Balms & Salves


My husband works outdoors all day, and his hands get very rough, especially in winter. In an effort to help him with that problem, I crafted this balm. Beeswax and Cocoa Butter form the brittle part of this balm, but not too much. I want this balm to soak into […]

Balm for Rough Hands


I hate it in fall when my cuticles start to get super dry. They crack and snag on everything. Super annoying and sometimes painful. There has to be a remedy for dry cuticles! Of course there is! Cuticle oil to the rescue! There are lots of different oils you could […]

Super Speedy Cuticle Oil


Borage Oil is a wonderful emmolient, and today we’ll use it to make a salve. Our Borage Oil is organic and is cold-pressed. It’s also full of GLA! GLA is short for gamma-linolenic acid, and GLA fatty acid is a special member of the omega-6 fatty acid family. It helps […]

Borage Oil Salve





The other day I noticed the teats on my goats’ udders are feeling chapped. It’s definitely time to make a balm to correct that problem. Chamomile to the rescue! As I was contemplating a formula for Chamomile Balm, I realized it would be a wonderful lip balm as well, so […]

All-Purpose Chamomile Balm



I make lots of salves for the little bumps and scrapes that are an inevitable part of life, especially on a farm. Though I’ve pondered it, I’ve not made anything with Neem Oil before. Fruit from the Neem tree (Margosa Tree) contain kernels that are rich in oil. From these […]

Neem Salve


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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