Salves are wonderful way to utilize the healing benefits of herbal oils. They are far less messy and can easily be taken on the go.
You will need:
4 ounces of infused olive oil
1/2 ounce weighed organic yellow beeswax pellets, approximately 2 level tablespoons.
Stainless steel double broiler pot
2-2 ounce (or several smaller if you’d like) screw top round steel tins
Essential oils (optional)
Food scale (optIona)
Add herb infused olive oil and beeswax to double broiler pot. Place over slightly larger pot filled a third of the way with water.
Heat on medium heat until beeswax is melted and incorporated in the olive oil.
Allow to cool slightly if adding essential oils so you do not lose the volatile oils in the steam. Add 50-100 drops of essential oils of your choice (for a 2-4% dilution) per half cup of herbal infused oil.