This soothing and moisturising salve with its gorgeous shade of pink is one beauty product that you need to have in your stash. Incredibly easy to make, with so many benefits for your skin, learn how to make this rose salve, a lovely balm that is amazing for your skin.
Salves are easy to make, and unlike lotions, they contain no water, which means they don’t need a preservative.
This rose salve smells absolutely amazing, and has so many great benefits:
- Contains vitamins that promote healthy skin
- Contains antioxidants that consist of anti-aging properties
- Wonderful for hydrating your skin, making it especially good for dry skin
- Can help with healing minor cuts and scrapes and help lessen the appearance of scarring
- Contains anti-inflammatory properties and can help reduce redness
Salves such as this one, also make wonderful gifts and are a great way to introduce others to the benefits of essential oils.
Rose Infused Oil
Rose salve is made using rose infused oil. You can make your own rose infused oil following the directions here, just swap out rose petals for the calendula petals, or you could purchase some.
To make rose infused oil, you will need to make an infusion using dried rose petals and a carrier oil. This will then set for a few weeks, before the rose petals are strained out and the oil saved to use in this salve.
The best carrier oil to use to make the infused oil depends on your skin type. you can find out more information about carrier oils here.
Using Rose Salve
This amazing smelling salve can be used in multiple ways, including:
- as a cuticle oil
- to help smooth dry, fizzy hair
- gives a rosy glow when a small amount is used as a blush
- for healing minor wounds and scrapes
- as a lip balm
- as a highlighter when a small amount is rubbed over the cheekbones, brow area, nose and forehead
- as a moisturiser, especially for those areas that have dry skin patches
- healing minor wounds and scrapes
Making Rose Salve
This recipe makes about 3 x 2 oz tins of rose salve.
Be mindful of who will be using the salve when adding essential oils as some people can’t use some oils and some oils can’t be used on young children or pregnant and breastfeeding mothers. Some essential oils should not be used on children under 10. Do your research before adding and using any essential oils!
To make this salve, you will need:
- 2 ½ tablespoon beeswax
- 1/4 cup infused rose oil
- 20 drops of Sensual Essential Oil or Rose Essential Oil
- ¼ tsp pink mica powder (lipstick or pink clay work as well)
Make a rose-infused oil by adding rose petals in a glass jar with a carrier oil of your choice. This recipe uses olive oil, but any will work. Let sit for 4-6 weeks in a dark cupboard. Then strain your oil.
Pour the infused rose oil and beeswax into a glass container and heat up in the microwave in 30-second intervals, stirring between each heating session, until the beeswax has melted. The double broiler method works for this as well.
Gently add in the pink mica powder and mix thoroughly. Add a little mica powder at a time until you have your desired colour.
Add 20 drops of your essential oil. Rose essential oil is expensive, sensual essential oil from Plant Therapy is a great substitute.
Carefully pour the mixture into your tins and let sit overnight or until it fully hardens.
This homemade rose salve should last about 6 to 8 months. If it smells rancid or off, it is time to make a new batch.
Using clean hands, rub a small amount of the salve onto your fingers, then rub it in the intended site.
- Vitamin E is optional, and is often added to salves as an antioxidant to prevent rancidity, as well as for its amazing skin-healing properties. Add 1 teaspoon of vitamin E oil to help preserve your salve even longer!
- You can use any type of carrier oil for the infused oil. This recipe uses olive oil. You can use avocado oil, olive oil, jojoba oil, coconut oil etc.
- If you want this to be a vegan recipe, use candelilla wax instead of beeswax.
- I live in a hot climate, so this is made with extra beeswax to stop it from melting during hot summers, thus making this a harder salve. Use less beeswax if you want a softer balm.
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- 2 ½ TBSP Beeswax
- ¼ Cup Infused Rose Oil
- 20 Drops Essential Oil, Rose or Sensual
- ¼ tsp Pink Mica Powder, Lipstick or pink clay, will also work
- Make a rose-infused oil by adding rose petals in a glass jar with a carrier oil of your choice. This recipe uses olive oil, but any will work. Let sit for 4-6 weeks in a dark cupboard. Then strain your oil.
- Pour the infused rose oil and beeswax into a glass container and heat up in the microwave in 30-second intervals, stirring between each heating session, until the beeswax has melted. The double broiler method works for this as well.
- Gently add in the pink mica powder and mix thoroughly. Add a little mica powder at a time until you have your desired colour.
- Add 20 drops of your essential oil. Rose essential oil is expensive, sensual essential oil from Plant Therapy is a great substitute.
- Carefully pour the mixture into your tins and let sit overnight or until it fully hardens.
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