I have some Arnica oil and would like to make a pain salve or cream using it. Does anyone have a recipe or guidance on how much Arnica oil to use? I love the pain salve in the 5 Oils Toolkit eBook
and was wondering if I could use it and just add the Arnica oil - but I need to know how much Arnica oil.
Thanks for any help you can give me! MaryA:
You can definitely adapt the recipe from the 5 Oils Toolkit :) For folks who don't yet have the eBook, here's a free preview of the recipe:Pain Salve RecipeIngredients
1/4 cup Shea Butter
1 tablespoon Beeswax, grated
1 tablespoon Virgin Coconut oil or Sweet Almond oil
1/4 teaspoon (or 1 capsule) Vitamin E
7 drops Lavender essential oil
3 drops Peppermint essential oilDirections
- Place the shea butter, beeswax and oil in the top part of a double boiler, warming slowly over a LOW HEAT until they're melted. Remove from heat and add the essential oils and vitamin E.
- Pour into a dark glass or PET plastic jar. Store in a cool, dark place.
Note: Increasing the beeswax will make the salve more solid, while increasing the oil will make it softer.
This salve has a long shelf life because it has no water in it. That said, it's best used within 6 months to a year because sometimes carrier oils can go "off" over time.
So now... To make this an Arnica Pain Salve recipe, simply replace the tablespoon of Coconut oil/Almond oil with Arnica oil. Easy!
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If you want to make your own arnica pain salve, here's some quick links for picking up your supplies...Shea butterBeeswaxCoconut oilSweet almond oilArnica oilVitamin E oilLavender essential oilPeppermint essential oil