This page is in the process of a makeover…please bear with me. 🙂
Here at the herbal remedies page, I will post many remedies that you can make yourself! Sometimes I will have the recipes in a regular post but will always copy the links here so you don’t have to search all over the world!!!
Chickweed Salve. 🙂
1 cup of infused oil 1/4 cup beeswax 5-7 drops of lemongrass or lavender essential oil
To infuse an oil(I am sorry no pics here), take about 2 cups of freshly wilted chickweed(overnight wilt) and 1/2-1 cup of plantain leaves – place in a crockpot and cover with extra virgin olive oil. You can use other really good oils, that is just my preferred. Do not cover!!! Heat on low with a thermometer in the pot, keeping the temp between 95-120. When it reaches the higher temp, turn it down to warm or it will continue to get hotter. We don’t want crispy herbs!!! I leave it in total, about 2-3 hours until it smells nice and herby. Turn it off and let it cool before straining through cheescloth- squishing out all the good stuff. Keep a cup for the recipe and refrigerate the rest for later.
So heat the one cup of oil in a stainless steel pot or double boiler on low and add the beeswax until all is melted. I test the thickness by using a cold spoon that was in a glass of ice water and drizzle some oil onto the cold spoon. Let it sit a minute and test the hardness. If you like a softer salve, add more oil. Harder salve, add more beeswax.
Next place 5-7 drops of your essential oil into each of two 4-oz jars and pour the hot, chickweed/beeswax mix into each jar. Let cool, then close.
Let me know what ya think. 🙂 Have a great day today! Anne-Marie