Homemade Biotin Cuticle Salve Recipe

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This homemade cuticle salve recipe contains biotin, also know as vitamin B7 or vitamin H, and is believed to help with healthy skin, hair and nails.

This homemade Biotin cuticle salve recipe contains Biotin, also known as vitamin B7 or vitamin H, and is believed to help with healthy skin, hair and nails. In addition this cuticle salve recipe also contains non-GMO vitamin E oil and argan oil.

Vitamin E oil is well known for its antioxidant properties. Antioxidants have been shown to help to prevent and repair skin damage caused by free radicals as well as encourage cell growth. Argan oil absorbs quickly and is often used in skin, nail, and hair treatments to deliver deep hydration, strengthen brittle hair and nails, and to help to prevent and reduce stretch marks.

Make and use this homemade Biotin cuticle salve recipe not just on damaged cuticles but on dry or cracked hands and feet as well. It’s up to you!

I used powdered Biotin from capsules for my Biotin cuticle salve recipe, however, you can also use liquid biotin if you like. Keep in mind, however, that liquid biotin will contain other ingredients in addition to the Biotin. And what you don’t use after you’ve made this Biotin cuticle salve recipe can be taken internally as a daily supplement!

This homemade cuticle salve recipe contains biotin, also know as vitamin B7 or vitamin H, and is believed to help with healthy skin, hair and nails.

Homemade Biotin Cuticle Salve Recipe

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen

Ingredients:

.3 oz. beeswax
.3 oz. coconut oil
.4 oz. argan oil
.15 oz. Biotin (from three emptied vitamin capsules)
2 ml vitamin E oil

Instructions:

Using a digital scale weigh out the beeswax and coconut oil and place in a double boiler. Heat until the ingredients have melted fully. Then weigh out the argan oil and stir into the coconut oil and beeswax.

Empty three capsules of Biotin into the salve mixture.

Next, using a graduated transfer pipette, measure out the vitamin E oil and stir into the cuticle salve ingredients.

Mix the ingredients until well blended, then pour into a 1 oz. tin and allow to harden fully. You can speed up this process by placing the salve in the fridge.

Here’s a tip!

For an even more healing cuticle salve recipe, infuse the argan oil with calendula flowers first!

To make your infusion, fill a mason jar with more argan oil than called for in the recipe then add calendula flowers to the oil until it reaches the same level of the oil. Store in a cool, dark location for 3-6 weeks, then strain through cheesecloth.

If you’re in a hurry, combine the ingredients in a double boiler or in a mason jar inside of a pot filled about 2/3 of the way full with water. Heat on warm to low for 3-4 hours, then remove from heat and allow to cool. Strain the oil through cheesecloth back into your mason jar.

Psst. If you liked this homemade Biotin cuticle salve recipe, you may also want to check out my Natural Herbal Healing Balm Recipe.

To use, simply apply to cuticles, hands or feet as desired and massage into skin. The Biotin powder will exfoliate away rough areas while the oils work to help promote healing and repair skin.

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Homemade Lavender Calendula Coconut Salve Recipe

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Learn how to make this homemade lavender calendula coconut salve recipe via Medicinal Traditionals! It nourishes and soothes dry skin and can also be used as a healing lip balm!

Learn how to make this Homemade Lavender Calendula Coconut Salve Recipe via Traditional Medicinals​!

This soothing homemade coconut salve recipe nourishes dry, chapped skin and also works great as a healing lip balm. It’s golden color is enhanced with a pinch of turmeric powder and it smells delicious! The coconut oil adds a sweet smell, and the lavender essential oil adds a nice, relaxing aroma.

This homemade lavender calendula coconut salve recipe also makes a great homemade gift for Mother’s Day – especially if she likes to garden! You can find this homemade coconut salve recipe now at Traditional Medicinals here or repin this project here for later.

Discover even more great homemade skin care recipes by following my DIY Bath and Body board on Pinterest!

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Natural Rosemary & Neem Oil Foot Salve Recipe with Lanolin

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Natural Rosemary & Neem Oil Foot Salve Recipe with Lanolin! This natural foot salve recipe is perfect for dry and even cracked feet and helps to prevent fungal growth and infections caused by diabetes or ingrown toenails.

