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Packed with natural healing properties, Jewelweed is known for its ability to calm and relieve itching and other skin irritations.

This simple yet effective salve combines the therapeutic properties of jewelweed, lavender, and calendula, creating a soothing balm. With the addition of nourishing avocado oil and beeswax, you can craft your own healing remedy at home. 

Follow our easy instructions to make a batch of this jewelweed-infused salve.

jewelweed salve ingredients

About Jewelweed

According to the USDA, Jewelweed boasts a rich history of use in Native American medicine. This versatile plant, known for its healing properties, particularly shines when infused into salves or ointments, effectively alleviating itching and pain associated with skin issues like hives, acne, poison ivy, and insect bites. The plant’s sap carries anti-fungal qualities, proving beneficial for treating athletes’ foot as well.

Beyond its therapeutic applications, jewelweed enhances homemade ointments with a pleasant aroma and vibrant colors. It’s a valuable addition for homesteading families, offering a natural solution for insect bites and rashes caused by poison ivy.

The plant’s soothing touch helps alleviate pain, calm irritated skin, and expedite healing. Additionally, jewelweed lends itself well to various products, including oils, extracts, soaps, and salves, making it a safe and versatile choice for the entire family.

Here’s Why You’ll Love it

  • The blend of flowers and oils creates an amazing, natural scent.
  • This salve is crafted from natural ingredients, ensuring it’s free from harmful dyes and additives.
  • Perfect for various skin-related issues, this salve proves highly effective.
  • Our super simple recipe is easy to make and adjustable for larger batches.
  • It lasts a long time and is easy to keep and store.
  • You are free to customize your ingredients to suit your individual needs.

Ingredients:

  • ¼ cup jewelweed
  • ¼ cup lavender flowers
  • ¼ cup calendula 
  • ¾  cup avocado oil (You can use any carrier oil of your choice)
  • 1 ½ tablespoons beeswax 
  • Tin Container (Find it here)
  • Optional: essential oil of your choice
jewelweed salve ingredients

This recipe usually makes about 2 2oz tins. 

Instructions:

  1. Combine calendula, lavender, and jewelweed in a glass jar.
jewelweed salve ingredients
jewelweed salve ingredients
  1. Pour avocado oil to cover the herbs completely. Seal the jar and let it sit in a dark place for 3-4 weeks, shaking occasionally.
  2. Strain the infused oil into a container.
  3. Melt the infused oil and beeswax in a double boiler or heat-safe bowl over simmering water.
jewelweed salve ingredients
  1. Pour the mixture into tins and let it cool for a few hours or overnight.
jewelweed salve ingredients

And that’s it. The salve is now ready for use.

jewelweed salve ingredients
jewelweed salve ingredients
jewelweed salve ingredients

How to Use Jewelweed Salve

When applied topically, jewelweed can help reduce itching, redness, and inflammation, providing relief and promoting faster healing.

To use the jewelweed salve, simply take a small amount and apply it to the affected area. Gently massage the salve into the skin until fully absorbed. Repeat as needed throughout the day.

A little goes a long way with this salve.

How to Store Jewelweed Salve

The salve can be stored in a cool, dry place for up to six months. Adding Vitamin E oil can help further preserve the salve.

 Make sure the lid is placed securely back on after each use.

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jewelweed salve ingredients

Jewelweed Salve Recipe

Craft a soothing Jewelweed salve, combining its healing properties with lavender and calendula. Nourishing avocado oil and beeswax make it your homemade remedy.
Servings 2.2 oz tins

Ingredients
  

  • ¼ cup jewelweed
  • ¼ cup lavender flowers
  • ¼ cup calendula 
  • ¾ cup avocado oil You can use any carrier oil of your choice
  • 1 ½ tbsp beeswax 
  • Tin Container (Find it here)
  • Optional: essential oil of your choice

Instructions
 

  • Combine calendula, lavender, and jewelweed in a glass jar.
  • Pour avocado oil to cover the herbs completely. Seal the jar and let it sit in a dark place for 3-4 weeks, shaking occasionally.
  • Strain the infused oil into a container.
  • Melt the infused oil and beeswax in a double boiler or heat-safe bowl over simmering water.
  • Pour the mixture into tins and let it cool for a few hours or overnight.
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