I was inspired to makea plant-based Piñon Pine Salve after my trip to Sedona, Arizona. Read about my spiritual trip and about the special Piñon Pine Tree here.
Piñon Pine Salve
Piñon Pine salve is used to soothe and speed healing of minor cuts, scrapes and burns. I was unable to find a plant-based salve so I made one. Basically, Piñon Pine salve contains the sap, also called resin or pitch, plant oils and wax. Most Piñon Pine salves and the recipes use beeswax. I wanted to create a plant-based Piñon Pine salve using plant wax. When I make medicinal salves, I like to place the medicinal ingredients on a bed of crystals and infuse the energy from the crystals. A double boiler system should be used to melt the sap and the wax with the oils.
I made a plant-based Piñon Pine salve after my recent trip to Sedona and the Grand Canyon. I was so inspired by the Piñon Pine Tree from my visit. I am fascinated and love traditional medicines by indigenous people. I learned about Native American medicinal herbs and how they have been and are still being used for healing.
Indigenous people and traditional medicine both have so much wisdom and healing and something we need to keep learning, practicing, teaching and passing down. To integrate this wisdom into current times and remember nature provides us everything.
Part 3: Hygge Beauty Rituals: Massage with Softening Hand and Foot Salve
The hygge beauty rituals; Part 1 herbal facial steam, Part 2 aromatherapy foot bath and Part 3 massage with softening hand and foot salve. One hygge beauty ritual that feels so good and is so simple and highly beneficial to the skin and body are self-hand and foot massages. It only takes a few minutes to do a self massage and lovingly touch our our hands and feet. The massage sends a message to the nerves and muscles that the body matters and the nerves and muscles can relax and revive. Our nerves are constantly attacked with all that we see and hear on the news, social media and the stresses in our daily lives. We have loss of sleep, are overly tired, feel achy and always on alert. Our nervous system sends signals to our entire body; especially the brain and the spine. When we take time to massage our hands and feet it sends a message to the nerves to relax and creates a feeling of wellness.