Saturday, May 15, 2010

I have a salve for that...

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.....


  1. Oh that is sooo awesome! I want some! I need to learn to do that! sooooo cool!

  2. oh and where can I buy cheesecloth?

  3. The cheesecloth I have, I bought years ago when we lived in Delaware and I made cheese. I got it from the Amish store & bought tons...I bet they sell it at Whole Foods. But surely there is someplace cheaper.... I am almost out, so I will be looking soon.

  4. Karina, I have tons of herbs left over if you want some.


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