Easy Salve to Make at Home

Jars of salveSeveral years ago my kids were in a phase of making how-to movies…or making me watch pretend movies “on TV” while I sat across from them at the table while they re-enacted videos about all sorts of things. “How to Toast an English Muffin” from my then-4yo was a particularly thrilling episode.

Two summers ago I decided to teach them to use iMovie on our iPad, and this coincided with me experimenting with essential oils to ward off my youngest’s newly developed seasonal allergies (it worked for her!). We decided to try making a salve, and the kids — then 8 and 5 — decided to turn the salve experiment into a movie.

I rediscovered that movie recently, and found myself having difficulty adjusting to the dry air in our current community, so making new salve for my cracked hands came to mind.


  • an ointment used to promote healing of the skin or as protection
  • Something that is soothing or consoling for wounded feelings

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