This is the best herbal salve I have ever used. My good friend taught me how to make salve. She will be my guest speaker this May in Yelapa, Mexico. Check out this upcoming workshop for 2007. An Introduction to Indigenous Medicine. My website is www.concentricrings.org let me know how you like this herbal blend.
A healing slave for cuts, scrapes, and shallow wounds. Not recommended for puncture wounds.
symphytum officinale infused oil / comfrey leaf8oz.
balsamorhiza sagittata infused oil / balsam root6oz.
hypericum infused oil /st. john’s wort aerial parts1oz.
hydrastis tincture / goldenseal root 2 ½ oz.
bees wax1-2 drops
lavender essential oil ( e.o.)
- Measure oils and pour into a glass sauce pan. Do not use aluminum
- Melt bees wax in a double boiler.
- Add melted bees wax to the oil blend in the glass sauce pan
- Evaporate hydrastis tincture in a small glass pan to reduce liquid and evaporate alcohol
- Add the evaporated hydrastis to the oil, wax mixture.
- Stir to combine
- Clean the containers that the salve will be poured into, with a cotton or alcohol swab.
- Drop 1 to 2 drops ( gtts) e.o. into prepared containers.
- Working quickly ,as e.o. evaporates quickly when exposed to the air, pour the wax oil blend into the prepared containers
- Stir slightly with a toothpick to incorporate e.o.
- Cap immediately
- Store in refrigerator
NOTE: To test the hardness of the salve. Dip a stainless steel ( not aluminum) spoon into the oil wax mixture and place in refrigerator for a few minutes to see how hard the salve will be when it is cool. It is better to have this salve a bit on the hard side as when it is our of the refrigerator for awhile it will soften and become more spread able.