Heal Better Salve
Heal Better Salve
This salve was originally curated for a close #girlboss who was suffering from severe eczema with every herb I could think of that would help regenerate better, healthier skin cells, would fight skin conditions such as psoriasis and eczema. Little did I know, a few weeks later I would burn my face with hot oil from the stove. I applied Heal Better salve four times a day, and I healed in half the amount of time I would have without this! I am now a firm believer in this extremely new product to me, and a large part of my facial regimen as well as a replacement for over the counter topical ointments.
This salve was created through infusing oils in coconut oil, for a full moon cycle, and stiffening it up with carnauba wax to extend its shelf life.
Calendula may have antifungal, anti-inflammatory, and antibacterial properties that might make it useful in healing wounds, soothing eczema, and relieving diaper rash. It's also used as an antiseptic.
Chamomile helps fade spots, eliminate acne scars and fight breakouts, if used topically, due to its anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties.
Plantain aids in quicker healing of wounds. Allantoin, an ingredient present in plantain leaf herb, has germicidal and antibacterial properties. Thus, when applied to the wounds topically, this herb helps in killing the germs. It induces quicker healing, and triggers the synthesis of skin cells.
Witch hazel is widely known for its ability to ease inflammation and soothe sensitive skin
Red Clover has long been used to treat irritated skin conditions like eczema, psoriasis and rashes.
Echinacea when applied to the skin can prevent and fight acne, treat inflammation, and irritated skin as well as treat wrinkles. Echinacea is rich in tannins. These astringent (tightening) molecules can shrink pores and reduce scarring.
Nettle is common in folklore because of its long-standing healing properties with arthritis and allergies which are attributed to the anti-inflammatory properties found in nettle's leaves.
Burdock root has long been used to treat skin conditions like acne, psoriasis, and eczema. The anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties of the root can help resolve skin issues when it's applied topically to the skin. One study from 2014 even found evidence that it may help to treat topical burns (this was the case for me!)
Dandelion is often included in skincare for its skin refining, soothing, and anti-aging benefits. It also contains magnesium and zinc which help detoxify skin, and anti-inflammatory properties to help calm irritation, making it great for soothing acne-prone skin.