Balms & Salves


It’s definitely salve season, and we set out to make one without using beeswax. Veggie-ful Green Salve uses Carnauba Wax instead of the usual Beeswax, which makes it a vegetarian salve. You may recognize the name Carnauba from wax used on cars! But it’s not just for cars anymore. This […]

Can We Make a Salve Without Beeswax?


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It’s spring, and though there may still be snow on the ground where you live, it’s time to get some seeds started and gardening tasks begun. When you start gardening, though, your hands will take a beating. Today we’ll make a super simple salve that will have your hands looking […]

Super Simple Spring Gardener Salve


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This winter has been hard on hands! Both my husband and I have cracked fingertips from dryness and cold. I set out to make a salve that would really nourish the skin and create an emollient barrier to allow these ouchy places to heal. I began with lanolin. There is […]

Extreme Lanolin Salve



Today we’re going to make a salve to put on those inevitable cuts and scrapes we all get. We’ll focus on the wonderful benefits of three extracts: Calendula, Comfrey, and Goldenseal. It seems like my hands take the worst beating with scrapes, chapped knuckles, cracked cuticles, and even deep cracks […]

Three Extracts Salve