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 know 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.

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Warming Chili & Chocolate Natural Homemade Sore Muscle Salve Recipe

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Warming Chocolate and Chili Homemade Sore Muscle Salve Recipe

Heat things up this Valentine’s Day with this all natural, warming Chili & Chocolate Homemade Sore Muscle Salve Recipe! It’s great for stiff muscles and aches and is formulated so it’s perfect for use in conjunction with a body massage. Just be sure to avoid getting it in your eyes or on other more, er, sensitive parts as you may find the warming effect of the chili seed essential oil a little much. Used properly you’ll find it increases circulation while adding soothing heat to sore muscles.

Warming Chocolate and Chili Homemade Sore Muscle Salve Recipe

Natural Chili & Chocolate Homemade Sore Muscle Salve Recipe

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Ingredients:

1 oz. cocoa butter
1 oz. shea butter
1 oz. beeswax
.5 oz. macadamia nut oil
.5 oz. sesame oil
24 drops chili seed essential oil
12 drops cocoa absolute

Instructions:

This homemade sore muscle salve recipe yields one 4 oz. jar of warming sore muscle salve. If you won’t be using this salve in conjunction with a massage and prefer it to soak in better, simply substitute the macadamia nut and sesame oil for 1 oz. of jojoba oil, fractionated coconut oil, hemp seed oil, or other “dry” carrier oil of choice.

The final salve will take on an orange tint from the chili seed essential oil but will smell faintly and pleasantly of chocolate. Do not use if you are sensitive to or allergic to capsicum.

To make this natural homemade salve start by weighing out the butters and beeswax using a digital kitchen scale, then melt either in a double boiler or microwave. Next, weigh out the macadamia nut oil and sesame oil and stir into the melted butters and wax. Follow with the chili seed essential oil and cocoa absolute than pour into a 4 oz. container of your choice and allow to set up completely.

Finally decorate your container with a label – perhaps a heartfelt Valentine’s Day “I’m hot for you!” – or even a drawing of a chili pepper and gift to your favorite person in need of some love.

For more handmade DIY Valentine’s Day gift ideas, be sure to check out my DIY Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas board on Pinterest. You can also find more homemade salve and skin care recipes on my DIY Bath & Body Pinterest board.

Natural Lanolin & Neem Salve Recipe

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DIY Homemade Lanolin Salve Recipe with Calendula, Neem Oil, and Rosewood Essential Oil - Excellent for Dry or Cracked Skin, Eczema and Psoriasis

As neem oil is such a great natural carrier oil, I chose to make a natural neem salve recipe that highlights neem’s skin care properties. Neem oil has been shown to be effective in assisting those suffering dry itchy skin, redness and skin irritation as well as psoriasis, eczema, scabies and even head lice. It is also naturally anti-viral, anti-bacterial, and anti-fungal and works great in natural dog products to help discourage biting insects, ticks and fleas. Neem oil can also be helpful for dogs suffering from skin disorders or fungal infections.

In addition to neem oil, I also used natural rosewood essential oil in my natural lanolin and neem salve recipe. Rosewood oil has been shown to help with skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis, acne, and dry skin as well as treat minor fungal infections and wounds. {You can out more about lanolin and check out my previous lanolin salve recipe here.}

Natural Homemade Lanolin & Neem Salve Recipe

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Ingredients:

1 oz. beeswax
4 oz. pure lanolin
.50 oz. virgin cold press pumpkin seed oil
.50 oz. calendula infused olive oil (How to make herbal infused oils)
1/2 teaspoon neem oil
30 drops plus 1/4 teaspoon pure rosewood essential oil
15 drops cedarwood essential oil
12 drops rosemary extract
12 drops GMO free vitamin E

Supplies:

Digital Kitchen Scale
Four 2 oz. low profile plastic jars or tins in size of choice
Glass Pyrex Measuring Cup
Metal Utensil for Stirring
Plastic Transfer Pipettes
Microwave

Instructions:

To create this lanolin and neem salve recipe, you’ll begin by weighing out the beeswax using a digital kitchen scale in a glass Pyrex measuring cup. Melt the beeswax in the microwave on high approximately 2-4 minutes. Carefully remove from the microwave using a pot holder. (The handle and container will be very hot.) Weigh out the lanolin and stir into the melted beeswax. Continue stirring until the lanolin has melted completely. Next, weigh out the calendula infused oil and the pumpkin seed oil and stir into the lanolin and beeswax. Using a different pipette and/or measuring spoon for each oil, add the neem oil, rosewood, and cedarwood essential oils, rosemary extract and vitamin E. Stir well then pour equally into four 2 oz. containers. Allow to cool, then cap tightly and store in a cool, dry location.

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Want to purchase a lanolin salve? Visit Etsy here for a huge variety of wonderful handcrafted options. Or shop here for neem oil salves.

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Simple DIY Breathe Easier Salve Recipe for Sinus Congestion with Printable Labels

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How to Make a Simple Salve for Sinus Congestion - DIY Homemade Breathe Easy Salve Recipe and Printable Labels

Have sinus congestion from the common cold or nasal allergies? Then try out this simple diy recipe for creating your own homemade salve to help you breathe easier. It’s made with a combination of 100% pure Peppermint, Rosemary, Lemon and Eucalyptus essential oils that come pre-mixed for you ready to use! Simply apply the finished salve under your nose to help clear nasal passages.

Homemade Cold and Chest Congestion Recipes - A Simple DIY Breathe Easy Salve Recipe

Homemade Breathe Easy Salve Recipe

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Ingredients:

1 oz. Beeswax Pastilles
2 oz. Sweet Almond Oil
.15 oz. Eden’s Garden Breathe Easy Synergy Blend Essential Oil

Directions:

Using a digital kitchen scale weigh out the beeswax pastilles in a glass measuring cup. Melt beeswax in the microwave. Once thoroughly melted, carefully remove from the microwave using a pot holder and place back on the scale. Measure out the sweet almond oil and mix well. Finally stir in the the essential oil blend.

Now slowly pour the salve into containers of your choice. This recipe will yield approximately ten 1/3 oz. lip balm pots. (As with any product, do not use if you are sensitive or allergic to any of the ingredients and discontinue use immediately if irritation occurs.)

How to Make a Simple Salve for Sinus Congestion - DIY Homemade Breathe Easy Salve Recipe and Printable Labels

Since listing ingredients on smaller containers is difficult, I opted to package my salve inside 3″ x 4″ Clear Zipper Poly Bags which are much easier to label. I then hand drew my own labels to add a special handmade touch, printed them onto sticker paper and then affixed them to the bags and tucked the salve inside each one.

How to Make a Simple Salve for Sinus Congestion - DIY Homemade Breathe Easy Salve Recipe and Printable Labels

You can print your own labels for this project by downloading my printable PDF label sheet and the salve recipe here. My printable labels are free of any branding so it makes them perfect for gifting to someone you know who may be sick or suffering from allergies. Include them in Christmas stockings or gift in a “get well” basket!