As some of the blog members might remember I was on a cottonwood bud hunt this early winter to make a healing salve normally called Balm of Gilead, well it was time to make it into the salve for winter use on rough lips and chapped hands to be.
So I strained out the buds and poured the remaining oil into the pot, after measuring and weighing it out.. then I measured out, cut and weighted my raw bee’s wax..
Gentley heated them together to melted and blended together, and then poured into little tiny 4 oz glass jars, cooled and into a dark cupboard to store, I like a very stiff salve, it warms up and come off well with body heat but otherwise is stiff, you can take a good amout off with a nail if you require more then a light coating on your finger or fingers to do the trick. If you want a softer salve, you just need to use less bee’s wax.
Update: I had a small cut on my thumb, it was quite sore and within a matter of an hour despite cleaning it, I have little red streaks run out of it and it was hot and red, started treating it with my homemade salve, and I am amazed, within six hours, and three tiny rubs of salve later, the red is gone, the streaks are gone, the hurt is down to a min and then only if you push on it, it looks like a small reddish line now, its not healed by any means but I am impressed!