A friend of mine contacted me recently and said she knew a holistic herbalist who had just published a course on making your own Biblical healing salve and was looking for a small group of people to take the course and offer feedback. I’d made lots of this kind of thing, but never had I used things like frankincense and myrrh! I was so excited to try it!
I’m a huge fan of natural healing and learning about the Shatul blog and website was great!
When I was a kid we lived in the country and had a rental property on one side of our country plot. The tenant was an herbalist and gardened on our land. She taught my mom and I a lot about growing and using herbs and some of my favorite memories come from the years of helping her in the gardens and in her kitchen.
Shelia taught me to make all kinds of salves, balms, tinctures, cough drops and other healing items as well as how to dry and arrange flowers and herbs for decorative purposes. But, we usually used what she grew and never ventured much into the things you could buy from abroad. The idea of using Biblical herbs really intrigued me.
About the Mini Course
This course is a video of slides created by Tamra Speakman. It is very easy to follow and covers everything you’ll need from ingredients to pans and utensils. As you work through the course, Tamra teaches you about each herb you’re using, tells you when to pause the video, and shows you what each step looks like. I never had to question whether I was doing it right because she made it all so plain!
The balm turned out a beautiful amber color and it smells amazing. I even scooped a little out and rubbed it into my hands as a lotion because I didn’t have any cuts or bruises to try it on and my hands are so dry this time of year.
My only problem was everything is measured in grams and my little kitchen scale wouldn’t measure in those small amounts, so I had to guesstimate. I guessed a little high on my beeswax and my balm ended up pretty hard. I plan to warm it just enough to mix in a little more oil so I’ll be able to get it out of the tins easier when I need it.
If you’ve ever wanted to make your own balm, or just learn to infuse your own oils, this course is only $10 and is totally worth it! Now that I’ve had a refresher on infusing oils I can’t wait to try other herbs!