Muscle Salve Mix

Herbal Mixes: Muscle Salve Mix

Contains: St. John’s Wort, Arnica Flowers, Lobelia Leaf, Comfrey Leaf, Peppermint Leaf, Cayenne

Muscle Salve Mix

This salve penetrates the skin, soothes and helps to heal damaged muscles, while reducing inflammation. Rub this salve onto the sore muscle as often as needed.

Salve Making Instructions

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

1. Stuff a mason jar 1/3 full with herbs.

2. 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.

3.. 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.

4. 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.

5.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 a great massage oil!!!

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

7. On low heat, warm oil and beeswax until wax is all melted. Add a drop of vitamin E oil for every ounce of oil. This is a natural preservative.

8. While salve is still hot, pour into your container (wide mouth jar, can, etc.) and let sit over night or until salve is hard. Screw a lid on tight and label with name and date. Voila!! You have a salve!!!

Tips:

  • 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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Can this be used on open wounds
by Jen on Mar 11, 2014

Hi, I was wondering if this could be used on a sore muscle that also has a scratch/cut since the ingredients also help with bruising and such?

    Re: Can this be used on open wounds
    by Bulk Herb Store on Mar 17, 2014

    Hello,
    I recommend that you don't use this on cuts because the Arnica is not good for internal use. Thanks!

receipe
by Madawna on Feb 15, 2014

I have previously bought all the ingredients from you in this muscle salve and wondering if you would share how much of each ingredient I would need to make this salve. Thank you.

    Re: receipe
    by Bulk Herb Store on Feb 17, 2014

    Hello, unfortunately, we are not able to share our recipes. I'm sorry!

more sleep!
by Katie on Jan 31, 2014

I made this muscle salve as a Christmas gift for my Mom who has MS. She gets muscle cramps and pain in her legs. I thought it would help ease her discomfort. She uses it at bedtime and, as it turns out, she is able to get more sleep because the salve relaxes her muscles enough for her to fall asleep much faster most nights.

Muscle Building mix?
by Jenny Chen on Jan 28, 2014

Hi, l'm wondering if there'd be a herbal Muscle Building mix, my husband is currently using a commercial high calorie protein blend with added artificial flavours and sweeteners, please help?


Thanks for the wonderful site,


Jenny

    Re: Muscle Building mix?
    by Bulk Herb Store on Jan 31, 2014

    Hello,
    Unfortunately we do not carry a mix however if you check out the article below you will find a list of herbs that are great for protein or an after-workout smoothie. Thanks!

    http://www.bulkherbstore.com/articles/after-workout-smoothie?id=InrxyaxN&mv_pc=23191

can this be used while nursing
by Dominique on Aug 22, 2013

Hi I wanted to know if this salve can be used while breastfeeding as I see it has peppermint leaf in it? I know that peppermint drops milk supply so I wasn't sure if the salve would have an adverse effect on milk supply in nursing moms

    Re: can this be used while nursing
    by Bulk Herb Store on Aug 23, 2013

    Hello,
    If you are using it as a muscle salve, then it will not effect your nursing. If your looking for something to use for tender breasts, I would advice the Eden's salve.

Excellent product!
by Ruth on Aug 5, 2013

I am a massage therapist and use this for those muscle knots and aches I need a little extra help with. I love it and my clients love it! I am wondering if there is a way to make it without the arnica so I can use it for prenatal massages.

    Re: Excellent product!
    by Bulk Herb Store on Aug 7, 2013

    Hello!
    At this time, we do not create special mixes. But I will be sure to pass this along! Thanks!

storage
by Kim on Jul 17, 2013

This will make more than I'm able to store in a salve container at a time. Should I keep the oil separate and make the salve as needed (i.e. add the beeswax to solidify it) and if so, should I refrigerate the oil once it has been infused or does it have a stable shelf life? If not, should I just make the whole mess of salve and figure something out for storage for it?

Incorrect labeling
by Anonymous on Jun 20, 2013

When I received my herbs I borrowed a crock pot from my daughter so that I could do two different herbs at the same time. According to the package I filled the arthritis jar and the muscle jar 2/3 full of herbs. The next morning the water in both pots were boiling, one jar had broken but the other was ok, so I turned down the temp to warm and replaced the muscle herbs again filling the jar 2/3 full. Last night when I finished the arthritis jar I checked comments on the different herbs to see how people were using them and realized that I was only supposed to fill the jars 1/3 full. Maybe you could check the bags before you send them out to make sure the instructions are correct. I checked the green herb bag which I am getting ready to make this morning and the directions on it were correct.

Thanks

    Re: Incorrect labeling
    by Bulk Herb Store on Jul 10, 2013

    We apologize for the conflicting information! We have just gone over all the info. on our web and on our labels so it should be changed soon!

Would this work with a torn knee ligament
by Elaine on Apr 27, 2013

I am new to natural healing-type information (about 6 months of trying to learn) and read about BHS & using dried herbs Very recently. I'm prepping a first order while laid up with a severely torn mcl.

Would you suggest this or something else to encourage healing?

    Re: Would this work with a torn knee ligament
    by Bulk Herb Store on May 3, 2013

    I would definitely use this and maybe a comfrey poultice as well as comfrey is very good for healing damaged muscles and broken bones!

I give it FIVE STARS!
by P. Stevens on Jan 28, 2011

My dd has had two heart attacks and is unable to shovel us out when it snows so itís up to me. After spending three hours shoveling 36 inches of snow, I rubbed myself down with the muscle mix and the only part that was sore was my neck and only because I forgot to apply the rub to it.

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