Arthritis Salve Mix

Herbal Mixes: Arthritis Salve Mix

Arthritis Salve Mix

Contains: Ginger Root Echinacea Herb St. John’s Wort Boswellia Serrata, Cayenne

One bag of this mix will make approximately 16-24 oz. of salve.


1. Making a salve might sound difficult, but it isn’t. The thing that takes the longest is infusing your herbs with oil. The best way for you to do this is in a crock pot on very low heat.
2. Stuff a mason jar one-thirds full with herbs.

3. Fill jar with oil of your choice (coconut oil, olive oil, sweet almond oil, etc.), leaving at least one inch from the top of jar. Screw a lid on tight.

4. Put a wash cloth in the bottom of the crock pot. Put jar in the center of the pot (on the wash cloth). Fill the crock pot with water, one inch below top of jar.

5. Keep crock pot on low heat (oil needs to be very hot but not boiling) for 3 days. Water will evaporate out of the pot, so keep adding water as needed.

6. As the herbs’ properties release in the oil, the oil will have more color and smell like herb oil.

With a cheese cloth (cotton sheet or t-shirt will work too) strain herb solids out of oil. Now you have a herbal infused oil. It is good for massage oil!!!

7. To make the oil into a salve you need bees wax. You need approximately 2 oz. of grated beeswax for 8 to 9 oz. of infused oil.

8. On low heat, warm oil and bees wax until wax is all melted.

9. Add a drop of vitamin E oil for every ounce of oil. This is a natural preservative.

10. While salve is still hot, pour into your container (wide mouth jar, can, etc.).

11. Let sit over night or until salve is hard.

12. Screw a lid on tight and label with name and date. Voila!! You have a salve!!!


~ If it is too soft for you, reheat it and add a bit more beeswax. If it is too hard reheat it and add a touch more oil.

~ Salve is a thick oil that is used for, cuts, bites, burns, rashes, boils, massage, and more. Salves can keep up to five years or more.

~ Keep out of light and extreme heat.

Customer Reviews

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what it should like
by Cherry on Mar 31, 2014

I just made a batch of this w/coconut oil. After 3 days and straining it and letting it settle in looks like a bunch of eyeballs. Is this normal? I'm trying this on my husband's back and he's a little leary of trying this.

Thanks for your help!

    Re: what it should like
    by Bulk Herb Store on Apr 2, 2014

    I guess it does look like eyeballs sometimes, my friend said hers looked like that once! :) But it should still be totally fine!

Salve making
by Cassandra on Mar 11, 2014

Is it ok for the water in the crock pot to boil when making the oil for salve as long as the oil itself is not boiling?

    Re: Salve making
    by Bulk Herb Store on Mar 17, 2014

    I would recommend that you turn the heat down as you don't want the oil getting that hot. Thanks!

Beeswax not mixed in all tins?
by Roger on Feb 10, 2014

This was my 1st time at making a salve. Now that I had the success and found out how easy it is, I want to make Oils, and Tinctures too. Your website is very user friendly and prices are better than I have found, especially locally. I also recommend going to your YouTube videos for instructions. I have some well mixed tins with the beeswax, which really has a soothing feeling, better than anything I have purchased. But with the tin I gave to my parents is not mixed well, it appears to be just beeswax. What did I do wrong? And is it too late to correct it? I made it about a month ago.

    Re: Beeswax not mixed in all tins?
    by Bulk Herb Store on Feb 14, 2014

    Hello, it isn't too late to fix it. Simply melt the salve you have and add a little oil. Let it harden and if that is the consistency you want then let it sit, and if not, melt again and keep adding oil until the desired consistency. Thanks!

Can this be made into a tincture?
by Lorie on Feb 5, 2014

I am wondering if (1) this can be made into a tincture? (2) Is is better as a salve or tincture? And (3) if it can be made into a tincture, just a 1/3 to 1/2 mason jar and vodka method will work? Thanks so much!

    Re: Can this be made into a tincture?
    by Bulk Herb Store on Feb 12, 2014

    For best results use externally!

Safe for children? Or pregnant women
by Diane on Feb 4, 2014

To use in a salve, is this safe to use on children, or pregnant women?
Thanks for such a great site and products.

    Re: Safe for children? Or pregnant women
    by Bulk Herb Store on Feb 4, 2014

    Hello, on pregnant women it would be just fine to use, however, on small children I would personally use caution because the cayenne can have a warming effect and if gotten in the eyes will cause irritation. Thanks

How long until the effects of the salve are felt?
by Jessica F. on Jan 15, 2014

I would like to order this and make some salve for my grandma. I have two questions. Is the salve less effective than the massage oil since it ends up being subjected to more heat & is more diluted with the wax? How long does it take to feel the effect of the herbs, is it upon contact or more of a long term solution?

    Re: How long until the effects of the salve are felt?
    by Bulk Herb Store on Jan 20, 2014

    Hello, The salve would be great for extended use, while the oil would probably be better for a quicker result upon application. Thanks!

by Jennifer on Dec 15, 2013

My Grandpa has extremely bad arthritis. He can barley feed himself.. walk by himself. He's been like this for many years and it might be to late do actually do anything about it but, do you know if this would this help at all?

    Re: arthritis
    by Bulk Herb Store on Dec 16, 2013

    I would definitely think that this would help. I'm not sure to what extent it would help. But it would probably relieve the pain. Thanks!

keep this handy!
by C. O. on Nov 17, 2013

I have some osteo-arthritis in my neck that acts up from time to time. i made this salve and apply it when needed, and really find relief from it. i'm thinking about making a double strength batch... i also sell this at a local farmers market and have had great reviews and had people come back for more.

Nursing Mothers
by Dominique on Nov 16, 2013

Hi, I wanted to know if this salve is safe to use while breastfeeding?

    Re: Nursing Mothers
    by Bulk Herb Store on Nov 19, 2013

    Yes, you can use this for arthritis while breastfeeding! Thanks!

Shelf Life
by Anonymous on Sep 4, 2013

How long will the herbs last. I wanted to place an order and thought I may order a few gifts, but will not be giving the arthritis Mix for over a month. Should I wait to order that later or will it be ok?

Thank you!

    Re: Shelf Life
    by Bulk Herb Store on Sep 4, 2013

    It will be fine! We recommend a shelf life of two years for our herbs. Thanks!

What does the kit include?
by Anonymous on Jul 5, 2013

Does this kit include everything needed to complete the salve? The bees wax and such? Or just the needed herbs and recipe?

    Re: What does the kit include?
    by Bulk Herb Store on Jul 16, 2013

    It comes with just the herbs and recipe. You would need to purchase the beeswax and tin cans. Thank you!

Arthritis Salve Mix
by Rosemarie on Nov 9, 2012

This is a must have in any home! Wonderful,soothing and natural. Love it!

LOVE this salve!!!
by Mary F on Jun 13, 2012

The arthritis salve works wonders! I've been laid up for a couple of weeks due to a bad arthritic knee. I thought I would try making and applying the arthritis salve mix from your salve kit. Wow! I've only been using the salve for less than 2 days, but my physical therapist was amazed at how much the swelling went down and how much more movement my knee had today. So I'm ordering more and making some for gifts this holiday season. I want everyone I know to have some on hand! Thanks so much!!!! I love this stuff!!! Also, it was a lot of fun to try out making the herb infused oils in the crockpot - I felt like a mad scientist!!

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