Salves are a simple but effective way to externally receive plant characteristics through our largest organ, the skin! I appreciate their elegant simplicity. I like that if I need just a tiny batch, within 10 minutes I can have a reliable remedy ready. Salves are fun to make with kiddos on snow days or during summer vacation, you can use (sterile) recycled containers and make your own label with scrap paper and a glue stick, and voila! Use for gifts or to build your family first aid kit.
Salves work well for soothing wounds, rashes, chapped lips, dry skin, burns, eczema, crepey skin (in the elderly), and as an antiseptic on cuts and minor abrasions.
“Ain’t nobody gonna save you, Savior Self.” –Cree Summer
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