Basic sal salve lve
This takes a little longer to make because your first step is to make an infused oil. One of the best herbs to start with when making salves is calendula because it’s an allpurpose herb, and especially good for skin problems, including scratches, rashes, small wounds, minor burns and chapped lips. You can also add lavender to your salve, which is antiinflammatory and antibacterial, or meadowsweet can be combined with calendula to sooth aches and pains.
100ml calendula-infused oil (or 50ml calendula-infused oil and 50ml meadowsweet-infused oil, made using dried meadowsweet flowers and leaves) 15g grated beeswax 15 drops lavender essential oil
How to make
Melt the calendula oil and beeswax in a double boiler. Remove from the heat and add the lavender essential oil. Pour into small, clean, dry jars or tins. Allow to cool completely before placing the caps on the jars.