A simple salve that you might reach for everyday. Made with herb infused oil, beeswax and essential oils. Great for cuts and scrapes.
- 12 oz olive oil
- 1 Tbs St John's Wort Dried Herb
- 2 Tbs Calendula Dried herb
- 1 1/2 Tbs Plantain Dried herb
- 1 1/2 Tbs Comfrey Dried herb
Beeswax and essential oils
- 1 oz beeswax
- 15 drops lavender essential oil
- 15 drops tea tree oil
First, infuse your olive oil with the dried herbs. Either solar infuse it for 2-3 weeks in a sunny window, in the crock-pot on low for a few days, or in a double boiler on the stove top for 1-5 hours. Strain out the dried herbs when done.
Next, Melt your beeswax in a double boiler or a small crock-pot with your infused oil. The recipe from my friend recommended using only 8 oz of the infused oil to start, then adding more in if you want it softer. I just used the 12 oz of infused oil to the 1oz of beeswax. I like the softer consistency. However, if you prefer it to be firmer, you may use less. Once the beeswax is melted in, add in the 15 drops of each essential oil. Now, pour into the tins. Let them cool, label them, and enjoy.