Not everyone is familiar with salves and the benefits they bring.
Usually interchanged with ointments and balms, salves are semi-solid mix of fatty ingredients that are used to treat and soothe areas of the body that are irritated, burned, dry, or wounded.
Salves are produced using dried herbs, various oils and waxes as base and mixed with medicinal substances depending on the consumer’s specific needs.
In here we will help you appreciate salves and know of their wonders.
We hope that this product will soon be a welcomed addition to your family’s first aid kit and help solve your health issues the way they’re meant to.
Components of Salves
The most common ingredients incorporated in salve making are oils such as Olive, Coconut, Sunflower and Apricot Kernel. For fats, Beeswax, Calendula, and Carnauba are usually used.
These ingredients may be mixed with one or the other depending on the exact purpose of the salve to be made.
Olive oil is the standard oil used in making salves. Due to its number of antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties, most salves are produced with this oil as base.
Olive oil has a long shelf life—usually lasting up to two years.
Indeed, the natural healing properties found in olive oil eventually gave medicinal salves their all-healing status and made it a miracle product that are found in almost every first aid kits nowadays.
The Heal All Salve with olive oil base boasts of its antibacterial, antiseptic, antibiotic, and antimicrobial, properties. Furthermore, it contains Vitamins B, C and K, and is a relaxant for muscle spasms.
On the other hand, Coconut oil serves as an all-natural moisturizer and is usually used as an alternative carrier oil in salve making. Its antibacterial and antioxidant properties contribute in the preservation of the product giving it a long shelf life as well.
This ingredient also contains Vitamin E which contributes to the moisturizing effect of salves.
Although the moisturizing effect still varies depending on the process of extraction, the natural properties and availability of coconut oil makes it another good addition in the salve making ingredients list.
However, if you prefer light oils, then Sunflower oil based salves is the best option for you. This oil is known to improve skin health and reduce inflammation, among many other medicinal benefits.
Sunflower oil is also known to be rich in Vitamin E, a natural antioxidant which neutralizes free radicals while keeping them from damaging healthy skin cells. It even helps in the reduction of scars and faster wound healing.
Another light oil is the Apricot kernel oil. This is usually used as a massage oil due to its lightness and ability to moisturize the skin. This is found in a number of cosmetic products as it is very gentle and effective in lubricating and nourishing the skin.
When added to natural oils, Beeswax acts as a moisturizer—protecting your skin from drying out and flaking. It is a surfactant that forms a protective barrier on the surface of the skin. This barrier secures the skin and protects it against irritants while ensuring that it still has room to breathe.
Carnauba based salves, when applied to the skin, has a natural soothing effect. It is also commonly used in cosmetic products due to its natural hypoallergenic and emollient properties.
Meanwhile, calendula or pot marigold is an herb full of healing wonders. Its healing properties and other medicinal benefits have been have been known and used for centuries. It is mixed in various cosmetic products to add the necessary gloss and shine such as balms.
Specifically, calendula’s properties make it highly effective in treating minor wounds, cuts, scrapes, chapped or chafed skin, bruises, burns, bee stings, rashes, and other minor irritations and infections of the skin. Due to this, it is commonly added in the production of various cosmetic, beauty and body products such as creams, washes, ointments, massage oils, and of course, salves.
As a result, the Calendula Healing Salve is continuously gaining respect and popularity in the market as one of the best all natural products for anything that needs quick healing and relief.
What are the Benefits of Salves?
To date, a number of benefits can be traced to the use of salve in several skin condition and even minor health cases. And to further convince you that this product is exactly what you need, we have listed the most common uses and benefits of salves below:
- Soothes burns, welts, and diaper rash
- Antiseptic properties helps aid cuts and scrapes before they worsen
- Helps add moisture to chapped lips, cracked heels and dry skin condition
- All natural remedy for eczema
- Great for athlete’s foot and ringworms
- Promotes healthy tissue regeneration and healing
- Overall great moisturizer
We may go on and on about the great health benefits of salves, but we hope that by now, we’ve convinced you enough that this handy and all natural wonder is a true first aid kit necessity.
Some people nowadays try making salves on their own—for fun, curiosity and their budget’s stake. And you can try it too.
The process is fairly simple; you just have to know exactly what kind of salve you’re aiming for and pick out the best ingredients for it.
And while we commend people who makes homemade salve for their daily use, it is also safe to assume that not everyone is talented or equipped enough in this regard.
Keep in mind that you can always choose the safer, easier, and sure option and buy from legitimate manufacturers. Buy as many as you need; you can even give some to your friends as gifts.
And if you ever need salves right now, you can always visit our store and get yours today!