Healing Garden Salve

I’m excited to share this salve with you! This blend of herbs works to heal and soothe your skin. It is an antiseptic and helps fight bacteria. It also works as an astringent to draw out infections and poisonous bites. It is perfect to use for cuts, scraps and bug bites. My little girls love using it and are a testimony to it’s healing work.

Healing Garden Salve

1 Part Plantain Leaf (Soothing, drawing, good for burns)
1 Part Yarrow Flower (Congeals blood, soothes the skin)
1 Part Echinacea Purpurea Leaf (Relieves bug bites, itches, staph infections,
1 Part Echinacea Purpurea Root   cuts,scraps)
1 Part Aloe (Scaring)
1 Part Lavender Flower (Repels insects, antiseptic, topically healing)
1 Part Mullen Leaf (kills bacteria)
I used 1/4 cup of each herb. For every cup of herb I used a cup of oil. For this salve I used 1/2 olive oil and 1/2 coconut oil. Olive Oil  is rich in Vitamin E and has anti inflammatory properties. Coconut oil  has antifungal, antiviral and antibacterial properties. Add all your ingredients to a crock pot and turn it on to the lowest setting. Leave for two to three days. (Note: Because my crock pot tends to get rather hot, I periodically check on it and turn it off at night.) After three days you will have and herb infused oil. Strain off all the herbs. You can do this by using a stainless steel stainer or a cheese cloth. I use both. The cheese cloth allows you to squeeze out as much of the herb oil as possible. Pour your herb infused oil back into the crock pot and turn it medium heat. Slowly stir in about 4 TBS of beeswax pastilles. Once the beeswax pastilles are fully incorporated pour in to a container of your choice.
About Katie Mae Stanley

Katie Mae Stanley is the writer at Nourishing Simplicity, where the focus is on nourishing foods, herbal remedies, simple living and faith. Ethnic and Mid-west foods are always a favorite in her kitchen and on her blog. She is also the author of the book Steeped: Simple Nourishing Teas and Treats. Katie Mae spent 10 years as a missionary dorm "mama" for a gaggle (almost 40) of amazing deaf girls at a school for the deaf in Baja California, Mexico. Now she finds herself state side ready to embrace God's next adventure. A cup of tea or coffee and a bit of dark chocolate make an appearance at some point in any given day. You can connect with the Nourishing Simplicity community on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.


  1. Are you using fresh aloe or dried?
    If using fresh, how do you keep mold out of the salve?
    Thanks in advance.

    • Katie Mae Stanley says:

      I used fresh but actually I have been leaving it out in my last few batches and forgot to update the recipe. Thank you so much for asking!

  2. Great job Katie! Would love to have this for ourselves too. Thanks so much for sharing at Simple Lives Thursday :o) Your girls are blessed to have you!!

  3. This sounds like a really healing recipe. I’d like to try it as soon as the snow melts and I can gather what I need. Thanks for sharing with us at the Herbal Medicine Chest hop.

  4. Heidi, I’m glad you’ve been enjoying reading my blog. Question though, what does it mean to plug a blog? I’d be honored to have you write about it. If you have any more queations my email that I use for the blog is katherinemaestanley@gmail.com Blessings!

  5. Hi, I’ve been reading your blog for a bit and I really love what you do. I actually would like to plug your blog, but I wanted to ask you if I could write about you before I did. I looked for a way to email you, but couldn’t find any other way than this. So, would it be alright if I wrote about you in a post and shared a link to your blog?

  6. that I could. how about salve in exchange for root beer? I’ can’t wait till you come down!!

  7. or… you could just make me some :o)


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