Herbal Salve
  1. Add all herbs to pot, cover with oil(just an inch or so above the herbs, warm just a little.
  2. Place the entire mix in the blender. Puree, blend, mince, chop, all the settings, just grind the herbs as much as possible to extract as much as possible into the oil.
  3. Pour the mix back into the pot or crock pot.
  4. Heat the herb mixture over very, very, low heat. You do not want to scorch, burn, or over-heat the herbs. Just get them warm and then let them stay warm for many hours.
  5. Strain the herb mixture.
  6. Add the bees wax and emulsifying wax.
  7. Test the consistency.
  8. Add the wax a little at a time, let it melt, stir the mix well, then drop a few drops out onto a plate. The salve should harden at room temp, and stay ointment like when rubbed on the skin. If it turns back to oil and runs off the skin then it is probably too thin and needs more wax. If it stays stiff and does not melt at all on the skin (body temp) then it is probably too firm, add more oil. 🙂
  9. Add the honey immediately after you get the consistency right and the heat turned off. Do not heat the honey if you can avoid it. Raw honey contains beneficial bacteria that helps fight infection.
  10. You can store the salve in glass jars, plastic containers, or tins.
Recipe Notes

All the herbs are equal parts, except the comfrey. Enough coconut and olive oil to cover the herbs (equal parts of each). Beeswax is added at the end to make the salve solidify, the amount will vary depending on the consistency you want in your salve. Emulsifying Wax makes oil and water bond together, keeping your salve from separating. I do not add any water but sometimes the herbs will contain water. Vitamin C is added as a preservative, too much will make your salve burn when applied to wounds. If you do not have vitamin C powder on hand, you can empty vitamin C capsules or crush tablets, just make sure they have no other added ingredients. Honey should not be heated.

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