This week my husband managed to get a spider bite on the top of his foot. The placement of the bite was in the most irritating spot. He spent 2 days just miserable, foot all red and swollen stuffed in his work boots. Poor guy was just having a hard time walking.
So after listening him complain, I’m amazed I let it go on for 2 days, started digging in to my essential oil books and looking online for recipes to natural help. That’s when I stumbled on to The nerdy farm wife blog. The recipe for what I found is attached to her link.
I was excited, I have the ingredients to make this! Well except the herb infused olive oil, granted she has a solution to speeding up the infusion, I just didn’t have the herbs.
I made only 2 modifications to this recipe, only because of what I had on hand, her recipe has amazing ingredients check it out here.
My recipe, I substituted grape seed oil for the infused olive oil and for the essential oil I added eucalyptus EO along with the lavender and tea tree, making to total amounts of drops right at the 40 as the recipe suggest.
What I love about this salve its a great drawing salve for bug bites, spider bites, slivers, boils.
I choose grape seed oil as my replacement for some of the benifits the oil has for skin. Grape seed oil has beneficial compounds such as linoleum acid, helps in reducing swelling, healing wounds and so much more! Check out more of this wonderful oils properties Here.
Activated charcoal is know for drawing poison from the skin.
Bentonite clay helps pull toxins from the body
Castor oil has been reported to have antivira, antibacterial, anti fungal and has been used topically to treat skin conditions and reduce pain. Check out more information Here.
I mixed this all up, put it into a glass container. That night my hubby came limping home, I shown him what I made, told him to put it on his foot and cover with a bandage. He was skeptical, but did follow my direction. Next morning he got up and exclaimed “I can put weight on my foot with out it hurting!!!” He repeated the process of putting on the salve and bandage for the day. By end of that work day he was very pleased with the results.
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