Making your own all natural herbal salve is so easy! Learn how to make an herbal salve using herbs and plants you can find in your own backyard or grow in your garden.
Colleen @ Grow Forage Cook Ferment
Pint Mason Jar
Small Glass Measuring Cup
Herb Infused Oil
carrier oil of choice
olive, coconut, and/or sweet almond work well
plantain, yarrow, comfrey, lavender, calendula, and/or lemon balm are all great options
herb infused oil
essential oils of your choice
Herb Infused Oil (slow method)
Put the dried herbs in a pint jar and cover with carrier oil.
Cover and place in a cool spot out of direct sunlight for 4-6 weeks.
Strain the herbs and reserve the oil for making salves.
Heat the infused herbal oil in a double boiler. You can use a metal bowl or glass pyrex measuring cup over a pot of water if need be.
Add the beeswax and stir until it completely dissolves.
Remove from heat and stir in the essential oils.
Carefully pour the mixture into jars or tins and set aside until the salve solidifies.
yarrow leaves and flowers
lemon balm leaves
would all make great choices for your herbal oil infusion.
You can alternatively use the quick method for making infused oils by heating the oil and dried herbs in a pot on low heat for up to 12 hours, but the infused oil may not be as potent.
I did 12 drops of lavender and 6 drops of lemon essential oils.
Use the herbal salve on minor cuts, scrapes, bruises, bites, stings, rashes and dry skin.
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