Hey, you guys! I’m Alisha from @folkandco and I’ve been using essential oils for a while now! One of the first potions I made was this DIY skin remedy salve that consisted of frankincense, lavender, and melaleuca. I use it for burns, scrapes, cuts, dry skin, cracked hands, blisters--basically everything. My dad even used it on his poison ivy (that normally lasts for a week) and was shocked when it disappeared within a day! Not that it’s going to work that magically for everyone - it just did for him!
If you’re new to making a salve, you can watch my live replay tutorial here. Here is what you’ll need:
- 1/3 c coconut oil
- 2 tsp raw shea nut butter (unrefined, unbleached)
- 1 Tbsp beeswax (2 Tbsp for the spring/summer months; unrefined, unbleached)
- 10 drops frankincense
- 10 drops lavender
- 10 drops melaleuca
- 3 two oz tins (or a couple of small wide-mouth jars)
All you do is add the first three ingredients to a double boiler (or in my case, a glass measuring cup sitting in a pot of water), and melt them. Once everything is melted, remove it from the heat and let cool for about 30 seconds to a minute. Then you’ll add the essential oils. Stir, pour into the tins and let cool.
That’s it! Super easy and stores forever...or like three months.
Here is what I used and why:
Shea nut butter is amazing for your skin–I use it every night on my face as like a deep moisturizer. The shea nut has healing properties in it and has been used for blemishes, to reduce wrinkles, for itching, sunburns, wounds, eczema, bites, and frostbite.
Frankincense is soothing (natural discomfort reliever) and incredible for aiding your skin’s healing process.
Melaleuca is cleansing, purifying and helps to get rid of unwanted pathogens. It’s also great for burns, scrapes, bites, and stings.
Lavender is my fave. It’s cleansing, purifying, soothing, and helps get rid of unwanted pathogens.
Everyone knows that coconut oil is great for so many things; it has been used to treat cuts, scrapes, and scratches and restores skin quickly. It is also cleansing, protects against bacteria, and reduces irritations.
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