How to Make a Simple Salve

Salve’s are a nourishing, oil-based ointment that are often infused with beneficial herbs and plants to speed healing. These salves help soothe and heal the driest of dry, cracked, chapped and scaly skin. It really is like a miracle cream. The Benefits and Versatility of Using Essential Oils in a Salve
  • It’s easier to put on and apply, already diluted, and leaves the skin silky smooth, while feeding you and your skin great nutrients.
  • It reduces sensitivity and the soothing, healing properties of coconut and olive oil act as a delivery vehicle, reducing sensitivity and inflammation.
  • It’s chock full of anti-oxidant properties to fight free radicals.
  • The incredible aroma of essential oils married to coconut oil, olive oil and luxurious beeswax will have you wanting to lick your fingers.
OK, lets get started. It's easy to make a salve. First, we're going to start with the basic recipe. Below that you can see a list of essential oils you can add to your salve. ...
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Back to School Health & Wellness

It’s back to school and for our community that means homeschool days are back!  Who doesn’t get excited about seeing friends again, getting the school rooms ready and reading great literature!   But school season also brings fevers, flus and other things. When school starts, staying clear from germs and boosting your immunity is a must.   And if you’re consistent with just a few of these tips, you’ll reap the benefits this coming season.   In our family we’ve been researching and building our natural medicine cabinet for a while and I’m excited to share these great tips with you.  You may find some of the same standby’s you and your family use and you may find some fresh ideas to help you foster a new mindset or a new habit to add to your wellness routine.   Basic Immunity Boosting   Supporting your immune system is more about ‘healthy’ habits than anything else. Using hand sanitizers is a must for us. We make our own with this simple re...
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Lotion Bars

Lotion bars are a great way to naturally cleanse and moisturize. These are solid at room temperature like a bar of soap, but when rubbed on the skin, a tiny amount melts and is transferred to the skin, leaving a highly moisturizing and very thin layer. Ingredients
  • 1 cup coconut oil
  • 1 cup shea butter, cocoa butter or mango butter (or a mix of all three)
  • 1 cup beeswax pastilles
  • Optional: 1 teaspoon Vitamin E oil
  • Combine all ingredients (except essential oils if using) in a double boiler, or a glass bowl over a smaller saucepan with 1 inch of water in it. OR - Combine in a quart size glass mason jar with a lid instead and place this in a small saucepan of water until melted. This will save your bowl and you can just designate this jar for these type of projects and not even need to wash it out!
  • Turn the burner on and bring water to a boil. Stir ingredients constantly until they are melted and smooth.
  • Remove from heat and add the essential oils....
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