Wednesday, April 16, 2014
The name of the herb comfrey sounds like comfort for a good reason. Infusions of the dried leaves and roots have been incorporated into soothing lotions, creams and salves since the earliest days of herbalism. A comfrey salve is an easy herbal product for budding herbalists to make and one that is widely useful, especially for protecting and softening gardener’s hands. Since many herbalists are also gardeners, a tin or jar of comfrey salve is as indispensable as a favorite trowel.
1/2 cup dried comfrey leaves
1 cup olive oil
1/3 cup beeswax shavings
1 teaspoon lavender essential oil
Small pan with lid
Fine mesh strainer
Small, heat-proof ladle
Empty tins or jars, with lids
1. Make an oil infusion: Crumble dry comfrey leaves into pan. Add olive oil. Place on stove, cover with lid and heat on lowest setting for 1 hour.
2. Remove from heat. Strain leaves from oil. Place strained oil back in pan over low heat.
3. Add beeswax to oil in pan. Stir until melted. Remove from heat and add lavender essential oil.
4. Pour into tins or jars.
Cap immediately and cool. The salve can take up to 24 hours to set, depending on the room temperature. Store in a cool, dark place for up to one year.
Wednesday, April 9, 2014
Friday, April 4, 2014
With this recipe you can add any kind of Essential oil or scent you wish. I a wonderful way to lightly scent your body with your favorite Perfumed oil, you can relieve pain with Peppermint essential oil, or Lemon essential oil is my favorite and is a nice scent on a hot day. Read the notes below before starting
Prep time: 10 Min Serves: 1 jar
1 c coconut oil
1 tsp vitamin e oil
OPTIONAL INGREDIENTS ONLY USE ONE
2-3 drops of any essential oil
2-3 drops of any fragrance oil
2-3 drops any infused flower or herb oil
1. Put all ingredients into a mixing bowl. Note: Do not melt the coconut oil first. It will only whip up if it’s solid. Mix on high speed with a wire whisk or beaters for 10 minutes or until whipped into a light, airy consistency. Spoon the whipped coconut oil body butter into a glass jar and cover tightly. Store at room temperature, or in the refrigerator if your house is so warm it melts the oil.2. Note: Only use one of the optional choices or none of them. Whip longer if it seems to soft and keep in fridge if house is over 68 degrees.