This floated by on my FB page, the other day, from Happy Homemaker…a homemade, all natural, Neosporin-type healing salve.
It caught my eye, the DH and I were JUST having this conversation about the chemicals found in personal care products and my research on toothpaste. AND…Voila, here is a natural recipe for another one of his favorite tubes of CRAP!!
All the while, he’s still going about his day using products the kids and I no longer use.
Think I’m getting some resistance? Nah!
The best part….I have all the ingredients on-hand! How freakin often does that ever happen in a wife’s life?
Seriously…. My instant gratification addiction is rarely ever sated.
- 1 cup Coconut Oil
- 1 cup Olive Oil
- 1/2 cup Calendula Petals
- 1/2 cup Comfrey Leaf
- 4 oz Beeswax
- 4 tbsp Honey
- 20 drops Lavender Essential Oil
Finding my “Craft Pot,” I starting warming my oils over low flame.
DO NOT LET IT SIMMER….Somewhere about 110* is perfect.
One cup coconut oil and one cup olive oil into the pot!
( I happened to already have infused calendula oil that needed to be used, so I supplemented a 1/2 cup)
Next…in go the herbs.
One HALF cup Calendula petals and one HALF cup Comfrey Leaf
***Note: the picture is wrong, I ALMOST forgot I was doubling the recipe ***
This I allowed to stew a couple hours…only because I was in no rush and was simply enjoying my quiet house. The longer it takes the more infused the oils will become.
Next….strain the herbs from the oil and return it to the clean pot. Mix in the 4 tablespoons of honey and whisk it into the warm oil. Honey DOES NOT like oil. Next time I may use a stick blender.
Shred or grate 4 ounces of beeswax and add it to the pot.
Beeswax has a wonderfully light honey fragrance while its melting.
Once the wax is completely melted, remove from heat and add your 20 drops of Lavender Essential Oil.
Mix…mix…mix and pour into the waiting containers. I used two 1/2 pint mason jars with plastic lids. I also had enough leftover to make two small tins for “On-The-Go.” (One my son uses for his eczema at school and the other I carry in my winter jacket)
As the salve cools you will need to stir it to keep the honey and oils from separating in the container.
A spoon will make a God Awful Mess, slopping creamy wax everywhere. I switched to a wooden kabob skewer….Worked like a charm.
This salve smells good, feels good, works well and was a cinch to make.
***Looking for holistic livestock remedies too….this is AWESOME***
~I’m off like a crazy woman