Herbal salve

Yesterday my circle made some healing salve. It’s an easy recipe and I am surprised that we hadn’t made something like this before.

The herbs were from up the street, though I don’t know where she got them from of course. The beeswax was local as was my lavender! We used baby food jars and an empty, but durable container that had body butter in it.

Herbal Healing Balm/ Salve Recipe

For rashes, scrapes, small cuts, bruises, and very dry skin.

*1 1/2 c. olive oil
*1/4 c. dried comfrey leaves
*1/4 c. dried calendula petals
*1/4 c. dried lavender buds
*2 oz. beeswax
*15 drops Tea Tree Essential Oil
*15 drops Lavender Essential Oil

Place dried herbs into a crock pot. Pour olive oil over them. Turn crock pot on low and let set for four to six hours. Strain infused oil. Discard herbs. Place infused oil into a 1 qt. saucepan and turn on low. Add the beeswax; stir until beeswax melts. Remove from heat and add essential oils. Pour into 1 oz. jars. Let cool and then seal.

*Makes approximately 14, 1 oz. jars. *Recipe may be halved, doubled, etc.

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One thought on “Herbal salve

  1. you know, I’ve always used our gas range, and turned the heat waaay down. I never thought of the crock-pot idea for a nice simmer that doesn’t need quite the obsessive tending as the stove-burner method.
    I even have an old 2qt one at home.

    /rubs hands like a mad scientist, with an evil gleam in his eye. Heeeere spring blossoms. I’m coming for you!

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