Soothing Balm

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Calendula

                      

This balm is perfect for soothing mild rashes, cuts and scraps. I sent some to my friend Mare of Just Making Noise for her little boy that was born a year ago last December to use as a diaper cream.

Soothing Balm

2 parts yarrow flowers
1 part calendula
1 part lavender
1 part rose petals
1/2 part comfy root
2 1/2  parts olive oil
3 parts coconut oil
1/4 cup bee’s wax pellets for every cup of oil

I used 1/4 cup of each part herb. For every cup of herb I used a cup of 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(s) of your choice.

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This post is part of Teach Me Tuesday,  Frugal Days, Sustainable Ways,  Simple Lives Thursday, Wildcrafting,  Natural Living, 

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About Katie Mae Stanley

Katie Mae Stanley is the writer at Nourishing Simplicity, where the focus is on nourishing foods, herbal remedies, simple living and faith. Ethnic and Mid-west foods are always a favorite in her kitchen and on her blog. She is also the author of the book Steeped: Simple Nourishing Teas and Treats. Katie Mae spent 10 years as a missionary dorm "mama" for a gaggle (almost 40) of amazing deaf girls at a school for the deaf in Baja California, Mexico. Now she finds herself state side ready to embrace God's next adventure. A cup of tea or coffee and a bit of dark chocolate make an appearance at some point in any given day. You can connect with the Nourishing Simplicity community on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.

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  1. Thanks Katie!! I love it, but now I need more!

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