Herbal Healing Salve
Herbal healing salve is easy as 1-2-3 (through 6). Great herbs for healing and soothing skin, rashes, minor wounds (un-open), bug bites, etc. include comfrey, plantain, calendula, all of which I include in my salve. Here are the basics for DIY healing salve! 1) Mix herbs together. 2) Pour in olive oil just so that the herbs are covered by about an inch, and infuse at a low heat for 1 hour. 3) Press oil out of herbs. I like to use a large potato ricer that squeezes everything out really well! 4) Melt beeswax into infused oil and add several drops of essential oils such as peppermint or lavender. 5) Optional: Add alkanet root to color using a tea strainer - the more the darker red. 6) 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!