March 1, 2010
Healing Garden Salve
I’m excited to share this salve with you! This blend of herbs works to heal and soothe your skin. It is an antiseptic and helps fight bacteria. It also works as an astringent to draw out infections and poisonous bites. It is perfect to use for cuts, scraps and bug bites. My little girls love using it and are a testimony to it’s healing work.
1 Part Plantain Leaf (Soothing, drawing, good for burns)
1 Part Yarrow Flower (Congeals blood, soothes the skin)
1 Part Echinacea Purpurea Leaf (Relieves bug bites, itches, staph infections,
1 Part Echinacea Purpurea Root cuts,scraps)
1 Part Aloe (Scaring)
1 Part Lavender Flower (Repels insects, antiseptic, topically healing)
1 Part Mullen Leaf (kills bacteria)
I used 1/4 cup of each herb. For every cup of herb I used a cup of oil. For this salve I used 1/2 olive oil and 1/2 coconut oil. Olive Oil is rich in Vitamin E and has anti inflammatory properties. Coconut oil has antifungal, antiviral and antibacterial properties. Add all your ingredients to a crock pot and turn it on to the lowest setting. Leave for two to three days. (Note: Because my crock pot tends to get rather hot, I periodically check on it and turn it off at night.) After three days you will have and herb infused oil. Strain off all the herbs. You can do this by using a stainless steel stainer or a cheese cloth. I use both. The cheese cloth allows you to squeeze out as much of the herb oil as possible. Pour your herb infused oil back into the crock pot and turn it medium heat. Slowly stir in about 4 TBS of beeswax pastilles. Once the beeswax pastilles are fully incorporated pour in to a container of your choice.