House of Herbology: Herbal Salve

Herbal salves are a good way to reap the benefits of herbs through skin during the colder winter months. Whether you want a skin soothing salve such as calendula or a warming ginger salve for muscle tension, the options are far and wide.

Herbal salves are typically herbs infused in an oil which is then combined with wax, such as beeswax, before solidifiying at room temperature.

Making your own herbal salves is an inexpensive way of creating your own beauty, healing and first-aid products at home. By making your own herbal salve, you also get to be more experimental choosing herbs that resonate with you rather than being confined by ready-made salves from stores. And if you have loose-leaf herbal teas in your cupboard that have yet to be used or consumed, you may want to consider making a salve with them instead.

Check out the video below on how to make a simple calendula salve.

Rosa Medea is Life & Soul Magazine’s Chief. She writes about lifestyles including sustainable and green living. She also offers content services to businesses and individuals at

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