Deep Healing Salve

Today I would really like to share with you my recipe for a deep healing salve that I just made. You should smell my house right now. Absolutely amazing.

A couple of years ago, I posted a recipe for homemade lotion bars that was a big hit. I modified recipes I found from several sources and I love how they turned out. I shared them for Christmas that year. (to see my recipe go here ) It’s been my go to recipe since. Then for Christmas, I decided to add some pizzazz to the bars. I had a bag of a deep healing herb mix from Life Thyme Botanicals that I decided to infuse into oils. I put the melted mix into empty deodorant containers I bought from Amazon. These were welcomed Christmas gifts.

Roll ahead a couple of months, and BAM. I came down with a bout of shingles. GOOD GRANNY is all I can say about that. I used the one lotion bar I set back for myself, and while I think it helped tremendously, it’s gone. I wanted a little more oomph in my lotion bar to really tackle this attack of shingles, so I started reading through some more blogs and found a great site called Happy Homemaker. She gives a GREAT tutorial that includes choosing herbs and oils, and infusing herbs into oils. She makes what looks like a fabulous salve and I took a little of what she has in her recipe and combined it with a little of what I had in my recipe. I think I just set a much higher standard for homemade lotion bars!!!!

Here’s what I came up with:

Deep Healing Homemade Lotion Bars

6oz. Illipe Butter (I learned about this butter recently! Illipe butter is a natural hard butter, powdery skin feel. It has a shelf life of 2 years. NAOH SAP Value: .136, KOH SAP Value: .192. It has long-lasting moisturizing attributes and it’s renowned for its skin softening quality. It helps to prevent dry skin and wrinkles; but it’s not a greasy butter!! This has a higher melting point than most exotic butters, but will still melt on contact with your skin.)

6oz Beeswax Pellets

6oz. avocado oil that has been steeped with Deep Healing Herbs Blend from Life Thyme Botanicals or you can find a recipe for your own blend at The Hippy Homemaker.

6oz. coconut oil

1/2 TBLS of these essential oils: lavender, eucalyptus, peppermint, sweet marjoram, clove leaf, rosemary, patchouli, and tea tree

1/4 TBLS of these essential oils: ylang ylang, ginger and turmeric

Melt the beeswax in a double boiler. Add illipe butter and coconut oil when almost melted. Once this mixture is melted remove from heat and add the infused avocado oil and essentials oils. Pour mixture into molds of your choice. I use round molds. Let cool, then remove from molds and enjoy!!!

This made 9- 2oz. bars. I keep my bar in the fridge. The extras I’m putting in my freezer.

I used this today primarily on the area where I have the shingles outbreak. It feels wonderful. I hope you try making your own deep healing lotion bar! Let me know how yours turned out!