Recipe ~ Homemade Healing Salve (a non-toxic Neosporin)
Homemade herbal salve that helps cuts, bruises, and other wound heal more quickly.
2 cups of olive or almond oil
1 tsp dried echinacea root (optional)
2 tablespoons dried comfrey leaf
2 tablespoons of dried plantain leaf (herb-not banana!)
1 tablespoon of dried calendula flowers (optional)
1 teaspoon dried yarrow flowers (optional)
1 teaspoon of dried rosemary leaf (optional)
¼ cup beeswax pastilles
Infuse the herbs into the olive oil. There are two ways to do this. You can either combine the herbs and the olive oil in a jar with an airtight lid and leave 3-4 weeks, shaking daily OR heat the herbs and olive oil over low/low heat in a double boiler for 3 hours (low heat!) until the oil is very green.
Strain her herbs out of the oil by pouring through a cheesecloth. Let all the oil drip out and then squeeze the herbs to get the remaining oil out.
Discard the herbs.
Heat the infused oil in a double boiler with the beeswax until melted and mixed.
Pour into small tins, glass jars or lip chap tubes and use on bites, stings, cuts, poison ivy, diaper rash or other wounds as needed.