How To Make Pinon Pine Salve

I was inspired to make a 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.

Pinon Pine Sap

Benefits of Piñon Salve

  • Minor cuts and scrapes
  • Scratches
  • Splinters
  • Insect bites
  • Dry or cracking skin
  • Minor burn
  • Sunburn
  • Windburn

How To Make Piñon Pine Salve

Pinon Pine Sap
Melting Pinon Pine Sap
Melting Pinon Pine Sap

Piñon Pine Salve Recipe

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Customizable Base Recipe

1/8 cup (0.6 ounces) candelilla wax

½ cup plus 2 tablespoons plant oil (avocado, coconut oil, coconut MCT oil, olive oil, jojoba oil, sunflower, sesame oil)

4 tablespoons (1 ounce) shaved pieces cocoa butter

2 ounces (about 1/4 cup) piñon pine sap

My Recipe for Piñon Pine Salve

1/8 cup (0.6 ounces) candelilla wax

½ cup infused oil (olive oil, sesame oil, sunflower oil)

2 tablespoons organic MCT coconut oil

4 tablespoons (1 ounce) organic shaved pieces cocoa butter

2 ounces (about 1/4 cup) piñon pine sap (responsibly sourced)

Plant Oils: I infuse several oils with herbs. I use the “sacred infused herbal oil method” (see below) that I learned from Ms. Beatrice, a 7th generation traditional Mayan healer in a small village in Belize.

For this salve I used oils as I had on hand; organic olive oil, organic sunflower and organic sesame oil. I infused them with 9 dried herbs I had (calendula, chamomile, elderflower, hibiscus, lavender, roses, piñon pine needles, juniper, juniper berries). Most any plant oil can be used. I prefer to use plant oils with a longer shelf life.