It has been such a long time since I have made this stuff, not sure why, it is seriously so easy and takes maybe an hour and a half to put together (most of that time you don't need to do anything!)
1.) Melt a half cup coconut oil and a half cup olive oil in a double boiler ( I used a bowl over a pot of boiling water). Add a couple ounces of Vitamin E oil if you have it, but not needed.
2.) Once oils are melted add in 1/2 cup herb blend (in this batch I have equal parts, ST John's wort, calendula, and comfrey to equal 1/2 cup) and let it sit in double boiler (keep water boiling underneath) for 1 hour.
3.) grate up 3 ounces of beeswax. (You can use beeswax pellets or just a 3 ounce chunk of beeswax not grated, I just found the grated wax melts faster.)
4.) Strain the herbs from the oils. Use a cheese cloth, it helps keep the bits of herbs out of the finished salve.
|melting wax in herb oil|
5.) Put the oil/herb mixture back into a cleaned double boiler, add beeswax. Allow the wax to melt completely.
6.) Add your Essential Oils. I used 30 drops of Tea tree and 40 drops of Lavender.
Mix well with wooden spoon.
|salve before it gets solid|
7.) Pour into either one large tin, or glass jar, or (as I have done) into 2 ounce tins. This makes about 12 ounces of salve.
|salve after it gets solid|
This stuff works great on dry chapped hands and cracked heels, it is also good on diaper rashes, scrapes, etc... so pretty much anything! And it smells wonderful.