Many of you have asked me what a salve is and why you should invite them into your home apothecary... hopefully this post will help! ✨
A salve is an ointment made with herb infused oils and wax (sometimes also includes butters like shea) for the purpose of protecting the skin and promoting healing. They range from ultra creamy to hard and waxy, depending on the amount of wax used in the final product – I typically use just enough beeswax to keep the salve solid at room temp but ultra creamy when you go to apply it. Salves were my introduction to herbalism...they are incredibly fun to make, can incorporate all sorts of herbs, are quick and easy to apply, and can be carried with you everywhere. They aren't super greasy or oily and are soft as silk when applied to the skin. I use them on my face as a gentle moisturizer that helps my scarring, for minor irritation, poison ivy, bug bites, bruises, contact dermatitis, dry skin, wounds, headaches, muscle soreness, and much more. They are truly one of the most versatile options in the home apothecary 🌿
So, anything you want to know about salves? Ask away? ⬇️
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'Experimental Scape' done during a Live Contest at the Valentines Day 2014. I try to paint a vertical garden with some reef plugs (covered with moss) and other plants. Using a plate (for breding coral fragments) and put them in the tank. I paint the arrow and the heart outside. The other plants I add when the water was inside the tank. So the result was not so perfect and also I had too less plants. But maybe it can be good idea for the future to create more vertical garden under water.