Herbal healing salve is easy as 1-2-3. Some of our favorite herbs for soothing skin, rashes, minor wounds (un-open), bug bites, etc. include comfrey, plantain, and calendula, all of which can be found in our Wound Wizard. Here are the basics for DIY healing salve if you'd like to explore making your own!
Select and mix dried herbs together and place in a clean crock pot.
Pour in olive oil just so that the herbs are covered by about an inch.
Set the crock pot at a low-medium heat for 1.5 hours.
Pour contents over a sieve into a large Pyrex carefully as the oil will be hot.
Strain the remaining herbs out of your oil using a cheesecloth. I like to use a large potato ricer that squeezes everything out really well!
Next, melt beeswax into infused oil - it is easiest if the beeswax is chopped up. The amount will depend on how firm and thick you'd like your salve to be,.
Add several drops of essential oils such as peppermint or lavender to scent your salve, or add to the medicinal value of the salve.
Optional: Add alkanet root to color using a tea strainer - the more the darker red.
Pour into tins and allow to cool! If your salve is not thick enough, add more beeswax.
A quick way to check the consistency is taking a spoon of your melted concoction and setting it in the fridge for a few minutes, take it out, and test it out!