By Gina DeBacker
Learning how to make an herbal salve will prove useful with any skin problems like chapped hands, mild burns, acne, rashes and more.
Our skin is bound to endure some cuts, burns and rashes. Prepare your medicine cabinet to treat such ails by learning how to make an herbal salve. Salves are thickened ointments made from infused oil, beeswax and some essential oil. They are used to soothe various skin problems, depending on the plant the salve was made from. Massage a homemade salve on your skin to treat chapped hands, wounds, mild burns, bites, stings, rashes, boils, acne and inflammation. The salve from this video is made with infused calendula oil. Calendula is a natural antiseptic that has been shown to stimulate physiological regeneration and skin healing in recent studies. Use a calendula salve on rashes, minor cuts and burns, bruises, eczema, psoriasis, sunburns and chapped lips.
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