A mix or paste of herbs that are wrapped in a cloth and placed on the skin. The poultice is left on the skin for an extended period of time. The most common uses for a poultice are for skin issues, like sunburns and insect bites.

Base Recipe

From: The Master Book of Herbalism by Paul Beyerl

  • 1/2 oz herbs

  • 1/2 cup boiling water

  • steep 20 mins


  • Make a thick paste with the desired herb, clay, or charcoal and water.

  • Apply directly to the affected skin or place between two layers of cloth and apply the cloth to the skin

  • Leave for 20 mins - 3 hours. Repeat as necessary.