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PD: Herbal salves 2

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A few more different herbal salves.

Here are the herbal salve recipes from the last two days of recent product development:

6) Calendula salve
8.5 dl calendula oil (recipe E)
120 g beeswax
Melt the beeswax in the oil on a waterbath, use a syringe to spritz things into 30 ml jars, let cool (= let set), close lids, add labels.

7) Calendula-meadowsweet salve
6.5 dl calendula-meadowsweet oil (recipe F)
87 g beeswax
Melt the beeswax in the oil on a waterbath, use a syringe to spritz things into 30 ml jars, let cool (= let set), close lids, add labels.

8) Ache salve
5 dl ache oil (basil, oregano, ginger) (recipe G)
64.5 g beeswax
Melt the beeswax in the oil on a waterbath, use a syringe to spritz things into 30 ml jars, let cool (= let set), close lids, add labels.
Use this for muscle aches, belly aches, menstrual pain and the like.

9) Refreshing salve
7 dl refreshing oil (peppermint-plantain) (recipe H)
87.5 g beeswax
Melt the beeswax in the oil on a waterbath, use a syringe to spritz things into 30 ml jars, let cool (= let set), close lids, add labels.
This salve set nicely.

10) Refained lavender-calendula salve
2 dl cold-pressed organic safflower oil
185 g cocoa butter
175 g shea butter
16 g dried calendula flowers
25 g dried lavender flowers
Melt the fats on a waterbath, add herbs, let sit on low heat for 1.5 hours, strain. Use a syringe to spritz the still-hot herbal salve into jars, put into the fridge to set.
This uses no beeswax, as one of the students was allergic to it and wanted to do a salve anyway. The ingredients are much more expensive than those for normal oil-beeswax ones ... still, it's a no-beeswax herbal salve. A nice one, too.

11) Chickweed salve
5.5 dl chickweed oil (recipe I)
71 g beeswax
Melt the beeswax in the oil on a waterbath, use a syringe to spritz things into 30 ml jars, let cool (= let set), close lids, add labels.

12) Chamomile tea salve
6 g chamomile
2 dl water
1 pinch of sodium benzoate
Put chamomile in water, bring to a boil, let simmer on low heat for 15 minutes, strain. Dissolve the sodium benzoate in the tea.
2 dl sesame oil
40 g beeswax
Melt the beeswax in the oil on a waterbath, whisk in 1 dl of your strong chamomile tea, still hot, in a thin stream. Once all the tea is in the oil'n'wax: move your bowl into cold water to hasten the setting of the salve. Continue to whisk until your salve has set. Put the lot into a small plastic baggie, cut a small corner, and press your salve, still warm, into jars. It's harder to press a fully-set salve, so don't wait for too long.

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Related entries: PD: Herbal oils 1 - PD: Herbal oils 2 - PD: Herbal salves 1 - Herbs in salves - Cat: Salves