After using a product called WartPEEL on Mermaid’s thicker patch of Nevus it proved to be raw and a bit painful. I had been sent some amazing products from a company called Wild Carrot Herbals and amongst them was a salve. I personally had never used one but thought it might be the trick, within 24 hours all the rawness, swelling and discomfort was gone. I was beyond tickled and started reading more about “salves”.
Mermaid has one particularly “itchy” spot on her back so I thought I would take a swing at making my own. I researched all the ingredients that potentially soothe dry or itchy skin, a few recipes and came up with my own concoction.
I’m blessed to have a lot of savvy people in my life so most of these ingredients were gifts from people’s own labor’s of love. I included:
- Pure raw honey – (given a jar from the neighbors hives)
- Organic Beeswax – (given a bar made by my parents from their swarm)
- Shae butter – (given a pure bar from a local Oregon company)
- Lavendar oil – (a gift from Mermaid’s Grandma)
- Coconut oil
- Baking soda
The process in harvesting beeswax is interesting and my Mom had some pretty great pictures – here are a few.
We gathered our ingredients:
Started prepping them, if you have ever tried “grating” beeswax, it’s not easy, Mermaid gave up on that part and let Mommy finish.
Melted part of them together:
Time consuming, I learned quickly that slow and steady is required. After it was all melted we removed it from the heat and slowly added our other ingredients.
We poured it into a few containers and waited for it to cool. I feared for a minute that it might not bind, it stayed liquid for better than an hour and we continued to mix it, but eventually, it became this nice smooth product.
Given the ingredients I expected it to be slightly oily, which it is but we put some on Mermaid’s arm and it absorbed quickly with less grease left behind than I assumed would be present.
We added a little garnish and closed up our afternoon project.
I suppose the real test will be to see how well it really works, I have high hopes!
We are going to ship a container to one of our “itchiest” Nevus babies on the other side of the country and let them be the true judge.
We have plenty of leftover ingredients so I feel a round two of a lotion coming on.
Round one of find a natural aide complete.
Thanks for walking with us today,