How to make a Salve: Carrot Rosehip Skin Salve

This winter I have been using a Carrot-Rosehip skin salve on my face and body to prevent and/or ‘treat’ dryness. This has been a really great addition to sugar scrubs.

finished smooth rosehip salve

Recipe:

Ingredient                              Amt             %tage
Herbal/Vegetable oils
Calendula herbal oil           61.42g                 47%
Carrot infused oil                26.14g                 20%  (Learn how to make here)
Rosehip seed oil                 26.14g                 20%

Wax
Beeswax                              14.37g                  11%

Antioxidant
Vit E 1.31g 1%

Essential oils      2% = 75 drops
Cape chamomile          Eriocephalus punctulatus           20 drops
Lavendin                       Lavandula x intermedia             35 drops
Carrot seed                   Daucus carota                           20 drops

TOTAL: Makes 4 ounces of salve.

 

Steps to Make

Step One: Gather Ingredients  (this has pomegranite in the picture but I ended up going with Rosehip seed instead, you could, however, use pomegranite oil).

Gather Ingredients

Gather Ingredients

 

Step Two:  Weigh each ingredients

Weighed Ingredients

Weighed Ingredients

 

Step Three:  Begin melting beeswax in double boiler.

Melting Beeswax

Melting Beeswax

 

Step Four: When beeswax is almost melted, add in calendula and carrot infused oils.

Adding Calendula and Carrot infused oils

Adding Calendula and Carrot infused oils

 

Step Five: Stir well.

Stir well.

Stir well.

 

Step Six: Remove from heat and add in Rosehip seed oil and Vitamin E oil. Continue stirring.

Adding in Rosehip seed and Vitamin E oil

Adding in Rosehip seed and Vitamin E oil

 

Step Seven:  I add drops of the essential oil synergy into each jar I will be making. This is to avoid having the essential oils exposed to heat if I need to reheat the salve mixture.

Adding essential oils into jars first before pouring salve mixture in.

Adding essential oils into jars first before pouring salve mixture in.

Step Eight: Pour salve mixture into individual jars. Be sure to cap immediately so the heat of the salve does not reduce the essential oil concentration (from evaporation).

Pouring salve mixture into jars

Pouring salve mixture into jars.

 

Step Nine: Place cap on jars, then shake.  **You will want to do this while the salve is warm.

 

Shaking salve to combine essential oils and salve mixture

Shaking salve to combine essential oils and salve mixture

Step Ten: Allow salve to harden.

Salve complete: Just smoothing out the top next.

Salve complete: Just smoothing out the top next.

 

Step Eleven: To smooth out top, turn on your stove: boiler to high. Place save jars on cookie tray. Place in oven for about 1-2 minutes to melt top, then remove. This does not take long! Allow salves to cool.

 

Step Twelve: Once cooled down, label and the salve is ready to use!

Finished Salve

Finished Salve

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Comments

  1. First, thanks! Now, regarding the carrot infused oil – is that carrot tops? Or carrots? Or seed?

  2. This recipe looks great and I am looking forward to trying it. I am confused about the percentage of essential oils. I thought if this recipe makes 4 ounces then at 2% the drops would be about 48 drops. i want to make sure I am clear on this before I make it.
    Thanks again!

    • Hello Betty, Yes, you are correct. For 4 ounces of base a 2% dilution would be approx. 48 drops.
      Let me know how it comes out for you!
      Jade

  3. Irene garner says:

    I have yet to make the carrot salve but I extensively use a salve made with calendula/comfrey infused olive oil, beeswax and EO’s of lavender and tea tree. It’s like an all purpose salve. Have also made a plantain salve, and a plain salve that I use with I drop of ginger EO, as needed, fro upset stomach issues. Always amazed how wonderfully these work.

  4. making this also<3

  5. Kim Ellis says:

    Ok…starting to make this salve this weekend. Glad I revisited your blog, because I forgot about how enticing this one sounds. :)

  6. Elaine Mueller says:

    Thank you for this recipe. I make a basic calendula/comfrey salve with Lavender, Tea Tree and Helichrysm EO’s for skin repair and post-surgery. I am looking forward to changing that up a bit. Also, I appreciate your article on making carrot infused oil. Not as simple as comfrey!

  7. Love this recipe! Can’t wait to try! Thank you.

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