Making salve is one of my favourite activities. I’ve been infusing some oil with Calendula flowers I bought at Richters a couple of months ago. Calendula is great for healing skin BECAUSE it has antifungal and antiseptic qualities. Thanks to the miracle of fat solubility, these properties transfer to the oil when they sit together in the right conditions. I had the oil and flowers together on a hot sunny window sill of my house, and after about a month, James Green and Rosemary Gladstar told me, Brooke – it’s time.
My work. space.
Gently heating the oil and some beeswax. One cup of oil to one ounce beeswax makes a really prefect salve consistency I think.
If you are using essential oils in your salve, dropping the oil into the jar before you pour in the hot salve mixture will produce the nice even results.
I like these little ones. I will keep one in my purse thank you.
Pssst – it’s all the same salve. I also made a Baby Bum Salve label, but that went off with Esker to toddler day camp before I could take a picture of it. My favourites are the wee ones. Hooray for salve.