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  • Grace Fung Szeto

    How to make Herbal Salve from Plantain. Good for bug bites, cuts, and poison ivy.

  • Madalyn Stone

    DIY Herbal Salve - use essential oils for pain, sleep, anxiety, nausea, make 3-4 different mixtures. Store in your kit and label.

  • The Homestead Survival

    How to Make a Skin-Nourishing Herbal Salve Recipe | The Homestead Survival

  • Chris Tee

    JULY 6, 2010 · 8:08 AM ↓ Jump to Comments How to Make a Skin-Nourishing Herbal Salve If you have a yard, chances are you are growing the ingredients for a skin soothing herbal infusion without even trying! Plantain (Plantago major) is considered a weed, but it also contains natural constituents that are wonderful for your skin. Violet (Viola odorata) leaves are in the same category (not to mention that the flowers are delicious in salads or syrups!). Violet is moisturizing, toning, healing, and great for sore nipples. Plantain is good for eczema, acne, minor cuts, stings, insect bites, poison ivy itch, and diaper rash. The basis of a skin-nourishing herbal salve is an herbal oil infusion. Gather about 4 cups of plantain and violet leaves, making sure to choose ones that are fresh and green looking, with no major brown spots, rotten areas, or major insect damage. And make sure that they have not been sprayed with chemicals of any kind. Rinse the leaves in cold water to remove any dirt, bugs, etc. Drain thoroughly, then gently pat the leaves to remove excess water. Place in a single layer on a baking sheet and bake at the lowest temperature for a couple of hours, until the leaves are dry and crispy. Put the dried leaves into a glass quart-sized jar, then fill to the top with olive oil (preferably organic). Use a chopstick or blunt knife to poke the leaves down into the oil and release any air bubbles. Place a piece of waxed paper over the top of the jar and screw the top on tightly. Label it with the date. Keep the jar in a cool, dark place for 4-6 weeks. It’s a good idea to place a dish under the jar in case of leakage. Turn the jar over from time to time to move the oil through the herbs. Strain the oil through a sieve, lined with cheesecloth, into a glass measuring cup or top of a double boiler, squeezing out any last bits of oil from the herbs. You can throw the cheesecloth and drained herbs into your compost pile. Add 1-½ tablespoons of natural beeswax for each ounce of oil (I used unbleached beeswax pastilles). Set the glass measuring cup in water (or the double boiler top over a water-filled bottom) and heat over medium heat until the beeswax is just melted. Remove from heat. Add 1 teaspoon of Vitamin E oil. Stir unti well-mixed. Pour into clean containers (I used tin, but you can also use glass jars), and allow to cool. This salve can be used for all types of itches, irritations, insect bites, and minor cuts, as mentioned above. There are no known contraindications for using plaintain or violet leaves internally or externally, so this salve is safe for use as a nipple cream.

  • Brenda Thiemann

    How To Make A Skin Nourishing Herbal Salve... For bug bites... This would be good for the next time I have an allergic relation to a wasp.

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