A cream or salve infused with Horse Chestnut is said to bring relief to those with varicose veins, but did you know that it also boasts several other supposed benefits, like being anti-inflammatory when used topically?
Important note: Below we’ve provided a recipe that we’ve used in the past… But you must consult with your doctor and do thorough research before attempting to use it or make it for yourself. We are not medical professionals and we are not giving this recipe in an attempt to offer medical advice. While we enjoy opening people up to the world of herbs, and we do our best to provide valuable insight, our instructions and information may be subject to error. This salve is not guaranteed or scientifically proven to be effective, and we are not qualified to say how it may or may not impact your health.
- Horse Chestnut Infused Oil
- Shea Butter
- A double boiler (or makeshift one)
- Glass jar for storage
If you’re unfamiliar with how to make herbal infused oils, such as that one called for here, you can check out this previous post for more information! If you need something in a pinch, you can find the oil premade and ready to go online.
You can find a few Horse Chestnut options here on Amazon.
This recipe uses 1 part beeswax, 1 part shea, and 2 parts Horse Chestnut infused oil. This blend creates a texture and consistency that is soft and easy to work into the skin.
- First, you’ll need to decide how much finished product you would like to have.
- In a double boiler or similar device, melt down your wax!
- Pour the Horse Chestnut infused oil into the melted wax
- Stir and keep on the heat for a few more minutes
- Double check to ensure the two ingredients are thoroughly mixed
- Pour the finished mixture into a container and allow it to cool
- Store in a cool, dry place! Room temperature is usually just fine.
Tip: Disposable wooden stir sticks work great and are excellent to have for salve making. They’ll allow you to avoid the hassle of cleaning melted beeswax from your utensils!