There are many products available to treat bug bites, burns, cuts, and other skin ailments, but wouldn’t it be convenient and cost effective to find a universal treatment for these issues? A hippie thought so, and that’s why she created the Hippie Healer’s Salve.
Not only is it multi-purpose and homemade, it’s also made with all natural, organic ingredients. No chemicals or artificiality about it. It relieves pain, kills germs and bacteria, fights viruses, and kills fungus. The best part about this super ointment is that you can make it and enjoy all its benefits.
If you don’t plan on growing any herbs at home, make sure all the herbs you purchase are organic..
1 tablespoon calendula flowers:
The phytochemicals in this flower attack bacteria, viruses, and fungi.
-1 tablespoon plantain:
Eczema, psoriasis, bee stings, insect bites and poison ivy are skin issues that often have us fleeing to the store for some chemical-laden product for relief. Plantain heals these ailments naturally and costs much less!
-1 tablespoon St. John’s Wort:
This herb, known to treat mild depression, is great for treating bruises wounds and sunburns.
-1 tablespoon goldenseal root:
This is the ultimate multi-purpose herb. Its broad spectrum of healing properties makes it a must have in your homemade balm. It’s anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, antibiotic and antiviral. Basically, it’s anti-everything-bad!
-1 tablespoon olive leaf:
Like plantain, olive leaf is useful in healing eczema. It also contains antiviral compounds.
-1 tablespoon comfrey root and leaves:
This herb’s benefits aren’t just at a surface level, but at a cellular level too. It encourages the reproduction of cells, thus supporting the mending of sprains, bruises, swellings, burns and sores.
-1 tablespoon pine resin:
You can use this herb to seal and heal wounds. It also has anti-inflammatory properties.
-1 tablespoon raw, all-natural honey:
Honey reduces the risk for infection and also reduces scarring. It’s hugely beneficial for the skin and is often used in many commercial skin products. Just make sure you’re using raw honey and not the artificial liquid sugar many grocery stores sell.
-2-4 tablespoons of beeswax:
Another great bee product for the skin is beeswax. You can rely on this substance to heal and soften your skin.
-1¼ cup organic olive oil:
This substance is used to infuse all your healing herbs together.
1. Prepare the oil infusion using the Super Quick Extract method:
2. Place the herbs and the oil in a double boiler.
3. Strain the oil and herb infusion through a cheesecloth. Then, squeeze the cheesecloth until you have one cup of your remedy.
4. Gradually melt the beeswax into the herbal oil in a saucepan over low heat. Add more oil and more beeswax if desired.
5. Remove the saucepan from heat and allow the salve to cool on the counter.
6. Whisk the salve until it has cooled, then add raw honey and any additional essential oils you wish.
7. Whisk the mixture until it is creamy and smooth, and you’ll have your very own natural healing ointment!
This information is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment and is for information only. Always seek the advice of your physician or another qualified health provider with any questions about your medical condition and/or current medication. Do not disregard professional medical advice or delay seeking advice or treatment because of something you have read here.
Frugally Sustainable. (2017, January 26). Hippie Healer’s Salve: How to Make a Universal Antiseptic Herbal Ointment. Retrieved from http://frugallysustainable.com/