Ba­sic sal salve lve

NZ Lifestyle Block - - Home-grown, Hand-made -

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.

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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.

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