December 11, 2015
If you've discovered essential oils and/or Camp Wander, you know that essential oils blended in this proprietary, pure salve base is a pretty big deal here. CW Naked Salve reigns supreme as the carrier base that protects the skin, supports absorption and has the ability to become any blend or single essential oil salve you can dream up! Here's a few pro tips to show you how easy and smart it is to work with. First and foremost, the recipe! The original CW Naked Salve blog post will tell you all you need to know and includes a recipe card. I depend on CW Naked Salve because it's free from the chains that bind, free to be whatever I need it to be, free to stand on it’s own merit and free of self defeating chemicals. I want you wrap your head around it's versatility because it's uses are endless. The pros see beyond a brilliant carrier oil, they see a simple, nutrient packed base for their most used EO blends and favorite single EOs creating a "built in" carrier oil. The process is easy, all you need is a warm oven and a flat oven safe surface like a plate or casserole dish and your favorite essential oil blend or single of course. I make lots of CW Lavender Thieves Immunity Salve to share with family and friends, this blend is a CW favorite. As a pros often do, I'm saving time by repurposing my therapeutic CW Lavender Thieves Diffuser Blend to make Immunity Salve for the grands, it's a great daily boost for our littles and me too! I apply the bottoms of my feet and in my navel most mornings and, it's a pretty darn good natural deodorant in a pinch too.
Before I close this post, I leave you with this reminder - your salves are only as powerful and effective as the quality of ingredients that you use. Keep in mind, there are many levels of "organic" products on the market. Pros do their research. Of course, you can follow my links to preferred products, but always shop for organic, gmo tested, unrefined (least amount of processing) when shopping for coconut oil etc. Find the purest beeswax you can, look for un-uniform pieces vs perfectly formed pastilles for your salves, your beeswax should smell fragrant not smoky, quality matters!
May 10, 2017
Can you tell more about the naval protocol? When , where, how to use this. Thanks
Rebecca, your generosity in sharing with us, goes above and beyond. Thank you so much for this post and the reminders of how important these salve can be, in our every day lives. My husband and I use the All Purpose on a daily basis, and I am grateful that you’ve given me the opportunity to do so.
I"d really love to know how many drops 5 – 7.5ml is though…is it the same as the 25 drops we would add to the jar of melted Naked Salve, or is it more?? (i’m so sorry for the confusion)
thank you again, you are an Angel.
Debra, questions are good because chances are someone else is wondering the same thing! Lavender Thieves Salve is a salve blend, it’s not a Salve Single, there’s a big difference between the two and I’ll explain why. My Salve Blends, require 25 drops per 1 oz jar but of course, if you’re making your own you can decrease or increase the amount of EOs.
My Therapeutic Salve Singles for purchase contain 7.5ml of one essential oil, they’re very potent and designed to be used in the same manner as a bottle of essential oil only now, a nutritious carrier is supporting the essential oil. Salve Singles can be blended with each other for a custom recipe, layered or used individually. 1/8 teaspoon of salve equates to 2 drops of essential oil.
Does this help? :)
When I mention Salve Singles I’m referring to a single essential oil supported in a pure salve base, Naked Salve (a nutrient packed carrier oil) that you would use much in the same manner as a drop or two of essential oil without the mess of measuring out drops and mixing in a carrier oil. My Salve Singles are potent, only 1/8 teaspoon is needed in most cases. Salve Singles can be blended together, layered or used individually :)
Hi Rebecca. Thank you so much for your reply. I love how a jar of a single EO or a blend of EO has all the worry taken out by you having it in a jar of the perfect carrier.
So if I had a 1 oz jar of your Salve single of Lavender Thieves and a jar of the Naked, with the 25 drops of the Lavender Thieves mixed in….when would I use the single over the mix? (please accept my apology for not “getting it”. I realize i’m probably confusing myself, and then “trying” to put it onto paper…lol.
P.S….is this still a “kitchen” lavender with the thieves? and could you dab some of this on a small burn, or should you just use the single Lavender? I think I’m mixing stuff up again…
thanks again. Your patience and replies are so greatly appreciated!!
Rebecca, I am so grateful for your EO wisdom. I am a huge fan of your salve recipe and the blends you have shared. I think I have made and used just about all of them. I also appreciate how you explain why they work the way they do. Thank you so much!!
Jane, a friend of mine http://www.jillsamter.com/ shared this protocol with me 2 years ago and the rest is history! There’s really no science behind it that I’ve been able to find but, it works! The navel has been a wonderfully convenient locale for salve based essential oils for any reason, including daily applications to boost immunity etc. however, for digestive, parasitic symptoms/discomfort this protocol is especially great! I find it much easier and time saving than applying EO Salves to the bottoms of feet which I often forget to do before I’m up and ready for the day with shoes on!
Hi Debbie, it’s my pleasure to share :) 5ml is approximately 85 drops which would be a good start. My therapeutic salve singles are meant to be used just as you would straight essential oil – the added benefits and safety of a salve base make them a pleasure to use and you’ll love the convenience too. Only an 1/8 of a teaspoon is needed – example: the same amount you would use as if you were applying lip balm – this small amount equates to approximately 2 drops of essential oil.
Hi Rebecca, First of all thank you for sharing all this great information. I have only been using EO’S for about 6 months now so I am still learning. My question is in the picture of the jar your reheating in the oven it has a label. Is it safe to put it in the oven with a label? Won’t it turn black and ruin the label?
Hi Cindy, thanks for your question :) I would suggest 1/2 teaspoon per one ounce of salve.
No worries Debora :) In regards to you earlier question, a Lavender Salve Single would be a great option for your kitchen! My BBQ Pit Master son uses this for BBQ burns :)
This could end up being a double comment, so sorry if it is. My computer is crazy slow and i don’t know if it posted earlier or not.
Thank you so much for explaining all that to me. I gave myself a mental head slap realizing all the explanations were always right in front of my face. I thought your blends also had the 7.5ml of EO and that’s what I got confused about.
thank you again.
Rebecca thank you so much for your recipes and information! I have learned so much from your site and love your recipes and salve blends. They smell and feel great! If I wanted to add rose hip seed oil to the naked salve blend, how much would you add and would you adjust the rest if the ingrediants to accommodate the rose hip seed oil? Thank you again.
Gwyn, you’re correct in noticing that Salve Singles contain a lot more therapeutic essential than my Salve Blends. Salve Singles are basically am alternative to a bottle of essential oils only now the essential oil is supported in a salve base for safer, more convenient use. The salve base protects against skin sensitivity, is rich in antioxidants, omega fats and contains natural anti-inflammatory properties all it’s own creating a very synergistic way to use essential oils.
Sorry for jumping in here but it seemed like the place to ask since the ground work is laid out. I thought I understood the difference between one of your salve singles and salve blends to be the use of a single oil or a blend but that doesn’t look correct based on this conversation.
What’s confusing me is the difference in amount of oil added to the same 1oz jar of Naked Salve. It looks as though the Salve Blend is more diluted for some reason then (25 drops vs 85 drops or 5 – 7.5 ml)? It doesn’t sound like they would both have about 2 drops of EO per 1/8 teaspoon then either, would they? Prior to reading this I was thinking 25% essential oil was another way of describing the approximate proportions 7.5 ml of EO in a 1 oz jar was. Now that sounds wrong and I’m curious about why you are using so much less EO in the Salve Blend then? Or am I completely missing something (not unlikely) ;) .
Welcome to the #eolife! The oven temp should be set on low for a slow salve melt…a label will survive warm temps just fine :)
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