How to make Herbal Salves

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We covered infused oils and making a herbal cream over the past couple of weeks, so now, due to popular demand I’ll show you how to use the infused oils for making salves/ointments/balms as well.

Ingredients
250ml herb infused oil
20gr beeswax
8 drops essential oil (optional)

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Combine infused oil and beeswax, and heat mixture just enough to melt the wax.

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Add essential oils, if using them.

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Stir, then pour into wide mouthed jars. Let cool.

Stored at room temperature, this salve will keep for 6 months*. If you store it in the fridge (and dont use it with your fingers) it may well last 3 times that long.

* Any product containing water is a breeding ground for bacteria. Make sure all your equipment is very clean and dont dip your fingers into the finished product. Always use a small spatula or other applicator to keep products free of contaminants. Beeswax, essential oils and vitamin E are natural preservatives which should give your products a shelf life of 6 months. You can also use grapefruit see extract which is a strong antiviral agent.

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