The Best Healing Honey Salve Recipe
How can I say this is THE best honey salve. Because you are going to make it with YOUR favorite ingredients in a combination that best suits YOUR skin. Here's how:
- Beeswax - I used a consistency of 1 part beeswax to 4 parts oil. To determine which consistency will work best for your skin, visit https://www.humblebeeandme.com/a-quick-guide-to-beeswax-liquid-oil-ratios/.
- Your favorite skin oils - I used a consistency of 1 part beeswax to 4 parts oil. I'm a big fan of coconut oil. It works wonders on dry skin and is easily absorbed. One caveat - It is comedogenic. So, if you have acne-prone skin, you may not want to use this salve on your face. I also used another rich, skin-strengthening oil in combination with the coconut oil - jojoba. It is applied directly to the skin for acne, psoriasis, sunburn, and chapped skin, according to WebMD. You can also try grapeseed oil, rosehip seed oil, safflower oil, or whatever your favorite skin oil may be.
- a couple drops of your favorite essential oil (that is safe for your skin) Not only do essential oils make your salve smell great but each one has unique properties that could improve your skin. Check out this post from Hello Glow on the 12 best essential oils for gorgeous skin - https://helloglow.co/12-best-essential-oils-gorgeous-skin/. I love the scent of lavender and since I'm prone to getting cuts and scrapes from working with my hands, I benefit from its healing properties. But maybe you'd prefer a different oil. No problem. Check out this post from Hello Glow on the 12 best essential oils for gorgeous skin.
- a couple teaspoons of honey Honey has healing and antimicrobial properties.
To make the honey salve, melt the wax and oil on low heat while continuously mixing.
Remove from heat and add the honey and essential oils. Pour into your containers to set.