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Eczema Salve Recipe
This salve is drying and offers natural, herbal relief for eczema outbreaks and other skin rashes. It yields around 1½ cups of salve, but can be scaled up or down to create larger or smaller batches.
  • 1⅓ cups extra virgin coconut oil
  • ⅔ cup avocado oil or shea butter
  • ⅓ cup dried calendula flowers
  • 1½ tablespoons neem oil, optional (it's stinky)
  • 20 drops lavender essential oil
  • 20 drops tea tree essential oil
  • 20 drops rosemary essential oil
  • 1 teaspoon vitamin E oil as a preservative, optional
  1. Combine oils (or oil and butter) in a small saucepan and warm to melt them together. Add calendula flowers and cook on lowest heat for 2 to 3 hours until oil has taken on scent and color of the flowers.
  2. Strain oil through a fabric and paper towel lined strainer over a glass measuring cup. Once you've poured all of the herbs into the strainer, gather up fabric and twist and squeeze to get every drop of oil that you can out. Discard herbs.
  3. Check the measurement of your oil. For every cup of oil you'll add 3-4 tablespoons of beeswax pellets. For every ¼ cup of oil, you'll add 1 tablespoon of beeswax.
  4. Add your strained oil to a small pot on the stovetop and add in beeswax. Heat over low heat, stirring until it's fully melted.
  5. I like to test the texture by placing a spoon into the freezer to firm it up quickly. If your salve is too soft, you can add more wax. If it's too hard, you can add a little plain oil.
  6. Remove pot from heat, and allow to cool down enough to add essential oils.
  7. Stir in essential oils and vitamin E oil as a preservative.
  8. Pour into clean dry jars, and allow to cool.
Recipe by Gwen's Nest at https://gwens-nest.com/herbal-salve-recipes/