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DIY First Aid Salve


  • 2 oz olive oil
  • 2 oz castor oil
  • 1 Tbsp dandelion flowers
  • 1 Tbsp lavender
  • 1/2 Tbsp calendula
  • 2 Tbsp beeswax
  • 1 4 oz tin


  • Mix the oils and all of the herbs (everything except beeswax) in a clean glass jar.
  • Put the jar in a cool, dark place for 6 weeks; OR place it in a saucepan of hot water. Heat on low so the water is gently steaming (not boiling) for 1 - 2 hours.
  • When the oil is infused, pour it through a piece of cheesecloth or an old dish towel, and squeeze to strain out all the oil. Reserve the oil and discard the herbs.
  • Add the beeswax to the infused oil in a clean jar. Place the jar in a saucepan of warm water on low-medium heat and allow it to sit until the beeswax is melted. Stir or swirl gently so it's all mixed.
  • Pour the hot salve into a 4-oz. tin. Let the salve cool completely before putting on the lid or moving it.