Soothing Salve with St. John’s Wort
Salve making can be a bit addictive. I’m enjoying experimenting with different oils, butters, herbs, and essential oils to see what we can come up with. I’ve had a lot of good response with this one. I’m loving it on my hands in the mornings. If you deal with any stiffness or soreness, this is great support.
Many herbalist turn to St. John’s wort to help soothe and ease discomfort, so it was pretty high on my list of herbs to add to salves. Herbalist Mary Bove has said St. John’s wort is well known for helping to diminish discomfort both externally or internally. Specifically as support to the nervous system, St. John’s wort is the herbalists go-to for a vast array of situations.
It works well to soothe muscles that are sore from over-exertion as well as easing shoulder, neck, and back discomfort. St. John’s wort’s ability to support a healthy inflammatory response can help soothe joints as well
As a bonus it can also supports healthy serotonin levels, so it lifts mood too!
St. John’s Wort Salve
1/4 cup coconut oil, shea butter, or mango butter*
20 drops Deep Blue essential oil blend
Place oils/butter and beeswax into a mason jar or Pyrex measuring cup. Use a small saucepan filled with a few inches of water to act as a double boiler. Heat on low until the beeswax is melted.
Remove from heat and let cool a few minutes then stir in the essential oils. Pour into tins or containers. We used these tins* from Amazon and filled about 10 from this batch.
Massage into tired and sore muscles, or even better, start your day by massaging this salve into problem areas to act as a preventative. If you issues with “pins & needles,” apply this salve to affected area often. The Lemongrass and Deep Blue blend compliment the St John’s Wort perfectly. and here’s why:
Lemongrass Essential Oil
Lemongrass has a great ability to help soothe muscle aches, cramps and spasms. It can also supports the circulatory system. It promotes healthy inflammatory response that aids in soothing joints as well. The calming and soothing effects of lemongrass oil has the power to relieve the pain, pressure, or tension that can cause occasional headaches.
Deep Blue Soothing Blend:
Deep Blue Soothing blend contains wintergreen, camphor, peppermint, ylang ylang, blue tansy, German chamomile, helichrysum,and osmanthus. This combination of oils works to soothe inflammation and sore, tired muscles, support the body as it heals from sprains or strains, and ease discomfort from occasional headaches or muscle tension. This oils is perfect as part of a massage.
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I’d love to hear about your results with this St. John’s Wort salve; make sure to drop a comment below or send me a message.