Wound Balm Homemade

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A strong healing balm made with herbs traditionally used for wound care. This formula requires that you first make an herbal-infused oil, which will take about 6 weeks to steep. Once you have

made the oil you can use it as is or turn it into a salve with the addition of beeswax. The essential oils are added to increase the cleansing and healing action of the preparation, but can be omitted if desired.

Use herbs that are freshly dried: 1 oz. comfrey root (cut), 1/2 oz. yarrow, 1/2 oz. calendula blossoms, 1 oz. myrrh powder, 1 oz. goldenseal roots (cut)

16 oz. cold pressed olive oil

4 oz. beeswax

1/2 teaspoon tea tree essential oil 1 teaspoon lavender essential oil 1/2 teaspoon thyme essential oil

First make herbal-infused oil by coarsely grinding herbs in mortar and pestle or coffee grinder and placing herbs and olive oil in a glass jar with a tight-fitting lid. Proceed to Directions for Herbal-infused Oils with Dried Herbs. The strained infused oil is then made into a salve with the addition of beeswax by following Directions for Salves

and Balms. Remember when making a salve to add the essential oils at the end of the salve-mak-ing procedure as instructed. Makes about 12 oz. of herbal-infused oil or 16 oz. of balm.

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