Making Herbal Ointments, Salves and Balms: The Ultimate How-To Guide

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Making Herbal Ointments, Salves and Balms: The Ultimate How-To Guide was written as an educational resource for those wanting to learn all about these types of herbal preparations… start to finish. This guide not only teaches what these preparations are and when they should be used, but it teaches how to make them as well. It includes recipes to 12 DIY herbal ointment, salve, and balm recipes so you can stock your home herbal apothecary, decrease toxins in your skincare routine, and care for your family naturally using time-tested herbal recipes.




These days, a quick internet search will reveal a plethora of methods, advice, and how-tos for making herbal ointments, salves, and balms. This amount of information is not only confusing to someone who’s new to using herbs and making DIY preparations, but it can be frustrating as well!

One of my goals at Growing Up Herbal has always been to make using herbs and living naturally a bit more doable for you, and this, my friend, is one of the reasons why I’ve written this how-to guide. 

Making Herbal Ointments, Salves & Balms: The Ultimate How-To Guide was written as a teaching resource for those looking for detailed information on making and using these types of preparations… start to finish.

By the end of this guide, you will not only know the difference in herbal ointments, salves, and balms, but you’ll know how to make and use each of these preparations, how to source quality ingredients, how to store them, and what you can do to extend their shelf-life. 

And that’s not all! I’m also sharing 12 herbal ointment, salve, and balm recipes with you in order to help you get started making and using these kinds of preparations as quickly as possible. Recipes included are:

  • GOOT Sore Throat Ointment
  • Arnica Bruise Ointment
  • Warming Sore Muscle Ointment
  • Under-Eye Wrinkle Ointment
  • Antibacterial “Neosporin” Salve
  • Black Drawing Salve
  • Lemon Mint Lip Scrub
  • Baby-Safe Vapor Rub
  • Nourishing Honey Lip Balm
  • Little Lady’s Solid Perfume
  • Scratch-No-More Bug Bite Balm
  • Firm Hold Hair Pomade

Enjoy, and here’s to living life naturally!




Making Herbal Ointments, Salves and Balms: The Ultimate How-To Guide is a digital product. After you complete your checkout, you will receive an email with a download link for a PNG file you can save to your computer and read with any PDF reader such as the Adobe Acrobat reader.



This guide is packed full of information you won’t get in a typical how-to blog post.

This guide is NOT for you if you’re looking for a quick how-to on making an herbal salve. CLICK HERE to view my free page that teaches you how to make a basic herbal salve.

This guide IS for you if you’re looking for a thorough understanding of herbal ointments, salves, and balms, their differences and how to use them, basic and advanced practices used when making these preparations, and some effective DIY herbal ointment, salve, and balm recipes.

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1 review for Making Herbal Ointments, Salves and Balms: The Ultimate How-To Guide

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    Amanda Carruthers

    Really loved to book! The clear, simple language made the difference between these 3 herbal products make sense for me, and the directions were very understandable and easy to follow. Definitely will be pulling this one out when making homemade ointments, saves, and balms.

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I’m Meagan, a registered nurse turned herbalist, and I want to live life naturally. Follow along as my husband and I and our four sons figure out what natural living looks like for our family. And of course, I’d love for you to join me on this journey, too! There’s nothing better than having a good hiking buddy with a compass!

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