Green Healing Salve #4 Recipe

P10702315 average leaves of lovage (do not use if person using has liver issues)
5 small (around four inches-young) comfrey Leaves
10 Large leaves and flowers of Wild Voilet
8 young Plantain leaves with stem included (4 inches long at min)
5 tops of Nettle (going to the third set of leaves from the top)
6 tops (same reach as the Nettle) of Spearment
3 6 inch stem and tops of Jewelweed
6 dandelion Flowers
Ideally pick when dry early morning, if they are clean, no need to wash them, if you must wash.. gently pat them dry, cut them into stripes and then bruise them This is a hot process salve..
Into a pot and cover them well with.. equal parts Olive Oil and Coconut Oil on the lowest setting for your burner, I let it “simmer” for a full 60 min, I strain out all plant material, and then I measure the end amount an for a softer salve, use about 5 percent of beeswax to firm it up and for a firm salve, up to ten percent of beeswax.
the scent is a mix of wild voilet and jewelweed when it goes on. .if you want to you can add a single drop of Pepperment oil to the blend just before filling your jars to give it a more common scent, I personally don’t mind the green-lightly floralish scent.
If you use it in a small canning jars, it should self-seal, and I have kept the salves for 9 to 12 months, ( I have never had them get older then that because we use them) however having said that, I normally say, once its open and being used.. six to ten weeks give or take, but if you put it in the fridge between uses, it will hold even better
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14 Responses to Green Healing Salve #4 Recipe

  1. Cate Mawson says:

    Thanks for sharing this great recipe and showing us the steps needed. I am new to using salves. What type of healing is this salve best for? Thanks

    • Hi Cate, Glad you enjoyed the recipe and that the steps were clear enough for you to understand πŸ™‚

      This salve will work as a basic healing salve, so therefor bug bites, or heat rash or any kind of swelling and itching.. but it was also made to help with the ability to be rubbed in and help reduce inflammation and by doing so reduce pain in such a way.

      I have gifted it out to a number of folks to try for a few things and I will report back on the feedback on how it works for them.. but today a friend popped by and she had a nasty infected cut on her hand, and I said, you need to use this and take it.. she put it on and within 20 min, it was drawing out the puss, and we cleaned it and put it on again.. she took photo of it and said that she could not believe the pain reduction in it so fast.. she will keep me updated πŸ™‚

  2. Christina says:

    any chance you have pictures of jewel leaves, plantain, and the wild violet. I have everything else.

  3. You must have a wonderful herb garden.. c

  4. Will have to wait for the Jewelweed to hurry along – it’s only a couple of inches tall so far and, while that’s happening, hunt down some Comfrey and Lovage…
    This is so beautiful V! Thank you: )

  5. Cate Mawson says:

    Do you have any suggestions where I can get the best prices for buying larger quantities of olive oil and coconut oil in the Ottawa / Cornwall / Kingston area? I don’t have all the ingredients yet but I do hope to make some salves in the near future. Thanks so much πŸ™‚

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