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If you’ve ever been in pain you know that it affects every part of your life.
It is difficult to function if you are constantly stopping to rub a sore shoulder or knee. It can be quite tempting to reach for pain medications to get instant relief.
If you are like me, you’ll want to look for natural alternatives for pain relief. There are many! Look into acupuncture, homeopathy, and herbal remedies including essential oils.
Today I am sharing how to make an herbal pain relieving salve. Making salves is one of my most favorite things to do! It’s so rewarding to toss some herbs into oil, add beeswax and end up with a wonderful, medicinal salve that seems almost magical!
There are many herbs that will help relieve pain. I chose a few of my favorites for the salve. (I get my herbs here. Click on each herb for other purchasing options.)
Sometimes I add cayenne to my pain relief salves (about 1 & 1/2 TBS per cup of oil). It adds heat and powerful pain relieving properties. Just don’t use it near the eyes!
The essential oils I chose for this salve are also known for reducing pain and inflammation. There are many more oils that could be used in place of or in addition to these. This blend brings both warm and cool elements to the injury for an icy-hot effect. If you would like information on choosing essential oil, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I use organic olive oil for my salves but for an even more penetrating salve, organic castor oil can be used.
Vitamin E is added to lengthen shelf life as it has antioxidant properties.
Beeswax is also essential for salve-making. I prefer yellow over white as it is less refined.
Here is how to make a pain relieving salve.
Pain Relieving Salve