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How to make Herbal Salves

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. Step-by-step instructions.......

How to make a Herbal Cream

Whereas ointments (salves, balms) are meant to form a protective layer on the skin, a cream is an emulsion of water with oils which softens and soaks into the skin. Any product containing water is a breeding ground for bacteria. Make sure all your equipment is very clean and...

Herbal First Aid Kit – Part 2

Arfer: What a great question!  Out of curiosity, what is the “shelf life” of the tinctures/salves/gels even oils?  Is there a way of storage to get the most out of them? Can some of the things be half made and ready to go, and do the final alchemy when...