Healing Salve

Winter is upon us!

Bring on the cold and cracked feet and paws….UGH!  No worries, I have just the cure!  This salve with cure what ails ya!  Safe for 2 legged and 4 legged pads 😉

This is also great for minor scrapes, bruises, etc.  I also suffer from cracked hands through this “wonderful season”.  I use this under my lotion in the evening for relief from my dry skin.  Trust me, your knuckles and cuticles will thank you!

So enjoy the season or fight your way through it (like me).  Either way, use this recipe to make it a little more manageable!

ULTRA HEALING SALVE:

2 oz dried ground herbs (Comfrey, Calendula and Yarrow)

1/2 cup coconut oil

1/4 oz beeswax

Combine herbs and coconut oil in jar and place in crock pot.  Fill pot half way up jar with water.  Turn on low with lid off for 24-48 hours.  When the oil is has taken on the color of the herbs you will know that the oil is infused with all the goodness from the herbs. Strain your oil using a fine mesh lined with cheesecloth.  Add beeswax and put oil and wax back into crockpot until wax is melted.  Remove from heat. VOLA! you have successfully made your ultra healing salve!

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Why did I choose these ingredients?

Comfrey: Comfrey relieves pain and inflammation caused by injuries and degeneration, especially the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis. It is wonderful for just about any skin irritation on both you and your dog. ***use caution when using internally.  Should not be used if pregnant or nursing***20160730_182550

Calendula: Calendula salve is very effective when treating minor cuts, insect bites, and abrasions. It offers soothing relief while its antimicrobial and wound healing properties speed up the healing of the wound.

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Yarrow: 

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Yarrow is used for a number of applications, including as an antiseptic, analgesic, an expectorant, anti-inflammatory, and even an insect repellent. It also is great for stopping bleeding. It’s been known to help deep cuts heal with little to no scarring and can help the flesh even and connect after puncture wounds.

Coconut Oil: 

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According to Dogs Naturally Magazine:

  • Clears up skin conditions such as eczema, flea allergies, contact dermatitis,and itchy skin
  • Reduces allergic reactions and improves skin health
  • Makes coats become sleek and glossy, and deodorizes doggy odor
  • Prevents and treats yeast and fungal infections, including candida
  • Disinfects cuts and promotes wound healing
  • Applied topically, promotes the healing of cuts, wounds, hot spots, dry skin and hair, bites and stings

Beeswax:

Heals sores, moisturizing, soothing to cracked skin/paws

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