Making Herbal Ointments, Salves and Balms: The Ultimate How To Guide was written as a teaching resource for those looking to learn all about these types of preparations… start to finish.

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.

Enjoy, and here’s to living life naturally!


Are you looking to get started making your own herbal skin care or medicinal products?

Making Herbal Ointments, Salves and Balms: The Ultimate How-To Guide is an easy-to-read digital guide that teaches you all about making your own herbal ointments, salves, and balms.

In this Guide, you’ll learn:

  • The who, what, when, and why behind herbal ointments, salves, and balms
  • The differences between each of these preparations
  • What supplies you’ll need to make basic and advanced ointments, salves, and balms
  • How to store and naturally preserve your products to prevent spoilage
  • The how-to behind basic and advanced practices to making these herbal preparations
  • Plus you’ll get 12 herbal ointment, salve, and balm recipes that you can personally make for your family

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 your download link. This like will be for a .zip file that contains various versions of this guide including .pdf, .epub, and .mobi files. 

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.

Dear Mama,

I know what it’s like to want to do something new that you’ve never done before. You start searching for information online, but you just aren’t sure of what’s best or right as you keep coming across various methods and opinions from others. You don’t want to waste your time. You don’t want to waste your money. You certainly don’t want to end up with a product that is sub-par and not going to give you the results you were looking for.

I know because I’ve been there, and that’s why I’ve decided to create this simple how-to guide so that I could put all this great information in one nice, neat package that’s easy to access. Whether you’re looking to use herbal ointments, salves, or balms for yourself and your family, or you’re looking to make and sell these products locally or online, this guide will set you up and get you completely prepared to make the best herbal ointments, salves, and balms you can make!

— Meagan Visser, RN, Herbalist



I’m Meagan, a registered nurse turned herbalist, and blogger at Growing Up Herbal. I want to live life naturally and you can follow along on my blog 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!


How do I download my Guide?

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Can I download this Guide on my iPad or iPhone?

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