|My batches of Olive Oil Hand Salve for gift giving|
Every year I craft a handmade beauty product for my family and friends. Last year I made Calendula Healing Salve and my friends and family truly loved it. This year I made a bigger jar of my Organic Olive Oil Hand Salve. I also bought some professional water & smear proof durable vinyl labels from Moo.com to apply to my four-ounce amber jars. I ended up making a total of 20 four-ounce jars, but I think I might need more!! I am sharing the recipe with you, and due to popular demand, I have created the recipe using common U.S measurements instead of metric. My recipe makes enough salve to fill 3 four-ounce amber jars. If you need more, you simply multiple the recipe.
The base of this salve uses three Organic oils. I chose organic extra virgin olive oil, organic sweet almond oil and organic sunflower oil. The best price I have found on the olive oil is at Costco. I got the sweet almond oil from Mountain Rose Herbs and the sunflower oil from Whole Foods.
Mountain Rose Herbs. You can order it HERE.
Vitamin E Oil.
Organic Olive Oil Hand Salve
(makes enough to fill three 4-ounce jars)
4 ounces Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil
2 ounces Organic Sweet Almond Oil
2 ounce Organic Sunflower Seed Oil
3 ounces Beeswax Pastilles
80 drops Lavender Essential Oil
30 drops Rosemary Essential Oil
20 drops Eucalyptus Essential Oil
40 drops Rosemary Leaf Extract (antioxidant)
40 drops Vitamin E Oil (7500IU)
Combine the olive, almond and sunflower oils along with the beeswax in a large glass measuring cup that has been placed in a simmering water bath. Heat until the wax and oils melt. Remove from heat and stir in the remainder of the ingredients. Carefully pour into the heat-safe glass jars. Cap and cool completely.
Moo.com. I really like that these labels will not smudge and are water proof.
All snug in the gift bags and ready to be passed out to my family and friends for the holidays.
There is nothing that I enjoy more than sharing my herbal knowledge and handcrafted gifts with my family and friends!! I am truly blessed to have so many wonderful gifts from Mother Nature!! Green Blessings & Happy Holidays!!!