d.i.y.friday ~ Make Infused Oils and Herbal Salves

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It’s Friday!!  And Nicole from raicesculturalcenter.org didn’t even have to remind me today!!

Do you have any dried herbs left from last summer’s harvest?  I know I have both dried calendula and comfrey that needs used up so these DIY’s are perfect for me!  (I just need to get the olive oil and almond oil)  And if they don’t pertain to you right now, just watch for future knowledge or scram creep!  haha, it’s always fun to tell someone to beat it 🙂

First the oil infusing….

 

Then, make some salve with that herbal oil – all you need to score is some beeswax!!  You can always go the extra measure to add shea butter, cocoa butter or coconut oil to formula.  Try to remember 1 ounce beeswax to 1 cup liquid oil.  The soft butters and solid oils shouldn’t effect that ratio much at all.

What essential oils would you like to add – either for the smell factor or for medicinal qualities?

 

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