Pour the olive oil into the glass jar, together with the tablespoons of herbs.
Put the lid on and shake it back and forth so that all the herbs are covered in the olive oil.
Choose a nice spot in your window, where the sun shines most of the day, and place the glass jar there.
The sun ensures that the herbs are even more absorbed into the oil.
After 2 weeks, but this can also be longer, the oil is ready.
Now you can strain the oil, this works very well with a cotton cheesecloth, but a fine sieve will also do the job, catch the oil in a bowl.
Take a pan and heat 50 grams of beeswax slowly and not too hot until it has melted on the fire.
Add the strained olive oil from step 4 to the melted beeswax. After this you can pour it into a jar or several small jars and let it harden.
After this, the Chickweed Salve is ready for use.
The thickness of the salve can be adjusted as desired. The more beeswax, the thicker and harder the ointment becomes. If you are not happy with the thickness after hardening, you can melt it again and add olive oil (for a thinner result) or beeswax (for a thicker result) if desired.
You can also add other oils such as; Extra virgin, cold pressed coconut oil.
It is also possible not to add plantain or chickweed, but only to make an salve from:
250 ml Olive oil (organic, extra virgin, cold pressed)
50 grams of Beeswax (grated) (organic 100% pure Beeswax)
In addition, Coconut oil (Extra virgin, cold pressed) in itself is a very nice skin care product, the great thing about coconut oil is that it is relatively non-greasy when you apply it, while salve made from olive oil and beeswax is very greasy and lasts a long time on the skin, so you have a nice salve at your disposal for both applications.
Have fun with the Chickweed Salve
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