1 cup olive oil
Herbs -- see suggestions below
2 ounces beeswax
Essential oils as desired -- lavender or lemon are good
Suggestions of herbs to
use from your garden and from the wild: Comfrey,
plantain, calendula, lavender, marshmallow, pine
needles, yarrow, chamomile, whatever you can find that's
good for skin.
Instructions: Warm the oil and place the herbs in
it. Allow to simmer very gently for a couple of hours
till the herbs are starting to get crispy. Strain
through a fine stainless steel mesh strainer and return
to pot. Add beeswax and melt. Remove from heat and stir
in essential oils. Stir and cool, till it barely starts
to thicken. Pour into clean jars. Allow to cool. Label.
*This is a minimum recipe.
Just increase it as many times as you like.
NOTE: Perfect little gift to give, with a nice
little label you creat showing all the ingredients you
used and the following uses; "Use on skin wounds or
abrasions, dry skin, as a lip balm, and as a facial
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