Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Calendula and Lavender Salve

A healing salve that can be used for minor burns, scratches, cuts and abrasions.

1 ounce beeswax
1 1/2 ounce calendula infused oil
1 1/2 ounce lavender infused oil
25 drops lavender essential oil
55 drops tea tree essential oil

Melt beeswax in a saucepan which is in a water bath. (I prefer using glass pots when making herbal products). Add the infused oils and stir well. Just before you are going to pour the mixture in your salve jar, add the essential oils.

(I usually cover this jar with a paper towel and allow it to set and cool before I put the lid on, so that any excess moisture can evaporate. This helps it last longer). In the article they say to put the lid on before it cools. This is fine for a small batch that you will be using in your home. Since I make larger batches to sell, I must be more careful about spoilage.

Taken from The Herb Quarterly, Fall 2008.

1 comment:

Jackie said...

Like the recipe but is there anything I can use instead of beeswax as being Vegan I cannot use anything from bees? I have searched and searched the web with no real solution.