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Red Clover Salve Recipe

Materials

  • 1/4 cup calendula flowers
  • 1/4 cup red clover flowers
  • 1/4 cup comfrey leaves
  • 2/3 cup olive oil
  • 1 Tablespoon  beeswax

Instructions

  • Place the herbs in glass jar and cover with the 2/3 cup olive oil.
    covering calendula and red clover flowers with olive oil
  • Sit the jar in a 250° oven for 2 hours to allow the herbs to infuse the oil. Your kitchen will smell wonderfully, by the way.
  • Allow to cool, then strain the herbs into another glass jar, using an old cloth or cheesecloth. Squeeze gently to extract all the infused oil from herbs.
    squeezing comfrey and red clover mixture
  • The herbs can then be tossed in your compost, or you don’t feel comfortable with oil in your compost, toss in the garbage.
    draining oil from the red clover mixture
  • Add the tablespoon of beeswax, and place back in the warm oven.
    adding beeswax
  • Allow the wax to melt in completely and stir.
  • Once stirred, allow to cool completely.

Notes

  • All the herbs used are dried herbs, which is very important, because water in the fresh flowers could lead to mold in your salve.
  • Label with all the ingredients used, date made and when you would expect this to “expire”. I used the expiration date on the olive oil as my guideline.