You have probably seen those tins of herbal salve at the Farmer’s Market, a Craft Fair, or even in my shop… but weren’t really sure what it is or what it is even for.
Today I am going to show you all the benefits to using one of our herbal salves. I am committed to creating the best natural products that are healing without any toxic junk. These salves can replace many of the less healthy options we commonly use.
So what is a salve?
Basically, a salve is simply an ointment used for healing or protection of the skin. I create my salves with a basic combination of an oil or oils and beeswax. Depending on the type of salve, I also add various herbs and essential oils. I have chosen each ingredient carefully for its healing properties. I carry a total of six different salves in my shop; Gardener’s Hand Salve, Adventurer’s Healing Salve, Explorer’s Muscle Salve, Sweet Dreams Salve, Breath Easy Cough & Cold Salve, and Soothing Baby Salve.
Gardener’s Hand Salve
This is an amazing all purpose salve! I first created this salve when we were farming and spending a lot of time working in the dirt. This often led to dry, chapped hands and Gardener’s Hand Salve was the answer! This salve contains the skin healing properties of Calendula, Comfrey, and Plantain as well as a touch of Lavender and Tea Tree essential oils.
A few ideas for using Gardener’s Hand Salve
- For dry, chapped skin from work or weather
- Before bed to keep skin soft and healthy
- On bites and stings to relieve itching and pain
- On small cuts and scrapes to promote healing
Adventurer’s Healing Salve
This is my go to salve when I need something that I know will work hard! Our Adventurer’s Healing Salve is a true powerhouse. I have packed this salve full of herbal goodness. Containing 12 herbs, this is the Extra strength version of herbal salves. All these herbs have soothing, healing, anti-inflammatory or antimicrobial properties. I always carry a container of this salve on our nature hike days.
How to use Adventurer’s Healing Salve
- Carry with you when hiking for use on injuries
- Apply to bee stings for soothing relief
- Use instead of antibacterial ointments
- Use on cuts, burns, or scrapes
Explorer’s Muscle Salve
This salve is full of warming herbs like cayenne and ginger and anti- inflammatory herbs like turmeric and arnica. Because of the hot nature of this salve, it should not be applied to open wounds or near the face.
Best uses for Explorer’s Muscle Salve
- Rub on muscles after an invigorating hike
- Massage into achy joints
- Any minor aches and pains
- Massage onto sore feet after a long day chasing the kids
Sweet Dreams Relaxing Salve
This heavenly scented salve is sure to please the senses! Infused with a blend of floral and soothing herbs and essential oils, this salve will make drifting off to sleep a joy. As a mom this Sweet Dreams Relaxing Salve is a favorite!
Ideas for using Sweet Dreams Relaxing salve
- Rub a bit around your face to relieve stress
- Give your child a bedtime massage to encourage peaceful sleep
- Use instead of lotion for soft skin
- Apply to neck and wrists a s a gentle perfume
Breath Easy Cough & Cold Salve
I was looking for an alternative to all the petroleum based chest rubs out there and this is what I created. Filled with the aroma of eucalyptus and peppermint this salve helps clear congestion and promote easier breathing for a better night’s rest. Breath Easy Cough & Cold Salve is a must have during cold and flu season.
Best ways to use Breath Easy Cough & Cold Salve
- Massage onto chests and backs
- Rub around nose for easier breathing and to soothe chapped skin from constant blowing
Soothing Baby Salve
I formulated this gentle salve for use on my own babies. I know that baby skin is so delicate and tender and wanted to create something gentle, safe, and effective. This is a mild salve infused with herbs carefully chosen for their soothing properties. When applied to the skin Soothing Baby Salve forms a protective barrier against moisture and irritants and allows healing to take place. Great for diaper rash plus any other baby skin issues.
How to use Soothing Baby Salve
- Apply a thin smooth layer to diaper rash
- Use on dry, flaky skin on baby’s hands and feet
- Rub a small amount into scalp to help with cradle cap
So, What Makes Simple Gifts Farmhouse Herbal Salves Different?
Number one is the ingredients.
I am committed to choosing high quality ingredients that provide health to your skin. Each ingredient is researched for the benefits it will provide. I use a base of simple, all natural ingredients in every salve I create. The base contains:
- Organic olive and/or coconut oil
- Natural beeswax
- Non-GMO Vitamin E Oil
Then infused or added, depending on the salve are a variety organic herbs and essential oils.
Secondly, is the procces.
All of my salves are made with slow, cool infused oils to extract maximum benefits from each herb. The herbs stay in the oil for at least 4-6 weeks before being strained and turned into salve. Most of my salves also contain a few carefully selected essential oils to bring added benefit to the healing properties.
And, Last(but not Least), Is The Result
The finished product is a smooth, easy to use salve that not only nourishes and heals your skin but is also a delight to the senses!
Have you tried my herbal salve yet? Let me know your favorite ways to use it in the comments below!