The dry ingredient have soaked since yesterday and I’ve spun them in the blender.
I’m warming up the oil and beeswax slowly. I don’t want it to get too hot and ruin the good benefits of the herbs.
I see that each time I add some of the ‘cooler’ ingredients that the wax-oil mixture wants to gob-up. So I’m leaving the wax stuff to warm while I slowly add the wet herbs and honey.
It looks good until almost the end when the juices are suddenly separating. I added a pinch of guar gum as a thickener so it would stick together but I’m not too impressed with the ‘look’. If it will heal my wounds looks won’t matter. If I had added Witch Hazel it would have been worse. My plan would be to use Witch Hazel to soak a piece of gauze and then apply the salve and cover with gauze or a clean cloth cover.
Now I hope I don’t ever need it. Realistically though, I always have bumps and scrapes. Most often it’s a matter of wood slivers and small things.
The ingredients: 1/2 cup of herbs, 4 tablespoons beeswax, 6 tablespoons honey, 1 cup olive oil.