Salves

Basic Salve

¼ cup coconut oil

¼ cup olive oil

¼ Cup Herbs

2 Tablespoons grated beeswax .4oz

1 Teaspoon Honey (optional)

7 Drops Essential Oil (optional)

 

   
In a saucepan combine the coconut oil, olive oil and the herbs.  On low heat steep the herbs for 30 minutes.  

Then strained the herbs with a coffee filter or cheese cloth and returned the oil to the pan after washing out the pan of leftover herbs.  It will take a little time for the oil to go through the filter so be patient.  

Then dissolve the beeswax in the herb oil.  

Take it off the heat and add in the honey and essential oils.  

As this all cools you may need to stir to keep everything together and make sure it doesn’t separate. 

   
     

Salve for my Cat

What could my cat put on a wound and safely lick off.  What won’t stain my furniture or bed sheets?  Because he was going to no matter what I did.  Bandaging it would just get ripped off.  So what could he ingest that wouldn’t be a danger to him.

Well no aspirin.  That will kill at cat.   No essential oils, they can be toxic.  Honey is antibacterial and my cat loves it.  Coconut oil is also safe for cats and antibacterial but what herbs?  Well, the best I saw for skin was calendula and chickweed and it was safe for my cat to eat.  

   
     

¼ cup coconut oil

¼ cup olive oil

2 Tablespoons dried calendula

2 Tablespoons dried Chickweed

2 Tablespoons grated beeswax .4oz

1 Teaspoon Honey (note: not everyone believes honey is good for animals)

   
     

 In a saucepan combine the coconut oil, olive oil and the herbs.  On low heat steep the herbs for 30 minutes.  

Then strained the herbs with a coffee filter or cheese cloth and returned the oil to the pan after washing out the pan of leftover herbs.  It will take a little time for the oil to go through the filter so be patient.  

Then dissolve the beeswax in the herb oil.  

Take it off the heat and add in the honey.  

As this all cools you may need to stir to keep everything together and make sure it doesn’t separate. 

   

 

 

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