Herbal creams have a few advantages over oils and salves particularly in the way it interacts with the skin. Oils and salves tends to sit on top of the skin and can be oily and messy once applied. They are 50% oil and 50% water which allows both water and alcohol extracts of herbs to be used. Since water and oil don’t normally mix, an emulsifier much be included. There are many possibilities, but the best emulsifier is bees wax. This clear and informative demonstration will have you making creams in no time.