Treat your feet with my all natural rosemary & neem oil foot salve recipe. It’s perfect for dry and even cracked feet and helps to prevent fungal growth and infections caused by diabetes or ingrown toenails. This handy little homemade foot salve recipe is made using the same calendula, comfrey and plantain infused olive oil as my natural homemade black drawing salve recipe so don’t be afraid to make up more of the herb infused oil for this recipe than you need.

Natural Rosemary & Neem Oil Foot Salve Recipe with Lanolin! This natural foot salve recipe is perfect for dry and even cracked feet and helps to prevent fungal growth and infections caused by diabetes or ingrown toenails.

Natural Rosemary & Neem Oil Foot Salve Recipe

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Ingredients:

4 oz. pure lanolin
1 oz. raw beeswax
1.5 oz. olive oil infused with calendula flowers, plantain leaves & comfrey leaves
.5 oz. shea butter
.25 oz. cocoa butter
1/2 teaspoon neem oil
1/4 teaspoon sea buckthorn oil
1 mL vitamin E oil
1 mL lavender essential oil
1 mL rosemary essential oil
1 mL fir needle essential oil
1 mL tea tree oil
1 mL rosemary extract

Instructions:

Begin by making your herb infused olive oil. To do this gather the plantain leaves, calendula flowers and comfrey leaves and place desired amount inside a mason jar. Cover the herbs with olive oil and tightly close the container. Keep in a cool, dark location turning occasionally for 4-6 weeks. To hasten this process, place the mason jar of oil and herbs in a pot filled about 2/3 of the way full with water. Heat on the stove on warm to low for 3-4 hours, then remove from heat and allow to cool. Once you’ve infused the olive oil with the botanicals, strain the oil through cheesecloth back into your mason jar.

After you have your infused oil you are ready to make your foot salve.

Start by weighing out the beeswax and cocoa butter using a digital scale and placing into a double boiler and heat. Once these ingredients are 3/4 of the way melted, weigh out the shea butter and lanolin and add into the double boiler. Continue heating until all of the contents have melted completely, then weigh out the infused herbal olive oil and mix into the pot. Remove from heat.

Using measuring spoons, measure out the neem oil and sea buckthorn oil and add to the salve base. Then with a fresh graduated transfer pipette for each ingredient measure out and add the remaining ingredients. Mix well, then pour into glass salve jars or tins and allow to cool completely.

Have leftover herbal infused oil? Be sure to also check out my natural skin care recipes for my natural black drawing salvehomemade lavender mint balm and a natural herbal calendula balm. Or try your hand at making my lanolin and neem salve recipechili and chocolate sore muscle salve recipeall purpose salve recipe, and my natural lanolin salve recipe. The herbal infused olive oil can be substituted for any of the carrier oils in these recipes. You can also use your infused olive oil for soapmaking.

This handcrafted Neem Oil Foot Salve from Spun Gold Naturals is made with neem oil, lanolin and sea buckthorn oil to maintain foot health.

Prefer to buy a natural foot salve? You can purchase a wonderful Neem Oil Foot Salve from Spun Gold Naturals. It’s handcrafted with neem oil, lanolin and sea buckthorn oil to maintain foot health. You can buy it here. Other natural products you may be interested in are Berube Botanicals’ Neem Salve, Spinster Sisters’ Hand & Foot Salve and red headed honey’s Peppermint Foot Salve.

You can discover even more great DIY beauty, bath and body recipes by following my boards on Pinterest.

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Black Drawing Salve Recipe for Insect Bites, Splinters & Boils

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Don’t have black drawing salve in your medicine cabinet? Learn why this is one product you don’t want to be without. Plus learn how to make my own original black drawing salve recipe with honey and green tea.

Black Drawing Salve Recipe! This homemade black drawing salve recipe works as a natural home remedy for splinters, boils, acne, bee stings, poison and infections. A twist off traditional black drawing salve recipes, this black drawing salve also contains honey and antioxidant green tea. #blacksalve #salve #medicine #skincare #diy #recipe #drawingsalve #natural #botanical #remedy #homeremedy #naturalremedy

The first time I heard of black drawing salve was when my son was small. He had gotten a boil on his thigh and my grandmother told me to put black salve on it. I had to ask for it at the pharmacy although I still haven’t quite figured out why this is kept “hidden” behind the counter. The salve worked miracles and my son’s boil was gone in no time.

