My little sister is allergic to most things they put in lotions and such, so since I am going to see her in about 5 weeks I thought I would make some salves that she can actually use.
For a burn salve I used lavendar, chamomille & rose. For a cuts & scrapes salve I used rosemary, chamomile, peppermint & Theives. For Joint & Muscle salve I used lavendar, peppermint and cayenne. I packed the mason jars 3/4 of the way full with the herbs (one jar for each salve) and then poured in olive oil and coconut oil (50/50). I put the jars in my crock of water on low for three days.
I then strained each jar thru cheese cloth, put the oil in a pan with some bee's wax (2oz shredded wax for 8oz. oil), heat and stir until the wax melts. Then poured into my containers.
I made a big mess pouring it into the containers, but after cleaning it all up my hands are so soft and smell like the peppermint from the joint/muscle salve. I can't wait to see how that particular salve does for the arthritis in my right hand! Now to find something to do with all these left over herbs.....