Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Making Violet Salve....

Hello all...
We have sun today !!  Thank you, Lord!! 

I love the rain but after 3 weeks of mostly all cloudy weather it is so nice to see brightness....

On Monday when Terry and I went to St. Martins we made a wee detour and went to our daughter's house. 
She had a huge bunches of violets growing by the brook and Terry waded right in and picked me a bag full... Bless his heart!

After we arrived home I sorted them all out....


and leaves...

The violet is one of my favorite flowers.. Aren't they beautiful?

I found a couple of these sweet old plates at a sale ..
They have violets on them..

Last year I had wrote down a recipe to make some salve.
Violets are full of vitamin A and  other good stuff...
Check it out here..
The salve is good for skin irritations such as hives, eczema and  rashe.. It is a  cooling salve good for inflamations..
Today I made some..

Here is the recipe that I used...

Violet Salve..
1 cup of violet flowers
1 cup of violet leaves
Make sure they are dry and place in a crock pot.
Cover with Almond Oil (about 2 cups)
Turn on your lowest setting of your pot  (keep warm)..
Let it sit overnight ...
In the morning strain through a cheese cloth..
Measure out 2 cups of the oil
Grate up 1/2 cup of beeswax..
Melt the beeswax in a double boiler until melted.
Add a few drops of Vitamin E .  Mix the oil and wax together with whisk.  I added violet oil.. (optional)
and some lavender oil .. (optional)
I like a nice mild scent for the salve..
I just shook it in until it smelled lightly..
Pour into containers...
Let cool...It should be firm...
I made some covers for the jars as I plan to sell these in my shop..

I also made a couple of jars of violet lotion..

Terry said to me today that he thinks that I have a lot of fun making this stuff...
I think that he is right.. smile...
What have you girls been busy at this week?  We can't seem to do any gardening as the rain has it all so wet..
Oh well... all in due time..

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  1. That sounds really good. Do you think it would work with lilacs?

    Have a great day.


  2. This is so interesting, Faye... this makes me want to plant a whloe bunch of violets!

  3. Hi Cheryl.. No, I don't think the salve would have the healing properties with lilac as violets have... You could perhaps make a lotion if you could infuse the lilac in oil for a while and get the scent.. Not sure, though...

  4. I used to have a aloe plant and would use the sap from it for healing wounds it worked wonders that was years ago. Wonderful photos and post I never new about violets being able to do that. Have a great day !

  5. I might just have to try this out! Do you think I could get away with using grapeseed oil or EVOO instead of almond oil??

  6. Faye, Never heard of making salve with violets. Sounds interesting. You are a clever lady. Bet it will be a good seller for you. Have a great evening.

  7. Oh Faye....."Violet" was my Grandmother's name! I am so partial to violets because of her. She was the sweetest lady and her name suited her perfectly. I miss her. But anyways...what a delightful post. I sure would like to try your lotion sometime. And the salve, too. Thank you this post. I always enjoy what you have going on at your house.


  8. How beautiful. I love violets. I have a african violet that was my grandmothers. It is very large and would you believe it has blooms on it everyday. She passed over 6 years ago. God is Good!
    Hugs Granny Trace

  9. This sounds just wonderful, wish I had the oil & beeswax on hand, I try it right now! Thanks so much for sharing. Sounds easy enough even for me!
    God bless, you, dear Friend!

  10. What a wonderful idea! I have never made anything like that. As our violets are all gone, I will have to try to remember it for next year. I would really like to make things like that to sell. Floyd is full of interesting people who make all kinds of things but I don't think anyone makes anything like that. Enjoy your day and God bless.

  11. Hello Thank you I have bookmarked this post I am going to try this my daughter has eczema. Thank you so much. B

  12. Do you sell this onlin? We used to have violets in our yard, but I haven't seen them in years. Let me know please.

  13. I have a lot of violets growing wild in my yard. I would love to be able to use them. Thanks for the idea and the recipe!

    I'd love it if you linked this post to my Saturday on the Farm linky. :)

    Linda @ Linda's Lunacy

  14. How much do you sell a bottle for. Thanks

  15. I make salves the same way you do. I just made frankincense and lavender. I use dry powdered herb.

  16. Do you sell this salve?

    1. Hi Connie.. Yes, I sell the salve for %6.00 a bottle.. email me at concerning if there are shipping costs..