Medicinal Herbal Salve

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Recipe by WI Cheesehead

This uses the quick method for infusing the olive or coconut oil. If you want, you can also put the infused oil in the sun for a couple weeks. Or use the crock pot method. I found this somewhere, but like usual, I didn't copy where it was from. So this is someone else's recipe, whose, I don't know. Don't keep the salve in the fridge, or it will harden up and you won't be able to get it out. I used coconut oil because of its healing properties. This salve is great on rashes, cuts, bee/mosquito bites etc. Prep time does not include cooling time.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 236.59 ml dried chamomile
  • 236.59 ml dried plantain
  • 236.59-473.18 ml coconut oil (enough to cover the herbs) or 236.59-473.18 ml olive oil (enough to cover the herbs)
  • 88.74 ml beeswax (3 T per cup of oil)
  • 4.92 ml vitamin E (1/2 tsp oil per cup of oil)
  • 0.97-1.3 ml lavender oil (or other favorite EO)

Directions

  1. Place herbs and enough oil (make sure coconut oil is melted first) to cover in a sauce pan or pot (preferably not metal); bring to medium heat and simmer (very low) for 20 minutes.
  2. While simmering oil, in a separate small pot, simmer the beeswax until melted, bringing it to the same temp as the oil/herb mixture.
  3. Strain the herbs out, then combine the oil and the beeswax.
  4. Cool and add vitamin E and essential oil(s).

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