Healing Salve

Healing Salve

This super useful healing salve can be applied to cuts, insect bites, stings, nappy rash (if using cloth nappies only with liners) and other wounds.

Ingredients

1 cup olive or almond oil

1 cup marigold oil

¼ cup soy wax

2 tablespoons comfrey leaf

2 tablespoons plaintain leaf

1 tablespoon of calendula flowers

1 teaspoon of echinacea root

1 teaspoon of yarrow flowers

1 teaspoon of rosemary leaf

½ teaspoon of grapefruit seed extract or Vitamin E oil (to preserve)

Method

1: Mix all herbs together

2: Infuse the herbs into the oil. You can do this by mixing the herbs and cold oil in a jar and leaving for 3-4 days, or, heating on low heat for 3 hours

3: Strain the herbs from the oil using a cheese cloth

4: Discard herbs in compost bin

5: On a low heat use a bain-marie (a heat proof glass bowl over a pan with hot water in it is fine) to melt the soy wax into the herb infused oil

6: Once all soy wax has melted and is invisible, turn off heat and leave to cool for 2-3 minutes

7: Decant into glass cosmetics jars and as the oil cools it will set and change colour

8: Once set and no longer hot screw lid onto container

9: Use on cuts, bites, stings, nappy rash (but not with cloth nappies unless using a liner) and other wounds as needed

Adapted from a recipe from holistic wellbeing blog Well Mama http://wellnessmama.com

Photo Credit: Silviarita

 



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