Sea buckthorn oil has amazing skin supporting properties. The pure berry oil is so gentle and powerful that we even suggest people use it on cuts and other wounds. Our sea buckthorn oil burn salve recipe is the greatest for summer sunburns!
Pure sea buckthorn berry oil does work wonders but it's not always convenient. When your kid has a sunburn, you might not want to rub bright orange sea buckthorn berry oil all over them! We developed this recipe with skin soothing ingredients so you can stretch the power of the berry oil. Adding other ingredients will dilute the orange color of the oil. So, you don't need to worry about messes quite as much. Prepare yourself before burns happens with this easy recipe that you can make at home. It's the perfect, soothing blend that you will want to have around for your family after a long day of summer fun. This remedy is even good for irritated and not yet burned skin as well. The omega fatty acids and other anti-inflammatory components are the perfect remedy. Make sure to cleanse the area with soap and water before applying the salve on broken skin.
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Sea buckthorn Oil Burn Salve
Sea Buckthorn Berry Oil – 1 tbsp
Coconut Oil – 1 tbsp
Beeswax – 1 tbsp or ½ tbsp candelila wax (vegan alternative)
Lavender or Tea Tree Oil Optional – 10 drops
Why is this Optional? Both kinds of these oils have anti-bacterial properties and smell great. You can even blend the two if you like using 5 drops of each. The addition of the oils will make the salve scented and you may not want that. Also, if you don’t already have these you can still make a great burn salve without them.
Pure aloe vera juice Optional –½ a tsp*
Why is this Optional? We suggest adding this ingredient if you can because aloe vera will make the salve more soothing. Aloe in either form contains a lot of water. Water in skincare ingredients that don’t have preservatives becomes a breeding ground for bacteria. Using tea tree or lavender is not enough as a preservative. Though, it can help for topical anti-bacterial use. Follow this recipe for a smaller batch. For the convenience of a pre-made salve that can you can leave in the cabinet for months- do not use aloe.
Start by boiling water in a pot. You will need to use a double boiler to melt the ingredients. We think the easiest way to do this is with a small mason jar. Find a small 4 oz mason jar, it's easy to put your ingredients in the jar and then just leave it out to cool. Or use a heat safe container to melt your salve ingredients. Then, pour into metal tins or any other heat safe container.
Put whichever wax you chose in first and let it melt down all the way. Add your coconut oil and let that melt down. Mix with a wooden or metal spoon. You can put the stove on medium to low heat while you are doing this. If adding lavender or tea tree oil go ahead and add those next- again being sure to stir and blend them well. You don’t want pockets of unblended salve when the final product has cooled down.
Take the jar off of the heat for this last part because you don’t want to overheat the sea buckthorn oil or aloe vera. If overheated, they could lose their therapeutic qualities and you wouldn’t want that. Turn the heat off on the stove and remove the jar from the water on to a heat safe surface. Add your sea buckthorn berry oil and aloe vera. Stir well.
Let the product cool on the counter top overnight.
*If you can find a 100% aloe vera gel that would be great but don’t use a gel that is not pure aloe vera.