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How to Make a Skin-Nourishing Herbal Salve August 31, 2012

Filed under: Bees,Gardening,Natural Healing — revivalnatural @ 2:35 pm

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If you have a yard, chances are you are growing the ingredients for a skin soothing herbal infusion without even trying! Plantain (Plantago major) is considered a weed, but it also contains natural constituents that are wonderful for your skin. Violet (Viola odorata) leaves are in the same category (not to mention that the flowers are delicious in salads or syrups!).

Violet is moisturizing, toning, healing, and great for sore nipples. Plantain is good for eczema, acne, minor cuts, stings, insect bites, poison ivy itch, and diaper rash.

The basis of a skin-nourishing herbal salve is an herbal oil infusion. Gather about 4 cups of plantain and violet leaves, making sure to choose ones that are fresh and green looking, with no major brown spots, rotten areas, or major insect damage. And make sure that they have not been sprayed with chemicals of any kind.

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Homemade sunburn cream

Filed under: Bees,Natural Healing — revivalnatural @ 1:07 pm

Ingredients:

3-4 inch piece off an aloe vera plant, slice open and scrape the gel from inside. You will be using the gel and get rid of the skin. You can substitute 1 Tbsp of pure aloe gel if you do not have an aloe plant.

1 Tbsp coconut oil(unrefined, organic if you can find it), warm enough to be liquid(goes liquid around 76 F)

1 tsp raw honey
10 drops lavender essential oil
Directions:
Whip aloe, coconut oil, and honey together in a small glass bowl with a small whisk.  Add in Lavender EO and stir.  Cover entire area of burn liberally.  To store for later use put a cover over it (plastic wrap would do) and set it in the fridge.  Use within a week.  This does wonders for a sunburn or any other minor burn.
 

 
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