rather I am sharing my experience that helps my own healing. I always recommend you use 100% pure therapeutic grade oils no matter what brand you favor. And if a burn is serious, see a doctor.
Homemade Herbal Burn Salve
¼ cup coconut oil
1 T. beeswax
1 T. aloe vera
1 T. honey
2 tsp. vitamin E oil
10 drops lavender essential oil
5 drops frankincense essential oil
1. In a small 4 oz. mason jar combine coconut oil, beeswax, honey, and vitamin E oil.
2. Place jar in a pot over medium heat. Add water so that it comes to halfway up the jar.
3. Stir the mixture in the jar occasionally until mixture is completely melted.
4. Remove jar from pot, allow to cool.
5. Once cool and set, stir in aloe vera, lavender, and frankincense.
6. Place lid and ring on top of jar and secure.
To use: Generously but gently, slather your homemade herbal burn salve onto your burn*.
I keep mine in the refrigerator as the coolness feels so good on sunburned skin. If you leave yours out and it becomes warm it may become very soft- this is okay, it’s still effective. If you like it a bit firmer just pop it in the fridge for a bit to firm it up.
*Serious burns require medical attention and you should seek advice from your doctor.
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About Jody: I am a Florida girl through and through living the semi-country, small town life. I am making my way through it with my amazing hubby, 2 beautiful kids, 2 of the best Dachshunds to ever walk the face of the earth, massive amounts of coffee and a whole lot of Jesus. I homeschool, craft, cook, scrapbook, garden, raid the thrift shops, snap 1,000’s of photos, and read when I can grab a spare minute (which is rare). You can find me blogging at Simply Southern Sunshine.
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Thanks for all the helpful recipes…. I love reading what you send next… I’m making this one for sure. Just have to checkout where to get the beeswax, and frankincense…. I’m also making the homemade bisquick mix today….