This year I decided to try my hand at making my own black drawing salve recipe. I did a lot of research into ingredients and traditional recipes and came up with my own natural black drawing salve recipe with a bit of a twist. I included not only herbal infused olive oil, local raw beeswax, local raw sourwood honey and activated charcoal in my recipe, but I added some green tea powder extract as well.

I hope you enjoy my black drawing salve recipe as much as I do. It works great for acne, boils, splinters, bee stings, insect bites, poisons and infections. Simply apply to the affected area and cover with a bandage to keep the salve from rubbing off on your clothes.

Black Drawing Salve Recipe! This homemade black drawing salve recipe works as a natural home remedy for splinters, boils, acne, bee stings, poison and infections. A twist off traditional black drawing salve recipes, this black drawing salve also contains honey and antioxidant green tea. #blacksalve #salve #medicine #skincare #diy #recipe #drawingsalve #natural #botanical #remedy #homeremedy #naturalremedy

Black Drawing Salve Recipe with Honey & Green Tea

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Ingredients:

1.5 oz. olive oil infused with plantain leaves, calendula flowerscomfrey leaves
1 oz. activated charcoal
.5 oz. raw beeswax
.5 oz. bentonite clay
.5 oz. sourwood honey
.25 oz. 76°F melt point coconut oil
.25 oz. shea butter
.25 oz. green tea powder
2 ml vitamin E
1 ml rosemary extract
1 ml tea tree oil
1 ml fir needle essential oil
1 ml lavender essential oil

Instructions:

In order to make this black drawing salve recipe, you’ll first need to make an herbal oil infusion. To do this gather the plantain leaves, calendula flowers and comfrey leaves and put in a mason jar. Cover the herbs with olive oil and close the container.

Keep the herbal infusion in a cool, dark location turning occasionally for 4-6 weeks. To hasten this process, place the mason jar of oil and herbs in a pot filled about 2/3 of the way full with water. Heat on the stove on warm to low for 3-4 hours, then remove from heat and allow to cool.

Once you’ve infused the olive oil with the botanicals, strain the oil through cheesecloth back into your mason jar.

Now to make the salve, begin by weighing out the beeswax using a digital scale. Place the beeswax in a double boiler and melt. Then weigh out the shea butter and coconut oil and add to the beeswax. Stir until all the ingredients have melted completely then remove from heat.

Next weigh out the herbal oil infusion and stir into the melted ingredients. Do the same with the honey.

Using a graduated transfer pipettes measure out the vitamin E and add to the black drawing salve recipe base. Do the same with the rosemary extract and essential oils using a clean transfer pipette for each ingredient.

In a separate container weigh out the dry ingredients – the green tea powder, activated charcoal, and bentonite clay – and mix. Now combine the dry and wet ingredients and whisk with a fork until thoroughly combined. Pour into glass salve jars or tins and allow to cool completely.

This black drawing salve recipe will yield approximately five 1 oz./28 gram containers.

More recipes to craft with the herbal infused oil from my Black Drawing Salve Recipe

Wondering what else you can make with the rest of your herbal infused oil? Be sure to also check out my natural skin care recipes for homemade lavender mint balm and a natural herbal calendula balm.

For still more options, try your hand at making my lanolin and neem salve recipe, chili and chocolate sore muscle salve recipe, all purpose salve recipe, and my natural lanolin salve recipe. The herbal infused olive oil can be substituted for any of the carrier oils in these recipes.

No time to DIY? Buy it instead!

Black Drawing Salve from Fecund: Herbals Bath and Body Products! Based on two simple ingredients, herbal infused oil and beeswax, salves provide powerful relief for a variety of ailments. Reach for this ‘Drawing’ Herbal Salve to help remove splinters and ingrown hairs, as well as heal boils and blisters. #skincare #blacksalve #homeremedy #drawingsalve #handmade #etsy

Do you want a great black drawing salve you can buy? This herbal black drawing salve from Fecund: Herbals Bath and Body Products is a similar version of my own black drawing salve recipe. Based on two simple ingredients of an herbal infused oil and beeswax, this homemade black drawing salve also contains bentonite clay, activated charcoal and natural essential oils. Reach for this black drawing salve to help remove splinters and ingrown hairs, as well as heal boils and blisters. Buy it online here.

