Today is that day!
After 4 weeks of solar infusion, the oils are heated for 1 hour over a low heat in a double-boiler (ok, I don't have one, so it's a bowl on a pot with a lid).
Then, the solid material is strained out & placed back into the clean bowl. This was REALLY messy! Where is my apprentice? Oh, I'm apprenticing...that means I do my own work.
So, after cleaning the counter & rubbing the spilled oil into my skin, it was time to add 1 ounce of soy wax (not bees wax, vegan witch here), 20 drops of lavender essential oil & a bit of Vitamin E oil for stability.
Now the test - taking 1 spoonful of the brew & placing it into the refrigerator for 20 minutes to check the solidity.
Finally, pouring the salve into clean jars just out of the hot dishwasher (again with the mess???!!!???).
The finished product:
Comfrey & Calendula Salve has amazing healing properties! I had a burn a week ago that got quite infected. Within 24 hours it was almost healed.
I love herbs!!
|From Hidden Witch|