Skin Heal SalveHow to Make an All Purpose Healing Salve in your own kitchenwith Judy HarmonClinical Herbalistfor Herb UAn online university of herbal medicine
Begin with empty bowl, empty mind Light a candle, take a breath. Begin.
Collect all Ingredients Recipe Ingredients Skin Heal Salve 1oz. yarrow flowers (Achillea millefolium) 1 oz. comfrey leaf (Symphytum officinales) 1 oz. calendula flowers (Calendula officinales) 1 oz. golden seal root (Hydrastis canadensis) 20 oz. organic cold pressed olive oil 1 – 2 oz. beeswax 50 – 60 drops essential oil of lavender Approximately 100 drops vitamin E oil This recipe yields approx. 15 oz. oil after straining, and 22 oz. of salve.
Place jar in brown bag and in a warm sunny windowShake gently once or twice a day
Next, You Will Need Beeswax Cheese Grater Cheesecloth or cotton tea towel Lavender Essential Oil and Vitamin E Oil Double Boiler Salve Jars
Golden Treasure Leave some herb in jar on first pour. Squeeze, squeeze, squeeze. Pour remaining oil and herb. A spatula and/or your fingers will do nicely.
Then Reward! Sharing the benefits
Measure the Yield. Place on Heat. Happiness is a warm salve.
Add Beeswax Grate beeswax and weigh, adding one portion at a time, testing for solidity in between additions.
Add Oils While Warm Don’t overheat after adding oils
Should be Slightly Creamy Looking When Dry:This one looks like a good ointment, add a little more beeswax for salve
Photos by Jackie Horton Thanks, Jackie!