Ichthammol & Pine Tar Black Drawing Salve from Legends Creek Farm. Ichthammol is an old-time remedy used to treat infection, splinters, stings, bites, poison ivy, ingrown toenails, boils and more. While not technically an herbal salve, their version of a black drawing salve instead incorporates pine tar like they used to make it with when it was used worldwide. #blacksalve #drawingsalve #naturalremedy #homeremedy #pinetar #handmade #etsy

You may also want to try Legend’s Creek Farm’s Ichthammol & Pine Tar Black Drawing Salve. Ichthammol is an old-time remedy used to treat infection, splinters, stings, bites, poison ivy, ingrown toenails, boils and more. While not technically an herbal salve, their version of a black drawing salve instead incorporates pine tar like they used to make it with when it was used worldwide.

It is said that applying this salve to a splinter, then wrapping in a band-aid will help draw out the object without having to dig it out yourself. You can buy this pine tar based salve with lanolin here.

Discover even more great DIY beauty, bath and body recipes by following my boards on Pinterest. You can also find and follow me via all of your favorite social networks including G+TumblrFacebookTwitterBlog Lovin’, and Instagram. Or subscribe to Soap Deli News via email for future updates, DIY projects and recipes.

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Lavender Mint Balm Recipe for Mother’s Day

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Make this amazing lavender mint balm recipe for Mother’s Day! This plant based homemade product is super easy to make and is wonderful as a gift or for yourself!

Lavender mint balm recipe! This plant based skin care salve is easy to make and is the perfect homemade gift idea for lavender lovers! Use this skin nourishing natural salve on your hands, body and even lips to promote healing and moisturize skin! #lavender #balm #salve #diy #crafts #plantbased #herbal #skincare #naturalskincare #homeremedy #mothersdaygift #crafts

If your mom loves the outdoors then she’s sure to love this nature inspired, plant based lavender mint balm recipe. Perfect for hands, body and lips, this homemade lavender mint balm recipe is made from natural lavender and mint infused oil and raw, unfiltered beeswax. It makes a lovely and thoughtful handmade Mother’s Day gift idea and is ready in just a few hours!

DIY Lavender Mint Balm Recipe

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Ingredients:

3 oz. lavender & mint infused jojoba oil
1 oz. natural beeswax
1 ml GMO-free vitamin E oil
1.5 ml lavender essential oil (optional, if you’d like more scent)

Instructions:

To create this lavender mint balm recipe you’ll to begin by first making your infused oil. You do this quickly by combining your herbs – in this case lavender flowers and mint –  in a small saucepan and covering with the jojoba oil. (Feel free to substitute another carrier oil of your choice.) Set the heat on warm or the lowest setting and allow to “stew” for 3-4 hours. Alternately, you can fill a pot about 2/3 of the way full with water and then place a mason jar with your herbs and oil into the water over low heat. (More on this here.)

Once you’ve infused your oil, strain it through cheesecloth. It’s now ready to use.

Using a digital scale weigh out the beeswax and melt in double boiler. Then weigh out the lavender and mint infused oil and stir into the melted beeswax. (Keep your leftover oil infusion for future projects by keeping sealed and storing in a cool, dark location.)

Next, use graduated transfer pipettes to measure out the vitamin E and, if desired, the lavender essential oil. Stir into the liquified beeswax and oil mixture then pour into glass salve jars or tins. Allow to cool completely then use as desired wherever your skin needs a little extra love!

Want to mix this natural balm recipe up a bit more? Try infusing the lavender flowers with lemon balm (another mint), lemongrass or even lemon verbena. Or add 1ml of lemongrass or lemon balm essential oil into the balm recipe.

Natural Herbal Calendula Balm Recipe

If you like this recipe then be sure to also try my natural herbal calendula balm recipe. Crafted using wild violetcalendula and blue vervain infused olive oil, this natural balm can be used topically on minor cuts, bruises, and stings. Or, for more natural skin care recipes, follow my DIY Bath and Body board on Pinterest.

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